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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96,000 miles

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2001 Nissan Maxima engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Nissan Maxima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012007

Maxima 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 96,000 miles


Timing chain, guide or tensioner worn. Rattle noise coming from timing chain cover when accelerating from stop or at low end of rpms when revving motor in neutral. Could puncture timing chain cover, causing loss of oil or chain could fail. Dealers states that removal of engine is required for service, and by the time labor and parts are totaled, it makes more sense to replace the engine. D dealers state that this was a part that should not require service. Cost of replacement $4,000, half or more of the value of the vehicle, depending on what price reference was used.

- Coventry, CT, USA

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