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Nissan Maxima Timing chain tensioner bleeding off oil pressure

Nissan Maxima Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006, 2007

Engine Affected: 3.0L V6 DOHC

Average Mileage: 134,562 mi (80,000 mi - 240,000 mi)

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.
  • Visitor, , 240,000 mi

    timing chain rattling noise coming from passenger side of engine.

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  • Visitor, , 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!!

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  • Visitor, , 137,000 mi

    sounds like a diesel

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  • Visitor, , 95,000 mi

    ratting noise in timing chain cover

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