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nissanmaxima
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Jul 9, 2013, 12:43 PM

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2006 Nissan Maxima - Engine size: 3.5 - 150,000 miles

Shortly after installing half shafts, I noticed a loud grinding noise (like metal on metal). Any suggestions?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 9, 2013, 1:43 PM

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Recheck the work. Did a splash shield get bent to touch a rotor or something?

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nissanmaxima
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Jul 9, 2013, 1:49 PM

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I already checked that. It wasn't the problem. Any other ideas?


Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 9, 2013, 1:52 PM

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Again - Since this happened right after the work you gotta recheck the work. I doubt the new (remain) shafts are the noise at all yet,

T



nissanmaxima
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Jul 9, 2013, 2:10 PM

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Could it be lack of lubrication on the splines that go into the transmission?


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Jul 9, 2013, 3:12 PM

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No, they are lubricated internally



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ErvinR
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Jul 19, 2013, 12:00 PM

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What about the spider joints, did you top off those with grease?


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Jul 19, 2013, 12:33 PM

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What about the spider joints, did you top off those with grease?


Spider joints?

What, are we making up parts now?



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ErvinR
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Jul 19, 2013, 12:52 PM

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Doesn't a half-shaft have a U-joint at one end? does it have a 4-way piece with end caps inside the u-joint? if it does that little 4-way is called a spider joint. had to deal with one on my f-250 and my buddy's silverado


Hammer Time
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Jul 19, 2013, 1:30 PM

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That would be no, no and no.

It's a C/V joint



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ErvinR
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Jul 19, 2013, 4:02 PM

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