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Any clever ideas ?

Post by Craig Lord » 06 Jan 2019 11:42

Hi guys, hope everyone had a great holiday :thumbup:

Ok so this morning we went on a drive around the farm here on some of the washed out roads. Kept hearing a knocking noise coming from the front left particularly when the road was uneven.. I put the car up on stands to test the 4x4 and it's all working as it should so it wasn't the hub or a side shaft..

Been searching the whole morning and I think I finally found the problem... the bolt in the front left body mount has snapped off inside.... and I have no idea how to get it out :think:

It must have been loose before or weak but I hadn't noticed any noises coming from that area until today. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get the bolt out, its snapped off about an inch deep ?
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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by Craig Lord » 06 Jan 2019 12:37

I'm not even sure that this is the result of that noise I heard yet but it seems like it happened quite recently because there is no rust or anything on the bolt... it did go in for wheel alignment and ballancing 2 weeks back but I dont know if they would fiddle with body mounts ??...

The one on the front right side also seems worn/loose, there is a bit of play in the mount. Too scared to fiddle with it though incase I end up with the same problem on the other side..
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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by hugejp » 06 Jan 2019 17:51

At the coast a sheared bolt will show surface rust within a day or two so its fresh...

I would call a mobile stud removal service & see what they have to say.

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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by hugejp » 06 Jan 2019 17:54

If the other side is also showing signs of wear it would be best to check them all & at least replace all the mounting bolts maybe even the rubbers if needs be IMHO...
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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by Peter Connan » 07 Jan 2019 05:09

Not sure about the GU, but on the GQ's these are all bolt and nut sets.

HAve a look if there is a bolt head on the other side, and if there is, you should be able to drive it through with a drift punch.
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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by hugejp » 07 Jan 2019 07:30

:bravo:

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Re: Any clever ideas ?

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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by Pieter B » 08 Jan 2019 19:10

Good news is that your well on your way to a bodylift..... :rolling: :rolling:

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Re: Any clever ideas ?

Post by Craig Lord » 24 Jan 2019 17:37

Hey guys

So I took the patrol to Graham and he managed to work his magic and get that bolt out. Quite a mission it sounded like Haha but good news is that it is out and replaced with a brand new bolt and mount. The other side was also in a bad way.. the bolt was nearly rusted all the way through :surprised: also now replaced with a new bolt. Did all that and a service in time for lunch so that was awesome :bravo:

Interesting choice of design by nissan ... the way the body bracket at the front is made is like a well that will hold any water that manages to get in there so rust will always be trying to creep in. :think: anyway all good now.

The other mounts seem fine thank goodness because it sounds like a big job to replace all of them. But yes if one had to do it then it might be a good enough excuse to add a body lift while you are at it :lol:
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