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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-10-2016, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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Weird clunk inside rear door?

Only at 70-75mph a rattle will develop that seems like it's coming form inside the right rear door. What might be loose inside that would cause it to bounce around only after reaching those speeds?
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What year Pathfinder do you have I noticed the other day when I was in my 16pf I was hearing a rattling towards the right rear unfortunately I don't drive it enough and the wife is oblivious to stuff like that
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I have this exact same problem!! The door and trim is all fine - and I believe the problem may be a loose heat shield (from a post I found from someone else with the exact same issue). Its been too cold/wet to go under to check it - so I'm going to have Nissan check it when I have my next service. Hopefully its just something minor - but I've seen at least 3 posts about it so far!
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Sorry for the lack of response.

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Clunk Noise coming from the back while driving on potholes

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Thanks but this happens over smooth highway, only at speeds around 70-75 and is definitely coming from the right rear door. That it is very speed dependent makes it seem like some resonant frequency is triggering something that's loose inside the door.

This only happens on long trips, there is no speed limit 70mph highway near my dealer. So not sure what they can do other than take the door apart and put it back together.
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I've taken video but my phone camera picks up more road noise than humans do, so it's hard to hear the rattle.
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I'm still having the rattle at high speeds 70-75. Took the 16 pf SL to the dealer and they claimed the noise was the roof rail end cap. They replaced it under warranty but I'm still hearing the noise...almost sounds like its in between/in the door
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I'd ask someone to drive around without it while I'm in the trunk to identify the source. Use a cel phone to record a video as you move it around the door, then watch the video and listen where it gets louder.
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My wife's 2013 had a very noticeable rattle that was seemingly coming from the rear passenger door area. It was her car and she never noticed or paid attention to it, but whenever I drove the car it was the first thing I noticed once above 55 mph or so. Finally on a road trip I had her drive and I got into the backseat and put my ear to everything back there. I narrowed it down to something going on beneath the floor in front of the 2nd row passenger side seat. At this point it was still under warranty, so I brought it in and told them the rattle was coming from beneath the floor, assuming that they would otherwise tell me they couldn't duplicate the problem. To my surprise upon picking the vehicle up, they told me they did duplicate the rattle and confirmed it was coming from beneath the floor. Not only that, they fixed the problem, which was a loose wire harness plug that was banging around. They resecured it and we never heard the rattle again.
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