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

122,655

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

122,655

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

170

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

Your Answer:

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 1,238 nationwide Altima listings starting at $2,800.

Postal Code:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,570
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    1,090
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    830
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
6 Great Deals out of 362 listings starting at $4,490
Used Honda Accord
29 Great Deals out of 1,638 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
27 Great Deals out of 2,137 listings starting at $2,995
Used Honda Civic
113 Great Deals out of 4,906 listings starting at $2,250
Used Nissan Sentra
57 Great Deals out of 1,900 listings starting at $710
Used Hyundai Sonata
28 Great Deals out of 1,408 listings starting at $3,450
Used Toyota Corolla
118 Great Deals out of 4,253 listings starting at $2,300
Used Chevrolet Malibu
46 Great Deals out of 1,980 listings starting at $2,390
Used Kia Optima
38 Great Deals out of 846 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet Impala
17 Great Deals out of 997 listings starting at $2,994
Used Hyundai Elantra
101 Great Deals out of 3,701 listings starting at $3,410

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Altima For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 199 listings starting at $19,474
2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 204 listings starting at $15,222
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 99 listings starting at $12,988
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 119 listings starting at $9,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.