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Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:47 pm
by Oilpan4
mwalsh wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:08 am
To answer your question: The dealer is full of shit.
I would put money on it.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:09 pm
by Nubo
gncndad wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Regardless of the competence of anyone working on my car, I ALWAYS retorque wheels when I get home.
Same here. Usually they'll set the impact gun way over spec but I've also found them too loose. I redo and set with a torque wrench. I've had it vastly wrong too many times. If it's too tight to loosen without risking the lug or stud, it's far better to return the next day and have THEM deal with it. If you discover it months later, you're probably out of luck.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:51 pm
by LeftieBiker
I'm afraid that I've gotten feeble enough that I now just kick the tires to make sure the lugs were actually tightened. At least I use a reliable tire service.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:15 am
by coulomb
Baltneu wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:57 am
... I tried to PM you but did not work, PM gets stuck in outbox, don't know why this happens.
It's a quirk of phpBB (this forum software). Private Messages live in the outbox until they are read, then if/when the recipient opens the PM, they go to the sent box (whatever that's called). People panic and think it's not sent at all, i.e. the PM is stuck on their computer, but it's just that the "outbox" is poorly named. They should call it the "unread" or "unopened" or "unseen" box or similar. It's actually good to know whether the recipient has opened the PM or not.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:08 am
by LeftieBiker
I didn't know that! Thanks for the info.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:11 am
by gncndad
Nubo wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:09 pm
gncndad wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:03 pm
Regardless of the competence of anyone working on my car, I ALWAYS retorque wheels when I get home.
Same here. Usually they'll set the impact gun way over spec but I've also found them too loose. I redo and set with a torque wrench. I've had it vastly wrong too many times. If it's too tight to loosen without risking the lug or stud, it's far better to return the next day and have THEM deal with it. If you discover it months later, you're probably out of luck.
So many places now use torque sticks on the impact wrench. I don't get it, because my limited experience as a consumer has told me that the torque sticks are just plain inaccurate...probably "operator error", or "operator too casual."

My first visit to a new-to-me Toyota dealership, I made a friendly challenge to the Service Director (I NEVER deal with a Service Adviser until I've met with the Service Director!!!!) that I would check lug nut torque after the tire rotation. I checked. They were at 140 lb/ft instead of 76!!!!!! I returned, with a smile (no need to be pissed!) to the dealership. The Service Director brought the tech out and had him apologize to me, in person, in the showroom!!!!!

(I have since followed the Service Director to a different dealership, where he has surrounded himself with excellent techs! They always allow me in the garage if I have a question.)

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
by Baltneu
No one seems to have answer to my question about the clicking noise.
Taking car to dealer next week and will report back.

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:37 pm
by alozzy
Baltneu wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
No one seems to have answer to my question about the clicking noise.
Taking car to dealer next week and will report back.
Google for:

"NTB 12-055" site:mynissanleaf.com

Although that technical service bulletin is for older LEAFs, your description of the problem sounds very similar...

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:16 am
by WhiteLeaf
Baltneu wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
No one seems to have answer to my question about the clicking noise.
Taking car to dealer next week and will report back.
We also had a clicking sound coming from the front part of our 2018 Leaf. There was a click sound during slow acceleration from stop position, and a click sound during deceleration from 30 kph.
Took it to the dealership to have it checked out last week. They replaced the drive shaft and gave the reason as '"deformed front joint". We also had the battery bonding plates replaced as per recall at the same time. All done within 4 hours.

All is well now, no more click click!

Re: Click!Click!Click! New drive shaft?

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:19 am
by Baltneu
WhiteLeaf wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:16 am
Baltneu wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:41 pm
No one seems to have answer to my question about the clicking noise.
Taking car to dealer next week and will report back.
We also had a clicking sound coming from the front part of our 2018 Leaf. There was a click sound during slow acceleration from stop position, and a click sound during deceleration from 30 kph.
Took it to the dealership to have it checked out last week. They replaced the drive shaft and gave the reason as '"deformed front joint". We also had the battery bonding plates replaced as per recall at the same time. All done within 4 hours.

All is well now, no more click click!
Thanks for the info.
I am at dealer now with my 2018 SL, they took car in and told me that there is a service bulletin on this. Told me that there is a nut that won’t torque. Getting part now and waiting for it. With all I am reading on this, I think it is more than a nut that won’t torque. So now I wait, part to be installed and the road tested.