Car Problem Reports
Nissan Maxima Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure
Nissan Maxima Problem
Engine Affected: 3.0L V6 DOHC
Average Mileage: 134,562 mi (80,000 mi - 240,000 mi)
Visitor, 2000 Nissan Maxima, 240,000 mi
timing chain rattling noise coming from passenger side of engine.
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Maxima, 162,000 mi
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!!
Visitor, 1995 Nissan Maxima, 137,000 mi
sounds like a diesel
Visitor, 2001 Nissan Maxima, 95,000 mi
ratting noise in timing chain cover