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    Rumbling, rattle on rough road

    It's not an old thread as I still haven't fixed it. I did take the wheel off and notice there was play in the track rod end and replaced that, but the noise is still there. I have examined the springs and they seem fine, so I'm back to thinking it's a failed/failing shock. I assume a spring...
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    Rumbling, rattle on rough road

    I have some more progress, but not an answer yet: I checked the UJ on the steering, it wasn't that. I've narrowed it down to the drivers side front wheel. If I jack the car up and tap the wheel with a rubber mallet, there is a metallic clonk. The wheel will also move side to side a little...
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    Rumbling, rattle on rough road

    If I move the steering wheel side to side, I have a knocking noise. Is this normal when the car is stationary and engine turned off? Sorry about the vertical video :) Nick
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    Rumbling, rattle on rough road

    Hi, I have a 2006 Micra with 70k on the clock. Nothing replaced apart from tyres and an O2 sensor. On anything other than a smooth road, there is a rumbling and a non-metallic rattle from the offside front (drivers side). I've had the car up on wheel ramps and poked around and can't see...
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Just to update you, replacing the downstream sensor fixed it. The error has not re-occured and the car is purring like a kitten. If you get a failure on O2 Bank1 Sensor1, don't waste your money replacing it, replace Sensor2 - the one after the CAT instead and you'll be fine. Nik
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Why do I need to reset? Is that to reset all the fuel trims or just to turn the CEL off? If the latter, I've turned it off with Torque. It was actually really easy to replace. I did it as soon as I got in from work. I spoke to a Nissan tech today who confirmed that its normally the rear one...
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    On the drive this morning: STFT at idle is between +1.6% and -3.6% but that will jump up to -8.7% as I accelerate. LTFT is 0% But I don't know if the diagnostics will read historical stored values or if they are all for that session - in which case I'd need to take it for a drive and put it...
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Every day's a school day! Just been reading up on fuel trims: http://www.obd-codes.com/faq/fuel-trims.php in case anyone else is interested. In the case of the K12, I gather the short term fuel trim should be +/-5% so I'll check tomorrow. Thanks for the suggestion... Nik
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Right, replaced O2 Bank 1 sensor 1 with a NTK which was EXACTLY the same as the sensor that came out. Cleared the fault. Runs lovely, but within a few miles of driving, the exact same fault comes back. So it clearly isn't O2 Bank 1 Sensor 1. It must be throwing that error because of something...
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Thank you. I'm sure I will. I'm used to using internet forums to fix cars and after owning a Range Rover, I've spent an awful lot of time online and under the car!! However, the Micra has been extremely reliable for all its 40k miles. Therefore I've never needed Micra help before now. I do have...
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    K12 upstream and downstream O2 sensor replacement

    Hi, first post here. My other car, a 56 plate K12 with 40k miles is running rough and showing an error with O2 Bank 1. I see from internet posts that usually both sensors go. How easy are they to replace? I'm reasonably confident and have a good tool kit, but my other car and previous cars have...
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