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2003 Nissan Altima

My car been at Nissan Dealer for vibration noise while in drive at a complete stop, goes away in idle mode.

They replaced the belt, tension-er, alternator, couple motor mounts and still not fixed yet.

Any suggestions what can I do to fix this problem?


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  • terrywmj Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem - Altima 2.4 (2003) Idles perfect in park, but put it in drive and hold the brake and the steering wheel vibrates. Thought it was a motor mount, but mounts didn't fix it. I pulled the intake manifold and checked butterfly valves and they were all good. Cleaned the MAF & throttle body & relearned the air idle control, changed the spark plugs, took it to the dealership and had the computer completely reprogramed. Took the pre cat off and removed the cone (to fix the problem where the cone comes apart and gets sucked up into the head - messing up the valves and rings) None of this fixed problem. The car isnt giving any trouble codes either. Im wondering if something is wrong in the transmission or maybe the streering column itself ?? Also can some of the sensors have a problem without giving a code ??



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I heard it could be the steering column

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Check your exhaust system, some bolts used to loose or gone on Altima 02-06. Especially check the bolt close to the joint between exhaust manifold and front pipe. Check if your sway bar rubbing your exhaust pipe.

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