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Shocks and Struts for Nissan Murano

Shock absorbers and struts are important components of the suspension system of a Nissan Murano. Understanding how all of the various components work together and what they are responsible for goes a long way when it comes to determining the need for repairs and replacement parts.

Where are shocks and struts located on the Murano?

Shocks are typically located on the rear of a vehicle. Struts or strut assemblies can be found on the front of the Nissan Murano. The struts mount directly to the chassis to ensure that the vehicle is able to travel in a straight direction when in motion. These suspension components work together to prevent the Nissan Murano from experiencing shock when traveling over surfaces that are not level or when being driven in rough terrain.

What is a strut assembly in a Nissan?

A strut assembly is all of the components necessary for making a complete replacement. These units are fully assembled and include not only the main dampening chamber but also the bearing plate, upper and lower spring isolators, coil spring, a boot kit, and the upper spring seat.

When should the Nissan Murano shock absorbers be changed?

Due to the importance of safety associated with shock absorbers on a Nissan Murano, it is important to have the suspension system inspected and maintained as necessary. Here is a list of occasions when repairs and replacement should be done for the strut assembly and shock absorbers on these automobiles.

  • When you experience pulling to one side or the other when making a turn.
  • When excessive bouncing or shock is experienced while driving the automobile.
  • If you notice the car not driving in a straight pattern, also known as dog tracking, when in motion.
  • If you hear noises coming from around the tires of the automobile.
  • When there is fluid present around the shock that can be felt or seen during an inspection.
How often should Nissan shock and strut mounts be replaced?

While many manufacturers suggest having these mounts replaced on an automobile every 50,000 miles, this is not always necessary. That is why it is important to have regular inspections and maintenance for the suspension system of an automobile completed. The mounts are under excessive pressure. As a rule of thumb, it is a good idea to have the mounts on your Murano replaced whenever the shock absorbers and struts are changed themselves.

Where are strut bushings on a Nissan Murano?

The strut bushings sit at the end of an assembly where this assembly bolts onto the chassis. These suspension parts on a Nissan Murano add an extra amount of cushion for absorbing the shock that an automobile experiences.