They are semi-floating hybrid axles, which means standard D44 parts will not just plug-n-play. These have a larger ring gear, among other things, so changing from the stock gears to something lower is not possible at this time.Winder said:I am new to the Titans, but I have been building 4x4 for a long time. Dana has a max tire size that they rate the axle for and for the Dana 44 in the front of my 78 Bronco 35" was the max in stock form. If your power train warranty on your '04 is up then it does not matter. By the way are the Dana axles in the back of the Titan full floaters or semi? I have not even looked at it.
Jared said:go to another dealer. your tires have nothing to do with the leak. the dealer has to prove that your mod caused the leak. i cant prove that, i would do your axle seal under warranty.
Join the club.9-d-9 said:They officially denied the warranty today. This decision came from Nissan corporate, they called me. There excuse was the modified suspension and bigger tires. I tried to argue my case, even mentioning the fact that the previous 2 occurances happened with the truck in stock configuration. It was like talking to a brick wall. They don't give a f**k, you've already paid for the truck. It pisses me off, especially when Nissan consumer affairs, Shop Foreman, Service Advisor, and Service manager all say that this is not a known problem with the Titan axle. :fu: All I can say is that I'll remember this when I replace my truck in the near future.
Supposedly, Consumer Affairs did send someone out to inspect my truck. That's what I was told over the phone. His title was something like Regional parts and service manager.Nissan Mike said:Ask Consumer Affairs to set up a face to face with the Dealer Techincal Specialist to review and inspect your truck.
Probably, District Parts and Service Manager.If you got the RPSM you have already moved pretty far up the ladder.If the DPSM is involved with this,you have every right to speak with him about this.You are legally entitled to this warranty and you had better be damn well satisfied to the explanation as to why they are not honoring it.9-d-9 said:Supposedly, Consumer Affairs did send someone out to inspect my truck. That's what I was told over the phone. His title was something like Regional parts and service manager.
That's a kick in the service department's nads right there... Not only did that dealer not get paid from Nissan for the work, you didn't pay them either! If the mechanics keep turning warranty work away, they won't be there much longer...9-d-9 said:I'm dropping it off at a Drivetrain shop tomorrow to have a TrueTrac installed, so the seals will get replaced then.
There was a guy on Club Titan who posted last week that his axle seals failed even after he did the rear axle breather mod.bestatchess said:Did you replace the diff check valve vent with a Toyota diff vent nipple fitting, vent hose & fuel filter?
I have not seen any posts where anybody who did that mod (which provides venting of the diff unobstructed by any rinky dink 9 cent check valve) has suffered any further axle seal leaks.
My argument would be that a faulty diff vent is causing the diff to either pressurize or suck a vacuum when a heated diff cools, causing seal failure. Neither the seal or the diff vent is related to tire size.
Also, google Magnusson Moss Warranty Act.
Hopefully that is not a continuing trend as out of warranty replacement of axle seals will be fairly expensive.AgTitan06 said:There was a guy on Club Titan who posted last week that his axle seals failed even after he did the rear axle breather mod.