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I have my Dad's old 1997 Nissan Maxima GXE ( he bought it brand new and always took it to Nissan dealership for everything)' It now has 295000 miles on it, but recently started making a loud rattling sound under the hood. I've taken to several mechanic friends and each one has told me something different. The car runs great, very fast V6, just not knowing what that sound is is scaring me- I don't want to break down. I was told it was the timing chain but wouldn't it be running rough? The sound is coming from the far left side of the motor. Help ??? Lisa

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If your chain becomes loose it will become very noisy and should be replaced since most nissans are interference engines which means lots of money for a new engine

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