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I have a 1998 Nissan Sunny Prince sedan. Just recently it has started struggling on any kind of slope and the clutch seems to need to come nearly all the way out before car will move. Can't seem to get any pick up and car won't seem to go more than 40 to 50 kms with a struggle. Could this be a clutch problem. Is it possible something simple like spark plugs? Any help greatly appreciate. Thanks

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  • Dawne May 21, 2009

    The car doesn't want to move after letting the clutch out, more so on any kind of slope. Clutch has to be all the way out before it moves (at snail pace). Once it is on the flat it picks up a little speed but car engine seems to die and sounds like it has no pick up.It occasionally randomly starts running smooth for short bursts but always after driving on flat road and after it has warmed up. There has been a funny smell after driving but I thought it was mud from my driveway that had just been flooded. Thanks for any help.

  • Dawne May 21, 2009

    Thanks so much TwinTurboZ for your help. Great to know what is wrong as I don't have much cash to pay for someone to look at it first then pay to get repaired. Your expert help greatly appreciated.

  • Seth Plasneica
    Seth Plasneica May 11, 2010

    Does the engine bog down or does the clutch just act up. How many miles on it. Do you smell a funky smell after driving it?

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It is a definate that your clutch is worn all the way out and needs to be replaced.

Check into local clutch replacement clutch shops for a good deal!

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