Replacement shocks breaking and leaking. I am on 4th set now
I have a 2003 Nissan Murano. Last Aug. I replaced my back shocks because the factory ones seamed week. When 2 adults were in the back seat or when I pulled my boat, I would bottom out on bumps or dips in the road. So I had them replaced with Monroe Sensa-Trac. Nice ride at 1st. I took of for the 1st 2 weeks in Sept. to the UP of Michigan. I put about 2000 miles on the Murano round trip. The second week of the trip my fishing buddy said it felt like my shock on the passenger side was bad. When I got back, sure enough it was leaking. My machanic replaced it with the same tipe shock. In Oct the driver's side shock broke. My machanic replaced it with the same. In Nov. the passenger side shock broke. This time he replaced both with another brand that cost more and was suppose to be stronger. Today I had to change a flat tire and saw that the passenger side shock was leaking. I can't have that much bad luck. What is causing this.
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Shocks/struts are key to keeping your ride in your vehicle as smooth as it can be with the bumps and dips in the road.
Is it plausible this is your problem? Yes.
Is this your problem? I don't know without looking at the vehicle itself.
But, if you notice your vehicle riding rough AND did not state this to the mechanic diagnosing your vehicle and they suggest replacement of the rear shocks, it doesn't seem someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes in this situation.
Hello tbyers006: My name is Roger and I will help you. According to what the shop manuals show. Your vehicle has a 3.5 V-6 engine. This motor does not have a timing belt. This engine uses a timing chain. Timing chains have no scheduled replacement. Should you have further questions please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. This way I know the answer was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Check out autopartswarehouse they list front and rear KYB product. Not much out there, probably because of the year of the Murano, not too many people replacing shocks/struts yet, there will be much more available in a couple of years. I had to search for some time to find something.