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I turned my 6-speed truck around in my parents driveway and started drifting down the hill. I usually put it in second and coast down their gravel driveway. Today I did that but it was actually still in reverse and it did seem to be pulling some gravel but that's not unusual. When I stopped at the end of the driveway to pull out I noticed it was idling higher than usual. Once I hit the road I started shifting and I think it was when I hit 3rd that it started acting crazy. It felt like I pushed the clutch in a little then let it out real fast. I drive home short shifting without problem but it still seems to be acting crazy. When I pulled into my garage it was still idling higher than usual.

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Sounds like you may have damaged your clutch.
If you were still able to coast down the hill in reverse, the only way that could happen is if your clutch was slipping.
Frontier clutches are known to fail and the situation you described may have hasten it.
 

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01tj, how many miles on your truck &/or clutch?
 

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It's a 2011 with about 75,000 miles. Kind of early to replace a clutch but I guess I may have to because of my stupidity. Do you think I can hurt anything by driving?
 

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My clutch went at 7,000 mi.I would not blame yourself. It was ready to go more than likely.
You may damage the flywheel. When Mine went I was able to use the same flywheel.
 

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I'm out of town now but I'll try to drive it when I get home. I would love to find out I just got it hot but I have a feeling I'm going to be shopping for a new clutch and possibly flywheel
 

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Our flywheels are not serviceable.

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I priced some kits on eBay that come with clutch and flywheel for just over $600. Seems like a lot but I would probably just replace the flywheel and the clutch and be done with it
 

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That’s the best way since if something wasn’t right after, you surely don’t want to have to do or pay to have the job done a second time.

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I mentioned this a few times.
I blew my clutch on Saturday.
Needed to be in Ensenada on Wednesday for the Baja 1000.
Pulled the tranny on Sunday.
Monday there were no clutches available,after market or stock.
McCleod rebuilt my clutch that afternoon, back in the truck later that day.
Just sanded the flywheel with 80 grit.
Went 315 miles of the 1000 with no problems.
Same clutch in the truck now and will use it for NORRA in April.
 

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I priced some kits on eBay that come with clutch and flywheel for just over $600. Seems like a lot but I would probably just replace the flywheel and the clutch and be done with it
Rockauto.com:

Exedy NSK1006 Clutch Kit: $186.79
LUK DMF098 Dual Mass Flywheel: $241.79
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Parts: $428.59
5% discount code "7142828357999262": -$21.43
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TOTAL: $407.15+shipping

Be careful when buying auto parts on Ebay. There are a lot of counterfeit "made in China" parts being passed off as name brand and it's getting harder to tell the difference all the time. They're even counterfeiting NGK and Nissan spark plugs! At least if you deal with a reputable parts seller, like Rockauto or NAPA or Advance Auto, you can have peace of mind that the parts are genuine and if you have any problems, they can be quickly and easily resolved in most cases.
 

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I made it back and took the truck for a drive and it seems to be better. One thing I noticed after it happened was my idle seemed to have raised from around 600 rpm's to around 1200. A normal cold start is about 1200-1500 then it drops to 600-750 and I take off. Today it started out around 2000 then dropped to 1300 but when I got home and pulled into the garage it dropped back down to 600. Not sure whats going on there but I'll take it for a longer trip tomorrow and see how it goes.
 

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IME, most cold starts rev to 2100 or so, then settle down.
 

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IME, most cold starts rev to 2100 or so, then settle down.
That's pretty normal for my truck which is where it was this morning, 2000-2100 then dropped to 1100 and once it was warm it was back around 700. It was definitely higher Friday after I heated the clutch up and on the cold start yesterday but it seems to be back to normal now. I would guess it has something to do with the computer but I have no real idea
 
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