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I have an 03 nissan altima engine makes loud clicking noise

I have an 03 nissan altima when i turn car on i hear a bad clicking noise coming from engine some days when car warms up i turn it off then back off then i can barely hear it it lowers down after driving for about 7 to 10 mins

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1st check the the oil level and the vehicle's oil type.(owners manuel) 5w30-10w30
10w 30 is a thicker oil and could possibly be causing this.(Moves more freely through the engine heats the oil)

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  • larry
    larry Nov 22, 2013

    why would it only do it when you put it into gear

  • mikadot
    mikadot Nov 22, 2013

    The other cause of ticking sounds is the harmonic balancer. But dry rocker arms in the valve cover is still the most likely cause.

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    mikadot Nov 22, 2013

    no idea why it makes noise in gear and not in park.

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CHECK TIMMING BELT TENSIONER SLACK USUALLY BREAKS AND IT MAKES A LOT OF TICKING NOISE WHEN CAR IS WARMING UP ,NEED TO REPLACE TIMMING CHAIN AND TENSIONERS

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