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My 2005 Titan SE crew cab has 60,550 miles on it. I have heard and read that Titan has had major issues with there differentials and brakes! I know that my drive line warranty expires at 60,000 miles and the drive line is making some clunking noises when I make left turns. Should I be concerned about towing trailers? Or in that case be concerned about driving my truck at all? I don't want to end up having to spend money for a 3rd brake job, or $3500.00 on a differential.. I do not have the money and I need a truck to drive.
 

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Trade it in for an F150 and when it gets 60,000 miles trade it in for a Ram and when it...

I'm at 120xxx miles and my original OEM radiator just busted around the seams...only major problem I've had since new other than normal maintenace. I don't tow but I've filled the bed with wood, sand, bricks, and other heavy stuff until the rear bumpstops were within milimeters from touching...:teeth: Not proud of that fact though..

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Maybe have the clunking checked out but worrying about what if's could kill a guy. I thought the brake problems were 04's only. Do you do city driving only. My past brand trucks were terrible with warping front rotors but have not heard bad things with the Titans.
 

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I got an 05, had the warped rotors. But since it was new it's been towing a 5K lb landscape trailer every day, only comes unhitched for oil changes, and no problems whatsoever. As for the clunk when you turn, sounds like a front CV or U joint. My dodge rips thru them, Rams are notorious for that, but it was a clunk when turned while moving. Might also be a balljoint..
 

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I have an original '04. I'm also the original owner. Went through the brake fix, axle leaks, CV popping off... I've towed a 30' camping trailer for years and go off roading... Like BBtruck said, trade her in for and F150 fast, then get the Dodge, then GMC or Chebby! Please tell me which truck brand haven't had any issues and I'll be right behind you including Toyota.
 

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My 2005 Titan SE crew cab has 60,550 miles on it. I have heard and read that Titan has had major issues with there differentials and brakes! I know that my drive line warranty expires at 60,000 miles and the drive line is making some clunking noises when I make left turns. Should I be concerned about towing trailers? Or in that case be concerned about driving my truck at all? I don't want to end up having to spend money for a 3rd brake job, or $3500.00 on a differential.. I do not have the money and I need a truck to drive.
I found out that my differential is going out. I also found out that It will cost me $3,500 to replace it!

I was told by a differential specialist that all the dealership needs to do is replace a couple of $100.00 gears. However they only sell the diff as a complete unit at $3,500. The thing should last at last 200,000 miles! whats the deal! I have a good lawyer that wont cost me a penny. Here comes a class action suit.
 

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I have over 90,000 miles on my truck and I tow an 8000lbs trailer all the time. Dealer replaced the axel seals about 80,000 under warranty and the brakes have not given me any problem after the change in 05.

[email protected] <-- sounds like a kid and I would not be surprised if he was just trolling. I also think that he would be better off in a F150 :rofl:
 

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Every vehicle has problems, no matter what brand you purchase. If your going to worry about what may happen at any given point of time, then my suggestion would be to not even come out of your house. Things are going to happen, it's just part of life, you could go to bed fine one day and wake up the next with complete paralysis. Don't fret over it, don't go over your max towing, load smartly, and enjoy! I've towed across the country with my 08 and a quarter of the way back, had no problems. Things develop, just roll with it, if your really worried about cost, talk to the dealership about the extended warranties or look into that us fidelis warranty they have. On my drive from Washington to Ohio I saw what looked like brand new f-350's on the side of the road towing big 5th wheel campers. Things are going to happen. Sorry if the beginning sounds mean, not meant to be that way at all!
 

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I bought my Titan to tow. The day it won't do the job it's gets traded. My brother in law just had to replace the differential on his F150.
 

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Check to see if Nissan offers an extended warranty for your truck. Got the timing chain replaced on my 1991 Nissan Maxima after the initial warranty expired. They recommended changing the timing chain at 60,000 miles and it didn't even need it. Titan's are really good trucks. By the way my Maxima now has 265,000 miles on it and is still running strong. The Maxima 3.0 liter V-6 is bullet proof. I'll post some photos later.
 

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I have over 90,000 miles on my truck and I tow an 8000lbs trailer all the time. Dealer replaced the axel seals about 80,000 under warranty and the brakes have not given me any problem after the change in 05.

[email protected] <-- sounds like a kid and I would not be surprised if he was just trolling. I also think that he would be better off in a F150 :rofl:
I am a 44 yr old man and I don't enjoy being stario typed! Not a kid thanks. Trolling? ya I like trolling to cook up that big fat fish!

Ya so any way I am happy your truck has lasted as long as it did.(if you are really telling the truth). Mine did not! And I am not going to pay the dealer $3,500 to fix a $200 job that I will more than likely end up doing my self mean while I am Still looking into that class action suit though.
 

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I am a 44 yr old man and I don't enjoy being stario typed! Not a kid thanks. Trolling? ya I like trolling to cook up that big fat fish!

Ya so any way I am happy your truck has lasted as long as it did.(if you are really telling the truth). Mine did not! And I am not going to pay the dealer $3,500 to fix a $200 job that I will more than likely end up doing my self mean while I am Still looking into that class action suit though.
Class action suit you say ... What would the suit be about? Who would Join you? I am trying to find out where your were wronged?

There are a bunch of parts out there that you can buy? Perhaps you can ask the good people on this forum about that, maybe? Hell if you ask nice I bet there are a few that have the exact gears that you need and would sell them cheep.

I have been here a long time and can smell a rat er troll. Have fun in your underpowered F150 or maybe the Dodge that has the warning in the manual not to tow anything over 500lbs...

Want some respect post up some pictures of your truck ... :hi:
 

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Every vehicle has problems, no matter what brand you purchase. If your going to worry about what may happen at any given point of time, then my suggestion would be to not even come out of your house. Things are going to happen, it's just part of life, you could go to bed fine one day and wake up the next with complete paralysis. Don't fret over it, don't go over your max towing, load smartly, and enjoy! I've towed across the country with my 08 and a quarter of the way back, had no problems. Things develop, just roll with it, if your really worried about cost, talk to the dealership about the extended warranties or look into that us fidelis warranty they have. On my drive from Washington to Ohio I saw what looked like brand new f-350's on the side of the road towing big 5th wheel campers. Things are going to happen. Sorry if the beginning sounds mean, not meant to be that way at all!
I have an original '04. I'm also the original owner. Went through the brake fix, axle leaks, CV popping off... I've towed a 30' camping trailer for years and go off roading... Like BBtruck said, trade her in for and F150 fast, then get the Dodge, then GMC or Chebby! Please tell me which truck brand haven't had any issues and I'll be right behind you including Toyota.
Ya no ****.
 

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I blew the sh!t outta my rear-end in my 01 ext.cab 5.4L f-150 doing simple figure-8's in an empty parking lot when i was like 19 years old. not sayin i wasnt abusing it a little but damm at 75k miles it shoulda lasted longer than that. Ive had ford, 2 chevy's newer full-sized trucks and my Titan has surpassed them both 10-fold. I'll drive my Titan til the wheels or tranny or whatev falls off..but dont think that will happen cuz IMO Titan's are thee baddest A$$ truck to the $$ that comes outta your pocket.
 

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I blew the sh!t outta my rear-end in my 01 ext.cab 5.4L f-150 doing simple figure-8's in an empty parking lot when i was like 19 years old. not sayin i wasnt abusing it a little but damm at 75k miles it shoulda lasted longer than that. Ive had ford, 2 chevy's newer full-sized trucks and my Titan has surpassed them both 10-fold. I'll drive my Titan til the wheels or tranny or whatev falls off..but dont think that will happen cuz IMO Titan's are thee baddest A$$ truck to the $$ that comes outta your pocket.
Never abused Mt Titan. When i bought it I loved it to mutch to abuse it.
 

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Never abused Mt Titan. When i bought it I loved it to mutch to abuse it.
I loved all of my previous rides too but you gotta take'em out every now an then an see what they're made of IMO..run them through the ringer a little to see if the can handle some sh!t when it comes down to it if you know what i mean?? especially when your spending all that $$. my 01 f-150 2wd went though the sand wash campsite row @ 40 to 60mph stock with 4 people in the truck and im sure the titan can do the same if not better but different stokes for different faces.. I towed several diff trailers and vehicles on trailers with my titan with ease that my f-150 would have struggled with not doubt. just sayin the Titan is a stout truck by any means..thats all:teethmast
 

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You must be all wealthy individuals to be able to buy a $3,500.00 part on your vehicle every 1.5 years. Or 60,000 miles. I will fix mine then sell it! The American way? Maby I will go back to the Dodge Cummings diesel when I get the money.
Well, That Cummings is nice and will tow what ever you want, be sure you get that the Alison trans. I am still pissed that Ford can not use that engine (btw Ford owns it). So you will fix your truck you paid ~ $25,000 for and jump up to a truck that you will pay $50,000. .. Hey maybe you could start a class action suit against Dodge for a more expensive truck, I mean the should all be the same price, right? Or just maybe you could pull out your other ride, The scooter?

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The Dodge is ugly to me, and the ride in that truck could not be fixed with custom air bags.

The ford F250 + at least rides nice and looks better. To bad the new diesel engine is just crap.

Hey ... let see that Titan you own and what about the gears that you need?
 

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Class action suit you say ... What would the suit be about? Who would Join you? I am trying to find out where your were wronged?

There are a bunch of parts out there that you can buy? Perhaps you can ask the good people on this forum about that, maybe? Hell if you ask nice I bet there are a few that have the exact gears that you need and would sell them cheep.

I have been here a long time and can smell a rat er troll. Have fun in your underpowered F150 or maybe the Dodge that has the warning in the manual not to tow anything over 500lbs...

Want some respect post up some pictures of your truck ... :hi:

No buddy I am not a rat/troll. Thanks for the advise, My truck is identical to yours. 05 charcoal grey.

I would just like to get some answers as to why Nissan only sells the whole differential assembly as one part at a price of $2,500.00 when all I need is a couple of $100.00 parts

Thanks for the advice I will look into chatting with others who know a person in need.

Yes I will find others who have this problem with there rear differential. I fond 1 just one to go.
 

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The weak part of our differentials are not the ring and pinion gears, its the spider gears inside the carrier. Also, the largest portion of the Titan community effected by differential failures are from the 04 and 05 model years. Supposedly, in 06 they upgraded the differentials slightly, same with the 07 Titans and the failure rate decreased quite a bit. Finally, in 08 they really beefed up the differential and for the most part eliminated the rear end failures. From the numbers I've seen the percentage of failed differentials is pretty small and there have been quite a few diffs that have been replaced that have not even failed. Every 04 I have seen in my area still had the original diff installed with the exception of one that I've seen recently.

Quite a few people eliminated the problem in their 04-07 differentials by replacing the weak carrier assembly with a very stout Detroit TruTrac (limited slip carrier), which runs around $1000 installed I believe. So that could be something to look into.

As to why Nissan only sells the entire diff assembly, I can only guess. I would think it would be easier and quicker to just replace the entire diff than it would be to train/pay for a diff specialist to open them up and replace the guts. Me, I'll keep on towing and using my truck for truck stuff and not worry about the rear end until something does happen.
 
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