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I was at the dealer last week for some simple maintenance. I asked them to check out a slight grinding noise coming from the right rear of the truck. The service guy came out to me, and said the bearing was bad. He said they were a "mutha" to replace, so he said he'd call Nissan to replace the whole axle. I was shocked. He said it must have been a factory defect, and it's covered under warranty.

The truck goes in the shop tomorrow to have the work done - a day before I put my 2.5" lift in! I hope they don't run into any issues!
 

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sounds like to me that either that dealer shop doesn't have a good drivetrain and gear guy or that nissan wants all their drivetrain failures back to figure out what to do with them.
 

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Wow they had access to an axle virtually overnight! When they did mine because of the rear locker not disengaging the dealer had it for 20+ days waiting for the rear axle to come in, I was pissed and almost dumped the X for a XJ or Jeep. It didn't help that the sales manager was a dick, the service manager was gold however. In hindsight and having had zero problems for the last 40,000km I'm glad I kept the X. Happy that you had a better go with your dealer
 

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Funny! Dealer replaced yours for grinding and mine for clicking. Oh well, i cant complain. I have a brand spankin new rear axle. Everyone who sees my truck is like "what the hell is up with your rear axle?"
 

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xterra3100 said:
Funny! Dealer replaced yours for grinding and mine for clicking. Oh well, i cant complain. I have a brand spankin new rear axle. Everyone who sees my truck is like "what the hell is up with your rear axle?"
After seeing it yesterday, I was like, "it looks like an axle in a magazine." If Nissan wants to replace them, we'll take 'em.
 

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Thats what im sayin! Hope they do the same with the front diff if that ever goes out...knocks on wood 3X's.
 

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I imagine they just replaced the axle shaft, guys, not the whole rearend. The bearings are pressed onto the end of the axle shaft by the mounting flange. That is what it would be simplier and not a ton of money to replace the whole axle shaft with a new bearing already pressed in rather than trying to remove the old bearing from the original shaft.
 

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RockyMtnX said:
I imagine they just replaced the axle shaft, guys, not the whole rearend. The bearings are pressed onto the end of the axle shaft by the mounting flange. That is what it would be simplier and not a ton of money to replace the whole axle shaft with a new bearing already pressed in rather than trying to remove the old bearing from the original shaft.
Yeah, and see that makes total sense if you're correct. Not what I was picturing.
 

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RockyMtnX said:
I imagine they just replaced the axle shaft, guys, not the whole rearend. The bearings are pressed onto the end of the axle shaft by the mounting flange. That is what it would be simplier and not a ton of money to replace the whole axle shaft with a new bearing already pressed in rather than trying to remove the old bearing from the original shaft.
When you say "not the whole rear end", what exactly are you referring to?
 
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