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#1 gripforce-gtr

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:24 AM

Over the last few weeks my car developed a somewhat loud 'ticking'
noise from left front wheel when turning (right turn only).
When I'm parking it's loud enough that everyone start turning heads
and it's really embarrassing because I feel like I'm driving a broken car.

The car was taken to two different dealers but both found nothing
abnormal. Both dealers swear that it's the type noise that all GTR has
but I'm wondering why it's making the noise when turning right not left
also why was the noise not present until the car had 3500mi.

I will post a video clip tomorrow so it can be explained better.
I'm determined to find out what the noise is and if anyone can help
diagnose the problem I'd appreciate it. Any fellow GTR owners who
also had a similar problem, let's hear it.

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Edited by gripforce-gtr, 03 June 2009 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 12:37 AM

is it anything like this?

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Posted 08 June 2009 - 06:28 PM

Here is a crappy video of 'clicking noise' from front brakes when turning.
Does loose tie rod nuts sound anything like this? If not, what the hell
is this noise? The noise is even louder in person... :xZ!o:


Edited by gripforce-gtr, 08 June 2009 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:56 AM

dont know but i can tell u my gtr doesnt sound like that. I did notice the car looks lowered that might have something to do with it

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:11 AM

Sounds like a pebble caught in the brakes to me............

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 04:59 AM

we had same problem here, change oil in diff and You should be fine...
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 06:35 AM

Just thinking, but listening to the video and reading your description. Sounds like a CV problem, kinda like what Hondas experience...hopefully, I'm wrong.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:16 AM

No pebbles there... again two dealers found nothing abnormal after a 'thorough' inspection :chair:

Sounds like a pebble caught in the brakes to me............


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:18 AM

Mentioned fluids have been changed at 3000mi (current mileage is 3800mi)
The car has never been tracked nor driven hard except a few passes at the
local drag strip.

we had same problem here, change oil in diff and You should be fine...


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:20 AM

The car isn't lowered.
Everything is stock except Cobb AP, HKS midpipe and Tanabe Catbacks.

dont know but i can tell u my gtr doesnt sound like that. I did notice the car looks lowered that might have something to do with it


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 11:34 AM

No CV problem according to the two dealers I've been to.
What bothers me more is how the hell both dealers claiming that
the noise is perfectly normal? And guess what the reaction from
the GTR tech when they first saw it. 'Oh Sh**, did you run into
a curb? I've driven more than 10+ GTRs but never seen or heard
anything like this'... :chair:

I'm going to try another dealer hoping we can get to the bottom
of this.

Just thinking, but listening to the video and reading your description. Sounds like a CV problem, kinda like what Hondas experience...hopefully, I'm wrong.


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Posted 09 June 2009 - 12:48 PM

Man that is bad. Hard to believe a dealer would call that 'normal'.

Definitely check the torque specs for the tie rod nuts that the earlier post referred to. If they're loose perhaps its the cause of that ticking.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 01:27 PM

My car makes similar sound. I haven't looked into it, but it does make a sound when I turn at lower speeds.
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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:05 PM

My car makes the same noise 6800mi. I was planning on taking it in to the dealer but havent yet.

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Posted 09 June 2009 - 02:12 PM

Mines make a clicking noise only when I turn right. I park in a parking garage at work and I can hear it only when I turn right not when turning left. I brought it to the dealer when I did the first POS and they said they could find anything wrong.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 06:33 AM

Mines make a clicking noise only when I turn right. I park in a parking garage at work and I can hear it only when I turn right not when turning left. I brought it to the dealer when I did the first POS and they said they could find anything wrong.



Mine makes a clicking noise turning right as well. Only hear it in the parking garage at my job. I was told there was nothing wrong by my dealer too.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:22 AM

Mine makes a clicking noise turning right as well. Only hear it in the parking garage at my job. I was told there was nothing wrong by my dealer too.

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Yea, and Kunani had a noise too, (his was the rear diff), and the dealer's said it was normal after numerous visits. Now the car is broken and Nissan is denying warranty on it saying he has to replace his complete trans at the cost of 28K. Reason for denial......2 LC-1 launches and a reflashed ECU!!!!

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:37 AM

Yea, and Kunani had a noise too, (his was the rear diff), and the dealer's said it was normal after numerous visits. Now the car is broken and Nissan is denying warranty on it saying he has to replace his complete trans at the cost of 28K. Reason for denial......2 LC-1 launches and a reflashed ECU!!!!

All I can say is Nissan better get their shit together.


You know this is why for certain? He does have a lot of mods (including nitrous) etc maybe the data showed high temps or mods pointed towards stresses/wear and tear on the systems beyond spec. Did he use stock fluids, have all maint done etc? One thing I have learned is modding is always a risk and can really complicate things, even changing wheels has been a headache in the past and is why I advocate keeping the stock ones for service.

If there is a chance the clicking is the diff it is as good a time as any to put in new fluid, perhaps test the used stuff or keep some in the event you have future issues.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:56 AM

this sounds like a diff, I have blown many diffs on the track I know that sound
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 03:54 PM

That "it's normal" crap is too reminiscent of the assholes at BMW, not what I like to hear at all.

You need to go back to a dealer, tell them it's unacceptable and tell them to schedule you an appointment when their Nissan regional rep is there. If they refuse then call Nissan NA directly.



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