Nissan Navara Gearbox & Transmission Problems

How much will it cost to replace the clutch in my 2008 Nissan Navara?

Answered by CarsGuide 8 Feb 2021

This cost of this will depend on a few things, Anthony, including which workshop you choose to carry out the work and what that workshop’s hourly labour rate is. That said, budget for around $2000 for the clutch kit and the time to fit it and you should be okay.

The other thing to consider is whether this is a good time to replace the sometimes troublesome dual-mass flywheel with a simpler, more robust singe-mass unit. The cost should be about the same, but the single-mass replacement will be a stronger, more reliable unit over time. It’s the first modification a switched-on Navara owner will make if they intend to tow heavy loads with the vehicle.

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Nissan Navara 2005: Not shifting gears

Answered by CarsGuide 17 May 2019

It could be that the clutch needs replacing. It might not be fully disengaging.

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Nissan Navara D40: Clutch problem fixed?

Answered by CarsGuide 12 Jan 2018

They did to wear out clutches relatively quickly, and the cost to replace them was high because you had to replace the dual-mass flywheel as well as the clutch. The way around it is to fit an aftermarket heavy-duty clutch and solid flywheel.

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Nissan Navara D22 2013: Differential failure

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Oct 2016

We don't have any specific information that might be of use to you, but I would suggest you seek the advice of a differential service. I'm sure they would be able to tell you of any other failures they have seen, and probably give you an opinion on the failure of yours.

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Nissan Navara 2010: Gear problems

Answered by CarsGuide 29 May 2015

I agree with the advice you've been given, go up to high-range and get out of the problem area


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Nissan Navara 2012: Differential failure

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Mar 2015

It's unusual to have a major failure of the front diff, unless it has been left in low range four-wheel drive on the highway. If that hasn't happened I would request a full explanation of the reason the diff has failed.

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Nissan Navaras drive vibration

Answered by CarsGuide 18 Oct 2013

The vibration you refer to is caused by the torque converter locking up at too low a speed. It's done for fuel economy, but I reckon Nissan has got it wrong in this occasion. They might say they have had few complaints about it, but I bet there are lots of owners out there putting up with it because their dealers have told them it's "normal".

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Nissan Navara shift shudder

Answered by CarsGuide 20 Sep 2013

We have been told the same thing, that it's the way it is set-up and that's it really. I don't believe it would be too big an ask for Nissan to have a service fix available for those people who, like you, find it annoying.

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Nissan Navara: Torque converter issues

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Aug 2013

Yes, your issue does sound like it was caused by the torque converter locking up too early. The converter is locked to eliminate the slippage that you normally get when the convertor is not locked, which uses up fuel. Locking the convertor is done to reduce fuel consumption, but doing it too early, as it appears Nissan has done, makes the engine labour and vibrate.

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Navara auto shudder

Answered by CarsGuide 24 May 2013


Like every car company it would seem Nissan is doing everything in its power to reduce fuel consumption and holding on to higher gears for longer is a way to help do that. Go back to your dealer and ask if they can "retune" to get rid of the shudder.

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