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#16 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:

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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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