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Steering Rattle

Steering Rattle

Postby Herrie » 30 Dec 2013 16:32

My Patrol's steering rattles between 70 - 80 km/h when I drive slowly - when I drive quicker there is problem!

I checked the wheel bearing nuts and they are tight! I lifted each front wheel alone and tried the move the wheel there is no chance to move it left and right or up and down.

Then I disconnected the one part of the shock on the steering arm and found that it is inoperative!

It is a OME shock and the only place I can find that had one for me is 4x4 Mega World and the charge me R2000.00 plus tax for it!

I then phone Edenvale Nissan and I ordered one from them for R1391.58 including tax.

Hopefully this will get the problem fixed because I can find nothing loose on the parts of the steering rods.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Peter Connan » 30 Dec 2013 21:24

Kobus, the steering damper cannnot fix the problem, only hide it.

However, it could very easily just be a wheel balance problem.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Kagiso II » 30 Dec 2013 23:10

is steering box se boute ammal stewig vas?
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Clem » 31 Dec 2013 07:26

Herrie wrote:My Patrol's steering rattles between 70 - 80 km/h when I drive slowly - when I drive quicker there is problem!

I checked the wheel bearing nuts and they are tight! I lifted each front wheel alone and tried the move the wheel there is no chance to move it left and right or up and down.

Then I disconnected the one part of the shock on the steering arm and found that it is inoperative!

It is a OME shock and the only place I can find that had one for me is 4x4 Mega World and the charge me R2000.00 plus tax for it!

I then phone Edenvale Nissan and I ordered one from them for R1391.58 including tax.

Hopefully this will get the problem fixed because I can find nothing loose on the parts of the steering rods.


Herrie, I discovered on my new Patrol that there is a certain amount of "normal rattle" in the system. I can only feel it a certain speeds on certain road surfaces. Part of it relates to the rubber coupling in the steering shaft. It may well be that a new steering damper will make it "go away again".
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Herrie » 31 Dec 2013 15:51

I had the wheels rebalanced this morning and the rattle problem is gone!!!!

I will get the steering damper on Thursday and replace it as well.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Peter Connan » 01 Jan 2014 10:26

:thumbup:
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Kagiso II » 01 Jan 2014 12:58

oom Kobus .. ek het n gewone MONROE shock van R600 op LOBO gesit as 'damper' .. jy het net n shock nodig wat weerskante ogies het [en belowe jopu - GEEN "death wobble" op Lobo nog voor ek hom aan Gerrie verrai het en sedert hy terug is by sy oubaas .. tot op vol speedo .. GEEN wobble.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Peter Connan » 01 Jan 2014 14:00

Negatief, 'n steering damper is nie 'n gewone skokbreker nie.

Gewone skokbrekers het verskillende weerstand na gelang van rigting (hy trek baie moeiliker uit as wat hy in druk), terwyl 'n stuurdemper dieselfde weerstand het beide kante toe.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Herrie » 01 Jan 2014 17:24

Die Patrol se damper het 'n pin met 'n nut aan weerskante.
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Re: Steering Rattle

Postby Herrie » 03 Jan 2014 06:11

Hier is die damper met sy part number.
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