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#1 of 18 2003 350Z clicking sound from rear of car
Apr 26, 2006 (7:06 am)
This is the 4th time I have taken the car into the dealer to have this looked at the car has 36,000. miles on it. When you start the car and switch from Park to drive or reverse, the rear end of the car has a clicking sound. I thought it was U- joints or the pennon (spelling). The dealer took it the first time and said the linkage was loose in the rear. Got it home same problem. 2nd trip. They replaced the trainy. (so they say) 3rd trip, the slid the shafts out and re greased everything. 4th response, they told me it was part of the ABS system making the noise. Whatever. I ask him if I get in a new Z and place the car into gear will it make the same noise, he said no, it doesn't have the dame mileage as mine. I said that means the car has a problem and he needs to fix it. Anyone have any advice for me?
#2 of 18 Re: 2003 350Z clicking sound from rear of car [heronm]
Aug 24, 2006 (6:37 pm)
I have the same clicking noise in the rear of my car. Started at about 30,000 and has gotten louder.
#3 of 18 Re: 2003 350Z clicking sound from rear of car [heronm]
Sep 03, 2006 (10:23 am)
hey how are you doing I have a touring z 2005.. I had that problem after like 10 k miles more or less.. supposedly it was a chain. It is a defect they have.. they changed the chain and nothing else but.. I would think no matter the milage of your car they should fix it.
#4 of 18 Re: 2003 350Z clicking sound from rear of car [bajapanty350z]
Sep 03, 2006 (4:39 pm)
I've had the car in the dealership around 5 times in less than 4 months. The lawyers are involved at this point. I have to tell you, my buddy has a new maxima and it's always in the shop. They have had his car around 4 weeks. I'm not sure if this dealership has hired burger flippers for mechanics or what. They need to get it together or my lawyer is going to eat them alive in court.
#5 of 18 solution to this issue on my 350z
Oct 16, 2006 (6:22 pm)
My girlfriend's 350z is exhibiting these same symptoms. I performed the following steps and came up with solution at end of this posting.
- raised entire rear end of car on jack stands
- asked girlfriend to depress brake pedal, place car into drive: lightly press accelerator, hear clicking. shift to reverse: press gas, hear clicking. shift to drive: press gas, hear clicking. repeat. Each time changed from drive to reverse the clicking noise was audible. I removed wheel from each rear wheel, watching the brake rotors v/s hub while performing the above steps.
The brake rotor has approximately 1.5mm of play on the lug studs with wheel installed/un-installed and using a mechanics stethoscope I pinpointed the fact that this is the source of 'clicking noise' on our 350z.
**Update** Nissan has released a TSB seen here: http://www.nissanhelp.com/Ownership/Bulletins/Nissan/2004/NTB04-065.htm">link title Applying grease to driveshaft? Guess I won't know it until I've tried it...
#6 of 18 Rumbling noise in the back of 305Z roadster
Jul 28, 2007 (5:51 am)
I bought my 2006 350Z touring roadster in Nov 2005.
I have been very happy with this car up until now.
For the past two months, every time I pull into my driveway,
I can hear a rumbling noise in the back of the car for
a few seconds. The way I pull into my driveway is like this.
As the car approaches the driveway, I slow down enough to
almost a complete stop, and put it back in first gear as I turn into the driveway. Then I slowly
accelerate while in first gear to make it over
My driveway is on a bit of a downward incline.
As soon as the front of the car makes it past the sidewalk,
I can hear the low rumbling noise in the back.
At this point the car is rolling on a downward incline in first gear. It appears that the rumbling noise is only heard while in first gear
and on a downward incline. No noise while backing
out of the driveway in reverse gear.
Took it to Nissan dealer but they could not replicate the
noise. The mechanic found the tire changing kit not strapped
down and blame it for the noise problem.
But I can produce the noise consistently at home, even with the
tire changing kit strapped down. The spare tire is also
tightly strapped down.
If anyone knows what is causing the rumbling noise please
let me know. You can send me an email at simonlnguyenyahoo.com. Many thanks in advance.
#7 of 18 Re: Rumbling noise in the back of 305Z roadster [cantgo55]
Jul 30, 2007 (3:14 pm)
Is it possible this is the stability control kicking in? If the car is canted as you turn into the driveway, one of the rear tires is lifting up and activated the traction/stab control. This would then sound like a rumble or some type of racket in the rear of the car. Try turning off the stab control before entering the drive.
#8 of 18 Re: Rumbling noise in the back of 305Z roadster [dat2]
Jul 30, 2007 (7:09 pm)
Thanks dat2. I will give it a try and let you know.
#9 of 18 Rumbling noise in the rear when pulling into driveway
Aug 01, 2007 (3:11 pm)
I turned off TCS and it appears that the noise went away.
I turned on TCS and also did not hear the noise again.
So it is possible that turn TCS off and on reset something?
Thanks a lot for your help.
#10 of 18 Re: Rumbling noise in the rear when pulling into driveway [cantgo55]
Aug 05, 2007 (6:42 pm)
Yes, I think you reset it, it is probably just the TCS/stability control kicking in. Good luck!!