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My '07 Murano has developed a mild clunking noise when going over bumps, most noticeable at slow speeds. Seems to be from the driver's side front wheel. Going over cracks in the pavement sounds like "clunk, clunk clunk, clunk"... Thing is, the noise goes away if I ride the brakes so it seems to be brakes related. Thinking caliper guide pin issue maybe?
 

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My '07 Murano has developed a mild clunking noise when going over bumps, most noticeable at slow speeds. Seems to be from the driver's side front wheel. Going over cracks in the pavement sounds like "clunk, clunk clunk, clunk"... Thing is, the noise goes away if I ride the brakes so it seems to be brakes related. Thinking caliper guide pin issue maybe?
Usually, if it's a problem with the brakes the noise is heard while braking, not the other way around. Check out the sway bar end links as that's a common symptom when they go bad. Otherwise, you'll just have to go around and inspect all the other suspension components.
 

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My '07 Murano has developed a mild clunking noise when going over bumps, most noticeable at slow speeds. Seems to be from the driver's side front wheel. Going over cracks in the pavement sounds like "clunk, clunk clunk, clunk"... Thing is, the noise goes away if I ride the brakes so it seems to be brakes related. Thinking caliper guide pin issue maybe?
By putting the brakes on, you're creating pressure on the suspension system. If you have, say for instance a worn ball joint, applying the brakes forces the ball joint to one side, which will prevent it from clunking to an extent.

Have the front end inspected by a qualified mechanic. Have them physically show you where the issue is or loose part is before agreeing to any repairs. Don't let them give you the line about Insurance won't let customers in the work area of the garage. Garage insurance policy allows customers to be show issues on their vehicles in the bay and on a lift. Customers are not allow in the area when work is being performed. If they won't show you, LEAVE. They'll usually escort you to the car and show you the issue at that point.

Use YouTube to check out videos on what to look for when inspecting the front end of cars. Most mid-sized Nissans have the same basic front end. Any video featuring a Nissan should point you in the right direction so that you'll understand what is being shown to you at the garage.

Good luck.

Have a good day.
 
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