Clutch Issue

Tiny
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  • 2005 NISSAN ALTIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • MANUAL
  • 62,000 MILES
Installed clutch, flywheel, release bearing on 2005 3.5 Altima 6MT (VQ35DE)

car will start and rev, car will not go into gear when I engage the clutch. Will go into gear when car is off without clutch.
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 1:16 AM

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Tiny
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Did you clean the anti rust film off the pressure plate?

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 2:07 AM
Tiny
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The pressure plate was new. I am unaware of this step and have never done this before. Could this be the problem?
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 4:10 AM
Tiny
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The protective cover is fairly obvious, it can be a pink sprayed on anti rust coat that must be removed first, if not the clutch will hang on and give you your symptoms, the finish on the pressure plate should be the same as the machined flywheel finish.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 5:33 AM
Tiny
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I do not recall a coating, could it be a yellow translucent color? I might recall a yellow coating but I might be wrong.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 6:42 AM
Tiny
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Depends on who the supplier is, regardless, if the machined face of the pressure plate was coated and not cleaned you will have a problem, is the pedal pressure ok and can you see the slave cyl pushing the thrust lever?

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 7:32 AM
Tiny
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I need to have my co-bleeder check. I bought this from sachs. The pedal pressure seemed ok, although I have been having problems with pressure for a while. Seems to be a common problem in Nissans.

I know of countless people with the issue, loss of pressure, then regains. Off topic, kinda, but most people are replacing the master and slave, switching fluids. Nissan uses a damper on alot of their lines and I believe this is my problem on that subject.

I need to slap the master back in and try again, I replaced ANOTHER slave and was about to replace ANOTHER master, just to get those options out of my head.

I hate to have to drop this damn FWD trany again but gotta do what u have to.

I will post an update.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:03 AM
Tiny
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Before dropping the trans again, just be sure that the hydraulics are 100%, I do not want to see you do the trans job for no reason.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:12 AM
Tiny
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10-4 I appreciate it!
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:15 AM

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