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So my dad took his 07 in because of road noise that we have been hearing in the front end. Its strong enough to vibrate the floorboard. They checked it out and said that the front tires were choppy on the inside.

We looked at it and they were right so I said there must be an alignment problem from the factory. The service guy says oh "No", the tires just need rotated and that Nissan Titans are bad about chewing up the insides of the tires. I said well I have 12K on mine and no problems with any front end noise or uneven tire wear that I have seen. He didn't have anything to say about that he just told my dad that he needed to have the tires rotated and the service manager chimed in as well.

Also, he has a rear end noise that sounds like metal on metal when he turns slowly like through a parking lot. I am thinking its a rear end problem as you can see in the video I took with my phone below, the sound is slower than the wheels are turning. What do you guys think?

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Mine started making this exact noise when coming out of the drive today turning. Mine only has 12K. Any ideas?
 

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Wheel bearing or brake problem= Dealer problem.
 

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Does the truck have a lift kit on it? Also have you checked to see if the Rearend is vented or if it has a plastic plug left in it the differential? It should have a check valve at the top right for thermal expansion. Mine had a plug and the dealer tried to tell me it was normal even though I showed him the service bulletin. I bought some braided stainless steel hose from Ace hardware and vented it my self.

There is also a service bulletin for the front to make sure their are no loose bolts. I can't remember if it is only for 4 wheel drives or both. Either way that is not normal and sounds expensive.

I have had some dealers that need to be selling Yugo's and some that are great. If you can't get the dealer to do anything try to find a 4-wheel parts store they should be able to give you an idea of exactly what the noise is.

Sorry I wasn't more help.


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No lift kit on either truck. No mods on either except exhaust. Haven't checked for the plug. I didn't know there was a TSB on it. I couldn't see this as being a coincidence if both of our trucks are now doing it. His is dramatically worse than mine but he has 15k more miles than me.

I took mine and and they checked it out. They couldn't get it to make the sound they said. They said they tightened every bolt on the rear end, checked the brakes, and lubricated parts of the leaf spring. They also adjusted my exhaust tips as they were rubbing on the bed. The service manager said that his tech thinks it may be the rear rotors are slightly warped and that when cold they make some noise. I've had warped rotors on other vehicles that never made a loud noise like this unless it was grinding because there was no pad left. This is not the case. Every morning I pull out of my driveway it makes this sound but once I've driven it for a little while its gone. The service manager is a good guy so I don't want to be a butt about it but he has to hear it eventually.

I can't believe no one else has had this problem yet. Maybe its an 07 thing and we will see more instances soon.

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I have the same problem on my 06. I had it at the dealership for that and they couldn't seem to re-create the noise or locate anything that would cause it. I will hopefully be going back to the dealership later on today to address this problem. If anybody knows what is causing this noise please post it.
 

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Just got back from the dealer. I took a tech for a drive and after a little while was able to finally re-create the noise. He heard it and put the truck up on a lift in the shop. He played with the wheels for a little bit and found that the rear passenger side wheel was the one making the noise. He assumed it was the brake and took the wheel off to check it out. Upon inspecting it he found that I had a bent or warped rear passenger axle. When the wheel is in motion it rubs against the inside of the rotor. He told me that they have had similar problems with a few other trucks and that there seems to be no single reason that causes it. Will be fixed under warranty. If you are still having this problem have a mechanic check the rear axle's. I wonder if anybody else has had axle problems similar to this.
 

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I had the same front tire problems with my 2006 2wd XE. the toe end was out of alignment......they didn't want to do a alignment under warranty at first but the person in charge of warranty work made them do it under warranty. They rotated the tires to the back and the noise from the front went away.

Can't help you with the question about the rearend.
 

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Awesome, my dad is checking out the axle thing on his and I will be checking for it on mine as well. He already had new tires put on because he got a good deal on an exact replacement. He is going to have the alignment checked.

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