Nissan Tech Tip: Solving Pathfinder Squeak/Creak Noise at Rear Shock

Nissan Tech Tip: Solving Pathfinder Squeak/Creak Noise at Rear Shock

If a 1999.5-2001 Pathfinder exhibits a squeak/creak noise at the right-hand rear shock area while driving, a small stone, rock or pebble may have become lodged between the upper eyebolt of the right-hand rear shock and its mounting bracket.

If a 1999.5-2001 Pathfinder exhibits a squeak/creak noise at the right-hand rear shock area while driving, a small stone, rock or pebble may have become lodged between the upper eyebolt of the right-hand rear shock and its mounting bracket.

It’s also possible for a small rock, pebble or stone (dia. 15-20 mm) to become trapped in this area and then fall out over time. This would make the incident seem intermittent to the customer.

Use this service procedure to inspect for, confirm and then resolve the incident, if it has occurred.

Service Procedure:
1. Remove the right-hand rear wheel.

2. Remove the upper bolt from the shock absorber (nut=17 mm, bolt head=19 mm).

3. Remove the shock absorber from the upper bracket.

4. Inspect for scrape marks on the painted surface of the eyebolt. This will indicate a rock or pebble was trapped and rubbing in this area. See Fig. 1.

5. Clean the surface of the upper bracket with a shop rag. See Fig. 2.

6. Cut a piece of foam (P/N 73982-4L700) to 30×30 mm (1-1/4” x 1-1/4”).

7. Place the foam inside the upper bracket near the top where the eyebolt installs. See Fig. 3.

8. Reinstall the shock to the upper bracket.

9. Reinstall the nut and bolt to the shock absorber. Bolt torque: 67-88 Nm (6.8 – 7.0 kg-m 49-65 ft.-lb.).

10. Reinstall the RH wheel. Wheel nut torque: 118 – 147 Nm (12 – 15 kg-m, 87 – 108 ft.-lb.).

Courtesy of ALLDATA.

For additional information, visit www.alldata.com.

You May Also Like

Clarios Formalizes Joint Development Agreement with Altris

Altris will develop sodium ion cells for low-voltage tech while Clarios will lead in battery management systems, software, and system integration for battery design.

Clarios and Altris, a Swedish developer and prototype manufacturer of sodium-ion batteries, announced an exclusive Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for low-voltage mobility applications.

Under the new JDA, Altris will focus on developing the sodium ion cell technology for low-voltage applications, while Clarios will leverage its expertise in Battery Management Systems (BMS), software, and system integration to design the battery system. This development agreement enhances a collaboration agreement initiated earlier this year, which set in motion the creation of a detailed production plan for low-voltage vehicle batteries utilizing sodium-ion cells, the companies said.

Less is More with Cordless Work Lights

The automotive industry has reaped the benefits of LED lights more than any other industry.

Streamlight Wedge XT
Eaton to Supply ELocker Differential System to EV Manufacturer

The system leverages an electric motor to power the rear wheels and an electric motor or an optional ICE driving the front wheels.

Servicing EVs in Your Shop

Technicians need to learn how to correctly diagnose and repair electrical systems.

technician using laptop
Tool Time Podcast: Schrader TPMS

In this episode, Nadine and Eric sit down with Yanick Leduc to discuss all the TPMS solutions his company has to offer.

Other Posts

Eli Opens Reservations for its Micro-EV in the US

The new Eli ZERO represents a new category of high-tech, efficient and sustainable micro-EVs, according to Eli Electric Vehicles.

Hunter Engineering Releases New Alignment Coverage

Semi-annual specification update includes new and existing records.

#11 LED Work Lights

Light emitting diodes (LEDs) were a revolutionary development of electrical science.

LED Work Lights Feature
Eaton Receives 2024 Automotive News PACEpilot Award

Eaton was recognized for its 4-speed electrified vehicle transmission.