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#1 Old 11-26-2012, 05:30 AM
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suddenly developed a clunking noise in the front end when accelerating from a dead stop. No noise if I ease in to it only when I start rather rapidly 2009 LE 28k
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Is there a question or is this just a statement?
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i have that happen once in awhile as well. maybe a engine mount? i cant replicated it reliably to check
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My bet is motor mount, since they have a habit of failing. Control arms might be second guess.

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I drive 69 miles one way to work. There is one stop sign that is on a gradual hill and a bit slanted that mine does that clunk. Scared me at first but this is the only place it does it. It also only does it if I take off a little cast. I dont worry about it anymore since in all of my travels this is the only place it does it.
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Sounds like motor mount. The torque required to get the car moving is shifting the engine and you hear a clunk as it drops back into place. Better get it taken care of.

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Sounds like motor mount. The torque required to get the car moving is shifting the engine and you hear a clunk as it drops back into place. Better get it taken care of.
Soooo your saying the engine flying out of the car is a bad thing.
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Soooo your saying the engine flying out of the car is a bad thing.
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Well, kinda-sorta, but I think in this case it's just trying to roll over and go to sleep.

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Front Engine Mounting Insulator - NTB12-031 I hope to get mine replaced this week.
2009 Nissan Murano Service Bulletins - Nissanhelp.com - NTB12-031

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Mine does that too. Had it inspected TWICE while still under warranty. I was told the technicians inspected numerous possible causes. Tightened everything to specs, no defects noted that were beyond factory tolerances. It's something that I live with. But, since it's no longer under warranty, I'm looking to trade vehicles at some point in the near future.
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Well the Nissan "Tech" could not make it make the noise, so I too will just have to live with it I guess.

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Hopefully someone can answer this. When Nissan issues a service bulletin for an issue such as this, does that mean they will cover repair cost?
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If it's under warranty, yes.

Otherwise, they use the TSB as a document to instruct on how to do the repair and charge you for the labor/parts.

Your MO's shouldn't be making this noise. If you're under warranty and it's happening, get it fixed! With the amount of $$$ you're shelling out to drive this vehicle, it shouldn't be behaving this way and you shouldn't have to "live with it"!

After 142K miles, my MO is history. Now sporting a loaded silver 2012 Ford Edge Limited with 20" wheels.
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I'm getting a lot of clunking in the front end. I've noticed it more now that the roads are bumpy as hell with the snow we just had. It sounds like the front end is going to fall apart. I feel it in the steering wheel sometimes, so was wondering if it could be a part of the steering shaft; or should I just bring it to the dealer to look at (it is under warranty). It has been happening for a while, and now it's really bad.
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