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Originally Posted by The Dimer I was going to do that when mine failed, but it's hard to pass up free parts/labor even if it's an inferior part. If things

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Old 12-08-2014, 01:48 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I was going to do that when mine failed, but it's hard to pass up free parts/labor even if it's an inferior part. If things hadn't gone my way with customer affairs I was going to take to straight to the shop down the street to have an aftermarket CSC put in and do a clutch/flywheel while I had it all apart.
oh yah, by all means use your warranty if granted. it's not like all of the factory csc fail. hell my G uses the same or similar and still good after 10yrs.

my car is old now and probably past the warranty period anyway... and nissan really did their homework by putting dumbarse canned message ladies at consumer affairs and really making it a pita to make a claim.

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Old 12-15-2014, 03:39 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Thanks for posting in such detail fellas. Had the same problem except I stuck my in 2nd gear after getting off the highway and stopped for nothing on my way home.

Looked at it with a couple gearheads, said it was the slave chamber and that they couldn't help...referred to Trans guys who quoted $1,880 (while replacing the clutch because I am at ~60k miles - he said $900 was parts) and promised a one day turn around. To which I said, whoa...too much

I have two questions guys:
1.) What would you suggest for a long term fix (aftermarket parts at a speed shop, full replacement?)
2.) What range should be considered "fair" for a Slave chamber and clutch replacement?
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Can one of you guys post links to the kits for what is needed to completely fix this.

And someone has mentioned replacing the clutch & flywheel while you're at it, what are the benefits of doing that? And please post links for that.. It would be greatly appreciated, as always. Thanks fellas.
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Thanks for posting in such detail fellas. Had the same problem except I stuck my in 2nd gear after getting off the highway and stopped for nothing on my way home.

Looked at it with a couple gearheads, said it was the slave chamber and that they couldn't help...referred to Trans guys who quoted $1,880 (while replacing the clutch because I am at ~60k miles - he said $900 was parts) and promised a one day turn around. To which I said, whoa...too much

I have two questions guys:
1.) What would you suggest for a long term fix (aftermarket parts at a speed shop, full replacement?)
2.) What range should be considered "fair" for a Slave chamber and clutch replacement?
I'm getting a new clutch, lightweight flywheel, upgraded CSC, new master cylinder and SS lines (and more) for less than that from Joe at Zspeedperformance in two days.
Can't wait to see the difference and be confidence that the CSC won't fail.
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I did contact Nissan consumer affairs, I could mostly understand the nice young lady at the other end, they made a case and have submitted it to someone who will call me within 24 hours. My clutch is working but it worked the last 3 times it was "fixed" until the pedal hit the floor and would not ome up again...all three times. I told them it must be the CSC and will they honor the warranty which expired 16 October considering it was in for this problem in May and September. I'll let you know what they say.

I have not raced this car or driven it hard. At what odometer count does the clutch have to be replaced? How much will that cost? Thanks everyone.
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I did contact Nissan consumer affairs, I could mostly understand the nice young lady at the other end, they made a case and have submitted it to someone who will call me within 24 hours. My clutch is working but it worked the last 3 times it was "fixed" until the pedal hit the floor and would not ome up again...all three times. I told them it must be the CSC and will they honor the warranty which expired 16 October considering it was in for this problem in May and September. I'll let you know what they say.

I have not raced this car or driven it hard. At what odometer count does the clutch have to be replaced? How much will that cost? Thanks everyone.
There is no set mileage, as everyone drives the car different and in different conditions, I got about 160,000 miles on my clutch, and it was the CSC that went, but while the tranny was out had them do the clutch, as it was almost done anyway. Cost, that will depend on your area, but expect about 6-8 hours, if it's just the CSC the part is about 150-250, I'm in Canada, so pricing is very different then yours. If you don't have a lot of miles, I can't remember what you said it was, the clutch could be fine...what I would do if they are covering the repair is have them put in a CSC that you supply, if they will, and get the one from Z1. The clutch isn't the expensive part, it's the labour and the flywheel. OE at least.
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I have 45K easy miles on it. I will decide what to do based on what Nissan Consumer Affairs tells me.
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Probably good for another 45k then.
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The same thing just happened to me.

Clutch started feeling soft, then went to the floor. Managed to get into and stall it in a parking lot. Hydraulic fluid was leaking pretty bad underneath.

Had it towed from there to Nissan where they determined the slave cylinder was bad. I was about 1000 miles and 2 months out of warranty. I complained (politely) that this is not something that should go this early, particularly since I don't race or abuse the car. I asked if there was anything they can do to extend the warranty in this case.

The manager was very nice and understanding. He said he'd talk to the warranty dept. and see what they can do. Got back to me a couple days later and said it's a $341 repair and Nissan will cover $300 of it.

If you express your displeasure firmly yet respectfully, they'll typically work with you to keep you a happy customer. Of course this can also depend on the person you're talking to. I've been taking my car to this dealership for about 3 years and have gotten to know the manager there.

The clutch has been fine since, however, its only been a couple weeks since the repair. I'm hoping I don't have a reoccurring issue like you. Best of luck!
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The manager was very nice and understanding. He said he'd talk to the warranty dept. and see what they can do. Got back to me a couple days later and said it's a $341 repair and Nissan will cover $300 of it.


No way they are replacing the slave cylinder for that price. It requires dropping the transmission, which is pretty much a guaranteed $700 in labor minimum.
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No way they are replacing the slave cylinder for that price. It requires dropping the transmission, which is pretty much a guaranteed $700 in labor minimum.
I wouldn't be surprised they're charging him for a fluid flush and refill with their magical GT-R fluid and making him feel they did him a favor
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Yup, I would ask for what they are doing...

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I wouldn't be surprised they're charging him for a fluid flush and refill with their magical GT-R fluid and making him feel they did him a favor
Exactly what I was thinking. That bandaid will fail eventually, and he'll be right back for $1500 of work that should have been done in the first place. Except they'll put another shitty OEM CSC in there
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Exactly what I was thinking. That bandaid will fail eventually, and he'll be right back for $1500 of work that should have been done in the first place. Except they'll put another shitty OEM CSC in there
The next time he comes back in his warranty would have been expired and he has no grounds file a claim. NISSAN FTW!
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dude, that would be seriously fvcked up...
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