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Front Tires Choppy and Rearend Noise w/video. Any ideas?

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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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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.

Georgetown Texas
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