They consulted Nissan tech support, and after discussing some measurements and pressure testing 3 cylinder had low pressure. There are special tools required for this to remove it. Check out You Tube under Nissan dashboard noises and you will hear the exact noise. Frontiers are great trucks, like most cars. Was told it was the timing chain. I edited my other post since you are advanced with the Frontier. You cannot maintain a piece of rubber on te clutch.
While driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to rattle and shake. If it's an aftermarket try a nissan or pureolator gold and check the results. I was able to get off the freeway and pull into a gas station to call aaa to tow it to a mechanic. No injuries or other property damage. So I thought perhaps the engine had an issue as well. Any questions or comments you'd rather not make public, please use the address below.
As sad as it sounds its going to take someone getting killed because of this issue before they open their eyes. Any Nissan Gurus would like to put their thought in???? If it's really cold, I will let it run longer to warm the cabin because I hate the cold. Just want to make sure I don't have a bum truck. That is why his sounds so bad when he first cranks it, but better a few minutes later when it warms up. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. Maybe I'll visit my local Nissan dealer to see if they know anything about it. Significant difference between these two noises.
We try very hard to help everyone we can, especially our donors. Nissan recommends 5w-30 year 'round in that engine. The common factor seems to be just starting up and driving off gives the noise. After investigating this problem on the internet I learned that this is not an isolated occurrence and Nissan motor corporation is well aware that this is a manufactures defect in there v6 motors at the timing chain guides but refuses to take responsibility to address and fix this problem and expects the owner of the vehicle to pay for Nissan motor corporation defective timing chain guides that end up dropping downward out of their original position that causes timing chain failure. Find out more about our advertising opportunities. After the engine warms up, the noise is gone. Generally speaking, after owning 50 or so vehicles during my life, piston slap is common on startup during cold weather in engines with hydraulic valve lifters.
I have a mild amount of noise and havn't done any thing with it and it is only an issue it it is very cold. Could also be some slight piston slap. There is no change in driveablitiy, gas mileage, or performance that I have noticed since the beginning of the ticking until now. Oil getting too thin when it's hot is never problem -- the problem is oil being too thick when it's cold. Been to the dealership I bought it from three times. Some O'Reillys are distributors so they may have it but not sure. Tends to improve somewhat after engine warms up.
I've heard of baffles in the exhaust or closing off part of a dual pipe to assist in heating the engine. That's probably why you are noticing it during your cold startups. They now refuse to accept any type of responsibility. It also could have the wrong one on if the alternator was recently replaced. Are you sure it is not an ex leak from a cracked manifold you may be hearing? So it started out as a 2-3 second ticking noise that only occurred upon cold start on a cold day below 40ºF Then it progressed to ticking 2-3 seconds at every cold start regardless of the temperature. The vehicle was not repaired.
A customer brought in a 2004 Nissan Frontier with 3. Purolator Gold was one I also had my eyes on. I didn't have the truck that long, but the knock never got any worse, nor did it develop into any other engine problem. When I start the car the noise is pretty loud, but once warm it decreases. The mechanic told me the transmission has coolent in it and the transmission will need I be rebuilt or replaced with a rebuilt transmission. The failure mileage was 193,000. Also I use Amsoil and an Amsoil oil filter that are very expensive.
I got under the truck while it was ticking and then listened inside the bay and swear it is coming from under the valve cover. It is hard to sell a vehicle like this for obvious reasons. Just wanted to post an update. Contact us with any comments or concerns. Has anyone else had this issue? I went to my dealer and change the spark plug, change the valve gasket cover, and do oil change because the service engine went on. The vehicle remains in my garage. The first independent mechanic rebuilt the engine, but the failure continued with the contact having to go across 4 lanes of traffic to an exit ramp as the vehicle was lost power.
The dealer did not diagnose, rather, they called Nissan factory techs and the factory told them to make certain measurements in the valve train and to compression test the cylinders. I'm going to have both belts changed and see what happens. Wasn't trying to cause problems Hi, same problem for me. I thoroughly described my problem to you and you tell me a leaf in the motor. So I thought perhaps the engine had an issue as well. Dealer put 3 sets of lifters in my 95 that all had the same noise.
When the engine is cold, it's sound like a 1940 old diesel tracktor. Currently Im mostly running a basic 91 octane from the local Golden Gate mostly a carrier diesel chain around here with some stuff from texaco near my work if I forget every once in a while. The oil pan was replaced, but the fuel tank was not replaced. . The grommet goes bad and the vehicle will not start. So since it didn't run bad ,just noisy I never brought it in.