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Robert, UK Qualified Car Technician
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hi i have a nissan almera tino 2004 it has developed an intermittent

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hi i have a nissan almera tino 2004 it has developed an intermittent knocking noise on the rear of the car it sounds as if its coming from the boot area
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.


Hopefully i can help..

These Tino's have whats termed as multi link beam suspension

- you need to ensure there is no play in either of the rubber bushing ither on the axle beam which at either end is attached the hubs nor the lateral beam behind the axle beam which has rubber bushing one to the body of the car the other to the axle beam itself.also check the small control link too.also check for play at the top mounts as per the shocks for movement..any wear in those places can cause a knocking effect to be heard within or around the boot,ie: going over rough ground areas etc..also ensure the exhaust back box is secure aswell as the brake cable lines arent loose mounted - another way to pin point it would be lower the back seats and have somebody listen in to the boot whilst the cars driven this can help or give an idea which side you need to inspect as per above..I do hope this helps..if you require to ask anything further then please do so before you rate