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Old 03-11-2019, 03:33 PM
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hey guys this will be my first post on the site, I have a 2006 de rev up with the 6spd and just hit 150000 miles. About 3400 miles ago I replaced the clutch. Well as of last Friday I was out with some buddies doing donuts and I clutch kicked on dry pavement did about 2 full circles and my car started trippin up so I stopped, I thought I was driving but I coasted to a stop in a parking spot. Tried to restart the car and wouldnít turn. Only thing that was coming up was the battery light but voltage was still good. We put it on jumper cables and waited a few minutes and started the car. After that I drove maybe 100 yards and a CEL came on and my car was shifting really hard with not much power. Came to a stop light downhill and the car stalled. It started up right away and I started driving the highway back at about 50-55 but car was still shifting hard. Next day come to find out both camshaft sensors needed to be replaced so I did so. Car seemed to run good until about 4500 rpms then would rev slowly but wouldnít accelerate so I assumed it was clutch issues. Drive the car to school today and it would die if I stopped somewhat fast I guess you would say. On the way home pull in away from a stop sign the car stalled. Pulled over started it and drive 10feet stalled again so I pushed it up the road and when I got home same thing. Started then when engaged immediately stalled. Gave it about 10 min then drove the car up the driveway. Iím really struggling because I have no CELs but I want to be sure itís my clutch before I drop the trans AGAIN.... please help me.
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I doubt it is the clutch causing this. Sounds as though your car is in limp mode. Spinning the car's rear around ("donuts") can cause this.

What made you think that the camshaft sensors required replacement?
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I doubt it is the clutch causing this. Sounds as though your car is in limp mode. Spinning the car's rear around ("donuts") can cause this.

What made you think that the camshaft sensors required replacement?
i had a CEL and got it checked at auto zone
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My clutch also feels like complete ****
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Originally Posted by Beau.2001 View Post
My clutch also feels like complete ****
Well, that's new information. A damaged clutch can put you into limp mode. If your clutch feels that bad, that is a place to start since you need to fix this anyway.
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Do you think it could have damaged a clutch that only has 3500 miles on it? Given Iíve drifted/ donuts before but could that be possible?
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Yes. The clutch is your "safety valve" in the drivetrain. This is the component that is designed to go first if the drivetrain is overly stressed. It protects your transmission and driveshaft/differential.
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I heard from a buddy I could be the MAF would that be possible?

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Does you buddy own a donut shop?
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Ohh… I see the corrected typo (MAF instead of "mad"). More likely the ECU. You can do a reset.

But, if your clutch feels really bad, that will also need repair.

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No sir he owns a FD3rs hahahaha
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How would I go about resetting the ECU??
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Do a google search: "Reset 350z ECU"

It would be wasteful to post the instructions here when they are available all over the place.
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Them some expensive doughnuts!
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Sounds like a good time
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