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I have a 2001 Altima 2.4l 5sp. This morning on the drive to work I heard a rattle from the engine. It was low at first cause i could barely hear it. After about 3 more miles that rattle got loud and the car acted like it threw itself in neutral. Now the car will start but when you let off the clutch and the stick is in neutral position the car still cuts off like it's in gear. The clutch and the shifter seem to move freely when the car is off but once started it will not go into gear. Any clues?
 
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Hmmm.....Sounds like maybe your clutch plates are toast. How many miles are on it? Does the clutch pedal feel any different?
 
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No the clutIch doesn't feel any different. I had a little repair shop look at it and was told the transmission went out in it. For some reason I kinda find this hard to believe but i''m not a pro myself so i don't know. I think i'll get a second opinion.
 
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I think the "little repair shop" is right.
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That's odd. Clutches usually always go before the tranny....I would get a second opinion.
 
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my 2 cents

I also think a gearbox breakdown has happened maybe a shift fork or a broken shaft. If it were the clutch plates they slip first unless one broke. Either way the box must come out. If they determine that it was a internal failure like a shift fork I would slap in a new clutch as well.
 
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I also think a gearbox breakdown has happened maybe a shift fork or a broken shaft. If it were the clutch plates they slip first unless one broke. Either way the box must come out. If they determine that it was a internal failure like a shift fork I would slap in a new clutch as well.
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From what you describe , a shift fork broke , or "Slipped" into a space where it shouldnt be......From the Stalling description, you are likely stuck in 2 gears at once, one of them being reverse.....If this were a clutch issue, the clutch would slip and run away, Instead of stalling the motor.
 
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Thanks for your input guys i'm on my way to the second opinion. One point I didn't mention about the repair shop was that when he told me my trans needed to be replaced, he asked if i wanted to replace the clutch also and before i answered he said that to replace the clutch with a new one would be no extra charge. Does this sound funny to anyone else because it seems strange to me that he would throw in a brand new clutch for free. Can someone tell me if this is normal procedure?
 
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Well, without looking at the whole thread, he probably meant no extra "labor" charge. Can't believe the parts would be free, unless he really needs the business. Course the parts are prob maybe $150? Less wholesale I'm sure.
 
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I agree with Gunguy, mechanic probably means no labor charge since the old one has to be removed anyways. Clutch itself will run about $150
 
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Yes I can see what you mean it just sounded funny to me cuz he gave me a total drive out price then told me that i could get a new clutch put in at no extra cost. The price would be the same. The way he put it was like "hey i could replace your clutch for you also and the total price for labor and all will not change". It just made me think the clutch was the real culprit but he wanted to charge me for the transmission. Maybe it was a wording issue never the less i'm going somewheres else.
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