audtatious wrote: ↑
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:53 am
If Nissan didn't do the 4AWS alignment first then what they did was primarily a waste of time. It does not surprise me since Nissan does not offer US-spec cars with 4AWS of this nature that I'm aware of.
Hopefully you have the FSM for the vehicle as it does map out the removal and installation process and cautions.
the body shop did it first. I think that's the initial cause of the 4was issue, the more I learn about how the 4was process information from the various sensors.
The car then went to infiniti. They mentioned NOTHING with the alignment. just that I needed to find a $2k part.
Then Nissan did an alignment. it's basically within spec now, but yeah, they totally didn't do the 4was neutral alignment. At least they got my steering wheel back to center.
So you think that if someone did the neutral position alignment of the 4was actuator, then did an overall alignment, that I might have a chance to eliminate the issue?
Nissan thought they'd be able to diagnose the problem. but apparently their consult III software doesn't include any of the 4was components.
I do have the FSM. The removal looks pretty straightforward, but there are a lot of assumptions made. It doesn't state whether anything else around the steering column needs removed prior. I haven't gotten under the car to look at the lower shaft. hopefully it's easy to reach. The biggest thing is keeping things straight. gotta tie the steering wheel in place as well as fixing the lower shaft. Still not sure if this is easy to get to, but the FSM makes it look relatively simple... The problem is that the removal instructions require doing a neutral position adjustment before removing... this of course requires CONSULT III use. so it looks like I won't be doing the replacement myself.