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#1 Old 01-07-2010, 04:19 AM
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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???
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timing chain tensionors

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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...

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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.
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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.

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thank you, at least i have an idea
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#7 Old 01-08-2010, 03:21 AM
What CEL?
 
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wait...whining noise isnt normal? I thought everyone had this. Unless there is different kinds of whining?

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this type of whining you notice....it is quite loud....and you hear it every time you accelerate and decelerate
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oh ok I thought I was in trouble as well

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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...

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5AT = No lift 2 shift
 
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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?


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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.


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Best 1/8th mile 9.30 @ 78.32mph That's with a crap tastic 2.36 60 ft.
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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.


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JWT Pop Charger - Magnaflow cat back exhaust - NWP VIAS Block off plate - Racingline Y pipe
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Best 1/8th mile 9.30 @ 78.32mph That's with a crap tastic 2.36 60 ft.
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glad it worked out man, now your car is rock solid!
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