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Offline rongshu

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Drive shaft
« on: March 02, 2018, 12:31:22 PM »
I have this pop sound from the driver side front wheel for about 1 year. I will hear the sound when brake hard to stop or turning during reversing. Went to workshop and was advised it was drive shaft problem. Anyone has the same problem?

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 01:53:28 PM »
Drive shaft ? Do Latio have it ? Latio is FWD not RWD leh.  :confused1:

Read this to understand more.

https://mechanics.stackexchange.com/questions/6688/what-is-the-purpose-of-a-drive-shaft
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Re: Drive shaft
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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2018, 08:46:24 AM »
From my google search, drive shaft is to transmit the power from gearbox or differential to wheel. So for latio, it has 2 drive shafts. The CV joint is part of the drive shaft. Often there is no separate CV joint alone to replace. I haven't checked with the workshop to see if it is possible to change the CV joint alone. I agree it is usually the outer CV joint nearer to the wheel need to be replaced rather than the whole drive shaft.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 10:58:38 PM »
Changed ? Conclusion ? Curious to know too.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 10:16:36 AM »
Not changed yet. Will wait and see if the sound getting more often or getting worse.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2018, 04:28:38 PM »
Same as me. i buey tahan the sound and changed. drive shaft issue. mechanic says very common among nissan cars.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 01:44:04 PM »
Recently started hearing this knock sound from front wheel drivers side when braking or start off from stand still. I tot it was fr suspension or other rubber joints deteriorating. Din realize it was e drive shaft.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2018, 02:41:54 PM »
I haven't change mine yet so cannot confirm if the sound is caused by drive shaft. For my case the sound actually didn't occur most of the time so I just leave it.

I have message magicbrain what he actually changed was the steering coupling. I have that tok tok sound from steering for many years and just ignore. May get the steering coupling changed later this year.

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Re: Drive shaft
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 08:49:23 PM »
Ohh...then it may nt b e drive shaft. Steering coupling I know coz Iíve hd it for yrs n just bear wth it. So my noise cud b smethg else..??🤔