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Is this a clutch problem?

My 09 Versa Manual just keeps having a clutch issue. It's at 80K miles. A year ago, I had $1000 work done to fix a leaking clutch fluid issue. At that time the mechanic told me the clutch has a lot of life left in it. Now I am not sure if the clutch has gone bad, looking to get you guys input. The car shifts fine but seems like the engine doesn't make good contact with the transmission. The car has to be revved high to get it going. The symptom is more evident in 1st and 2nd gear. Is this what is called a slipping clutch?

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Sounds like it.
A slipping clutch is... when you shift into gear and then press the gas pedal, the engine revs up but the car does not accelerate like it should.
1st and 2nd gear are usually the most noticable.
(This is not a fix but) last november i was ready to tear my clutch apart, it was slipping pretty bad. (I blame the wifey... when she drives it, on starts, shes too slow engaging the clutch and to quick with the accelerator, and at stop lights she rests her foot on the pedal. Grrr.) But i didn't have time I had to get the kids to a tournament about 2.5 hrs away. Made it there and back no problem. And i still havent changed the clutch. Its april 30 right now. Something about putting on some highway miles stopped it from slipping so bad. I dont know why but it happened to me.
Unfortunately changing your own clutch for most people is not an option. You really need to put the car on a lift to get the transmission out, In order to get the job done in less than a day.
The local Nissan dealer quoted me 1600$... which is bs. IMO.
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Slipping is when the engine revs high without your wanting it to.

OP said.....

'The car has to be revved high to get it going.'

......or, the opposite of that. Driver is intentionally raising the rpm himself. Of course he could be wrong but if he is correct could be another issue entirely. Perhaps he needs to come back and more clearly state that..........
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My 09 Versa Manual just keeps having a clutch issue. It's at 80K miles. A year ago, I had $1000 work done to fix a leaking clutch fluid issue. At that time the mechanic told me the clutch has a lot of life left in it. Now I am not sure if the clutch has gone bad, looking to get you guys input. The car shifts fine but seems like the engine doesn't make good contact with the transmission. The car has to be revved high to get it going. The symptom is more evident in 1st and 2nd gear. Is this what is called a slipping clutch?
TESTING A CAR CLUTCH
You can test if your clutch is worn or damaged. Turn on your vehicle and with the vehicle stopped, select 3rd gear. The handbrake should be applied. Gently release the clutch and the engine will stall if the clutch is in good working order. If the clutch is damaged or worn to the point it is slipping, the engine will not stall and continue to rev.

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X2 that one............
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