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#1 Old 08-02-2007, 05:35 PM
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Unhappy My Murano 2004 just died on me

Hello anyone,

My Murano just died on me today.
I don't think it's the battery because the radio, lights and front panel, I'm able to turn it on.

I could hear a clicking/grinding sound everytime I turn on the key ignition.

Does any knows if it's the starter or something else. what the cost of a new starter?

Greatly appreciate it.
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Well, it could be the battery. The battery is nearly 4 years old at this point. It could have enough power to run the lights and radio, but not enough voltage and amperage to run the starter. If you're hearing clicking, it sounds like the starter solenoid is engaging which further makes me believe it might be the battery. Not sure about the grinding noise though.

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Sounds like the battery to me. Did you try jump starting it with another car? The radio would work with an almost dead battery. It doesn't draw much for amperage. I would try by jumping it with cables and see if everything works. It's the first step in finding out your issue.

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Sure sounds like battery to me
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Try cleaning the battery posts with a wire brush. Even though you may not see corrosion, a film can build up on the posts(and inside the cable clamps--wire brush them too) that will increase the resistance.

Be sure nothing(especially the headlights) electrical is 'on'. Take off the negative clamp first and clean it and the neg. post. Place the neg. clamp/cable away from metal and then remove the positive cable clamp. Clean both. Place them back; positive first, negative last. Tighten the clamps securely but do not over tighten them.

You can get a battery post/clamp brush kit at any auto store. Might want to get a voltmeter too.

Or, you could fore go all of that if you can get your Mo to an Auto Zone. They will test the battery and may even clean your posts/clamps... for free.

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Re: My Murano 2004 just died on me

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what the cost of a new starter?
The MSRP for a new starter is $291.

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The clicking noise you hear is the starter solenoid - my guess is your battery is too weak to start the car.

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Have you checked the water level in the battery? You may still be able to add distilled water, and save the battery.

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The battery is dead.

Go and get yourself a quality new battery.

Replace battery every 3 years.

You will not regret it.

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The battery is dead.

Go and get yourself a quality new battery.

Replace battery every 3 years.

You will not regret it.
I agree with Kris, I changed out my battery at 3.5 years when it hesitated to start the Mo once. I changed the battery out the next week.

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