1990 nissan maxima knock and pull when driving

Asked by Apr 28, 2017 at 04:22 PM about the 1990 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Trying to find out what is wrong with my nissan maxima. It's only when i accelerate and it happens one time and it fine till i turn off the. it doesnt do it again till i turn the car back on and drive. Ive had people say it could be the axle? But i want to be sure! Any advice!?! Please help

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Just going to have to jack the front end up to check it. Start by checking for play in the front wheels, pulling back and forth from top to bottom. If there is any play it would be a wheel bearing or bad ball joint. Check side to side watching the tie rod ends looking for play. Check the front axle for torn boots, grease would be coming out. That would then be a bad cv-joint. Make sure the wheel spin freely, check for a frozen up brake caliper.

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