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Old 03-10-2014, 02:20 PM
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What repairs has your Z needed since you've owned it?

I have a 2003 350Z with 102,000 miles. I bought with 52,000 miles.

So far, since owning my Z since 2009 I've had to replace my:

* AMP for radio (I upgraded the entire sound system) (2009 56,000 miles)
** Thermostat (2009 57000 miles)
** Radiator (2009 57000 miles)
** Engine Harness (2010 68000 miles)
* Passenger Door Handle (2010 69000)
** Cam sensors (both) (2011 77000 miles)
** Crankshaft sensor (2011 77000 miles)
* Hatchback Struts (2011 78000 miles) (upgraded Z1Motorsports)
* Door Weather Stripping (both sides) (2012 85000 miles)
** Transmission (2012 86000 miles)
** Valve covers and Gaskets (both) (2014 102500 miles)
** Drivers side window motor (2014 103000 miles)
** Drivers side window motor (2014 108000 miles)
* Compression arm bushings (2015 109750) (upgraded to Whiteline bushings)
* Lower Control arm bushings: Shock Mount and Inner. (2015 109750) (upgraded to Whiteline bushings)
** Rack and Pinion (2015 109750)
* Mirror Rubber Weather Stripping is cracked on both sides (2015 109750) (Work pending)
* Front Lower Ball Joints (2015 110150) (Duralast Ball Joints PN# BJL148 work for 03 Models)
** AC Condenser (2015 111500)
* End Links - Front and rear (2015 111600) (upgraded to Powergrid End Links)

What have you had to replace? (Don't include maintenance items like spark plugs, rotors, brake pads, etc...)


* I paided for repairs and performed the maintenance.
** Mechanical Breakdown Protection plan covered all repairs. Work done at Nissan dealership.
? Maintenance is pending

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I'e had one window motor replaced under warranty and the fuel hose recall done. That's it.
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As one of the original pre-order '03 owners, this Z has been extremely durable. Despite multiple track days and over 92K on the odo, the biggest issue (resolved under warranty at about 35K) was the switch to a CD009 tranny. Other issues I've dealt with include one window motor replaced at 75K and a radiator cap at 80K. I've also trashed two underbody splash shields, but that's on me.

Of course, I've also modded the suspension, interior and stereo system, but those weren't in need of repair.
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Window motor done by me a month ago. They did a horrible design on them.
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Read this thread to receive the most comprehensive reliability and repair reports for the 350z: https://my350z.com/forum/2003-2009-n...liability.html
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My window motors are next. I keep having to reset the driver side window. I havent repaired it yet, but when I do I'll also use the DIY posted here.

Just signed up my 03 Touring on truedelta.com

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2007 Z ...Cooling Fans, ECM, Throttle Bodies coming up next. THIS POS only has only 30k miles too. No car note reason why I hold onto it...
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Old 03-10-2014, 04:58 PM
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Good move. Iíve been a contributor for truedelta.com for a few years. This is where you get the best reliability, maintenance, and repair reports/statistics for you Z car.

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Originally Posted by Lug View Post
My window motors are next. I keep having to reset the driver side window. I havent repaired it yet, but when I do I'll also use the DIY posted here.

Just signed up my 03 Touring on truedelta.com
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Driver/Pass window motors
Both rear vents
Trunk Seals
Door weather stripping(both sides)
Front struts
SRS module
Windshield
Clutch+flywheel w/ cylinders
Motor mounts
Amp on the Radio

40k 2008 nismo

All oem components that failed...SMH...
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I've had one window motor replaced under warranty and the fuel hose recall done. Other than that, have gone "FI" and runs like a champ. Bought it brand new right off the lot.
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04 Z, 49k miles....only repair was Driver side window motor

03 G35 150k miles... replaced spark plugs, Serpentine belts and coolant flush...thats it.
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I must be super lucky. '06 ZR, 71k DD.
In order, I bought it 10/11 with 43k-
Dealer put on rear pads and rotors,
Pass side window motor went out, followed sticky for cleanout. Fine for 20k miles.
"Burp" the heater core last Dec, when heater failed, no probs since.
Soft top on order, horizontal splits along 5th bow.
Planning to do plugs, belts, etc @ 75k.
Minus stone chips, looks and drives like new. Edit- many scratches on rubberized dash.
Great car, does exactly what I bought it for.
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07 Z,

Clutch replacement,
slave cylinder replacement,
another clutch replacement and now upgraded Z speed slave cylinder.
rear diff bushings
Now I need master cylinder.
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On my previous Z, an 06 AT which I had since new, it was the basic maintenance. belts at 100k, radiator at 123k before it was totaled.
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I've had my '04 with 77K on the clock for just under 2 years now and the only repair I've had is the drivers door window motor failure which was replaced under warranty. Other than a pair of Hankook V-12's for the rear and servicing all has been good.
Just realised that i had to pack out the solenoid on the sub woofer about a year ago as it kept dropping out, it still appears to be working OK.

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I like,dkmura is a original 2003 owner.Ordered the Z.Had it "built".
With a tad over 93k on it,my Z has been super reliable.Could be some reasons
why:always garaged,never raced.
Parts replaced other than mods I've done(not needed due to failure)like HFC's,exhaust,
intake/spacer etc are:rear deck lifts,cam position sensor(1),battery(2),belts,brake pads.
(1)coil pack.Tires(3 pairs fronts when new due to legendary tire feathering issue.All paid for
by Nissan).
Thats it...
Besides,my Z uses zero oil between 6k changes(semi-syn).Has perfect oil pressure.

Interesting to note how many responses include MT problems incl clutches.
I've got a AT.Tune gave it crisper shifts.Added a Transgo too.No problems whatsoever.

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Only things that went out on there own was when I got hit in the rear end my Bose head unit went out. My Bose sub sucks so I just bypassed it wit a Kenwood set up. Window motor went out on driver side. The plastic price on the door handle went out on driver side. The coil pack went out on one of my cylinders causing a misfire.
so what I got is
-head unit
-driver door outside handle
-coil pack
-driver window motor
-Bose amp

edit: crank positioning sensor went out to but it was my bad cause I left it in when I was changing the clutch so I won't count that

also I guess u can count when I got my engine built I bought a cd009 transmission because it was grinding but honestly it was probably one of the better ones with a lot of time left

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2004 (purchased new) 60,000 miles now. I only drive it on sunny Sundays.

-I'm on tranny #5 - CD009
-Clutch and pressure plate (3 times)
-Bose radio
- Both front wheel bearings
-Drivers seat switch
-Drivers seat gear
-Seat belt tension-er
-Radiator fan
-Window motors
-Body Control Module
-Hatchback struts
-Cubby door (hinge failed)
-Windshield and door rubber
-Crank sensor
- Antennae (2) (rubber rots)
-Belts (failed at 50k miles)
-Battery (lived a normal life)
-Tires (many sets)
-ALL my suspension and brakes are now aftermarket (not really a failure)

Would I purchase another Nissan ? No !
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2006 350z with 89k miles right now bought it back in summer of 2012 w 68k miles...so far ive had to replace the ac belts and oil cooler gasket which was 5 dollars at the dealer and 10 minutes out of my life, i abuse the car quite a bit and she holds up pretty nicely
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I purchased my 04 with 55k miles in 08. It now has 107k on it and I drive in every kind of weather.

So far I've had to change:

Clutch (98k miles)
Left door handle
Battery (8 years old)
Spark plugs
Coolant
Trans/diff oil
Diff bushings (did subframe while I was there)
Belts
Lots of tires
Hatch shocks are toast but I never open it so screw them
Rear struts are worn out (I have all new struts and springs waiting to go on)
Wiper blades
2 marker lights
Tag light
Rear turn signal housings (got rear ended)
And I replaced the CV's when they didn't really need to be replaced.....


She's been damn good to me.
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