Question about 2004 Nissan Maxima
I have a 2004 nissan maxima on a cold start I hear a rattling noise until the car is warm and you will not hear it again until the car sits for about an hour. What is the problem?
I have the same issue with my 2004 maxima.The service techs said it was the timing chain tensioners .Since they are hydaulic and they powered by the oil in the car .It is recommended to purge the the engine every time the noise starts to come back. I brought some an it really freaking work because I started to run it into a tree and go buy a toyota
Posted on Aug 16, 2008
The timing chain slack tensioner guide breaks at the top, causing it to slide down. When it slides down the boss on the back of the guide that the tensioner hits won't hit the tensioner. The tensioner will be maxed out and the chain will still have some slack.
Posted on Nov 30, 2009
Take a look at your gausett brackets, by the front exhaust tube. 2 sheet metal lookig brackets, each held up by 2 screws each. Those gausetts brake and cause a rattle, Common problem on a MAxima your year. Nissan has a TSB for replacement of these brackets.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
I had same exact problem with my 2004 maxima 3.5 se rattling noise when cold. I took into the dealership and they replaced the engine. I had a 60000 powertrain warranty with 59,000 on the car at the time. The dealership said it was the lifters. I provided them with oil change receipts and the new engine was covered under warranty.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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