Nissan Patrol Front End Noise

Submitted: Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 12:40
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Can anyone help.

My local Nissan Dealer ( McGraths Sutherland ) have just made me pay a service fee for the repair of a spring "booing" sound that I believe should be covered by warranty. They flatly refuse to negotiate.

Does anyone know who I can contact from Nissan Head Office that is sensible over warranty claims ?

The bloody thing is now doing it again .
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Reply By: joc45 - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:08

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:08
John,
try: cdetails@nissan.com.au

recall the contact person was Val Davis
cheers
Gerry
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:13

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:13
Call head office in Dandenong Melbourne..

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:14

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:14
PS any chance of takin some photos of the Como Hilton since they rebuilt it, havent been there since the fire all them yrs ago, livin in melbourne now... 10 mins from nissan head office actually LMAO
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Follow Up By: Pluto - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 18:59

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 18:59
And which Como might that be, Truckster? NSW, Qld or WA...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:25

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 21:25
Since he is dealing with McGraths of Sutherland (10 mins from the Como Hilton), I'll leave it to you :)
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Follow Up By: Waynepd (NSW) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 14:49

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 14:49
Hi Truckster,
The new Hilton has come up very nicely.
They have even got one of the old burnt doors as a feature in one room.

It isn't the old green dragon it used to be tho...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:50

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 21:50
Played cricket in the shire for 15 yrs+ (Jnrs for 8, and A, B and C Grade of varying levels for 11 yrs), and Como was about my favorite ground apart from Capt Cook Drive... Also liked Heathcote oval, and Kareela!

Gymea Bay School was good, it was a under 12's field, we played there in Mens B grade a few times, many balls clearing the old building into the houses!!!

Gotta get up tobleepney and do a week trippin round soon....
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Reply By: Wayne from the Pilbara - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:36

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 13:36
What was the "booing" noise that you refer to. Mine makes a similar noise when I go over a kerb or speed hump in the carpark.

After having a GQ that made similar noises from the body mounts it hasnt really concerned me.

I gather its a suspension thing, but I've replaced my springs with Lovells and shocks with Koni's.

Was it an easy fix? Obviously its only a temporary fix!

Thanks

Wayne
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Reply By: howie - Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 18:29

Friday, Jun 11, 2004 at 18:29
i have had that on my 1st gu with arb coils fitted. started doing it after approx 9 mnths. they said it was sand/dirt in the bottom of the coil retainer. they were good enough to fit some kind of plastic disc/spacer in free of charge which fixed it.
it has been happening recently on my current gu after 3yrs(arb coils again) and
on both occasions it seems to be noisier on the front passenger side.
will have a good look/cleanout this weekend.
nb while i am cleaning out 1/2 a ton of sh*t from behind the front guard
( mentioned earlier in the week)
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Reply By: CMB - Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:52

Saturday, Jun 12, 2004 at 22:52
I agree with Howie.

I too have had this noise in the front LHS. It is indeed the way the spring sits in the bottom retainer (worse with aftermarket coils) and an ARB packer (nylon ring) fixes the problem as it stops the metal to metal friction that causes your boing noise. They are available in a 5mm thickness (min) and cost about $5. You'll need 2, one for each side. Fitting is simple, undo the sway bar and shocker then jack the body up. The spring will then fall out.

Make sure you fit the coil in the locator groove up top first before you let the whole thing back down again. You then should go get a wheel alignment.

Regs,
Chris.
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