========== ORIGINAL POSTING ==========
"NISSAN NAVARA D22 2004: CREAKING / CRUNCHING NOISE ON FULL LOCK. IS THIS COMMON? - Hello All.
I have a 04 Nissan Navara and it has a horrible creaking, crunching noise whilst on full lock. Itís that loud it makes the world look. I have had a look and all seems fine. Donít feel any problems under normal conditions but if I want to do a u turn its very loud. And I mean Loud.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks"
POSTED BY: JOHN HARRIS - BUDGEWOI, NSW - AUS 2 JAN 2010
========== REPLY ==========
It is fairly common on D22's. Generally you need to lube up the steering stops on the front suspension. They dry out and when you are on full lock the touch. If they are dry you will get a creaking sound.
It may not be the problem but if it is a matter of putting some grease on the stops it is a cheap fix.
POSTED BY: ANDREW - SYDNEY, NSW - AUS 4 JAN 2010