2006 Nissan Pathfinder — Repair Manual - Roof (Section RF)
After identifying the type of noise, isolate the noise in terms of its characteristics. The noise characteristics are provided so the customer, service adviser and technician are all speaking the same language when defining the noise. Weather conditions, especially humidity and temperature, may have a great effect on noise level.
This information can be used to duplicate the same conditions when you confirm the repair. D Drive the vehicle and attempt to duplicate the conditions the customer states exist when the noise occurs. If it is difficult to duplicate the noise, drive the vehicle slowly on an undulating or rough road to stress the vehicle body.
Narrow down the noise to a more specific area and identify the cause of the noise by: H removing the components in the area that you suspect the noise is coming from. RF tapping or pushing/pulling the component that you suspect is causing the noise. Do not tap or push/pull the component with excessive force, otherwise the noise will be eliminated only temporarily.