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Rattle when accelerating

2005 nissan pathfinder SE. 40,000 + miles.  when i accelerate at low speeds, i hear a rattle. it almost sounds like a diesel pick- up accelerating. any thoughts?

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    thanks john, i'll see where that path leads.

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Had the same issue, had someone look and it seems the noise was caused by heat shield being loose covering exhaust system. Have that checked out.

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This bulletin has been amended as of 10/31/05. The Parts Information section has been revised. No other content has been changed. Discard all previous versions of this bulletin. IF YOU CONFIRM: There is a rattle noise coming from the Variable Induction Air Control System (VIAS) Power Valve Actuator / Intake Manifold Collector at engine speeds around 2,200 RPM. AND The rattle noise can be controlled (stopped and started) by using CONSULT-II to turn the VIAS S/V "ON" and "OFF". NOTE: You must use CONSULT-II "Active Test" for VIAS system to confirm the rattle noise. Refer to the Service Procedure (page 3) for the CONSULT-II procedure. ACTION: Repair the Intake Manifold Collector. Refer to the Service Procedure (page 4). Confirm the incident is resolved by using CONSULT-II "Active Test" for VIAS system. See this bulletin for further detail.

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Hi
Classic sound of pinking !
Possible dodgy fuel ?
Check for possible air leak.
Good Luck !
John.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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