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2004 Nissan Murano loud noise near firewall by intake manifold

I have a 2004 Nissan Murano purchase used, currently has 130,xxx on it and is in need of a tune up but recently it started to make this loud chattering noise where the intake manifold is. I been searching on the site to see what it is but hoping anyone else encountered this problem. The noise is loud at idle and it sounds like a wrx when you gas it. I can't really troubleshoot it since I am at school and it's been snowing the past days so there isn't really anything I can do just hoping it's nothing serious and I can still use the car and fix the problem when I go home for break. The only thing I can come up with is the spark plugs, fuel damper or bad rear mount making the noise. Just hoping it's not an expensive fix since I'll be spending money on the 130k tune up when spring rolls around. Anything would help and I am new to the forum.
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My vote would be the fuel damper.

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My vote would be the fuel damper.

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is that an easy fix? does someone on here have a DIY for me since i'll be changing spark plugs soon, I rather do all the maintenance work myself to save on the overly expensive labor.. Broke college student here
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I agree with njjoe but I would confirm first by getting a cheap stethoscope at the part store to make sure noise is from fuel dampers. Exhaust leak is also a possibility.

I do not recall a writeup on replacement of fuel dampers but they have been discussed many times and lots of info is available about them. However, to do any kind of work I would first invest in a repair manual. You can download it from Nissan website for I think $20 or $25 for a 24 hour subscription, or just do a search on this forum for links to free copies on the net.

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is it safe for me to use the car still? I don't want to make it any worst if it is bad to drive it.
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Assuming it is the fuel damper, then it is safe.

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Assuming it is the fuel damper, then it is safe.

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That's good to know I drove 5 hours to school with the noise but what usually takes me a full tank i had to stop and refuel because I got about 180 on a half tank. I did travel over the mountain pass since I live on the west side of washington and attend school on the east.
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That's good to know I drove 5 hours to school...
Please tell me that is not a daily commute.

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Please tell me that is not a daily commute.

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safe to say it's not. I only take that drive during long breaks or else I would be in trouble.
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