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#1 cbm

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 06:13 pm

Hi gang

Its been a while , hope everyone is well !

My 09 plate 350Z manual went into a local independent to fix the clutch (slave and master needed to be replaced) as part of this we decided to replace the clutch and flywheel (Nissan parts) as it was not a huge amount more to do this work once than go in again in a year when these components would have worn out.

The garage replaced the clutch and flywheel and now cannot get the car to start, there are no fault codes they tell me, I read on US forums that if the flywheel is not correctly aligned the car will not start, I cross checked to flywheel part number they got from the US and it seems correct. 1231OJK20C , as its an 09 it has the VQ35HR V6 engine. The garage say they have tried rotating the flywheel into different positions as there does not seem to be an alignment mark?

Does anyone know what the garage needs to do to correctly align the flywheel ?

I looked in the Service docs for 09 and there is not a lot of guidance ? The garage say they are getting a signal from the crankshaft sensor (picked up from the flywheel) so think the sensor is working.

Any ideas ?

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:05 pm

My guess is theyve knocked the crank sensor while doing the job, apparently its an easy thing to do and they are very fickle little buggars. I think if you disconnect it it should fire off the cam sensor. If that doesnt work the flywheel needs realigning, there is a hole on the crank and a hole in the flywheel, they are easy to spot as they are the only holes that dont have bolts in.
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Posted 18 October 2019 - 07:32 pm

Hi Paul

Thanks will pass it on, fingers crossed , they have had the car for two months ,
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 01:03 pm

So it looks like the garage finally got the alignment correct - still does not start but now they have a fault code - C1130 Engine 1 Fuel cut system fault 

If this saying that there is a system fault and the fuel has been cut to prevent the car starting ? Or that there is a fault in the Fuel cut off system ? 

What I read is that C1130 means the ABS system and ECM may not be able to talk to each other so maybe while working they have disturbed something ? They did have to replace the Clutch Master Cylinder ?


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Posted 26 October 2019 - 05:43 pm

C1130 is not an engine ecu code, it is as you said a abs control unit code. Why are they checking the codes on the abs unit? This wont cut the fuel and wont stop the car from starting.
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Posted 30 October 2019 - 06:04 pm

Paul, I get the feeling they are sadly totally out of their depth, after providing them with detailed photos of how to align the flywheel they say that is now done, the car still will not start. They did fix the clutch issue I had but somehow did something that has stopped the car starting.

Pretty soon I will have to request the car back and go elsewhere, does anyone know a good diagnostic garage who knows 350z’s in SW London they could recommend if I have to go down this route as a last resort?
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Posted 31 October 2019 - 07:45 am

Abbey Motorsport is just outside the M25 in Oxted and know these cars inside out. I would be heading in that direction if it were me.

 

Paul, I get the feeling they are sadly totally out of their depth, after providing them with detailed photos of how to align the flywheel they say that is now done, the car still will not start. They did fix the clutch issue I had but somehow did something that has stopped the car starting.

Pretty soon I will have to request the car back and go elsewhere, does anyone know a good diagnostic garage who knows 350z’s in SW London they could recommend if I have to go down this route as a last resort?


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Posted 31 October 2019 - 09:55 am

Another vote for Abbey. They might even be able to collect it for you.

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 08:08 am

Thanks , will get in touch next week if it’s not fixed today.
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Posted 01 November 2019 - 01:11 pm

IMHO i would have no confidence in what you will get back if they manage to get it started, i would remove your car from there and give it to someone who is capable of doing the job properly, easy to say but difficult to do but in the long run you might just be better of to walk away with paying as little as you can and get the car fixed properly.


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