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After having rear ends fail all through my warranty period and the last differential still under the 12000 mile part warranty, Nissan has refused to fix it. The general Manager of Baker-Jackson Nissan South gave me the news but he invited me to come on down and buy a 08 Titan. I asked if the differential problems had been fixed but he said he did not know. He said sometime the best thing to do with a bad truck is to just trade it in. What a guy! He needs to work in Nissan Consumer affairs. Driving one of the Titans past 60k is dangerous. I was going to install a Tru-Trac but I think I will just get that Diesel I have been wanting. Now which one to pick.
 

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TallTexan said:
Now which one to pick.
Hummmmmmmmmmmmm :rolleyes: Good question!
 

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TallTexan said:
After having rear ends fail all through my warranty period and the last differential still under the 12000 mile part warranty, Nissan has refused to fix it. The general Manager of Baker-Jackson Nissan South gave me the news but he invited me to come on down and buy a 08 Titan. I asked if the differential problems had been fixed but he said he did not know. He said sometime the best thing to do with a bad truck is to just trade it in. What a guy! He needs to work in Nissan Consumer affairs. Driving one of the Titans past 60k is dangerous. I was going to install a Tru-Trac but I think I will just get that Diesel I have been wanting. Now which one to pick.
Get the Duramax.
 

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Call Nissan direct. Be polite, but persistant. They fixed my fuel pump for free when I had about 115,000 miles on my Frontier.

It was a recall thing for Frontiers in bought in the rust belt states. I bought mine in California and then moved to a rust belt state.
 

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Call Nissan direct. Be polite, but persistant. They fixed my fuel pump for free when I had about 115,000 miles on my Frontier.

It was a recall thing for Frontiers in bought in the rust belt states. I bought mine in California and then moved to a rust belt state.
You don't understand his predicament. Read some of his posts, he's been through more differentials than most have been with tires.
 

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yeah, ban him he's got a potty mouth, go buy a ford crybaby
 

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TallTexan said:
I was going to install a Tru-Trac but I think I will just get that Diesel I have been wanting. Now which one to pick.

Cummins BABY..................
 

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Get the Duramax.

Then you would have an ugly tailpipe. Look at some of Helinut's Photo's. Get a Dodge Mega cab. Lift it and put some tires on it.
 

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yeah, ban him he's got a potty mouth, go buy a ford crybaby
AHHHH Why this?.......................

He has had his fill, and he wants to move on..............

Give him a break, or it might earn you one, if you know what I mean. LOL
 

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Truly if you think about it, getting a truetrac will save you thousands. You will have to pay for the diff itself and the work to have it put in( which will be about $800 [550 for the part, 250 for install]) rather than having to buy another truck at whatever APR and plus what rollover you might have to eat. Now if you really want a diesel, I would go for the Cummins (Dodge). When it comes to domestics, I generally lean towards Chevy, but with the price and power, Dodge has what you need. Ford powerstrokes are expensive but the best out there and the Duramax IMO just doesn't cut it (with my experiences).
 

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Then you would have an ugly tailpipe. Look at some of Helinut's Photo's. Get a Dodge Mega cab. Lift it and put some tires on it.
I guess so. Dodge would be my second choice because of the mega cab, but i had problems with my trans on my last Dodge truck. Hopefully they fixed that problem. I know i wouldn't buy a Ford.
 

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Truly if you think about it, getting a truetrac will save you thousands. You will have to pay for the diff itself and the work to have it put in( which will be about $800 [550 for the part, 250 for install]) rather than having to buy another truck at whatever APR and plus what rollover you might have to eat. Now if you really want a diesel, I would go for the Cummins (Dodge). When it comes to domestics, I generally lean towards Chevy, but with the price and power, Dodge has what you need. Ford powerstrokes are expensive but the best out there and the Duramax IMO just doesn't cut it (with my experiences).
What kind of problems did you experience with the Duramax? Just curious? I had problems with my Powerstroke work truck which had all the options. I'm just looking for a good diesel truck to tow with to the dunes and keep my Titan.
 

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You don't understand his predicament. Read some of his posts, he's been through more differentials than most have been with tires.
Thanks 37L1, I thought I could outlast Nissan and force a fix. I think they know what the problem is but fix mine and they would have to fix them all. Amazingly Nissan still acts like no problem exists. The one good thing is that some members are having good luck. Wish I knew what the problem is with mine. Something weird, I can rock my rear tires back and forth and watch the diff rotate up and down. The driveshaft bends up and down as the tires rotate. The problem might just lie with the axle wrap problem causing a lot of movement in the axle. The axle is designed to go up and down with the spring movement not rotate back and forth. Just my thoughts. Nissan will never know because the refuse to check it, only bolt a new diff on and send you on your way.
 

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Thanks 37L1, I thought I could outlast Nissan and force a fix. I think they know what the problem is but fix mine and they would have to fix them all. Amazingly Nissan still acts like no problem exists. The one good thing is that some members are having good luck. Wish I knew what the problem is with mine. Something weird, I can rock my rear tires back and forth and watch the diff rotate up and down. The driveshaft bends up and down as the tires rotate. The problem might just lie with the axle wrap problem causing a lot of movement in the axle. The axle is designed to go up and down with the spring movement not rotate back and forth. Just my thoughts. Nissan will never know because the refuse to check it, only bolt a new diff on and send you on your way.

I would just get a truetrac also. In fact if my rearend ever goes out that is what I will do.

Too bad you have gotten such poor customer service.
 

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The Duramax one ton Chevy in our squadron (Air Force) is the least favorite in our fleet. Its a 2005 Duramax Crew Cab long bed and the lack of power that this truck had disappointed a lot of personnel who have to use these vehicles. Guys actually argue about who gets the Chevy to work with. I think of it as "the last kid who gets picked". I actually was really disappointed on how weak the Duramax really was. Sure it will tow thousands of pounds, but the acceleration, power and acceleration that the other diesels have just isn't there with our Duramax.
For the most power and performance I would pick the '07 or newer powerstroke. For the most bang for the buck, I would pick the Dodge Cummins.
The Titan is supposed to come out with a Diesel for a 2009-2011 model, but yet again, that will be another field for Nissan to start on and fix early problems with just like the 2004 Titans.
 

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Guess i'll use this post to show to my wife so she'll be beter about the money i spent on the true trac.Install in the morning.
 

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I would just get a truetrac also. In fact if my rearend ever goes out that is what I will do.

Too bad you have gotten such poor customer service.
Why wait, I'm all about the premptive strike. Iffy rearend, get TruTrac, iffy exhaust manifolds, get headers, lol. I plan on keeping this pig well into the next paint job and like the performance mods anyway but if it was just another truck to me I would trade her in.
 

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Did Nissan tell you no more replacement or did the dealer? I find it odd the dealer would say no more repairs and offer a deal on an 08. If this thing has failed as many times as you say, lemon law or buy back would be at the top of my list as options to petition Nissan USA.
 

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The 7.3 powerstroke was good ,but the 6.0s are very problematic.
That is why they had such a short life span, 03 -07.

They replaced it with the new 6.4 ,and it is having problems as well.
The biggest problem being flames shooting out of the tail pipes on the 6.4s due to the diesel particulate filters over heating.

Cummins or Duramax would be a safe bet imo.
 

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i would think w/ this many rear end failures on one truck, a buy-back would be so easy for nissan and you. what else do you have to prove at this point. call nissan consumer affairs. it seems almost ridiculous that it has gotten this far already.
 
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