High Pitched Engine Noise - Nissan Forums : Nissan Forum
 
» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center


NissanClub.com is the premier Nissan Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 03:19 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
High Pitched Engine Noise

I have a 2005 Altima 3.5 SE and when I rev it makes a high pitched whining noise. Does anyone know what this could be???
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 02:45 PM
gaabbee's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: long island
Posts: 528
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
timing chain tensionors
__________________
RG RA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 05:38 PM
bSER272's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collegeville, PA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: 0 reviews
I just started to get the same thing. a whining noise that increases in volume and pitch as RPM's increase. I figured it was just the drive belts tightening due to cold weather.

gaabbee - have you had this issue, if so, was it costly to fix? I'm not prepared to remove the timing chain cover myself...
__________________
'05 Altima SE-R Super Black
Debadged | TEIN H Tech Springs (front)| Racingline Springs (rear) | UR Sc Pulley | Front MMI | AEM CAI | CE Downpipe | Mossy Cat-Back | AT Grounding Kit | AT S5 Grill | Axxtion STS | VIAS Mod | NWP Phenolic IM Spacers | IM P&P | Technosquare Reflash | Racingline FSTB | Racingline Rear Endlinks | Racingline HFPC
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 05:59 PM
theshocker3.5's Avatar
back to stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Nissan has an "active" and "on-going" TSB out on this issue. If you still have warranty left you will be covered.

It is indeed your timing chain pre-tensioners and chain guides. The chain guides and worn down to the piston (plastic is gone) and the chain link is rubbing against metal (metal on metal contact) which is causing the whine noise.

Eventually if left untouched the chain could snap and ruin your engine.

Since our cars are FWD the timing chain cover is almost impossible to reach without dropping the engine. Plus I believe you may run into issues with back ordered replacement parts.

Bring it to Nissan ASAP.

Check out the Nissanhelp website for TSB details.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 07:52 PM
bSER272's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collegeville, PA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: 0 reviews
That really sucks. I'm at 66k miles, so out of warranty. It looks like it can cost upwards of $2k+ to have fixed. Hopefully I can work out a deal with Nissan NA to cover some of the costs... thanks for the input fellas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
thank you, at least i have an idea
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 02:21 AM
adidasin305's Avatar
What CEL?
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 3 reviews
wait...whining noise isnt normal? I thought everyone had this. Unless there is different kinds of whining?
__________________
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 03:30 AM
theshocker3.5's Avatar
back to stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
this type of whining you notice....it is quite loud....and you hear it every time you accelerate and decelerate
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 05:38 AM
adidasin305's Avatar
What CEL?
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Miami, Fl
Posts: 606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 3 reviews
oh ok I thought I was in trouble as well
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-08-2010, 07:52 PM
bSER272's Avatar
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Collegeville, PA
Posts: 723
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
iTrader: 0 reviews
anyone want a used altima? i'll knock $500 off the price...
specially modded to have a "supercharger whine".
you'll be the envy of all of your Honda ricer buddies...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2010, 01:55 AM
dsm_2xtreme's Avatar
5AT = No lift 2 shift
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
So what's the diagnosis for this? I just had my car in the dealer for a P1402 code for the stuck EGR and they found nothing (this was last wek.) It's been cold as sh!t here and the whine gets louder with the cold so I just didn't think anything of it. If I take it to the dealer are they going to think I am crazy for having them look at this? Also is the TSB available from nissanhelp.com?
__________________

2005 Altima 3.5 SE 5AT
Go Fast Mods
JWT Pop Charger - Magnaflow cat back exhaust - NWP VIAS Block off plate - Racingline Y pipe
Appearance Mods
SER Tails - M3 lip spoiler
Drag Times
Best 1/8th mile 9.30 @ 78.32mph That's with a crap tastic 2.36 60 ft.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2010, 01:58 AM
theshocker3.5's Avatar
back to stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Knowledgebase - 2006 Altima - Nissanhelp.com

First one.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-19-2010, 02:06 AM
dsm_2xtreme's Avatar
5AT = No lift 2 shift
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Got the PDF downloaded for the engine whine. I definietly have that and it's on the front left side if you are looking at the motor. Same place you who had the noise got it? Its up high right where the cams would be by the gears. BTW, I only have 52K on mine so it should be a freebe. Just hope they aren't asses and tell me it's fine. They said nothing to me about the whine when I took it in there last Tues.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2010, 01:06 AM
dsm_2xtreme's Avatar
5AT = No lift 2 shift
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
Just to let everyone know, took my car in last week for the "noise" and told them specifically about the TSB and they agreed there was a problem. 3 weeks ago I also took the car in foe the P1402 EGR stuck code but since I had cleared the code with Cipher they did not open that up. However, this week I brought the car in for the timing repair (requires engine to get dropped out) they discovered my B1 cat was falling apart and stuck in my EGR and tube SO they replaced that and all of the EGR stuff at the same time. Nothing like $3,500 worth of parts and labor done all in one day. Even got a rental and the car washed when I picked it up. Friggin amazing dealer service. I was more than happy as it was all warranted (7K left on powertrain) and the guy in front of me at the checkout had to drop 1800 on his van.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-29-2010, 01:41 AM
theshocker3.5's Avatar
back to stock
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 1,178
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: 0 reviews
glad it worked out man, now your car is rock solid!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Nissan Forums : Nissan Forum > Nissanclub.com Nissan - Infiniti Enthusiast Forums > NISSAN ALTIMA FORUMS > 2002-2006 Nissan Altima Forums > Engine Performance (2002-2006)


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Nissan Forums : Nissan Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®. Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.