2006 Nissan Frontier Q&A
2006 Nissan Frontier Question: 2006 Nismo frontier loud popping noise when you hit sharp bumps.
I have a 2006 Nismo frontier. That makes a very loud popping sound when I hit a pothole. I have had the truck for about 1 year and I have had it looked at 3 times and everyone says they can't find any issue. It has progressively gotten worse and scares my wife at times as it is a pretty loud popping at times. I figured it was a ball joint popping from an akward position when I turn and hit a bump, but now it happens when I am going straight and hit a pothole and I hear it from the rear at times now as well. I am thinking it may be related to the Bilstein shocks on the Nismo. I had issues with these same shocks on my 04 TRD Tacoma, so I wouldn't be suprised. But in reality I have no idea what is wrong I am just guessing. any ideas? - crobi76
The noise you are hearing when you turn and the suspension rises or falls is the steering stop buttons have worn through. The steering stop buttons are a primitive way to limit the steering at full lock one direction or the other, they are only two or three dollars each and easily replaced. This noise is only heard on full lock when accompanied by suspension travel. Its common. You won't hear this noise when driving straight ahead and it will only be from the front. I think you have two separate noises. I will look at a workshop manual in the morning and see what the other noises could be. - patrick mannion
Note sure if you ever got an answer on this, but I have a 2006 Nissan Frontier LE and I am hearing a loud "popping" noise when I go over bumps, but the noise is only coming from the rear...I have had it in the shop, and on lifts and nobody can find anything loose or wrong, but the pop is still there. - jwgoodman