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When driving my 2006 pathfinder a loud clicking sound sound the faster you drive the louder

I had it in for repair and they said it was belts but did not cure it it is like someone running a iron bar along a corragated fence like a tinny noise i am sorry i bought it i have it 3 weeks and have only driven it 3 times any help thank you

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Hi Herbert, we'll need you to describe more about the sound. Where does it seem to be coming from, the front of the vehicle or rear? Does the sound only come while making a corner or is it present all the time while driving? Does the sound change with light brake application? Does the sound seem related to the engine, brakes, suspension or braking systems? I guessing that it is from the engine compartment. If the service shop guys have told you the problem is with the belts, why did they not replace them? Regards John

Posted on Jan 13, 2013

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  • herbert harbinson Jan 13, 2013

    hi the noise is a loud like you know when you were young and you put a closepegto the back wheel of your bike with a peice of card and it sounded like amotor bike when you drove the bike the faster you pedald the more noiser it got the noise comes from front engine part it is a very anoingsound like if you were in the wrong gear

  • herbert harbinson Jan 13, 2013

    ps the belts were change on friday no change did it do thanks

  • Hi Herbert, It sounds to me as if the sound is created by something rotating. Inspect the cooling fans to make sure they are not coming into contact with anything. As you have only recently bought the vehicle it may be helpful for you to contact the previous owner and ask if the problem was noticed then. It is important to know if the sound is coming from inside the engine or from one of the units fitted to it outside. As Curt has said and as I suggested earlier, if your mechanics told you the belt was defective, please have it replaced. Let us know the answers to the questions. Regards John

  • Erasmo Nava
    Erasmo Nava Oct 29, 2013

    might be an axel if it makes the sound when you apply or let go of the brake , snaping sound , or when you step on the gas

  • Erasmo Nava
    Erasmo Nava Oct 29, 2013

    cv joint

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