I have tried: - Lazy fix - basically removing the big nut, pushing the axle in as far as possible and injecting a crapload of wheel bearing grease. Unresolved axle seal leaks will result in axle failure and brake failures when pads are soaked by gear oil leaks. The technician diagnosed that the rear driver side axle seal had ruptured causing the fluid to leak out. I believe both braking ability compromise and fire hazard are potential results of this issue. A damaged carrier bearing would usually require an axle rebuild. Replacement Axle AssemblyMade with 100% new components, the Replacement axle assembly ensures good-as-new performance once installed.
It has been 12 months since the last repair, at which time I also replaced the rear axle shafts in an attempt to resolve the issue once and for all. I don't really think it's the problem. Its boots are made of 100% neoprene for maximum ozone resistance and keeping other contaminants from entering the interior parts of the assembly. Vehicle maintenance has been accomplished in accordance with Nissan maintenance schedules. Once again a broken c-clip out of nowhere. Nissan is losing a lot of customers by not owning up to their mistakes and design flaws. Certainly my axle was clicking on the 350z before it was at 10,000 miles and before I got rid of it at 6 years old at 43,000 miles.
Ouuuu, a Corvette and a '01 Pathfinder- a good combo. If it's not there, there are visual ways of determining what you have. Made a left hand turn and heard a loud bang from the right front of the truck. Sometimes a leap of faith is required! They just love to snap off when you go to take them off! Involves removing both axles, cleaning and applying this special grease and replacing all nuts, bolts, cotter pins, caps. Just had same diagnosis for my 3 year old and 2 months out of warranty, Nissan are supplying axle and covering 75% of cost of parts leaving me with a bill of £600. Upon further inspection, the left rear shackle holding holding the leaf spring to the frame snapped in half. As for incorrect torque, as I know my car one previous owner who I know - unless Nissan set the torque wrong at the factory, this is not the case.
That third link is excellent. If it's the axleshaft bearing, you may have to replace the seal, bearing, and the axleshaft itself. Nissan is saying its not their fault but I was not abusing the 4wd simply just using it. Method 2 - Pull the axles, clean and use blue locktite on the splines and put back together. I am not aware my dealer at the time replaced any parts - just lubricated something and rotated it. I was going to get a G but I drove an M and that was it. Knock on wood, it's not screeching any more, and it sounds good revving it.
The power must also remain at a constant speed at each end of the Nissan axel assembly, to minimize vibrations and component damage. This solution didn't last long - i had my hopes up but i also had my doubts that this super-grease could cushion the metallic click to the point where Nissan engineers declared it as eliminated. However, I was unable to locate the source initially. If the axle nut is difficult to get off, it may be worth removing the split pin, then putting the car wheel back on removing the centre cap on wheel before and lowering the car back down. All parts on both sides of the truck needed to be replaced since the other one was found to be defective also.
I honestly find getting Nissan parts such a pain. Release the handbrake ensure wheels chocked and rotate the wheel so you can grease the other areas. There were no prior warnings. It is a good idea to use axle stands as well as the jack for safety. I just put a jack stand underneath the rotor hat and lowered the car til some weight was resting on the jack stand. The constant velocity joint consists of a system of gears that allow flexibility, and these gears are covered in a rubber shield, called a boot.
All I did was pop the axle nut off 32mm, you can rent the socket for free at autozone , pushed the axle in as far as I could, squirt some brake greese that I got from autozone for a dollar where the axle meets the hub, and retorque the nut down fsm states 177ft lbs but my torque wrench only goes up to 150 so I just went a little more than that with a breaker bar and no more clicking now. It would be very tragic to hear of a fatality as a result of a faulty product. Soon, the friction and dirt would render the joint unusable, and the entire Nissan axel assembly would have to be replaced. On sharp turns the truck seemed to pull in both directions, even at speeds as low as 20 mph. Nearly all of my driving is done on-road so I don't see this issue being related to off-road driving damage possibility. The contact owns a 2004 Nissan Titan.
There is an awful lot of information on the web about it - but the more you research it, the more different answers are thrown up. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the contact was informed that the drive shaft and rear axle needed to be replaced. While driving 15 mph he noticed that the rear wheels suddenly locked causing the vehicle to stop. Where is the forum search button? While the vehicle was parked, an oil leak was discovered at the rear of the vehicle. Seals will be replaced possibly dictating axle replacement because Nissan has no tooling to remove the axle bearings.
It could be the diff but to be honest its proving a bit tricky to pin down. It made creaking sound and moved more than it should. Then at 74000 miles second leak. It is however worth ensuring that a high quality grease is used some have used a marine type. Waiting to hear back form Nissan to see if they will reimburse for at least cost of part 3223. This should be a recall, not just a service bulletin.