so I was driving up in Vermont on a dirt road when i started hearing a rattling going over bumps, I figured it was the road but the noise has continued and worsening over the last week.
My first thought was a rock in the tire, or lodged behind the caliper guard or something but I couldnt find anything
I took it into the shop figuring is is the CV joint, but they said all the bushing and joints look fine. they think it is the right axle bearing, but they want to charge me like 2 hours of labor just to check it (not even sure that's the problem)
The sound is a repeating a "clunk clunk clunk" when my foot is off the gas slowing down in gear. It is louder and more evident at low speeds.
Doesnt really sound like a bad bearing....but not sure what you or they are referring to. Axle bearing/wheel bearing/transmission bearing......??????? Never really heard of a bearing making a "clunk clunk, clunk noise while only going over a bump or something. Other suspension components come to mind however.......
check your upper strut mount, mine went bad on my 05 se. just push down on front of car with hood up, and look at strut mount, you will see movement in the center if bad.
2005 super black 3.5se (totaled) 09/17/09 SER just traded in. Stayed with Nissan and went with a 2008.5 Titan LE crew cab. Will miss the alti.
2005 sheer silver ser, auto, 35% tint, ebay mesh grill, de-badged, berk v2 wai, ipod interface, brake performance drilled and slotted rotors w/ ceramic pads, G2 painted and clear coated brake calipers, winter wheels from 04 G35x with 225/55/17 winterforce snows coming soon, redline racing hood struts, 245/40/18 tires, racingline strut tower brace, would like to lower front, but live in mass and need to drive all year, (daily driver)
turned out to be the left front wheel bearing. Had it replaced, problem solved. It went so fast, started as a slight knocking noise, by the end of the week if felt like the front end was falling apart. I am glad I waited the week for the noise to get worse so the problem was easier identified.
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