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#1 jamie

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 05:30 PM

I just noticed that when making a hard turn right or left near full steering lock at low speed, I hear a clicking noise in the frontend almost like the brake pads clicking against the caliper but I don't think thats it? Has anybody else experienced this and if so what is it? My car is basically new with only 900 miles and all stock except for tune.
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Posted 10 December 2011 - 09:28 PM

Could it just be an all wheel drive syndrome? Is stated on the owners manual. I think its normal.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 07:19 AM

Could it just be an all wheel drive syndrome? Is stated on the owners manual. I think its normal.


You might be right I will check the owners manual, I just never noticed it before.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 10:48 AM

This has been heard by many owners over the years without a definitive cause or solution. From our experience, it has never caused an issue. Since it's under warranty might be worth having the dealer have a look. In the past, they have removed the wheels, lubed hubs and retorqued the wheels...go figure.


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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:55 PM

had the exact same issue my tech took both front wheels/brake assembly off and regreesed some sort of component that looked like gears. sorry not a mechanic so i do not know the exact name. i will ask him a post back as to what exactly he did. but it fixed my issue right away.
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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:01 AM

I have had this exact same issue with my car. The "clicking" started to happen when I swapped back to my OEM wheels which was really weird?? So I took the car to the dealer and they couldn't figure it out... Both my service advisor and I were dumbfounded that it only started to happen when I had the OEM wheels (never heard a peep when on the aftermarket ones). Went back and forth a few times to try and figure out but to no avail so I finally gave up and lived with the "clicking". Anyways long story short... I bought a new set of wheels and now NO "clicking" sound!!! :dance: :dance:

Could be a shot in the dark but could be dirt/rust/whatever in between the hub and wheels that's causing this "clicking"??? Clean both surfaces VERY well and see what happens??

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 03:31 AM

I'm guessing it's more AWD than anything else...especially when the car is very cold.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:20 AM

Hello,

I think that I might have the same noise on my MY09 stock GTR (11,500 miles)

The sound appears even when my car is warm after a long ride

Would be appreciate if anyone can confirm that it's only an issue related to AWD and no harm to the car :(

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:26 AM

Hello,

I think that I might have the same noise on my MY09 stock GTR (11,500 miles)

The sound appears even when my car is warm after a long ride

Would be appreciate if anyone can confirm that it's only an issue related to AWD and no harm to the car :(

Thank you

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By the way,

this sound will be NOT so noticeable when REVERSE

like this one :







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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:26 PM

That's the automatic lug-torque feature our car come equipped with, guys.

Seriously, that sounds pretty disconcerting...

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:04 PM

Hello,

I think that I might have the same noise on my MY09 stock GTR (11,500 miles)

The sound appears even when my car is warm after a long ride

Would be appreciate if anyone can confirm that it's only an issue related to AWD and no harm to the car :(

Thank you

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 09:26 PM

I have heard this sound on my GT-R, but not always. Much worse when cold and with wheels cranked.

I do not know the source for certain, but because several of us have heard it, I think it may be harmless.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:21 PM

Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback to my video

At least I know it's not an issue related to the transmission system

Just call my maintaince advisor, he told me this noise might resulted from the dust on the disc rotor(?)

Anyway, I'm going to have a clean-up for my disc rotor and see if this is helpful

Will keep you posted, thank you

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:02 PM

This is the infamous brake pad pin clicking. the top pin has no spring clip which is then free to slide left to right in the caliper.. the because sometime on uneven disc rotors when your making turns..brake pad moves around, this is then forces the pin to slide left to right in the caliper making the clicking sound.

This can be cured by getting a spring clip installed tightly making sure the pin does not move around freely or

this is my method and has solved it for me, (the pin moves around in the caliper very slightly) I pushed the pin to inner side (so if it moves it can only move oneway ie. to the outside) and used a cable tie to lock the pin with one of the bolts running parallel to the pin. pull the cable tie as tight as you can..where this should create enough force to keep friction on the pin so that it doesnt slide around... worked for me.. been more than 2months now and havnt heard a click.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:24 PM

Wow, SpecG, great thanks to the feedback

Now I know what to do next and hope this is also helpful to other ppl :-)

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

Wow, SpecG, great thanks to the feedback

Now I know what to do next and hope this is also helpful to other ppl :-)


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 12:33 AM

Problem sovled!
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:47 AM

This is the infamous brake pad pin clicking. the top pin has no spring clip which is then free to slide left to right in the caliper.. the because sometime on uneven disc rotors when your making turns..brake pad moves around, this is then forces the pin to slide left to right in the caliper making the clicking sound.

This can be cured by getting a spring clip installed tightly making sure the pin does not move around freely or

this is my method and has solved it for me, (the pin moves around in the caliper very slightly) I pushed the pin to inner side (so if it moves it can only move oneway ie. to the outside) and used a cable tie to lock the pin with one of the bolts running parallel to the pin. pull the cable tie as tight as you can..where this should create enough force to keep friction on the pin so that it doesnt slide around... worked for me.. been more than 2months now and havnt heard a click.

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This is exactly what it is. You can duplicate the sound by grabbing the lone pin and wiggling it with your finger. Drove me nuts for 2 months and i aways wondered why it disappeared when I gave my wheels and brakes a good wash!!

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 04:45 AM

i've had ths noise on and off for 3 years. It only goes away (or comes back) when i take the wheels off and put back on again. I've never made changes to my brakes to make it go away - or come back again. I think people get confused that all sorts of solutions solve the issue, because it's related to taking the wheels off and putting them back on (as you do when you try all sorts of changes). I am not convinced anyone knows for sure that the cause nor solution is.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 09:10 AM

Great info -- thanx! :cheers:
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