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i have a 2009 versa SL when turning to the right at slow speed feel clunk in steering wheel , happens most in a slight incline turning right , please help !
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i love my versa , love the CVT
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anybody with same problem please reply
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Question clunk in steering

i have a 2009 nissan versa CVT hatch , clunk noise when turning right at slow speeds 5 MPH to 10 MPH ,you can feel it in the steering wheel ,happen mostly on a slight incline. please help ! anybody has same promblem or knows of solution to the problem let me know .versa also has ABS brakes. took it to the dealer could not find a promblem . is this normal with versas ?
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I've read somewhere that it has to do with a spring or gear in the steering assembly up by the steering wheel getting dirty and not working correctly. I'm sure someone on here is more knowledgeable or has had the problem 1st hand but maybe this will point you in the right direction.

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common problem with versa's mine just started

(dont flame me) if you search on nissanversa.org (nico) there are quite a few people that have the problem pretty well documented. Ive heard getting the whole steering shaft replaced, fixes the problem. Im headed to the dealer monday morning to get mine fixed.

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let me know if replacing steering shaft solves the problem . can you also feel it in the steering wheel ? let me know what dealer helps you (phone number of the dealer) so that i can talk whith them also. thanks
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there is alot of things that can contribute to this problem. Do you know what happened before the clunking begins? Me my left wheel went in a very deep hole and i guessed it damaged the bushing and its creating a clunking noise on sharp turns... it got solved by replacing the bushings but it cannot be spotted visually you have to remove the whole assembly apart it took them 5 working days to finally found the problem :P wish i still have the receipt but i cant find it anywhere.
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common problem with versa's mine just started

(dont flame me) if you search on nissanversa.org (nico) there are quite a few people that have the problem pretty well documented. Ive heard getting the whole steering shaft replaced, fixes the problem. Im headed to the dealer monday morning to get mine fixed.

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We won't flame for getting info on the Versa over there. They have info there and have been around alot longer. But what would be better is finding documents online other then them and posting here. That way we will be the site that people say "if you search nissanversaforums.com" they have the info on this problem.

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let me know if replacing steering shaft solves the problem . can you also feel it in the steering wheel ? let me know what dealer helps you (phone number of the dealer) so that i can talk whith them also. thanks
Yes people everyone always post the solution to your problems. Seen this happen too much on forums. If no solution is posted then while your car is fixed the next person to have the issue will have the same clueless feeling you had. Sometimes dealers don't explain things but if getting it fixed by them then ask for the explanation. If you are really ambitious then ask for the part number that fixed the issue. Reason being when we are all out of warranty and need to do these repairs ourselves it will be much easier.


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Sorry bout that rob, my clunk has come up recently and I havnt been a happy camper since.

My clunk has gotten significantly worse in the past week or two. It started only making a clunk/popping sound when turning from center, to the right. Now it has escalated to making quite a few clunking sounds when turning to the right, and also to the left from the center. These are felt through the steering column, and it almost feels like the column is moving ever so slightly.

I took it up to the dealer, they told me that since I have aftermarket springs on it, they cant do anything about it. Now they want to charge me 90$ diagnosis. As well as returning it to stock. Im at a loss as of what to do. Im going to try tightening a few bolts ontop of the struts... and if not I guess I'll return it to stock myself. I just hope that they dont hit me with ' oh you got this serviced somewhere else, warranty is void '
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