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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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Update - I took my Murano in for an oil change last weekend. The clunking noise went away for a couple hundred miles, now its back. I'm guessing its a suspension or steering component that got greased up but not holding grease due to a blown out seal maybe. Time to take it to a shop for diagnosis and repair.
 

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Update - I took my Murano in for an oil change last weekend. The clunking noise went away for a couple hundred miles, now its back. I'm guessing its a suspension or steering component that got greased up but not holding grease due to a blown out seal maybe. Time to take it to a shop for diagnosis and repair.
Normally an oil change these days does not include greasing anything, the tie rods and other front end component ball joints on modern cars generally don't have zerk fittings to that need to be greased.

However, there are after market outer tie rods that so include a zerk fitting to grease. When I replace the outer tie rods on my '03 I used Moog tie rods that did have a zerk fitting, so they do need to be greased periodically. Perhaps you may have this type of tie rod. If you do, and it clunks shortly after being greased, it should be replaced.

You can check if it needs to be replaced by jacking the wheel off the ground, then grab the wheel at the 9 and 3 o'clock positions and feel for ANY movement when gently moving back and forth. In my case there was a tiny movement, a slight click, when mine needed to be replaced. I failed my state inspection due to it... If you're hearing a clunk while driving, you should feel a lot of movement when testing it I would think... Also, when mine needed to be replaced, I noticed the car would feel slightly squirrelly in the steering when coming to a stop.

It could also be another replacement front end component ball joint that has a zerk grease fitting.

I found this video that may explain better for what to look for:

 
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