Nissan Murano 2003-05

Engine

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NOTE
Disconnecting the negative battery cable on some vehicles may interfere with the functions of the on board computer system. The computer may undergo a relearning process once the negative battery cable is reconnected.

Removal & Installation





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Fig. Engine mounting-2wd



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Fig. Engine mounting-AWD

  1. Release fuel pressure.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine cover, and the splash guards.
  4.  
  5. Drain engine coolant.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery and tray
     
    Air inlet duct
     
    Air duct and air cleaner case (upper) assembly with mass air flow sensor
     
    Power brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Drive belts
     
    Radiator assembly, coolant reservoir, and system hoses
     
    RH windshield wiper arm and right font cowl top cover
     
    Engine room harness from the ECM side
     
    Heater hoses
     
    Wheel and tires
     
    A/C compressor with piping connected, and temporarily secure it aside
     
    Fuel hose quick connector at vehicle piping side
     
    Transaxle shift control cable.
     
    Starter motor
     
    Front exhaust tube
     
    Reservoir tank for the power steering from engine compartment bracket and position it aside.
     
    Power steering gear from steering lower joint
     
    Steering outer socket from steering knuckle
     
    Stabilizer connecting rod
     
    Propeller shaft (AWD models)
     
    Left and right front halfshafts
     
    Power steering piping from power steering oil cooler
     

  8.  
  9. Position a manual lift table caddy under the engine and transaxle assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the right engine mounting insulator
  12.  
  13. Remove mounting bolt between transverse link and front suspension member
  14.  
  15. Carefully lower the engine, transaxle, transfer case (AWD models) and front suspension member assembly with the manual lift table caddy, avoiding interference with the vehicle body.
  16.  


WARNING
Before and during this procedure, always check if any harnesses are left connected. Avoid any damage to, or any oil or grease smearing or spills onto the engine mounting insulators.

  1. Remove the crankshaft position sensor (POS).
  2.  
  3. Disconnect front suspension mounting nuts and bolts to remove engine, transaxle, transfer case (AWD models) and front suspension member assembly as a unit.
  4.  
  5. Separate the engine, transaxle and transfer case (AWD models) assembly and front suspension member.
  6.  
  7. Installation is the reverse order of removal. See the accompanying illustrations for the proper torque values.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Properly release the fuel pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  6.  
  7. Matchmark and remove the hood.
  8.  
  9. Remove the engine cover, and the splash guards.
  10.  
  11. Drain engine coolant.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Battery and tray
     
    Air inlet duct
     
    Air duct and air cleaner case (upper) assembly with mass air flow sensor
     
    Power brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Drive belts
     
    Radiator assembly, coolant reservoir, and system hoses
     
    RH windshield wiper arm and right font cowl top cover
     
    Engine room harness from the ECM side
     
    Heater hoses
     
    Wheel and tires
     
    A/C compressor with piping connected, and temporarily secure it aside
     
    Fuel hose quick connector at vehicle piping side
     
    Transaxle shift control cable.
     
    Starter motor
     
    Front exhaust tube
     
    Reservoir tank for the power steering from engine compartment bracket and position it aside.
     
    Power steering gear from steering lower joint
     
    Steering outer socket from steering knuckle
     
    Stabilizer connecting rod
     
    Propeller shaft (AWD vehicles)
     
    Left and right front halfshafts
     
    Power steering piping from power steering oil cooler
     

  14.  
  15. Position a manual lift table caddy under the engine and transaxle assembly.
  16.  
  17. Remove the right engine mounting insulator
  18.  
  19. Remove mounting bolt between transverse link and front suspension member
  20.  
  21. Carefully lower the engine, transaxle, transfer case (AWD vehicles) and front suspension member assembly with the manual lift table caddy, avoiding interference with the vehicle body.
    WARNING
    Before and during this procedure, always check if any harnesses are left connected. Avoid any damage to, or any oil or grease smearing or spills onto the engine mounting insulators.

  22.  
  23. Remove the crankshaft position sensor (POS).
  24.  
  25. Disconnect front suspension mounting nuts and bolts to remove engine, transaxle, transfer case (AWD vehicles) and front suspension member assembly as a unit.
  26.  
  27. Separate the engine, transaxle and transfer case (AWD vehicles) assembly and front suspension member.
  28.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal. See the accompanying illustrations for the proper torque values.
    NOTE
    On 2005 vehicles, see accelerator pedal released position learning, throttle valve closed position learning and idle air volume learning procedures.



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    Fig. Engine mounting and related components-2003 2WD



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    Fig. Engine mounting and related components-2004-2005 2WD



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    Fig. Engine mounting and related components-2003 AWD



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    Fig. Engine mounting and related components-2004-2005 AWD

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