1995 Nissan Maxima SE. Clutch began slipping about a week ago, then 'broke' loose and went to the floor as I was downshifting from 5th to 4th. Kabam! All the way to the floor and no gear!Rats! Towed it home, three days later gave it a try, to keep it exercised and WAS ABLE TO DRIVE IT! Albeit, not a lot of power in the clutch, much slippage and coaxing to enable the car to move forward. I am aware of a large oil leak (actually, 2) at the rear main seal. The other one is at the timing chain cover. I understand that the oil may have destroyed the clutch facings. Is it the same amount of labor to fix as the stupid clutch? I am a poor disabled college student and $800.00 is far more than I can afford right now, much as I LOVE this car!
Monday, January 24th, 2011 AT 9:52 AM