1996 Nissan Pathfinder


Garage Boy

June, 22, 2011 AT 2:26 AM

Lace sway bars, but this does not act like a s1996 Nissan Pathfinder: rear end wobbles at 45-60 mph, accelerate or decelerate and the wobbles stops. Picture license plate moving in a figure 8 pattern when viewed from behind. Dealer says repway which usually has a clunk noise with it. The wobble has no noise. Internet info says this is a rear end control bushing problem. What is the cause and corrective action? Can you provide the Nissan tech service bulletin for the wobble?

2 Answers



June, 22, 2011 AT 11:49 AM

It could be either.

A visual inspection and checks is required to determine the cause of the problem.


Sixpack Subaru

June, 22, 2011 AT 1:34 PM

There is no service bulletin for the wobble you speak of on the model you describe. If it is Independent Rear Suspension, (IRS), then Forward and rearward control arm bushes, (both upper and/or lower), would be inspected, along with rear shocks, (Rear Differential mounts and CV shafts would also be inspected). If it is a 'Live-Axle' with Leaf Springs, (no IRS), then leaf spring Eye Bushes and Spring shackle bushes would be inspected, along with shocks. If it was a 'Live Axle' with coil springs, (no IRS), then Lower Control Arm bushes and Pan-hard, or Watt's linkage bushes would be inspected, along with shocks. I have listed the components that would solve this problem in 99% of the suspension systems mentioned.

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