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Car: Nissan X Trail Di Sport 2.2 Diesel (2003)
I have a slight vibration / buzz / whir noise (not sure what best describes it!!) when clutch is disengaged and car is idling. It disappears when the clutch is pressed in. Is this a common noise in x trails? Any ideas?
 

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this strange noise often turns up onmost xt's at some stage, some say its a heat shield wobbling, on mine it happens when the engine is warming up and still haven't found whats doing it !!! :headbang:

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Thanks for the reply! If it was the heat shield wobbling, why would it stop when you put the cluch in? I know nowt about cars though so any 'reassurance' is welcome!
 

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As I say, when sitting in the drivers seat, it just seems to be like a vibration / buzz from the engine area and it goes when the clutch is pressed in and returns when I let it out. I wouldnt specifically say it came from one side or the other.
 

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OK, Ive had a mechanic listen to it and he says is just gear 'roll over'. He also said its quite common in "Big Diesels" and nothing to worry about. He also said it may be able to lubricate it in some way on its next service. Anyone else hear this or is it just my X trail?!
 

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Well, eveything I was told disappeared into insignificance when the gearbox 'went' towing a caravan down the A1 M 150 miles from home! All fixed 2 1/2 weeks later, no thanks to warranty company who decided it was 'general wear' that caused it and refused to pay out. Huge bill, be careful if you get the same noise!
 
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mine is similar but mostly noticed when wheels are spinning (as per my post) and the car is working hard ie towing up hills or on soft ground. The engine bay gets very hot, but the engine temp is ok. i get that gear roll over sound alot espically at low speed and in first gear. are these similar simptoms to yours. if you dont mind me asking how much did it cost as i think i am heading in the same way and may need to brace myself.
 

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The roll over sound was all the time unless the clutch was in. I was quoted £1050 + vat + labour just to rebuild the box. In the end I got the dealer I bought it from to get me a used box from a breaker. He paid aboout £600 + vat. I paid £552 for the labour, fitting a new clutch +VAT. So yes, I think you better brace yourself!

Trouble is, its hard to check the box without dismantling it - which also costs lots. That said, this might be a better option, it could just be a cheapish bearing that is worn and needs replacing. In my case, the broken bearing caused loads of 'drive on' damage, hence the expensive quote for the rebuild. I think to take it off and check it may cost about £100 for labour + parts if need be. May be worth considering this option. Where are you located? I can let you have the name of the gearbox specialist that I used. I am in Cambridgeshire, they are in St Neots (Beds. border) but they will collect the car within a reasonable distance. Good Luck!
 

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sgreen1234 said:
Car: Nissan X Trail Di Sport 2.2 Diesel (2003)
I have a slight vibration / buzz / whir noise (not sure what best describes it!!) when clutch is disengaged and car is idling. It disappears when the clutch is pressed in. Is this a common noise in x trails? Any ideas?
Is it just me - or have you all ignored the most obvious cause - Clutch release bearing!
Mine has whirred (sounds a bit like water being pumped around behind the dash) and stops as soon as the clutch is depressed. It has been like that for the last 18000 miles and will be fixed when the clutch is done. Lots of these bearings whirr a bit. Just live with it - it costs to much to strip the clutch out to fix (about £500).
 

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Believe me it wasnt that! The gear box complteley went and the noise had been a gear bearing gradually wearing loose before it broke free and trashed the whole box. Loadsa money in the end!
 
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