A faulty fuel damper can produce a ticking noise, which can be heard inside the cabin when the engine is idling. Replacement of the failed dampener should correct this problem.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Nissan Murano Faulty Fuel Damper May Cause Ticking Noise
Nissan Murano Problem
Average Mileage: 92,719 mi (52,000 mi - 155,000 mi)
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Murano, 124,000 mi
sounds like an exhaust leak inside cabin only while idling turns out to be the rear firewall side fuel damper. Just another thing wrong with this lemon of a murano I have, three new cats, exhaust manifold, o2 sensor, wheel bearing, axle seal, tie rod inner and outer, rear hatch door lock, air mass sensor, drivers seat broke, glove box broke, cd player won't work just the tape deck and radio, get the picture, Nissan missed the mark on this one, don't bother to complain to them they don't seem to care. My last Nissan I'll ever buy.
Visitor, 2004 Nissan Murano, 87,000 mi
My engine makes the same "Chugging" sound when it's idling. The warmer the engine is, the louder the sound becomes. I just had the dealer look at it and they confirmed it's a faulty fuel damper. The dealer wants $500 to fix it, but now that I know what the problemm is, I think I can get a local mechanic to fix it for less. It doesn't affect the saftey of driving the vehicle, but the sound does get worse. I spent a pretty penny on this vehicle and it sounds like it's 50 years old. Yet another disappointment with Nissan
Ticking sound when using accelerator. Doesn’t happen when idling or coasting, doesn’t change with speed. I’m broke and nervous to even guess what this is going to cost.
Anybody with any insight on this issue? Help please.
this same noise but not fix yet
i got fixed, yes its the fuel damper, cost me $245-00
Sounds like shuffling cards
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Murano, 55,000 mi
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Murano, 120,000 mi
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Murano, 79,000 mi
Same thing....kind of like a motorboat sound at idle....said it was Fuel Damper....replacement $375.00
Visitor, 2005 Nissan Murano, 95,000 mi
No solution as of yet, but can hear what I can only describe as chopper blades in the distance. This only happens once car has warmed up, and is more noticeable inside the cabin as opposed to outside. Here in the UK Nissan would like £172.90 in exchange for each damper Funny hey!
Visitor, 2003 Nissan Murano, 75,400 mi
I had the same problem. Clicking noise, took car to dealer & replaced the fuel damper.