Question about 1999 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

The car is making a grinding/knicking noise it is

The car is making a grinding/knocking noise it is coming from the pulleys. Possible idler pulley?

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Expert
  • 38 Answers

Could be however the harmonic pulley seems more likely, to check this __ with the engine running put a large srewdriver behind to pulley, next, carefully put your ear to the pulley and see if you can hear the grinding noise from there

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 6 Answers

Pullys have bearings and the bearings will go bad. what you need to figure out is what pully is makeing the noise and replace said pully. another problem you might have is the power steering pump. check the fluid level to make sure it's not low or dry. when a power steering pump goes bad it makes some noise. another possibale problem is if the car has a/c. the a/c compressor has an internal clutch that will make a grinding noise when it goes bad. To test this start the car turn you a/c on or your defrosters on and listen for the noise in the lower front area of the engine compartment (usually the lowest front pully). shut off the car and look for metal shavings on the pully. for this you should take the car to someone to evacuate the system so you don't release refridgerant into the atmosphere (it is also very flamable) and will need to be oiled with 134a oil and recharged after the repair. hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is causing rattling grinding noise at idle especially in my 89 4.5 DeVille?


The technique I always used to identify where such a noise was coming from was to use a very long screwdriver (2 feet long), while the engine is running. CAREFULLY touch the screwdriver end to each pulley or other object under the hood, and put your ear to the handle. The device making the noise will become very clear.

It could be AC pump/clutch, alternator, water pump, power steering pump, etc.

May 20, 2015 | Cadillac DeVille Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My idler pulley on my 96 ford explorer is grinding on the bracket that holds it in place and creating a loud grinding noise, what steps would I use to resolve it??


change the idler pulley . its held on by a bolt in the center of the pulley. the bearings are sealed so you can't grease them. but first you have to take the tension off the serpintine belt. that is also another pulley located below the idler.don't know what size bolt on a ford but use a long wrench grab the bolt on the tensioner push to the right like you were tightening it. that will release the tension on the belt. don't take the belt all the way off just off the idler pulley. change the pulley and do tha same to reinstall the serpintine belt. if the belt comes all thr way off under the hood or on the front around the top of the radiator there will be a schematic that shows you how the belt should go around everything. let me know what happens. sometimes the tensioner pulley will grind also so be sure your changing the right pulley

Jun 26, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Spinning noise


I always try to help on the first reading of a problem, but we need to know if the car is moving or Parked or in gear. Make, Model, Year of car.

If moving, it could be brakes dragging, transmission problems, bearings. If Parked, power steering pump, water pump, Alternator, A/C compressor pulley or unit. Some apply to moving car too!

Sometimes idler pulleys on the belt, dirty belts wiil make spinning noise, but not grind.

Nov 12, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My engine was screeching and then it would stop it got progressively worse then the fan belt broke how do I replace it do I have to remove the other belts


Okay, those type belts don't just break. The screaching you were hearing was one the pulleys locking up, and in doing so makes the belt get very hot. Once it gets hot enough to melt the rubber in it, it will come apart. I recommend you inspect all the pulleys, and make sure they spin freely, and NO grinding noise.

I suspect either the idler pulley, or the tensioner pulley.

Aug 31, 2011 | Kia Sportage Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Noise on belt tensioner or idler pulley


Carefully check the condition of the belt, the tensioner, and the idler pulley. I had the same thing happen and once I knew where to look, I could see that my idler pulley bearings were bad (understatement...they were GONE!)

Your idler pulley and tensioner need to look even and straight and not leaning in or out. A sure sign of a problem is if one or the other leans in toward where the tension from the belt would be on it.

The best way to check is to buy, rent, or borrow a serpentine belt wrench to take the pressure off and then try and wiggle the tension and idler pulley. If you feel any play, replace as soon as possible. I dragged my feet and ten days after I heard the noise, my idler pulley flew apart right as I pulled into work.

Feb 19, 2011 | 2003 Toyota RAV4

1 Answer

When you start the engine . i cold hear a grinding noise coming from the engine. most likely from from the belt area.


Hello
Remove accessory belt and examine the water pump pulley. Turn it manually and if there's to much play it is possible that it is worn out. with the belt removed still, check idler pulley(s) and tension pulley. If bearings turn freely or a "dry" sound is hearded, chances are bearing pulley(s) are worn. Carlos C.

Feb 11, 2011 | 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

Motor making a loud tapping noise


Please open the bonnett and identify the tapping noise before we can decide on a possible fault.
It can be the slapping of belt, the water pump, the idler pulley, alternator.
If not the noise may be coming from the engine, possible tappet, cam noise or crank pulley being loose.
It is better you carefully hear the location of noise.A possible hint, spray some water to the belt, pulley, water pump, alternator pulley to see if the noise dies off . if so replace the confirmed part.
If within engine, teh section has to be confirmed but only after removing section.
Hope this help to identify. good day

Aug 18, 2010 | 1999 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

My idler pulley is making a squeaky light grinding niose.


Any Auto Parts store or even a Wallmart may have a WD 40. I would first try to spray this behind or right where you see the Axel of this Idle pulley.
Unfortunately it may be getting old and dried out.
If you have any grease or even - sounds funny - Vaseline - try smearing this on where the Axel meet's the round pulley.
Blessings,
A/V Guy

Nov 19, 2009 | 1998 Nissan Maxima

2 Answers

Whistling noise coming from engine compartment on 2004 toyota sequoia


Troublkeshoot possible noisy idler pulleys, if they are OK, remove the plastic cobers & check for a noisy timing belt tensioner pulley. Water pumps rarely "whistle"; they grind. But, if you see any evidence of leakage at the weep hole on the water pump impeller shaft, replace the pump regardless. Might as well replace the timing belt whilst you are there, too.

Sep 08, 2008 | 2004 Toyota Sequoia

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Nissan Maxima Logo

587 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Phil Lovisek
Phil Lovisek

Level 3 Expert

726 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Are you a Nissan Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...