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2008 Navara STX, 4.0lt V6 Auto 4x4

I’ve noticed over the few weeks that the last split second before coming to a stop there is a slight judder.

At first I thought I was imaging things, but others have noticed it too.

Still under warranty I took it into the local dealer. An engineer came for a road test. First he said everything seemed normal, but then when he drove he acknowledged something wasn’t quite right.
He suspected the Load Sensing valve needed to be adjusted. So it was in for a service yesterday.
Notes in the service say “load sensing valve adjusted – road test shows issue resolved”

But it clearly hasn’t – I had a demo 09 Navara RX diesel as a loaner while mine was getting serviced – that one definitely did not have the same symptoms – so probably not in my head…


describing it is difficult but here goes. ..
- Only felt when coming to a complete stop.
- Back bakes seem to bite in at that last split second – causes the tail of the car to lower when stopped
- A noise is heard from the back – a deep sounding squeak
- Feels like abs kicking in – that juddery feel – clearly it’s not the abs – but has a similar feel

It’s not the coves from the rails in back bin sliding
There are no shackles hanging off the tow-bar

So I need to ring Nissan again and book it in again – Don’t want the warranty to run out without getting this fixed and it turns into something worse further down the track.


Any ideas or thoughts on direction I could send Nissan?


Cheers
 

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Have you checked how much is left on the brake pads? They could be worn out or cracked or something. Maybe sticky caliper slides. Just a couple of ideas.
 

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Nissan checked brakes (apparently) and all seemed fine.

Did a bit more testing -
Only happens when in gear - if in neutral everything seems fine
 

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I have something similar if not the same. Mines an 08 ST-X TD Man, and to me it sounds like the spare wheel is a bit loose and able to swing forwards and backwards on the chain, and it sounds like at the point that the car stops the tyre swings backwards. I know thats a really bad explanation, oh and I have checked, the spare is secure. Also did my front brakes a while ago and checked the rears at the same time and all was good.
 

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solved

Took it back to nissan.
Mechanic disassembled and re-assembled drive shaft and propellor.

he also found that the rear wheel nuts weren't torqued to what they should have been.


not sure which solved it, but regardless noise and judder gone.

happy now
 

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mine has just started doing the same thing. thought it was something to do with the ABS unit, so gave the system a full flush and bleed.

will check rear end out next weekend.
 
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