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Hello everybody, im a foreigner, came to US for my degree. I bought a car, finally, an 07 versa sl, had 66k miles, in very good shape, no accidents, saw the carfax report. I started driving it and I realised it had some problems to it. I have a knock in my front driver side wheel when I turn on very slow speeds, like on a parking lot. it is a single knock, when I turn the steering wheel to a certain point, then when I turn it straight I hear it again, I can feel it under my feet and in the steering wheel as well. took it back to the place I bought it from, theyre saying I have a slightly bent strut or a shock absorber, whatever you call it. I know way less about cars than all of you guys, this is my first car, so I thought that the shock stays one spot when car turns, so turning the wheels shouldnt bother it, right? Ive heard that an axle could make that noise as well but sears where I did my alignment and the mechanic whos looking at it now says that the axle is ok. I would appreciate any comments, and sorry if I posted on something that has already been talked over, I couldnt find anything. Btw this forum is great, I learned how to stop the rattling sound in my dashboard thru here. Thanks again.
 

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Hello everybody, im a foreigner, came to US for my degree. I bought a car, finally, an 07 versa sl, had 66k miles, in very good shape, no accidents, saw the carfax report. I started driving it and I realised it had some problems to it. I have a knock in my front driver side wheel when I turn on very slow speeds, like on a parking lot. it is a single knock, when I turn the steering wheel to a certain point, then when I turn it straight I hear it again, I can feel it under my feet and in the steering wheel as well. took it back to the place I bought it from, theyre saying I have a slightly bent strut or a shock absorber, whatever you call it. I know way less about cars than all of you guys, this is my first car, so I thought that the shock stays one spot when car turns, so turning the wheels shouldnt bother it, right? Ive heard that an axle could make that noise as well but sears where I did my alignment and the mechanic whos looking at it now says that the axle is ok. I would appreciate any comments, and sorry if I posted on something that has already been talked over, I couldnt find anything. Btw this forum is great, I learned how to stop the rattling sound in my dashboard thru here. Thanks again.
That noise you describe can come from a number of different areas up front. Loose ball joints, tie rod ends, and, a shock or strut can also make that kind of noise if the rubber mounting bushings are dried out or shot. A good front end specialist should be able to pin the nose down in short order. Usually, if a cv joint has gone bad, the noise is a series of clicks when the wheel is turned hard left or right. Good luck with your new car!!
 

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It has been a while since this issue has appeared on the forum, but it has appeared many times in the past.

If I am not mistaken, there are two primary or common issues that many Versa owners have encountered concerning the slow turn clunk.

One involved the front struts, and going off of memory, it had something to do with the spring around the strut and how it contacted it's upper mount. It would get into kind of a minor bind. Not a major or safety issue. Pretty simple fix which involved removing the strut assembly and doing some minor thing. Not a do it yourself project unless you understand how to handle a strut spring. That spring can kill you or cause serious injury if it were to come loose while you had the strut assembly off of the car.

The second cause, and this is what I dealt with approx four years ago with my 07, involved the intermediate shaft. This is the connection between the steering box and the rack & pinion. The most common symptom is a clunk when turning at slow speed to the right. Never happened when turning to the left. I am pretty sure this is not a safety issue either. I got mine fixed because it was still under warranty.
 

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It has been a while since this issue has appeared on the forum, but it has appeared many times in the past.

If I am not mistaken, there are two primary or common issues that many Versa owners have encountered concerning the slow turn clunk.

One involved the front struts, and going off of memory, it had something to do with the spring around the strut and how it contacted it's upper mount. It would get into kind of a minor bind. Not a major or safety issue. Pretty simple fix which involved removing the strut assembly and doing some minor thing. Not a do it yourself project unless you understand how to handle a strut spring. That spring can kill you or cause serious injury if it were to come loose while you had the strut assembly off of the car.

The second cause, and this is what I dealt with approx four years ago with my 07, involved the intermediate shaft. This is the connection between the steering box and the rack & pinion. The most common symptom is a clunk when turning at slow speed to the right. Never happened when turning to the left. I am pretty sure this is not a safety issue either. I got mine fixed because it was still under warranty.
oh let me dig little deep into this.

I hear noises when my car goes over uneven roads (or gravel roads)/when my car goes over the rumble strips (File:North Luzon Expressway Rumble Strips.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) /when the car goes over speedbreakers...... in short when the car bounces

[the sound is NOT the turning click sound]
NOTE: sound is not loud, but my sensitive ears hear it...
the sound is like something that might be heard in old cars when they bounce.

Another issue, there was some oil below the steering rack or whatever its called [i dont know what its called], however this is not supposedly an oil leak, as that oil mark is there from months... seems like some oil stains appeared during servicing.... [ofcourse versa doesnt have steering fluid :p]


So now this problem can be classified into first cause or second cause?
 

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The second cause, and this is what I dealt with approx four years ago with my 07, involved the intermediate shaft. This is the connection between the steering box and the rack & pinion. The most common symptom is a clunk when turning at slow speed to the right. Never happened when turning to the left. I am pretty sure this is not a safety issue either. I got mine fixed because it was still under warranty.
Thats my issue. Happens only on right turns. There is a thud or quick knock in the steering. I never got around to getting it fixed. The dealer said
"they cant duplicate the problem..."
 

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they are trained to say that.

Thats my issue. Happens only on right turns. There is a thud or quick knock in the steering. I never got around to getting it fixed. The dealer said
Yep, that's what they kept trying to tell me. I had to ride with the tech around the dealership parking lot until he admitted he could feel/hear the problem too. I wanted to be sure Nissan fixed the problem while the car was still under warranty. This should be a relatively well known problem by Nissan. Took about four trips to the dealership before they actually diagnosed and fixed the problem. I had to get the intermediate shaft replaced twice.

Don't know how to add a link back to another thread. But if you go back to a thread began by AzVersa07 on 8/4/2010, "How to get rid of the Clunking", there are about three pages of useful information in that thread. Read all of the thread.
 

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Guys problem problem problem :( :( :(
Help me.

Went for a recent oil change which included some checkups, some of which were...
Shock absorbers check
Tie rods check
Control arms check
Joints check
Engine mountings check
Tyres check
Wheel bearings check
Axles check


So i had three problems in my car
1) The clicking - it only occurs while turning on the right side on inclined/gravel roads
[i had a feeling this could be the boot or the cvt joint but i had not done anything about it]
2) Uncomfy Bouncy ride - [priority : super minor - maybe psychological]
3) Rarely - Tiny sounds on speed breakers [priority : super minor]

So basically it was problem 1) that was of a concern.

I went there, i didnt tell them about any of the problems i had been encountering...

They carried out the checks and they told me these problems..

The report is attached... however im typing it here because of his bad spelling :p

1) Boot need ties + grease [$40 fake, $80 original]
2) Body arms bosh (bush i guess) finished must change [$95 + $55 labour service if im not mistaken] - He meant some hanger shaped part or something


His comment - both are major repairs and both need to be fixed.
If 1) is not fixed, it will run out of grease, sand will get stuck and it will damage axle
If 2) is not fixed, it can affect engine mountings...

I dont trust his price quotes and he is not the guy im going to go to if i take any action..


Here's what i need ur help for
Please suggest me if 2 of these problems are major??
Suggest me what would u do?
Fix it or ignore it and keep the car running??
 

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Problem #1 need to be fixed or the axle will fail and cause loss of drive-ability and cost to replace will be more or could even lead to a crash.

Problem #2 need to be fixed soon so that the other engine mount and transmission mounts don't fail due to excessive twisting of the engine.

As for the cost the shop was quoting you the are very reasonable in my region labor is a minimum of $105 per labor hour and the parts cost are correct.
 

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Problem #1 need to be fixed or the axle will fail and cause loss of drive-ability and cost to replace will be more or could even lead to a crash.

Problem #2 need to be fixed soon so that the other engine mount and transmission mounts don't fail due to excessive twisting of the engine.

As for the cost the shop was quoting you the are very reasonable in my region labor is a minimum of $105 per labor hour and the parts cost are correct.
:O i was going to ignore this..
if i would do not fix it now, it will be difficult to do so for the next 2 months.
will do it in the winter break now!
thanks =)
 
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