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I have 134000 miles on my 2005 Altima and the dealer repair told me the timing chain needs to be replaced. Is this a defect or just a maintenance issue?

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Good Afternoon, replacing the timing on your vehicle is not a defect, it is more preventive maintenance due to the constant wear and tear on it. Considering the mileage on your 2005 that is a lot of driving and I would recommend it myself as well and all that it will do is add some more longevity to your vehicle. Hope this helps.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

  • dennisj2777 Feb 14, 2011

    The difference here is timing Chain, not timing Belt. I have had Nissan dealers tell me that a chain should be replaced every 90, 000 miles, they say the chain stretches. How does a chain stretch? I think that is a scam on Nissan's part, but, I can't prove it. I had a 1994 Toyota Van and put 160,000 miles on it with regular servicing. Toyota never mentioned replacing the timing chain (not even in the service manual)and I never got any of the grinding symptoms of the 97 Nissan Truck I have now. If you replace a chain I would go to a reputable private mechanic, don't fool with Nissan dealers.

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