Advise needed clutch probs

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:06
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As posted yesterday the sarger cont on. As Nissan Australia claim to have done vigourous testing on my clutch they have found no fault with it and no undue wear. After a long 6 day wait Nissan have finally told me that they are not going to accept my warrenty cliam on my 04 Navara clutch.They say it is wear and tear. I do not tow big loads once a year maybe 4x4 is min
I am now stuck in Perth ( I live in the Country) with my Navara in parts at the Dearler.

The dealer has told me that he can not longer help me with the claim and I now have to take it to Nissan Australia. I am unable to get home were I live, and getting no were with Nissan

Any advise would helpfull
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Reply By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:25

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:25
I feel for you Johnny... It seems like a very short life for a clutch and beyond pestering Nissan I don't really have any advice... FWIW, my Triton clutch has just rolled over 103,000km and still feels strong. It regularly tows near it's maximum rating, has done plenty off road and *gulp* my missus drives it regularly...

Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Johnny B Good - Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:47

Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:47
I don't understand? I went and got this ute under the expectation that it was reliable and was not going to start doing this. You no what!! after 60'000km + it dose a clutch in you have to really give it heaps for it to go. I work on the mines and those hilux utes get more abuse than mine would. I long distance traval that is all I do and a small amount of 4x4
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 00:03

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 00:03
It doesn't make a lot of sense... I hope your perserverance(excuse my spelling, no google toolbar here at work) pays off.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bill S (NSW) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 08:39

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 08:39
JohnnyBgood, Who diagnosed a Clutch problem in the first instance????? What makes me ask this is you mentioning that you had to give it heaps to go???

BILLS
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:24

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:24
Don't worry about it Bill, a Futch won't fix his clutch problem, you can go back into your cave.

Pezza
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Reply By: Leroy - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:06

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:06
Since the vehicle is in peices you could take the clutch somewhere else for a second opinion.

Leroy
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Follow Up By: Johnny B Good - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:51

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 09:51
the clutch was tessted by some expert clutch people they did not tell me who or what evidence they have
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Reply By: Nav 8 - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:28

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:28
If they found no fault with it and no undue wear how can they say it is wear and tear. I think you said in your first post that the clutch was slipping that was the case and there is no excess wear or damage on the clutch friction plate I would have to say it has to be the pressure plate at fault. There can not be any other reason for it to slip providing the flywheel surface is OK and it should be in a new vehicle. Clutches are not rocket science, it has to be a weak pressure plate. I remember back in the 80s the old MQs had a problem with clutch pressure plates being too weak, I would get a second opinion from a clutch specialist. Good Luck ,,,Nav.
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Reply By: mick - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:45

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 14:45
Which dealer in Perth Johnny?
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Follow Up By: Johnny B Good - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 01:35

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 01:35
morley city nissan
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Follow Up By: mick - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 12:26

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 12:26
That surprises me! I've been dealing with them since new (03 Patrol) they have been great, I deal with Larry. Good bloke.

Mick
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Follow Up By: Johnny B Good - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 20:06

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 20:06
Mick

You are write there, Larry is a Good bloke. He has a great knowledge of information and knows those cars backwards. You ask him anything he will know.
He has been helping me and has been great help. He all ways looks after me

All those nissan people go and see Larry
JOHN
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Reply By: brian - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:35

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 18:35
i agree have the pressure plate independantly tested costs almost nothing i have done previously and found it below specification,are you aware the clamping or clutch pressure is within a specified range from the manufacturer....sounds like yours may be below specification limits...ask for a copy of the specs from any good clutch repairer near you....compare with your test results or at least ask nissan for a written copy of any test results they may have on your clutch....
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:09

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 19:09
Hi Johnny.

Not sure on the hydraulic set up on the nissan , That is( master cyl, slave cyl)

But had a experience with a truck once, where as the master cyl linkage had no freeplay there fore put slight fluid pressure on the slave cyl, which in time caused the clutch to half engage if you no what i mean. Just another area that can cause problems.

Hope all works out.

Axle.
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Reply By: Johnny B Good - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 01:45

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 01:45
I will take you adivse and get the results i will also ask about the fly wheel and the plate thanks for you advise great help
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