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Old 10-12-2017, 05:18 AM
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Hi I need a little help! I took my car to a mechanic they because I had a click when turning my car. The mechanic said I needed new axle shafts he also said I needed a rack and pinion after doing the work. I got the car back and my steering returability was gone. I took it back we thought it was the rack and pinion but it was not. Then he told me I needed new bushings sway bars control arms and problem will be solved. So I was pissed but did it. Today he contacted me and the issue is still there. I I basically have a whole new suspension what could the issue be? Thank you Justin
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where is the click.... front or back.
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Hi I need a little help! I took my car to a mechanic they because I had a click when turning my car. The mechanic said I needed new axle shafts he also said I needed a rack and pinion after doing the work. I got the car back and my steering returability was gone. I took it back we thought it was the rack and pinion but it was not. Then he told me I needed new bushings sway bars control arms and problem will be solved. So I was pissed but did it. Today he contacted me and the issue is still there. I I basically have a whole new suspension what could the issue be? Thank you Justin
Oy..... the "throw parts at it and see what sticks" repair methodology....

Hard to say what it is without putting hands on it but one thing for certain, I'd suggest a new tech/shop....
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Oy..... the "throw parts at it and see what sticks" repair methodology....

Hard to say what it is without putting hands on it but one thing for certain, I'd suggest a new tech/shop....


Right... I'm tellin ya man. These dumbass mechanics nowadays.
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It was under the passenger side wheel. When I turned
That was fixed but still have after that and the rack and pinion was done. I got the car back with no returnability. Since then bushings rods sway bars ball joints all replaced 3k in and same issue.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:24 PM
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I'm sorry. Im using my phone to do this and suck it. The clunk was on my passenger side. The tech told me axle shafts and rack and pinion need to be replaced. When I got the car back I had no returnability. I told him to fix it he redid everything 3 times tried another rack and pinion. The same issue got a Nissan tech at the shop. Told him bushings arms ball joints and sway bars need to be done problem solved. He did that same issue no returnability. I'm not so deep in that I'm pissed that I even went there. But need him to fix the issue now. Because I'm in too deep 3k for suspension and work. But came out worse then it went in.
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:25 PM
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He is a good guy trying his best at Nissan now. But I need this nightmare over. So just figured I would see if anyone ran into this.
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*it sucks not suck it haha
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Front or rear? If rear, grease the axle splines
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Front struts ball joints arms and bushings all new. Still no returnability also tried 4 racks
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Guess you ignored my post
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No I just replied it's the front. I'm sorry I have been MIA for a while been at this for 2 months now. Thanks for the quick reply
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Guess you ignored my post
I just realized I put front struts but I was trying to say front end. Basically all front suspension is new including the axel shafts actually the issue happened after he replaced axel shafts and rebuilt the rack. So what do u think axel shafts?
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where is the click.... front or back.
Im just now learning how to use this site. It was the front I replied below.
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Originally Posted by Justin T Lavoie View Post
I just realized I put front struts but I was trying to say front end. Basically all front suspension is new including the axel shafts actually the issue happened after he replaced axel shafts and rebuilt the rack. So what do u think axel shafts?
Well, unless you have the ONLY front wheel drive 350Z in the world, then I can pretty much guarantee you that your axles aren't the problem, since those are located in the rear.

If you're getting a clicking noise from the rear of the car, then you need to pull the rear axles and grease the splines. See the many posts and the TSB on that issue.

Regarding your steering returnability issue, maybe you can get a little guidance you hadn't considered yet from HERE.

Regardless of what you do, I'd strongly recommend you listen to what Mic said and find a new mechanic; preferably one who won't throw another $3K worth of parts you don't need at the issue.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:53 PM
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So car drives fine now after 3k it ended up the power steering pump. So fml spent way too much money. Lesson learned. I have a whole new front end suspension idk what that would have cost me else where. So I don't really know if I walked out with a good deal or not. But life moves on thank u for replying everyone! Justin
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Good luck with your Z amigo!
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Yup, glad you got it all sorted in the end.
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