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post #11 of 13 Old 04-01-2018, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, if it werent for bad luck seems you would have none. Do you also have a cvt? Maybe you haul heavy stuff or drive 50 mph down dirt or unpaved roads?

Since it seems you are the only guy with these problems could be your car was a flood car.

No, Ive never had to unbolt or replace bushings in any of the eco boxes Ive own. That is major surgery and you will need larger ratchets and braker bars for those fittings.
Haha yes I have a CVT but I do not haul heavy stuff nor do I drive on dirt or unpaved roads much, certainly not fast.

I doubt my car was a flood car. I bought it brand new but it already had 200+ miles on it when I bought it; the dealer did a swap with another dealer ~200 miles away to acquire my car. The drive between those 2 dealers involves lots of steep hills and I'm sure they did not baby this thing while driving it from one dealer to the other, putting on excessive and unnecessary wear and tear on the car before I even bought it. Just thinking about it makes me cringe. Plus, the dealer that originally had this car is located in the middle of the desert (Imperial, California, I believe), which would explain all the dirt and dust inside the engine bay at the time I bought it.

I'm also unaware of having to replace bushing in any of my family's cars but maybe my dad did that I don't know of. Yes, I agree that I shouldn't have to replace the bushings, at least not this soon (my car has less than 50,000 miles). Doesn't seem like they should need regular maintenance/replacing. Seems like a pain that they would go bad and needing to replace them but if I need to replace them then I guess I'll get around to replace them.

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post #12 of 13 Old 04-02-2018, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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I didn't hear any clunking noises when I drove the car today. Maybe it's all in my head

I'll keep my ears open if the noise comes back but I'll hold off on checking the bushings for now.

I heard about checking the rear sway bar bushings from this YouTube video. Listen to ChrisFix at 4:15 mentioning rear shocks or sway bar bushings as causing banging or knocking noises when driving over bumps:
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Leaking Shock - More info

This week dealership did 24 month service for my 2015 Versa Sedan, odometer 4,491 miles. Inspection found LEFT REAR SHOCK LEAKING DUE TO DEFECTIVE INTERNAL SEAL. Final paperwork stated: REPLACED SHOCK, VEHICLE OPERATING AS INTENDED, NO FURTHER LEAK. Covered by warranty.
Hope this helps others!

FYI - This 2015 vehicle was manufactured in Mexico in Oct 2014. Parked in dealers multi story garage until I purchased it April 2016, with odometer 25 miles. Said they rotated cars in the garage.
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