Rattle in engine area

Asked by Oct 12, 2016 at 01:34 PM about the 2004 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Looking at buying a 2004 Nissan Altima but the
owner describes the car as having a loud rattle
while running under the hood...it doesn't overheat
or die tho but they stopped driving it and don't
know the cause of the noise...any suggestions as
to what would cause this rattle noise??

4 Answers

94,825

Just stay away and dont buy the car. ...any noise cant be good, buy something else

Thanks for the insight...I was hoping it would be a simple fix but of course not, lol

94,825

There is a reason he is selling it i bet it going to be expensive, glad you are going to pass, good move !

130

Most likely it is the timing chain that needs replacement. Not worth buying it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 1,265 nationwide Altima listings starting at $1,999.

Postal Code:

Search Nissan Altima Questions

Nissan Altima Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,950
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,210
#3 Cassie Sapphire
Cassie Sapphire
Reputation 610
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
20 Great Deals out of 278 listings starting at $2,990
Used Honda Accord
79 Great Deals out of 1,044 listings starting at $1,888
Used Toyota Camry
45 Great Deals out of 1,443 listings starting at $1,699
Used Honda Civic
252 Great Deals out of 3,909 listings starting at $1,395
Used Nissan Sentra
117 Great Deals out of 1,666 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Malibu
85 Great Deals out of 2,122 listings starting at $2,500
Used Hyundai Sonata
40 Great Deals out of 1,332 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota Corolla
185 Great Deals out of 3,356 listings starting at $1,990
Used Kia Optima
35 Great Deals out of 732 listings starting at $8,395
Used Chevrolet Impala
44 Great Deals out of 927 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Murano
44 Great Deals out of 1,280 listings starting at $2,900

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
153 listings starting at $22,098
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
188 listings starting at $15,994
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 158 listings starting at $11,977
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
114 listings starting at $9,878
2013 Nissan Altima For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 196 listings starting at $9,749