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Old 06-28-2022, 05:24 PM   #1
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I have a 2002 Nissan Xterra and the steering wheel makes a knocking/ rattling sound when I hit bumps and pot holes in the street. The steering wheel doesnt feel loose but it does slightly slide up and down if I pull on it. Anyone else have this issue? Anyone know if there are bearings or something I could replace to fix this issue? Any help would be greatly appreciated, it is kind of a loud sound when it happens. Also I live in Chicago and avoiding all pot hole and bumps is also impossible.
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Old 06-29-2022, 12:28 AM   #2
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i’d imagine there’s some bolts that hold the column to the dash frame, pull your kick panel below the column and take a peek. i’ve never worked on an xterra, but maybe something’s loose.
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Old 06-29-2022, 02:20 AM   #3
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I agree with EF2...

Pop the hood and trace the steering column up to the steering wheel. I’m thinking there’s nuts and bolts that make up the steering column.
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Old 07-18-2022, 09:21 PM   #4
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on the HB's if you start hearing some thuds, horn going off etc, it was a rubber piece that broke off, Haven't come across issues on the "X"... yet
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