Xterra Body Mounts

Snunicycler Dec 27, 2016

  1. Snunicycler

    Snunicycler Test Drive

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    Not really sure where to put questions about body mounts, feel free to move if necessary, I'm more accustomed to the other forum ;)

    Anyway,
    [FONT=&quot]So I'vehad this clunking noise (under front passenger feet) that only appears whenit's cold. I'm 90% sure that the problem is the body mount. last winter Ishoved a rag up into it as a sort of temporary cushion just to see whathappened and it went away for about a month until it fell out and I couldn'tget it back in. I'm betting the rubber bushing has been torn away so it's justmetal on metal clunking.

    Anyway, I have been looking for a replacement one but I can't find itanywhere. courtesy parts only lists body mount brackets but not the mountitself (and it's discontinued anyway). But pathfinders and titans have thingscalled "Body Mount Cushion Insulator" which, from thedrawings, look like what I need.

    To get an idea of what I'm going to try to do, check out the frontier forum.one of the members had a similar problem and you can see what he did to fix it.
    http://www.clubfrontier.org/forums/f...d-clunk-81941/

    Anyone know where I can find it? Thanks!

    Repairs i've already tried, etc.:
    I've checked my CV axles,
    replacedboth lower ball joints,
    replaced shocks,
    replaced upper ball joints AND uppercontrol arms,
    have replaced and eventually disconnected sway bar bushings andendlinks,
    changed all 4 shocks,
    and I've replaced the idler arm.[/FONT]
     
  2. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    I'm trying to remember where the front mount is under the 1st gen. Isn't it right behind the wheel?

    Have you shoved a pry bar in there to verify that's where the noise is coming from? I'm wondering if it might be the header heat shield that sits right at your feet?
     
  3. Snunicycler

    Snunicycler Test Drive

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    Yep, right behind the wheel, under passenger's feet.

    What I did to pseudo-confirm the mount issue, was to use a small flat head screwdriver and shove a rag as far up into it as I could. It looked like crap but the sound went away, even in really cold weather, until the rag fell out. I tried again but it didn't work. It's going to the dealer tomorrow for my idle issues but they sid they look at it too for me so we'll see.

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  4. Snunicycler

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    They didn't do anything. They said they "clipped it back on" but it still clumps so.... Oh well

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  5. Prime

    Prime Some Kind of In Charge? Admin

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    So do you not have a bolt in that mount?
     
  6. Snunicycler

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    I've got a bolt through it, ya.

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  7. Snunicycler

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    Ok, I've got the body mount from the dealer, I loosened the mounts in front of and behind the one I want to replace. I also loosened the one directly opposite it on the driver's side. But I've run into a snag.

    The body mount has a pipe that runs through the frame and I can't seem to lift the body high enough to get it out of the hole in the frame. I've lifted enough that I can't loosen the other mounts any further without removing them. And still I can't get it high which to get the pipe out. The replacement I ed given had a much smaller post so it should be ready to get in if only I can get this one out.... Am I doing something wrong?

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  8. J Everett

    J Everett Suspension Lift Founding Member

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    Can you take a picture of what you mean? I don't remember running into that problem doing a couple of body lifts, but that was long time ago, and we DID have all the body mounts disconnected at the time.
     
  9. Snunicycler

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    sort of, I put it back together so I could drive it (my daily driver). Here's an illustration that sort of shows what I'm talking about. I think you're right, i should have removed the rest of the body mounts. Anyway, what I've done in the meantime to keep it from clunking all the time, was to wrap that post with fabric as a sort of ghetto bushing (originally it had rubber around it but that has deteriorated, allowing wiggle room and metal on metal contact). That is just going to be a temporary solution though. Maybe this will be the motivation i need to actually do a body lift since i'll have to remove them all anyway... just really worried about those heater core hoses...

    Thanks!
     

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