Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure on Nissan Maxima

The timing chain tensioner may bleed off oil pressure after the engine is shut down. This can cause a rattling noise when the engine is started cold and a revised timing chain tensioner and guide are available to correct this issue.
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Average mileage: 123,856 (80,000–240,000)
Engines affected: 3.0L V6 DOHC, 3.0L V6 SOHC
12 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
19 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
2004 Nissan Maxima- 3.0L V6 SOHC110,000
timing chain makes noise when you 1st start up the car, and you can hear it while you are driving. nissan want $4000 to fix it
2001 Nissan Maxima162,000
I bought this maxima real cheap through a friend of a friend. Went for about a10 mile drive and the oil light started flashing and heard the timing chain slapping loudly.i drove it home, took the front valve cover off and i couldn't believe what i saw.there was so much sludge in there!!! Unbelievable the car still runs good as out does. gonnaclean it out best i can,drop the oil pan and clean the screen,replace the tensioners and guides,and hope for the best!!
2000 Nissan Maxima240,000
timing chain rattling noise coming from passenger side of engine.
2000 Nissan Maxima- 3.0L V6 DOHC
Timing tensioner making tapping sound
1995 Nissan Maxima137,000
sounds like a diesel
2001 Nissan Maxima95,000
ratting noise in timing chain cover
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