japanese import nissan terrano ll

Submitted: Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 07:02
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ive a jap-imported terrano ll and its started to wobble. its ok on start up but hit 40/50miles/hr and it really starts to wobble.
Ive changed the anti roll bar, the wishbones are fine, does anyboby know what it could be?
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Reply By: chisel - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 07:59

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 07:59
There are a couple of terrano owners on the pathfinder forum http://www.pcoa.org.au/forum/ that might be able to help you
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:02

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:02
kazadf,

Get the tyres balanced.

Wayne
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:16

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:16
thanks wayne, ive already had new tyres on and balanced.
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Follow Up By: RosscoH - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:38

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 08:38
Buckled wheel, buggered wheel bearing, check all steering joints, tyre fitters that can't balance a wheel properly.

Cheers RosscoH
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Follow Up By: Member - David P (VIC) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:34

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:34
What brand of tyre? There used to be a tech. term..."radial force variation""which related to the accuracy of the tyre construction, which in turn is the reason I NEVER buy locally made tyres. The best local tyres are not a patch on any Asian manufactured tyre because as far as I know the local tyre is still built from two halves instead of segments.....you can tell from the moulding marks....the local manufacturers don't want to update to modern methods for an industry in terminal decline....I have never met a tyre retailer that would recommend a local tyre....silverback
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:51

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:51
Prop shaft?
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:52

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 09:52
Including Uni joints in check?
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Reply By: Chris & Debbie - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:22

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 10:22
Have you had the wheel alignment checked? if incorrect it can be the cause of what you mention.
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Reply By: Member - Matt (Perth-WA) - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 14:30

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 14:30
Kaz I would take it into an alignment/suspension specialist.

The list of things that can make a vehicle wobble are huge.

Wheel bearings
Wheel balance
Caster
Worn tie rod ends
worn ball joints
slop in steering box/rack
worn UJs in steering shaft
Wishbone bushes US
Bent stub axle
tyre damage
tyre deforming
Steel belt delamination
buckled rim
etc
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Reply By: Shaker - Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 15:45

Friday, Mar 28, 2008 at 15:45
Are you sure that is a "Jap imported" Terrano 2, as they were sold by Nissan Australia, they were actually built in Spain.

There has been some talk of steering mods, but I think it was to address a "vague feeling & wandering" which I must admit I haven't experienced with mine.
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 09:40

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 09:40
defo a japanese import, took it to nissan dealership and the mechanic took one look and ran a mile.said he'd never fixed one before. Big beast of a vehicle. every part seems twice as big as the spanish one.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 15:32

Saturday, Mar 29, 2008 at 15:32
It can't be a Terrano II then, T2s are all based on Pathfinder running gear.
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 07:52

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 07:52
just found all the paperwork for the importation.
classed as terrano ll on all the paperwork except one, where its called a nisan mistral.
the ministry of transport in the uk have it logged as terrano ll.
i'll try looking for mistral insted.

many thanks for everybodies advice xxxxx
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:09

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:09
just looked at pictures of the mistral & its nothing like mine.
mines a lot wider than any mistral or terrano made in spain,
now i havnt got a clue!!
what makes it more annoying the nissan dealer says its terrano ll and even printed off manufactors copy off all the parts and for me
Been underneath and the part no.s match, so why cant i find it anywhere on the internet?

think i,ll just trade it in for something else!!!!
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:14

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 08:14
FOUND IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NISSAN MISTRAL/TERRANO KDPR50

THANKS AGAIN .XX
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 11:27

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 11:27
Could you post a photo of it here?
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Follow Up By: Member - Julie P (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:37

Sunday, Mar 30, 2008 at 17:37
Is this the one they have in NZ - I think there they call it a Mistral - have seen it on a couple of the NZ cop type shows on telly recently.
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Follow Up By: robak (QLD) - Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:04

Monday, Mar 31, 2008 at 12:04
Try the R50 pathfinder for parts and info.
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Follow Up By: kazadf - Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 04:51

Tuesday, Apr 01, 2008 at 04:51
thanks for the tip about new zealand, went online and found it.

terrano G3M-R WIDE. so its not a mistral.

going to try the pathfinder site as well. also manage to find a mechanic whos done one before. so fingers crossed i can get it sorted and hook up my caravan again.

once again many many thanks for the advice.
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