2004 Nissan Murano Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Nissan Murano
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2004 Nissan Murano ProblemsLiftgate Rattles and Cannot Latch
The screws that secure the striker (or latch) for the liftgate on the Nissan Murano commonly come out leaving the latch free to move. This movement prevents the liftgate from properly latching, and a light rattle is heard while driving over bumps.
The screws are normally attached to a metal (backing) plate inside the frame, but when they come out the backing plate falls away leaving no way to resecure the latch.
To install the latch, the backing plate must be retrieved through a bolt hole, and the screws must be replaced with a thread locking compound. There is no access to the plate except through the bolt holes.
To prevent this from occurring, the screws must be removed and reinstalled with a thread locking compound one at a time.
A thumping heard and felt in the floor is often caused by failing engine mounts. A failing mount allows too much movement of the engine, and will require replacement.
Rattling and tapping in the front of the engine on the 2003-2016 Nissan Murano is very evident, especially on cold starts. This rattling noise should not be taken lightly as it warns of upcoming timing chain failure.
The cause of the noise is faulty timing chain guide rails and timing chain tensioners that wear out well ahead of schedule. These components are there to keep the timing chain tight and properly positioned. When these parts fail, the timing chain becomes loose, and pieces of the timing chain guides break off, falling into the oil pan.
To remedy the situation, Nissan/Infiniti has made revised guides and tensioners, but replacement can be very costly.
Proper oil change intervals and oil type may help slow or prevent the situation.
2004 Nissan Murano QuestionsRun hot blow plug frezz plug an stop run won't strat what wrong (1 answer)
Charge battery an still wont start add oil an water to raidor still wont start tierd everything wont start have recall on it help me
My truck starts missing and sometimes it looses power, and has an oil leak in the rear of the engine.
The oil leak is about a year old, and since I may need a timing chain repair, I want to get done at the same time.
2004 Nissan Murano RecallsNissan Recalls 2003–2007 Muranos Due to Defective Intake Air Ducts
Nissan is recalling 2003–2007 Murano models because the intake air ducts may separate from the resonator with engine movement. This may cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and repair/replace the components free of charge.
In certain types of frontal crashes, the belt portion of the rear outboard seat belt may contact the rear seat back hinge. The belt can be cut by the sharp edge of the hinge. If the belt were to completely separate, it can increase the risk of injury to the seat occupant. Dealers will install protectors over the affected belt portion of the rear belts.
Road debris, when run over by the front tires, can be projected in the direction of the fuel tank. If struck, the fuel tank could be damaged, possibly resulting in a fuel leak. A fuel leak always increases the risk of a fire. Dealers will install a protector in front of the fuel tank to correct this concern.