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I have a 1987 nissan maxima that just started making a rattling sound.. sounds like its coming from front passenger side by tire...also feels a little squirly when im driving now?

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Have you had any tire work or other work done on the car recently? My first thought is loose lug nuts. BEFORE you drive another inch, check the lug nuts to make sure they are all tight. You could even possibly have some wheel studs that have snapped off. Loose wheel bearings, loose strut bearings/mount bolts can also rattle and make the steering feel funny. Also any worn bushings or loose bolts in the control arms or on the steering rack, worn tie rod ends, or even bad struts themselves can make noise and cause ride issues. Even a tire with a broken belt can cause what you are describing. The main thing is, DO NOT wait to get it looked at. If a wheel falls off or tire blows out or suspension component fails you could find yourself in serious trouble. I've lost a couple of front wheels before, luckily at lower speeds, but it was still quite exhilarating when they took off for parts unknown leaving me with virtually no steering control of a moving vehicle.

Posted on Feb 13, 2015

Testimonial: "i checked the lug nuts and they are nice and tight?"

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2015

    i also notice there is like a squeking noise coming from the same side so maybe kits a strut?

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2015

    i mean maybe its a strut?

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Front end suspension parts faulty

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SOURCE: NISSAN MAXIMA 96

Try leaving your cell phone at home and driving around. Cell phones and other devices many times will try using speaker wires as an extension of their antennae which is RF interference and therefore the sound of this crackling can go through your speaker system. This can happen at home or in a car.

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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SOURCE: Steering wheel vibrates thumping noise

At what speed do you feel the shake and does it only happen when you apply the brakes?

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David Velazquez

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SOURCE: i hooked up a new radio in my 96 nissan maxima and get no sound.

Hook up the Amp Turn on Wire usually blue/white strip

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

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SOURCE: clunk noise from front passenger side when

That noise sounds to me like a Ball Joint problem. I would check to see if you have fittings to grease the front suspention.

Good luck, Allen

Posted on Oct 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 2004 Nissan Maxima RATTLING NOISE from ENGINE

I have a 2002 maxima with 75k mile and heard a rattling which died down after it warmed up.

It was a bad timing chain pulley. Don't wait too long before fixing that!

Posted on Feb 05, 2010

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