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I have a 2008 Nissan Maxima, at 70mph the rear left tire seems to have a wheel balance problem, the tire makes a funny noise and the rear end shakes. The tire is wearing uneven also. Is this a wheel balance problem or a strut problem?

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Cud b both--start w wheel 1st--todays weights fall off cause some are glued on--the belt of tire may be bad-cant tell by lookn atit----

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To check and see if it is a strut problem push down on the rear of the vehicle. the car should only bounce 1 to 2 times once released go from side to side if it bounces more than 2 times that shows a worn strut. You can also jack the vehicle up and check the rear tire for play. if you have play it could be a strut or a trailing arm bushing.

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SOURCE: rear end problem on nissan sentra 2007

None most likely.

When the the amount of probelems gets high enough, they may do something but not likely because the cost of a recall is more than what it costs to Pay people to settle out of court " if it gets that far" or its cheaper to lose a few customers. This is true with any part on a car.

If " A " (the recall) cost more than " B " the average out of court settlement, Then "C", they dont do one.

Even if it causes accident related Deaths.


Most likely the issue is due to too much weight on one side in the back, an alighnment issue, Bad frame desighn or bad parts like shocks and springs.

If its that severe than i would take it to them and explain that you have reciepts for replacing that same tire over and over. get them to look at it at least three times. Be persistant, especially if its under warranty.

Go durring a busy time when theres other customers around. Dont be crude, just make sure other customers can hear yu.

Explain that you looked online and talked to friends at work and have heard of it from other people and read about it online.

After they fineley aknowledge there may be a problem and they try to fix it three times, it becomes a Lemmon and they have to give you your money back or give you another vehicle of equal value.

Keep all reciepts and papers and everything in case it becomes a legal issue.

Good luck.

Posted on Jun 17, 2008

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SOURCE: 2000 quest van with 180k

We had same problem and it was the tire on driver's side front. The steel belts had seperated and the tire was sunk in the middle. eplaced the tire and it drives fine. Tires were less than tewo years old and still had great tread.

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sounds like the exhaust is banging, check the hangers and the heat shield.

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SOURCE: Steering wheel vibration and whine noise from rear of car

Yes, and it probably is your wheel bearing. Hearing a sound like a chain dragging is classic. You may also hear a clicking noise or chain dragging noise when turning to the left or right.

Look under the car and see if the rubber boots that surround the axle near the tires are cracked and leaking grease. If so, it is almost a certainty that the bearings are bad as you have lost grease and thus lubrication to the bearings.

Good luck,
bob

Posted on May 28, 2009

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SOURCE: 2005 Nissan Altima:

How about control arm bushings

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