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hello everyone i am desperate for some help with my 07 nissan titan 2wd.

problem: car shakes violently at low speeds, i mean Violent like cant drive it passed 5mph. It also makes a loud rattling noise near front middle. My car is completely undrivable this isnt some alignment thing. I have no idea what it is Im just praying its something easily fixable.

so i put it through some passes.
  • forward drive 1-4 mph shakes violently
  • reverse minor shaking
  • neutral reving engine no shaking
  • park reving engine no shaking

i checked everything visually and there is no obvious damage. The only time ive felt something similiar was when a couple weeks back i was making a tight u turn and the car shuddered/shaked for a moment.

any help would be greatly appreciated. please let me know if you need anymore info.

god bless
 

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If it shakes like crazy at 1mph, something big/heavy has to be oscillating.
I would be taking a close look at the driveshaft. Could be that the U-joints/bushings are shot.

At 1mph, you could put your phone on video mode (with the light on) and lay it in the road then pass over it. Place it so that you can get a view of the driveshaft.
 

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Since its not doing it in neutral, it's for sure after the output shaft of the transmission. Maybe a center support bearing is out on the drive shaft
 

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thank you for the replies.
i suspected the same and inspected the drive shaft u joints, no play. Are theyre any other parts of the drive shaft that can fail?

its good to hear it probably is after the transmission that is something i would not want to touch.
 

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Take a look at your e-brakes and all four calipers. A busted e-brake could cause this, as could a frozen caliper.
 

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Take a look at your e-brakes and all four calipers. A busted e-brake could cause this, as could a frozen caliper.
thank you that might be it, i know how to check the calipers but is there an easy way to check the e-brakes?
 

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To check the e-brake, you'll have to pull the caliper and rotor, since the e-brake shoes are inside the "hat" of the rotor on the rear. Not too difficult - just pull the wheel, undo the two caliper bolts, and sit the caliper on top of the leaf spring so it doesn't stress the brake line. Then the rotor should just pop right off. If it doesn't, try whacking it with a hammer on the face of the hub portion, between two lugs, and maybe do it alternately. You might have small e-brake parts spontaneously disassembled in there wedging it on. If so, may just have to force it off and try to catch all the small parts falling out.
 
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An old-fashioned check to do: I didn't see a broken tire belt mentioned, so I'll be the first to do so. Jack up the vehicle and spin each wheel. If you have a broken belt, it'll be REALLY obvious.

This isn't as common as it used to be, but it would do just what you're describing.
 
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If it is only shaking when the truck moves it sounds like it could be one of two things
  • Front wheel bearings - to check this try to shake the front tires/wheels. If it is shaking that bad you should get movement even without jacking it up
  • Driveshaft carrier/support bearing/bushing. You said you checked the u-joints but my Titan has a support bearing/bushing that I had to replace The shaft has to be removed to replace this part. This sounds like the shaking you described. If the rubber part of this bushing is bad/broken/missing it will shake as soon as the truck starts to move.
 

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Doesn't seem like a bulge on a tire would "shake violently " at 1-4 mph ... a bad support/carrier bearing could.

It would be nice if @skatenapper would report back on his findings and solution
 
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