rothdan: @Solumic yeah, because no other brands have problems, oh wait...lol
Dalana Morse: curious to know how much this repair cost you? Mine has started making the
same noise. Seems to only do it when the car is cold though, but it is so
loud and embarrasing!
Safiloo1: I did this job on my Maxima 05, and its one hell of a job, took me 4 days
and i did it alone, changed the 3 chains, main tensioner, water pump and
all the guides, belts, spark plugs, valve cover gaskets, o-rings. Not to
hard, just time comsuming.
Don17p: hey where is the timing chain located on the g's????im buying one this
weekend an 06 is there anything i need to look out for???
Avason1: Stay away from nissan? That is an ignorant comment. 97 with 235,000 miles.
just replaced the water pump because it was leaking a little bit. Mechanic
didn't want to replace the timing chain...yes chain (not belt) because it
looked great. Infinities are awesome cars dude.
rothdan: I believe the chain on the 350 and murano is the same, but the g35 has a
different part number. Same size engines, but different configuration I
Daniel Young - The Loan Doc: I just replaced the tensioner on my 2005 nissan maxima and it cured that
rattle sound. the tensioner was broke and it will do it in all models of
their 3.5 engines including infiniti it seems
Norman Scearce: Can you fix it, once it's broken completely, or will I need to replace the
engine? I have an i35.
Dalana Morse: Thanks for the fast response! :)
rothdan: To Mike s: The primary chain tensioner wasn't providing pressure anymore,
so the chain starting slapping and making and sound. Luckily I caught it
early so it didn't cause any damage. We ended up replacing all the
tensioners and the chain, just because you have to open the entire thing
anyway to get at everything (which is why the labour costs so much). The
actual parts don't cost much at all though.
Raul Romero: should the tensioner of a murano and 350z, g35 be the same? i
rothdan: I forget the exact cost, but it was well over $1000 because of the labour
involved. The problem was just the tensioners (like $80 for the parts
only), but since you have to take apart so much of the engine to get at it,
we also replaced the timing chain just in case.
oke1konbe: stay away from nissan huh?type in acura tl timing noise plenty of videos
CampinBush: What is the mileage on the G? Mines is 114k and I'm expecting my timing
belt will need to be serviced as well.
mike s: which tensioner failed? the main chain or the secondary chain tensioners?
mine just started making the same sounds. I replaced the main chain guides
and tensioner about a year ago.
jdmcivic817: @Solumic haha... good joke... american cars suck.... import the best!!
dick money: if its a non intereference engine you can still fix it... chain/tensioners
for sure but head gaskets, engine studs water/oil pumps, and anything else
related might need to be done as well.
Vinh Nguyen: OH man... I think I'm in the same boat :(
KillerZero259: whats the mileage on the G?
CampinBush: @rothdan My year is 2005 G35 Sedan. Should I start saving up for the
replacement of the tensioner?
T AN: This is why you stay away from Nissan...
rothdan: @CampinBush It's got a little over 150k now. The actual tensioners were the
problem that created this in the first place, not the actual chain or
anything else inside. I just replaced the chain because it was already
going to be open. I did notice that the new tensioners from Nissan had an
updated design, so they must have found the problem and fixed it at some
point. Depending on your year, you may have these in your car already.