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post #16 of 25 Old 09-17-2012, 02:53 PM
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They are raking you on the install! Wow. Thats expensive. I bought my car with 57k and the rear shocks were bad. Replaced them and less than 1k miles the other set went bad. Nissan dealer replaced them free both times. I talk to the tech guys and looked through the parts and saw that the Cabriolet models use the same mounting for the shocks. I may eventually replace with H&R springs and go with cabriolet shocks as they would be a little heavier duty with the added loading due to the ride being lower. Maybe something to look into IF H&R ever decide to finish 'testing' on these springs.

I almost think its more of a spring problem than shock now that I have read your issues. Good luck and keep us posted.
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i have a 05' murano and it does not have spring coil on the rear shocks, AM I MISSING something here...........
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Got the new shocks and springs installed and so far no
Problems. The car does look to be sitting higher so
it seems it was the springs. I will let y'all know if anything
Changes.

Thanks for your input.
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Good to hear that. If everything works out fine, it was worth the money spent

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i have a 05' murano and it does not have spring coil on the rear shocks, AM I MISSING something here...........
No, your MO is not missing anything.

The MO has a coil spring rear suspension. That is different from having a "Coilover" (coil spring over strut) suspension, which is what you are describing.

The MO's rear suspension looks like this:

not this:

I hope this helps.

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The shock absorber is a bit of a misnomer because the job of the shock is for rebound control, not to actually absorb the shock (that is the job of the spring). If you have a cracked spring, or one that is mis-seated, it will put stress on the shock to actually "absorb" bumps, which is it not designed to do. It is unusual to have three sets fail, so I can certainly buy the broken spring idea.

As for installation, I'd expect at least 2 hours labor along with an alignment fee cost.

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Just heard back from Nissan and they said the rear recoil springs were bad....
beaninno, How did Nissan detirmine the coils were bad? I am trying to convince Nissan that mine are bad, but they say "They look fine".

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Exclamation 2010 Murano Blown Shocks 3 times now and going in for a 4th

I purchased this Murano on January 16, 2016. Before we even had it 2 weeks the shocks were blown. They replaced both rear shocks by Mid February. We took them in again in March for the second time replacing and demanded a new vehicle (which was not an option as I loved this vehicle and nothing else on the lot compared) or further diagnostic of the issue to determine what else could be the case. They simply said it was probably a defective part, apologized and replaced again. Now I just dropped off my vehicle a week ago and picked it up a couple days ago and we're going on to our 4th time replacing these shocks. I'm fuming. I will definitely try talking to them about the coil you mentioned but I'd like to know if you've had any further issues. Keep me posted!
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It makes sense that if the coils/springs are bad, that it would blow out the shocks. Similar to people who lower their cars with aftermarket springs or even cutting their stock springs, usually leads to the shocks blowing out. I'm thinking the coils are really bad, maybe they sagged so much or gone totally limp or something, and with the tremendous weight from our SUV, its killing the shocks. So the coils is the cause of all this headaches!
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Need Help!

Went in to get my tires rotated at tire shop and they said my rear shocks were leaking and blown. Since it was there and dealt with them for years told told to go ahead and change out with Genuine Nissan Parts. Picked the car up and 30 minutes later car was bouncing up and down like crazy after whenever I hit a bump. I went back next morning and and show it to them and they said shocks were blown again. They suggested trying after market shocks and switch out the next day. They test drove it and said after 10 minutes the shocks were blown out again. They check everything and said didn't understand it. They refunded me my money and said bring it to a Nissan Dealership.

The Nissan Dealership said they checked it and can't see any reason why this is happening as everything looks fine with installation, mounts, front shocks, etc.

Murano has 120,000 miles on it. Both rear shocks keep blowing out.

Anybody run into this before? Any suggestions or ideas?
What did you replace them with? Talking to brother he said KYB or OEM's are likely the best way to go, but to stay away from Manore (sp?).
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