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It's a manual, Flash. I intend to keep the car until it's run into the ground......later, rather than sooner I hope. Bolt on bits aren't too much of a bother for me, but the tech stuff is a mystery.I did lash a an arm or 2 on my old Ford Escort....a 1995 jobby, and they were straight forward enough


If I could have got an auto diesel, I would have done.
 

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Thanks Flash, I'll check for sure and see what the problem is. The weather is rather inclement at the moment, and no shed or garage to keep off the rain etc.

Just like try and get ahead of the 'game', if it turn out to be what I think it is.
 

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Hi, new to the forum.I have read this 29 page thread with a great deal of interest.
So many potential problems and the chance for misdiagnosis and overcharging (by nissan at least) without fixes.
Springs, bushes, steering etc.
I must admit I had a similar spring problem with a vw based car a few years ago and it felt awful although my local garage was able to quickly fix.
Yet all of the potential answers seem to be within these pages.
Has anyone ever thought about posting some sort of flow diagram of potential fixes? Maybe this would make life a little easier for people who have this problem.
Not sure if this is a viable option but just a thought.
 

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There areso many variables tho it makes it difficult just to pin point 1 issue- its not really a flow chart its more of a vicious circle <div abp="872">
<div abp="873">what I have noticed with the jap spec E11 the later cars have a under chassis brace
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<div abp="875">The front subframe setup is the same as the Renault clio mk3, modus and a few others, even down to the front subframe hangers (what are a lot cheaper than the Nissan items)
 

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Still looking at the moment for a 1.6, change of circumstances mean I need a small but large car. My brother had a 1.4SE for a few years with no problem at all, s I guess it doesn't afflict all cars?

Reading these threads started to put me off a bit but most cars seem to have problems these days and this now seems well documented, hence my question.

I am a former aircraft engine project engineer and we used to use flow diagrams to good effect for quick and easy troubleshooting. Everyone seemed to have individual notes and fixes spread out all over the place so we collated them into a guide.

Assuming I do purchase one I will look through this thread when I get some time and see if I can produce something. Won't be for a while though as I am extremely busy at the moment.
 

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please start your own thread - on your purchase and the forum can advise you, budget,spec and location would help, there are plenty of notes about<div abp="1694">
<div abp="1695">Tbh - This is a specific forum for 1 make and 2 models so you will get aconcentration of issues as a forum as a whole we can combine our efforts and find the cure and parts to over come most if not all issues
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<div abp="1695">The thing is the e11 has been around for quite a while now so most of the issues have been found and resolved
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<div abp="1695">Most of the issues with the note are common to all modernfront wheel drive cars
 

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Boysie said:
Thanks Flash, I'll check for sure and see what the problem is. The weather is rather inclement at the moment, and no shed or garage to keep off the rain etc.

Just like try and get ahead of the 'game', if it turn out to be what I think it is.

See this thread.

http://www.noteownersclub.co.uk/forum/anyone-changed-the-hockey-stick-subframe-upper-li_topic6477.html#40802
 

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HiRead this read with interest
Daughter has a 2008 1.4 note
knocking on offside, so up on the ramp and there is a lot of play on the rear subframe bushes
was resigned to having to change the bushes, but on reading some of the replies it sounds like it may be an issue with one of the bolts coming loose.

Also has anyone done there own modification on this?
Was wondering if a link could be added into the system somehow to remove some of the play?
Cheers
 

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I to had a nocking noise on my note when turning around 5/10 mile a hour both forward and reverse.
11 reg 15 derv present millage 41.000 has done my head in for years mot could not find it either.
I too have sprayed in white grease from a can from Halfords and the nocking has gone even the wife has noticed happy days
 

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I've read all 30 pages and I'm more than a bit discouraged.

My 2009 Note which handily is out of the garage's 3-month used car warranty has developed the worst grinding/creaking noise when driving over speed bumps. It is loud enough for pedestrians to turn and look. A few weeks ago, it was just the front axle but it also seems to have migrated to the rear axle as well.

I don't have a lot of money and a clutch failure on my old Picasso necessitated a quick, unscheduled purchase of the Note. I checked its previous MOT history (immaculate) and took it for several drives and apart from a few stone chips and a fading rear bumper, it seemed perfect.

Any ideas on what it could be? I can't get it to creak by leaning on a corner and springs seem okay and no fluid leaking from the shock absorbers that I can see.
 

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It will be the rubber bushes on the suspension arms, an all too common problem.


Plenty of threads on it and a quick job for any independent garage to resolve.
 

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I've read all 30 pages and I'm more than a bit discouraged.

My 2009 Note which handily is out of the garage's 3-month used car warranty has developed the worst grinding/creaking noise when driving over speed bumps. It is loud enough for pedestrians to turn and look.

If it is an auto it will be the subframe mounting at the passenger side broken out of the chassis. It is an easy bodge to "fix" it for a while, any garage could do it. Mine has been "fixed" for a few years now.
 

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mnl, I have a 2015 Tekna Auto with just less than 15000 on the clock that creaks like an old three mast schooner when going over speed humps, seems OK otherwise re the knocking issue although I have heard something when reversing off full left lock. is this likely to be the broken subframe mounting as mentioned above?

It is in for it's MOT next week and wondered if this was a fail problem.
 

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A broken or cracked sub frame is an MOT failure I'm sorry to say. That's if it's obvious :crying:.
 

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mnl, I have a 2015 Tekna Auto with just less than 15000 on the clock that creaks like an old three mast schooner when going over speed humps, seems OK otherwise re the knocking issue although I have heard something when reversing off full left lock. is this likely to be the broken subframe mounting as mentioned above?

It is in for it's MOT next week and wondered if this was a fail problem.

I don't think the e12 has the same mountings to break, you'd think even the stupidest Nissan designer would have modified the mounting by the time the e12 came out :grin:


It is more likely the rubber bushes gone dry, that shouldn't fail the MOT.
 

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"I don't think the e12 has the same mountings to break, you'd think even the stupidest Nissan designer would have modified the mounting by the time the e12 came out :grin:."


Don't hold your breath, they did modify the E12 for the worse, that's why it only lasted a couple of years before they pulled it :surprise:.
 
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