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#539 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano [pee_gee]
Feb 13, 2011 (4:30 pm)
Your story is almost word for word what is going on with my 2004 Murano about 70k miles. On starting up first time for the day it will not accelerate higher than 20mph for several minutes, making a loud noise and having a slight grindy feel on the gas pedal. It will gradually go up to 40mph and then sticks again. Dealer could not replicate the problem, car stayed overnight for another attempt to replicate on a cold start- no luck. I even went on a ride along with the technician who showed their diagnostic instruments were not picking up any trouble and he revved the engine and gave no indication he felt any lag at all. It's a daily problem for me and I don't know what to do.
#540 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano [jasminegirl]
Feb 14, 2011 (5:23 am)
It's the transmission.
#541 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano [mikesmurano]
Feb 15, 2011 (8:43 pm)
Don't be so sure it's the transmission. We thought the same thing and so did 2 dealers until one started taking the exhaust apart to get at the transmission and found junk falling out of the exhaust and realized the catalytic converters were both burnt out and blown and plugging the exhaust. The engine would rev like mad but wouldn't produce any power.
#542 of 709 Re: 2004 Nissan Murano [jasminegirl]
Feb 20, 2011 (6:02 am)
I feel your pain, nothing more frustrating with a car and you can't figure out exactly what the problem is. As much as I wanted it to be something simple (inexpensive) I had to go ahead and replace the transmission. I ordered one (used) from LKQ who is a broker for parts. I "think" I found a good transmission shop which is local, hard to find since not everyone wants to deal with a CVT transmission. I left town for a week came back expecting my Murano to be fixed and when I called the mechanic who installed he said they sent a bad transmission. I'm now waiting to see what LKQ will do to correct the situation.
I'd have sh*t-canned my Murano had I known I'd have to go through all this to get it back in good running condition. Now, I'll have put about $5K into it for new tires (not cheap, as you all know) tune-up and having some other things fixed. I am hoping to get a working transmission in the next week and if all goes well hold on to the Murano for another year.
Good luck with your situation, trust me this has been very aggravating for me.
#543 of 709 your thoughts please....
Feb 23, 2011 (3:14 pm)
Wife called me this morning( 2004 Nissan Murano ) was not running right so she pulled over. Went and drove it home a mile away. The car idles fine runs fine until about 2000 rpm and the acceleration is non existant after 30-40 Mph and sounds like some considerable noise coming from intake manifold possibly. Hoping its nothing to do with the tranny.Any thoughts would help please!!
#545 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [jesselee]
Feb 24, 2011 (5:36 am)
It is possible that your CAT has disintigrated. When the CAT's on a Murano overheat the ceramics that line the CAT crumble and fall down into the exhaust pipe.
This will create excessive back pressure and eventually may crack the exhaust manifold. You don't want to run to long on a cracked mainfold because the pistons can suck cold air back into the cylinder which will cause you valves to burn up or your piston rings (major engine repair).
If it is the tranny making noise, the damage is already done.
Get it in and have it checked.
Luck to you! BTW, if you get it fixed get rid of the car.
#546 of 709 Re: your thoughts please.... [mikesmurano]
Feb 24, 2011 (7:31 am)
I havent heard any noise from the tranny so I was guessing it was the cat but the problem is that the Murano seems to have 3 of them. I appreciate the response and I'd much rather the cat be the problem over the tranny but definitely want to unload the car after I fix it after reading all these complaints!and thanx for your evaluation much appreciated.
#547 of 709 Re: Transfer case shot in 2004 Murano; faulty transmission? [allpro1]
Mar 02, 2011 (1:22 pm)
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano and if I would have searched on reviews, I would have never bought a NIssan and never will again. They have CVT "transmissions" which means they are good on gas but if one goes bad you cannot repair with parts, you have to buy a whole transmission which I was just given an estimate for by Nissan Michael Jordan in Durham of $4300.00 - I have had to replace two catalitic converters!! piece of crap!! good luck with your problems I'M GOING TO BUY A HONDA OR TOYOTA FROM THIS POINT ON!! The transmission has a warranty of 120,000 miles -- this has been extended once! so that should tell you something there. My car has 125,000 they will not consider replacing mine! I'm pissed...
#548 of 709 Re: Transfer case shot in 2004 Murano; faulty transmission? [mgroberson]
Mar 03, 2011 (5:42 am)
Serial problems with the catalytic converters are typically caused by bad gas or something in the injection control. Worth a check.
About Honda or Toyota, I owned a 2005 Honda Accord (brand-new) and sold the thing on 2007 because it had unforgivable squeaks, rattles and finishing problems that plagued it from the lot. It had the V6, which is some finicky unit as well (specially the ones fitted with VCM) , which is what made me choose a Toyota Sienna over a Honda Odissey back a few years ago.