2002 Nissan Maxima Q&A
2002 Nissan Maxima Question: What is causing a rattling noise when I press the gas pedal?
A very loose timing chain will rattle but what about bad fuel? That will cause a rattling noise too. If you think it could be bad fuel, try using high octane gasoline once and see if that helps. If so, tell your mechanic about it and ask him to check the EGR valve operation. Have him listen to the motor to get his opinion about the timing chain. Here's a directory link for you to find a Nissan technician: http://repairpal.com/directory?address=99705&car_brand_names=Nissanhttp://repairpal.com/directory?address=99705&car_brand_names=Nissan - Superbob