AZhitman wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:11 pm
He's right. KYB is good stuff, superior to whatever Chinese stuff Nissan is using.
So this has been interesting. I kept the NVA parts and my shop installed them last week with no issues. However, driving it around the next day, I immediately noticed that the front of the vehicle is emitting a tapping/clunking sound at low speeds over bumps and pavement irregularities. It sounds like what a suspension would sound like when it is completely worn out and is bottoming out on bumps. I am largely unable to isolate it to one side versus the other. Furthermore, there is a creaking sound on the left strut when I turn the wheel left and right to its ends. I took it to the dealership where they diagnosed the clunking as the lower control arm bushings being worn out, and I agreed to have them replaced due to the presence of a pricing promotion making it similar to pricing of independent shops. They also re-examined the strut installations and verified that everything is torqued and attached properly. This did not fix the problem, and I’m still clunking away.
Any ideas? I’m thinking that something in the strut assembly itself is defective like the mount or the bearings, but this would thankfully be covered under the parts warranty. That, or these parts really are garbage.