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Old 13th May 2012, 12:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Clicking Front Wheels ? STICKY

Mook has asked for a sticky topic to be written as new owners are now experiencing the infamous clicking from the front wheels and posting in panic !

Fear not all is well and its easily fixed. It is caused by some sort of interaction between the rear face of the wheel and the hub surface.

The solution is simple :

Remove the front wheels and clean up the back of the wheel face that mates to the hub and do the same with the hub face. You then apply a high quality copper grease to both surfaces and refit the wheels. Tighten the wheel nuts in sequence to 140Nm - 145Nm

Job done and relax.

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Old 12th June 2012, 09:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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might help too.. https://www.gtr.co.uk/forum/164359-lo...g-noise-2.html
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Old 7th July 2012, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Right just had mine copper greased. We put loads of it on to make sure and torque to 140. Seems to have stopped. Time will tell.
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Interesting theory on NAGTROC about this: Finally Finally Finally - Root Cause of Clickity Clack when Turning - NAGTROC - The Nissan GT-R Owners Club

First I've seen suggesting it is rust between the brake hat and the hub, rather than the back of the wheel.

Is it a good idea to spray WD40 in there though? What about the grease in the hub itself?
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Old 7th July 2012, 11:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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That is a fantastic find David. Well done. I think we all know what to do then. Just a bit of a pain taking all the discs off etc. If only i'd have seen this 6 weeks ago before Iain fitted my new Alcons. Damm.

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Any recommendations for the copper grease?

Local garage can do it right? Like Kwik-fit?
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you would let kwik-shit touch your gtr??
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Old 7th December 2012, 04:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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LOL! ...

I know the lads at my local Kwik-fit, Fitted my
tyres not so long ago. Were very careful with rims.
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Any recommendations for the copper grease?

Local garage can do it right? Like Kwik-fit?
Nothing special , just regular copper slip ( grease ). Probably get from Halfrauds no problem. Dont let kwik Fit touch your car unless you want to risk damage.
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Thanks for this sticky Chris.

My motor started making this noise today whilst out. F'*kin embarrassing in a packed high street and car park wasn't to worried at the time as I remembered reading something about it when doing research. If I hadn't though I would having been pooing my pants as it was quite loud, lol.

Ill give the fix a go tomorrow.

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Old 13th January 2013, 11:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Did the fix his morning and can confirm after a spirited drive she is all good. Cheers for the advice
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Old 13th January 2013, 02:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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it always was the brake hat and hub 3 years ago when Nissan/MH had a look at mine

tourquing up the wheel might squeeze it together and hence stop the noise for a while but is not the root cause

funny how the wheel fix got out there
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Right then, have an alternative fix.. The copper grease only works for a while but after a spirited trackday it burns off and back to square one. However I have since had a set of wheels refurbished and the inside face of the mounting flanges was powder coated. Have now done 4 trackdays plus 6 months of regular driving, and apart from a torque check during trackdays we have no clicking. The wheels have been taken off tonight and there is no damage to the powder coating. Therefore if you get a set of wheels refurbed a light dusting of powder coat will prevent the clicking and no messing with wd40 or copper grease.
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Right then, have an alternative fix.. The copper grease only works for a while but after a spirited trackday it burns off and back to square one. However I have since had a set of wheels refurbished and the inside face of the mounting flanges was powder coated. Have now done 4 trackdays plus 6 months of regular driving, and apart from a torque check during trackdays we have no clicking. The wheels have been taken off tonight and there is no damage to the powder coating. Therefore if you get a set of wheels refurbed a light dusting of powder coat will prevent the clicking and no messing with wd40 or copper grease.
An excellent if expensive fix for those with undamaged wheels however reading your post leads me onto suggest whether a sheet of vinyl wrap over the inner face you talk about could perform the same job as the powder coat ???? worth a shot if its that bad I spose. I guinea pig will have to try it as I no longer have a GTR.
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An excellent if expensive fix for those with undamaged wheels however reading your post leads me onto suggest whether a sheet of vinyl wrap over the inner face you talk about could perform the same job as the powder coat ???? worth a shot if its that bad I spose. I guinea pig will have to try it as I no longer have a GTR.
Nah, can't see that working. Wheels get hot enough to fry an egg so vinyl would melt. You also need rock hard mating surfarces.
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Right then, have an alternative fix.. The copper grease only works for a while but after a spirited trackday it burns off and back to square one. However I have since had a set of wheels refurbished and the inside face of the mounting flanges was powder coated. Have now done 4 trackdays plus 6 months of regular driving, and apart from a torque check during trackdays we have no clicking. The wheels have been taken off tonight and there is no damage to the powder coating. Therefore if you get a set of wheels refurbed a light dusting of powder coat will prevent the clicking and no messing with wd40 or copper grease.
Odd one Chris as (as per my recent post) the powder coating has been traced to uneven bapance and damaging brakes (wobbling like they are warped) and even worse damage.

I have powder coat sanded off on Friday and can honestly say the wobbling under braking and noise has all but gone and feels much safer.

Strange!
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For me the clicking comes back about every 3-4 months, even with the greasing. Mind you, my 350z used to do it too with non-OEM brakes. I tend to rotate the wheels 1 nut when replacing as well.
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Still got a lot of noise with mine. First couple of years was fine until the change to ap.
Last couple of years have had about 4 attempts to stop it and every time it comes back between 1 and 3 months.longest time without clicking was when the wheels were torqued up in 3 stages to the new higher value without copper grease.

Unbelievable that nissan still do not have a permanent fix after 4 years and 2 months of ownership.
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I fail to understand how a flat wheel surface touching a brake disc hat/bell which then sits on a wheel hub moves at all if all the holes in the brake and wheels are perfect fit. Surely if there is movement between the hub and disc hat then the hats have been machined incorrectly.
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Thank god i,ve seen this thread
My front right wheel has just started making the clicking noise but it started after i hit a pothole so been shittin misen id damaged summet, a mechanic checked it but couldnt see any damage so said my driveshafts were loose so the probale cause cos of the noise, spoke to litchfield and theyve told me the exact same as this thread, so been out and bought the grease today but just my look my locking nut pattern has threaded so gotta get them replace now hopefully once replaced the grease will sort the noise out
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