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not sure if this is an acceleration problem but....just got in my Murano this morning warmed it a bit...temps in the 20 degrees..a few blocks later from a stop took off but then it seemed the rpms reved up higher then normal and the speed would only go to 30 mph ..and thats it couldn't go any faster....for a couple of blocks then it all just went away...didnt do it later when I left work to go home ..didnt feel anything like this morning....first time this has done this....2014 Murano sv 43000 miles....any info would be great.....
 

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I'd start with scanning for error codes and checking your air intake for leaks.
 

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not sure if this is an acceleration problem but....just got in my Murano this morning warmed it a bit...temps in the 20 degrees..a few blocks later from a stop took off but then it seemed the rpms reved up higher then normal and the speed would only go to 30 mph ..and thats it couldn't go any faster....for a couple of blocks then it all just went away...didnt do it later when I left work to go home ..didnt feel anything like this morning....first time this has done this....2014 Murano sv 43000 miles....any info would be great.....
Have there been any other issues with how the car has been driving recently that might be connected? Follow MuranoSL2003's advice and I'd also suggest checking your CVT fluid level since your description sounded like the transmission (temporarily) wasn't shifting to a lower gear ratio. Let us know if you find anything.
 

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Use a OBD2 code scanner that can read Nissan CVT TCM codes, many generic code readers can't.

A good Android app for retrieving engine and Nissan CVT error codes is CVTz50.
 

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Have there been any other issues with how the car has been driving recently that might be connected? Follow MuranoSL2003's advice and I'd also suggest checking your CVT fluid level since your description sounded like the transmission (temporarily) wasn't shifting to a lower gear ratio. Let us know if you find anything.
nope this was the first time it did something like this and no other issues ...it was icy that morning too maybe just slipping on ice...also I see there is a lock or clip on tube for checking trans oil...how do I get this unclipped to check...thanks...
 

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I'd start with scanning for error codes and checking your air intake for leaks.
i did do a search too and saw about air intake leaks ..ill have to check for that ..when weather warms a bit...ill see if I can get someone to scan for codes...this hasn't happened again tho ...so far so good....
 

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i did do a search too and saw about air intake leaks ..ill have to check for that ..when weather warms a bit...ill see if I can get someone to scan for codes...this hasn't happened again tho ...so far so good....
Sounds good, and checking will only take a minute or so. Hope that you can do this soon, as it's no fun to put up with this problem.
 

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nope this was the first time it did something like this and no other issues ...it was icy that morning too maybe just slipping on ice...also I see there is a lock or clip on tube for checking trans oil...how do I get this unclipped to check...thanks...
Just push the locking tab in with a small screwdriver or pick and you should be able to pull it out. CVT fluid check must be done with engine running at operating temperature and be sure to manually shift through all the gears for a few seconds each before measuring. You'll see a cross-hatched area near the bottom of the dipstick--the level should be somewhere within. See this video for reference although you don't need a scanner that can read the CVT fluid temperature--just do it after you've driven the car around for a while to make sure the engine and CVT are properly warmed up.

 

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Btw the dipstick is difficult to read as fluid is usually present all over the thing, but if you look really close at it with daylight shining right on it you will see some consistency of fluid to gauge the level with. I dont know how else to say it lol sorry.
 
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