Sentra Manual Transmission/ Throwout bearing

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Asked by May 07, 2013 at 07:28 PM about the 2006 Nissan Sentra

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

06 Sentra SE 1.6 is in the shop. Knew my throwout bearing
or flywheel was bad; past couple months I've kept foot on
clutch & in neutral at stops to avoid the LOUD noise (I'm
poor & overworked.) Past week I've had problems getting it
in reverse. Know better than to force. Has also popped out
of 2nd gear. no problems with clutch catching.
Yesterday, the mechanic said he thought it was just the
throwout bearing, 95% sure, but wouldn't know until he
took it apart.
Today, my mom talked to him (she's helping me financially
& lives in a cheaper area than I. She also knows less about
cars & has a worse memory...)


From what Ma Dukes can remember :-/ 'he said its also the
transmission. For some reason can't rebuild Nissan manual
trans.'

Why can't rebuild??!!!!????????? *this sounds weird to me.
Only red flag*

Moms quote...
"bearings on the main shaft probably damaged. main
shaft/space between that & clutch when turned makes
grinding noise, bearings damaged, main shaft most likely.
costs: $850 for used transmission and $700 or something
like that for clutch & rest of work; transmission has 89,000
miles on it, one year guarantee. New transmission is 2400$
plus clutch original estimate of around 700."

It seems like a no brainer to me to go with the used trans.
Am I crazy? I commute to work by car and/or train (DC) I
can get by w/o car weekdays, but need it weekends.
Any advice? Anyone smell BS? This transmission shop on
the eastern shore in MD is cheaper than the DC/Bmore
area, and has a good reputation. However, as a female who
isn't stupid but isn't a car expert, I've been ripped off
before.
Thanks....I know this is long, wanted to give as detailed info
as possible...;-)

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90,155

We will start with "Knew my throwout bearing or flywheel was bad; past couple months I've kept foot on clutch & in neutral at stops to avoid the LOUD noise". The fly wheel won't make any noise unless it's rubbing on something. A bad throw out bearing will only make noise when your foot is on the clutch.

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90,155

"Past week I've had problems getting it in reverse. Know better than to force. Has also popped out of 2nd gear. no problems with clutch catching." Those are both indications of a bad transmission. Noise when in neutral is a sign of a bad bearing.

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Thank you. I've been listening to my BF who knows a lot but not all, and relaying the issues verbally to an old mechanic friend (who is a bit too into smoking, errr, white rocky things for me to trust touching my car...) Sounds like transmission isn't a poor diagnosis? Would you concur that used is the proper way to go? I'm digging myself into debt fixing this so I can keep working...

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90,155

"It seems like a no brainer to me to go with the used trans. Am I crazy? " Maybe but I can't tell from what you have written. Everything you have said sounds like a bad transmission to me. The prices seem reasonable. I would have them install the used transmission. --- You could do some research on the price of the used transmission. $850 could be what scrap yards are charging. I would guess the repair shop is added some value to it to cover the one year warranty. The price might be negotiable or you might be able to buy your own transmission and take a risk with no warranty.

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Thank you for confirming what I've thought & been told...my problem (aside from $) is time. Working 6 days/week with no vaca/sick pay...

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