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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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  • scooba777 Jan 15, 2009

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

  • lestherep Feb 11, 2009

    57 plate navara d40 motor171bhp 20000 mile rattle noise under load .workshop thinks it is an injector problem but nissan will not change all injectors need fault to develop into a misfire. workshop checked tech service bulletin nothing on this model but rattle from air con hose against brake master cyl on pathfinder?

  • chaminoe Feb 25, 2009

    My 2006 Pathfinder Diesel started making rattling, pinking noises when cold. Sounds like piston slap or very loose tappets. I took it to the dealers who checked with Nissan. They say its a known issue and is caused by the engine being cold. They say it dosent happen in warmer weather. It dosen't sound right to me. I don't remember it happening last year.  Not happy with their answer. Warranty runs out in four weeks.

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

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