2010-2012 ALTIMA Rear End Clunking Knocking On Bumps

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Coil Spring Noise over Bumps

 

2010-2012 ALTIMA COUPE NOISE FROM REAR SUSPENSION OVER BUMPS

 

IF YOU CONFIRM:

There is a noise (clunking, knocking or popping) from the rear suspension area when
going over bumps or on uneven roads.

 

ACTION:

Refer to steps 1 through 6 below to inspect for and correct possible misaligned rear
suspension coil springs.

^ Confirm correct clearance from spring to spring cup.

^ Confirm the upper rubber seat is installed correctly.

^ Verify the spring is correctly positioned in upper rubber seat.

IMPORTANT:

The purpose of ACTION (above) is to give you a quick idea of the work you will be
performing. You MUST closely follow the entire SERVICE PROCEDURE as it contains
information that is essential to successfully completing this repair.

NOISE FROM REAR SUSPENSION OVER BUMPS

CLAIMS INFORMATION

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Inspect the gap between the Rear Coil Spring and Spring Cup for being too close.
    Confirm whether the upper rubber seat is installed completely

1. If the spring is too close (Step 1. Figure 1):

Rear End Knocking over Bumps
^ Confirm whether the upper rubber seat is installed completely or not (see Figure 2).
^ If not installed correctly/completely, rotate the rubber spring seat to engage
completely.
If the upper rubber seat is installed completely (Figure 2). but the gap is too close
(Figure 1):
^ Confirm whether the top of the coil spring is on the upper rubber seat correctly
not.
Rear End Clunking Knocking On Bumps

 

4. If you confirm misalignment of the upper rubber seat or coil spring (Figure 3), disassemble and then re-assemble correctly.

 

Rear End Clunking Knocking On Bumps

Classification: RA12-001

Reference: NTB12-017

Date: February 10.2012

2010-2012 ALTIMA COUPE;

APPLIED VEHICLES: 2010 – 2012 Altima Coupe (CL32)

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