My 2006 Nissan murano sl gives a strong jerk everytime I starts it up in the morning, It's like the engine is going to fall out. But once it cranks up it doesn't do it again until the car sits for a long period of time. Is it my camshaft position sensor or crankshaft position sensor?

The bottom of the driver seat is loose.

no check engine light on; cranks fine;

To access cylinders 1 and 3 is difficult. Do I need a lift?

low fuel kight comes on guage drops below empty. most of the time service engine soon light comes on.

This happens often, but not all the time. The motor mount was fixed, cv-axle was replaced and have a new set of tires. Still the vibration is there but not as much prior to the above repairs. Had it checked for leaking, but my "shade tree mechanic" could not locate the leak. Took on out-of-town trip. It handled great except for occassional vibration. It almost feels like something is slipping and vibrating at the same time.

What is the problem

On a cold start there is a griding sound until the engine warms up. My nissan dealer told me it would cost $3400.00

The Part number is CAF1792. I want to do this myself instead of paying some one to do it. It has not been done since the 60,000 mileage mark.

ation. Dealer said the rear muffler and center exhust need to be replaced.The back axle is rused out. I'm confused what the axle has to do with the exhaust. Does this make sense? Also the noise isn't extremly loud. Does the muffler needed to be replaced that soon?

Below is a list of recommended repair work that the dealership said I should get done in the near future. Which services should I address immediately?
- Fuel System Service - Carbon removal
- Radiator hoses and cap 1.8 mileage, age, p/m
- Brake Flush P/M Mileage
- Replace right steering stop and cap - missing .4
- Front trans air dam and bolts/nuts - missing .5
- Front engine under cover with j/nuts, bolts and clips - .3 missing
- Left Fuel Tank protector, clips and nut - .3 missing

Thank you.

How do I release tension on engine drive belts for replacement?

My front passenger door lock sometimes sticks & when this happens the tail door does not open either. I mainly use the alarm remote to lock & unlock, but has notice this problem and I have to press the lock/unlock button at least 3 times. Anyone have a solution?


Car jerks and chugs when accelerating. Starts and idles fine, what is this?

RE: 2006 Nissan, Murano: p.s. The thumping noise, previously reported, sounds like a rock bouncing around under the left side of the car. The fuel gauge stays on empty most of the time, but occasionally works.