A drumming noise from the right front strut tower area when the steering wheel is being turned to the left has been reported in the 2013 Nissan Altima, while moving at a speed under 15 mph.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Remove the right side strut assembly from the vehicle.
  2. Replace the strut coil spring with model-specific part:

-          L4 engine…………..P/N 54010 3TA0A

-          V6 engine………….P/N 54010 3TA0B

  1. While the strut is out of the vehicle, clean witness marks of any rust, corrosion, etc.
  2. Apply Zinc-Rich Primer within 12mm on and around the witness mark area and allow to dry.
  3. Apply Bitumen Wax P/N 999MP-9G001P within 12mm on and around the witness mark area and allow to dry.
Figures 1 and 2 show witness marks from the coil spring. Figure 1 is a view from top; Figure 2 shows a view from the bottom.

Figures 1 and 2 show witness marks from the coil spring. Figure 1 is a view from top; Figure 2 shows a view from the bottom.

Reinstall the strut assembly. Refer to the Electronic Service Manual (ESM) for the correct procedure for replacement of the coil spring.

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