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#1 Old 05-09-2012, 01:22 PM
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Unhappy murano exhaust manifold

I have a 2006 murano, took it to the dealer for both exhaust manifolds to be replaced. Got back my car with a leaking power steering fluid. Took it back to the next day to let them know about the leak. They say theyare not responsible for the leak. There was no leaks before I took the car. The question is the dealer responsible to fix the leak? How far apart is the exhaust manifolds to the power steering fluid pipe?
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What was wrong with the exhaust manifold? If I were you, I'd trace where the leak is exactly coming from. Could be coincidental, but dealers are known to fix one and mess up another in the process also. Your problem is proof that they messed it up--Maybe if the hard tubing was accidentally damaged--if thats where the leak is coming from....Hard to say but you can try calling nissan USA customer service and see if they will help. Its probably the pressure line--common problem. There is a diy for that posted in this forum. Would cost you $110 in parts plus your time if you diy it. Good luck.
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Welcome to the forum.

The MO's high-pressure power steering hose is a known weak spot. It is plausible that it was leaking prior to having your car serviced. It is also plausible that the damage occurred as the manifolds were being replaced. It is an awfully tight work-space under that hood.

I suggest you contact Nissan Consumer Affairs @ 800-647-7261, plead your case, and see if they will at least pick up a portion of the repair.

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Welcome to the forum.

The MO's high-pressure power steering hose is a known weak spot. It is plausible that it was leaking prior to having your car serviced. It is also plausible that the damage occurred as the manifolds were being replaced. It is an awfully tight work-space under that hood.

I suggest you contact Nissan Consumer Affairs @ 800-647-7261, plead your case, and see if they will at least pick up a portion of the repair.

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Thanks for the response. There were no leaks before the manifolds were replaced. The damage occurred when manifold were replaced. They want me to pay $160.00 in parts and they take care of the labor. But the thing is the damage happened on their end, why should I have to pay for the parts. Will try the consumer affairs #.
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Welcome to the forum.

The MO's high-pressure power steering hose is a known weak spot. It is plausible that it was leaking prior to having your car serviced. It is also plausible that the damage occurred as the manifolds were being replaced. It is an awfully tight work-space under that hood.

I suggest you contact Nissan Consumer Affairs @ 800-647-7261, plead your case, and see if they will at least pick up a portion of the repair.

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Thanks for the response. There were no leaks before the manifolds were replaced. The damage occurred when manifold were replaced. They want me to pay $160.00 in parts and they take care of the labor. But the thing is the damage happened on their end, why should I have to pay for the parts. Will try the consumer affairs #.
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Thanks for the response. There were no leaks before the manifolds were replaced. The damage occurred when manifold were replaced. They want me to pay $160.00 in parts and they take care of the labor. But the thing is the damage happened on their end, why should I have to pay for the parts. Will try the consumer affairs #.
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Thanks, will call the sonsumer affairs.
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They want me to pay $160.00 in parts and they take care of the labor.
Hmmm, that's interesting. A dealer does not normally offer up free labor. Some might interpret that as an admission of guilt. Others might say it is simply good customer service. I tend to view it as the former.

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Honestly yeah it's a tight working area but I cannot see how an exhaust manfold replacement would have caused your leak UNLESS your hose was getting ready to leak and some slight contact with it may have disturbed it enough to start leaking.

In my opinion, regardless of who caused it, with the known issue of these hoses leaking and they're willing to cover the labor and all you gotta pay for is the parts, I say DO IT!

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So. Why did you need to exhaust manifolds replaced?

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I do not ever recall reading about a member having both exhaust manifolds replaced on his/her MO. Why were yours replaced?

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I do not ever recall reading about a member having both exhaust manifolds replaced on his/her MO. Why were yours replaced?

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I had a car in for a radiator replacement and it came back with an electrical fault. Fed up with constantly getting the car back with more problems than it went in with and being an electrician I tracked down the source of the new electrical fault. While at first the mechanic denied it had anything to do with them replacing the radiator after I showed them where the wire had been busted off(near the radiator) the mechanic apologized and said the apprentice had done the work.

If I wanted an unskilled tradesman working on my car I would have changed the radiator myself.

I'm thankful for all the people who let me stuff up the wiring in their houses while I was an apprentice but I would prefer apprentices stuff up other peoples cars rather than learn on mine.

Anything is possible, if your car is coming back with problems it didn't go in with maybe it's time to get under the hood yourself.
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I had a car in for a radiator replacement and it came back with an electrical fault. Fed up with constantly getting the car back with more problems than it went in with and being an electrician I tracked down the source of the new electrical fault. While at first the mechanic denied it had anything to do with them replacing the radiator after I showed them where the wire had been busted off(near the radiator) the mechanic apologized and said the apprentice had done the work.

If I wanted an unskilled tradesman working on my car I would have changed the radiator myself.

I'm thankful for all the people who let me stuff up the wiring in their houses while I was an apprentice but I would prefer apprentices stuff up other peoples cars rather than learn on mine.

Anything is possible, if your car is coming back with problems it didn't go in with maybe it's time to get under the hood yourself.
Unfortunately we're not all born with talent/skill and we do need to get our feet wet and get experience on SOMEONE'S vehicle at some point. Sucks what happened to you but this happens all the time, you of all people should understand. I was an apprentice once and yeah i messed up alot of crap but i've learned from my mistakes.

I've never had to replace both exhaust manifolds on a Murano before but the rear Bank 1 manifold is common to crack and eventually break right between the #1 and #3 primary tubes.

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