No lights on the car (no check engine, AWD, etc).
Does anyone know if I would hear/feel/etc if the transfer case was bad even tho the shaft isn't installed? I know the TC internal components should still be rotating, but dont know if the shaft connection is needed to hear/feel/etc the symptoms.
Obviously I dont want anything to be wrong with it, but sounds like i would rather have it be the AWD clutch/electric control coupling than the TC. Ref NTB10029. Anyone know how to test AWD clutch for failure?
subject: SB Murano & Rogue; Grinding/Knocking Noise From Rear When Turning Summary of NTB10029:
IF YOU CONFIRM There is a grinding or knocking noise or vibration from the rear of the vehicle: - when making wide turns - on dry roads - at low speeds (under 20 MPH). ACTION Remove the Rear Propeller Shaft and test drive the vehicle. Ifthe noise/vibration DOES NOT stop, this bulletin DOES NOT APPLY. Refer to ASIST for further diagnostic assistance. If the noise/vibration DOES stop, replace the Electrical Coupling Assy. (CPLG ASSY-ELEC) with the one from the Parts Information sectionof this bulletin. Refer to the appropriate section in the Electronic Service Manual for removal and installation. DO NOT replace the entire Rear Final Drive assembly for this incident, if it should occur. See this bulletin for further detail.
2004 SL AWD