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#1 brw2011



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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:35 pm

Hi all,

Just a quick post really - I posted up here for the first time a few weeks back after buying my 58 plate zed :) However, since then I have noticed when I take the car out of gear in neutral, the clutch has a very loud whining noise!? Considering the car is only 3 years old, and only has 15k on the clock I wouldnt have thought the clutch had gone just yet!?

Anyway, when putting the car back in gear, or infact when my foot is back on the clutch peddle, the noise disappears. After a quick google I found this post, which seemed to reassure me a little, but is this really normal!?!?


Thanks in advance all.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 09:56 pm

I'm not too sure about the 350z, but my old 370z made the same noise when you pressed and depressed the clutch. I did some poking and was told that it was transmission whine when the gearbox sits in neutral and my local dealer confirmed that it's normal.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:02 pm

The clutch release bearing has always been noisy on the 350Z (and slightly less so with the 370Z). My '04 350Z was very noisy!

Without actually hearing it, I don't expect it's anything to worry about mate :)

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#4 brw2011



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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:00 am

Ah brilliant, thank you.

I hope nothing is wrong with it - just seems very noisy when stood still out of gear, but I hope nothing is wrong :)

May give a garage a call and check!

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 11:59 am

Yep my 2004 (69k miles) 350z has been doing this for years. When engaging / releasing the clutch pedal there is a fairly prominent whining noise. Nothing to worry about.

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