I have a 2001 Xterra XE, V-6, 4WD 5 spd with 320,000 miles. Yes, it is time for a new clutch. I've been getting a few quotes for replacement because it is now way too cold to be playing outside on my driveway. Some quotes were reasonable until I went to my local Nissan dealership. He quoted me $1700-$2250. After having a few episodes of potty mouth with him, I calmed down & listened to his reason. Apparently Nissan may have put a dual mass flywheel in there which increases the cost significantly. He states that they cannot tell until they drop the trans.
I realize dual mass flywheels are costly, but to say you don't know until you drop the trans sounds like bull! I would think that a VIN number & a little research would clear things up. This sounds like going on a date & not knowing what you got til you lift a skirt!
Before I become Bubba's best friend, can somebody educate me? Is the dealer playing me or is he right? Can a dual mass flywheel be replaced with a single or is there too much drive line vibration to consider this option? Thanks in advanced for any help.