Question about 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

My 2003 Nissan Altima makes a waired raddaling noise only when i turn on my air condition or defrost on. What is it that i need to fix. I'm guessing my cooling system needs to be flushed or it's something else? and how much does this cost to fix ball park fig.

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 72 Answers

Sounds like the clutch on the compressor to me and they are not sold seperatly so you are looking at about $600, sorry to be the one with bad news.

Posted on May 06, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My heater keeps shutting off how to stop that

your question came in under "CARS & TRUCKS"...

I have seen external applications that require thermal couples... but rather than waste your time & my energy SPECULATING... on the fathomless cavernous possibilities...

Howes about you add a few details... and repost a serious question... (like: WHAT KIND OF HEATER...??).

Add year, make... model... engine size, fuel... transmission..
Current situation... recent history... when the current situation began

Is the heater new, old... just pulled out of the river or donated from a bullet riddled truck...??

Otherwise I'll just answer you MIGHT have a thermostatic valve... incorrectly sensing the desired temperature has just been reached... (2003 Altima? (just guessing again)).K9Q3MN

Carnac the Magnificent


Jan 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


Does the noise occur when the ac is turned off ?

May 19, 2013 | 2002 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

My 2003 chevy trailblazer makes a noise like pressure is releaseing as soon as turn the car off, What is this?

It is probably just your air conditioning. If you have your defrost on it also runs your ac pump. So if you have your ac or defrost on and you shut the vehicle off you will hear a hissing noise for about 10 seconds or so which is normal.

May 05, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

1 Answer

My Nissan Altima (2003) 4 cyl has started to have a rough shift from 1st to 2nd gear. After 15-20 minutes of driving, the shift become smooth/normal. I have 105,000 miles on it and have changed the trans...

possibly normal wear,band adjustment, check fluid level & condition(contamination); check for vacuum hose leaks and condition opf vacuum hoses..

Oct 03, 2010 | 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Broken Air Conditioning

You will need to recharge your A/C system. You can purchase the kit to recharge it at any local auto parts store.

Jul 26, 2010 | 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Air conditioning is hot then cold for nissn altima

air conditioning is cold then it gets warm. compressor doesnt run very long

Jun 12, 2010 | 2006 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

On my 2003 altima, when i crank it up after it hasnt been crunk for maybe 2 hours or more, it makes this loud noise. I can turn my car off, and crank it right bak up and it sounds normal. But it makes the...

Nissan Altima 2003 and up have timing chains and if you have looked for them you're not going to find it unless you take the valve cover off and you will see it on the left side but be thankful for one thing that Nissan guarantees that the timing chain will last the life of the engine which is about 250,000 miles. but as anything mech. it can go out anytime new or old have this checked out soon along with the oil pressure let me know what engine you have and the millage email me and ill do some research for you Lee

Dec 24, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

2003 Nissan Altima, Air condition makes loud noise when the unit is turn on. It slows down where u cant almost hear it after you turn the fan off.

When you put your A/C on, there is Vacum Motor or Solonoide, that increases RPM of the Engine to compensate the load of an A/C. If the vacum hose is leaking or raptured the RPM of Engine remain low and Engine Shakes. When you put the A/C on and the RPM of Engine Increases, but a little, then your Selonoide is working but not adjusted properly, so adjust it for the proper RPM of the Engine. Put all the loads on, I mean Head Lights and A/C on and then ajust the RPM.

Jun 02, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Altima

2 Answers

I have an 03 nissan altima engine makes loud clicking noise

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)

May 17, 2009 | 2003 Nissan Altima

1 Answer

Air conditioning does not blow cold air all the time

your high pressure switch is faulty. the part is about 50$

May 12, 2009 | 1998 Nissan Altima

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Nissan Altima Logo

Related Topics:

141 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Nissan Experts


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