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car rocks like a boat from side to side driveshaft???

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car rocks like a boat from side to side driveshaft???
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Jay replied 2 years ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer.com

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This is normally caused by the rear trailing links. They have bushings that when they fail can make the back end of the truck sway.

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Here is a image of where to look to check the bushings. If the bushings are torn, replace the links.

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Customer:

i talked to other pathfinder owners and they call it the death rock will this cure this problem a local technician told me a drive shaft. Works at local service center.

Jay :

It's not the drive shaft

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It's the trailing arms to the rear diff that causes this

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I have been working on Nissan's for over 20 years

Jay :

When the back end of the truck sways, it's those links

Jay :

I circled where the bushings fail on the links for you

Jay :

a drive shaft would can cause a vibration, but not the swaying.

Customer:

Do I have to bring this to nissan or any service center. Your help is appricated in this matter so i dont get ripped off.

Jay :

I would buy the links from a Nissan Dealer. But you can have any place you like install them,

Jay :

But if the lower links are bad also, your going to need to get the bolts

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