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#1 Old 01-01-2013, 11:47 AM
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Moving slow and Foul smell

I have a 2008 Xterra Off Road (manual transmission) with 110,000 miles. I have never had any major work performed. (YET....)

However today, it was having issues move forward/backward. I can get it into gears and the clutch seems be engaged. Also I smell a foul odor...not a burning smell but like a rotten egg.

What could be the possible root cause(s)? And how much of a repair bill am I looking at?

Thanks in advance for our expertise (and pulling me off the ledge...lol).
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#2 Old 01-01-2013, 12:29 PM
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Sounds like a toasted clutch
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#3 Old 01-01-2013, 02:53 PM
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go check your coolant make sure its still the right color cuz if it has any red or brown in it the internal tranny cooler might have gone bad

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go check your coolant make sure its still the right color cuz if it has any red or brown in it the internal tranny cooler might have gone bad
That's only an issue on the automatic transmissions.

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#5 Old 01-01-2013, 03:29 PM
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That's only an issue on the automatic transmissions.
whoops yep your right my bad didnt read carefully enough thanks for having my back

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rotten egg smell is usually a fouled cat converter. try putting your hand over the tailpipe firmly while its idling if it doesnt try to push your hand off or doesnt have much pressure on it thats a sign of a bad or failing cat. converter does it have a check engine light on? if so get us the code(s)

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No, check engine is not on.

Thanks for the responses
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hm, check your oil and your coolant also your gear oil and make sure theyre in good shape and full wouldnt hurt to check your clutch fluid either. rotten egg means sulfur somewhere it shouldnt be. look under your car for holes in the exhaust and/or cat converters. as chef said earlier though you may have a toasted clutch. have you done any heavy towing or hard take offs or popped the clutch alot recently?

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FIX UP HEADLINER()
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If the engine is running fine and you have no codes but you shift and nothing happened then most likely the smell you smell is the last of your friction plates. Not sure on prices for the job on this truck but on my 92 trans am it was 500
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yeah go with what chef said that sounds like a good way to start delving in

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DROP IN K&N FILTER(X)
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FIX UP HEADLINER()
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