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I have a 2010 Titan (about 130k miles),when accelerating and steering to the right,the truck goes into "slip" mode as indicated on the dash warning lights and makes aloud grinding noise in the front left corner of the truck. The local Nissan dealer has not been able to fix the problem and has replaced the wheel bearing and the abs sensor, They have also checked the brakes ,steering,even the wiring harness. But the problem persists. Us anyone else experienced this problem and found a fix?
 

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I'm no mechanic but here are some things to maybe lead you in the right direction. Maybe try resetting your ECU. The grinding sound is probably from your ABS kicking in. Turn your VDC off and see if it still does it. It is part of the ABS system. CV joint?
 

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pulling the abs fuse would probably fix the issue and make the truck drivable. did they check ALL the abs wires and sensors?
 

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I'm no mechanic but here are some things to maybe lead you in the right direction. Maybe try resetting your ECU. The grinding sound is probably from your ABS kicking in. Turn your VDC off and see if it still does it. It is part of the ABS system. CV joint?
VDC eliminates some of the nannies but not all of them. it might be enough to let him drive the truck though.
 

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So...if 'grinding noise' doesn't equal sensations in the foot pedal, I wouldn't be looking at the ABS since it's a fairly simple idea....when one wheel is spinning at an RPM that is substantially different from the others, it activates. And you would feel that activation.

Grinding is metal to metal, or at least two hard surfaces. Everything from an inside brake pad, loose caliper mount, wheel bearing to a bad axle/cv and every bearing surface in between. Don't rule out a crappy control arm bushing allowing too much deflection. Make sure you aren't hearing air in the power steering due to a failing rack or pump.

So, how should you proceed......pull the ABS fuse. Go for a drive and see if you have the noise in the same place. No noise, you now know to drill down through the ABS system and do your diagnosis.

Noise still there?...it's something other than ABS. Next swap wheels around....see if the noise follows a wheel.(why you ask....it just may be a rotational noise that you eliminate sources for one at a time.) No...it's somewhere within the spindle to the diff if in fact it's a front end noise exactly as you described.

A thought....a bad/dirty rear abs sensor (dirty most likely) will light up the slip light. You may have two separate issues that are just coincidental.

That should get you closer to finding the problem.
 

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Find yourself a real mechanic and not just a parts replacer with a computer and inventory. 9-10 it will not be at a dealership and to the one in 10 that is, my apologies. We have heard and read this story time and time again and I have lived it. I don't know where you are but if you are in the DFW area I can point you in the right direction.
 

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VDC eliminates some of the nannies but not all of them. it might be enough to let him drive the truck though.
My thought process is to decifer electrical vs mechanical. If it makes it drivable, then it's definitely not bearings, cv, etc.. IDK
 

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My thought process is to decifer electrical vs mechanical. If it makes it drivable, then it's definitely now bearings, cv, etc.. IDK
i just spew. no thought process here.
 

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My last 2011 titan would do the same, say it's slipping when it really wasn't. The abls makes a pretty awful noise, which to some would sound like grinding.
If I turned vdc off it wouldn't do it.
 

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That's why I ignore most of what you post.
meh...most of my 13k posts still means theres lots of stuff you read...especially all the spewing I do in the FB group chat:devil::devil:
 

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Time to check the rear brakes and such.
 

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