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I have this annoying creaking noise coming from the rear end when turning over bumps, though dips, up driveway, etc. Always while driving slow speeds.

Any ideas??

And hello to all. Newbie here
 

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First off welcome!


Actually there is a TSB out on a clicking noise in the rear end of the Z. It could be that maybe.
 

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Nope, definately not a clicking noise. More of a dry bushing type noise. And I have had Planet Nissan service look into it and they say "NPF, we've lubed everything in the rear end suspension, we do not hear anything abnormal."
 

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Have you made sure to tighten down your spare tire in the rear trunk? It would also be a good idea to check your jack stand and lug wrench as well, just so you can eliminate them from the cause. If it is not that, then I would look at where your rear spring is mounted to make sure that maybe nothing is rubbing there when it is compressed?
 

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Checked spare tire, removed spare tire and jack kit. Noise still there. I guess I'll just have give the Nissan service another shot.
 

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Im about to go pick mine up form Nissan for the 2nd time for this. Hope they get it right this time
 

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I've taken mine in more than enough time to lemon law it (but they always put "Dealer Cannot replocate" even when they've told me they hear it), but the last time they finally got to it and say it's my bushing on top of my left rear shock. Now they're not sure if they can fix it (the OEM bushing!!) because of the Nismo shocks! Assholes.... I'm still waiting to hear back from them and see if they will or won't, but they don't, I'm going to rip them one with NNA and on their eval...

P.S. I've had the noise longer than I've had the nismo stuff on, and proved that to them but they don't seem to care.
 

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Thanks, that makes sence. I work at a gmc dealership, I think I'll just have one of my techs check it out for me.
 

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Bastards didnt replace what was needed on the TSB even after I brought the thing in printed out. This is my 2nd time back in a week. They were just like oh we just repacked the bearings and its fine now. Just a **** band aid till it does it again. **** I hate the people at these dealerships
 

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OK, took it back to Planet Nissan. They said they lubed the bushings. Of course, noise is still there. It gets better though. He said I need to bring my car back next tuesday lot damage that occured while my car was in for service. Some nice deap scratches on the rear bumper and a crease as well. They are sending it to their bodyshop to fix it. He said it will be done in a day, which scares me. Shouldn't a new bumper be needed if there is a crease in the body? Wouldn't that take more than a day? I do give them credit for showing me the damage before releasing the vehicle to me, although they touched-up all of the scratches with black paint. Cover up attempt?
 
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