Last post on May 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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Infiniti I35, Sedan
#585 of 596 Re: 2002 I35 Battery and Brake light flickering off and on [thisisbelle]
Jan 05, 2012 (11:38 am)
By the way...my car has 158K miles...
#586 of 596 Re: 2002 I35 Battery and Brake light flickering off and on [thisisbelle]
Jan 09, 2012 (1:59 am)
My car had vibration before and it turned out that one of the ignition coils was going out. So, I would check all spark plugs tips for any misfire in the engine. Normally, all six of them should look closely the same. If there is a misfire, the spark plug tip would be covered by dark grey charcoal or oil. If this happens, a mechanic can tell what need to be done.
#587 of 596 Re: After the Accident [chuck_j]
May 24, 2012 (12:15 pm)
Can you please tell me the outcome of your above problem?! I am having the exact same problem after a very similar bumper accident. Have already replaced a sensor and fuse, computer has had 3 relearns..... What happened with your car? We're you able to find a reason and fix?
#588 of 596 2003 I-35 301,000 miles
Jun 13, 2012 (12:42 pm)
I was wondering if anybody has ever replaced the chain on a I35 and would it be worth the money $$$ to do so. The car is lien free and still runs well. It's started having a noise when idling so I thought it might be the chain getting loose
#589 of 596 Re: 2003 I-35 301,000 miles [wilson16]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jun 13, 2012 (12:53 pm)
It's a big job and I'm not sure I'd jump into it just yet if I were you. If the noise goes away just off idle, then it might be a loose chain or a bad chain tensioner, but if you hear the noise off idle, it could be something else. It would be good to get ahold of a mechanic's stethoscope and see if you can isolate the noise.
BTW, engines can run a long time with a slightly work chain but if it starts really making a racket, it's time to do it.
Certainly with 300K miles, it's a distinct possibility that the chain is worn.
Labor is over 12 hours, so it won't be easy or cheap. Depending on where you live, this is going to cost you north of $1500.
That's not much of a used car if you tried to replace yours.
#590 of 596 Re: 2003 I-35 301,000 miles [wilson16]
Jun 17, 2012 (10:41 am)
You have to be sure it's the chain noise. Watching Youtube under "Honda S2000 Engine Noise", the noise is louder when engine is warm and revved up.
#591 of 596 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [npriest]
Oct 05, 2012 (3:16 pm)
Hi npriest, I just found this topic on the forum; my '04 I35 has been having this noise for two years, it's exactly as what you described, only right turn. Curious about if the front engine mount was truly the remedy to eliminate the noise since you had the dealer replaced it?
#592 of 596 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [04i35]
Dec 31, 2012 (5:25 pm)
Hi, 04i35. Sorry-- haven't been on the forum in a while and didn't notice your query. Yes, the noise did abate with replacing the front engine mount. Sorry again for the late reply. If I remember (been a while) it was about $500 P&L at dealer.
#593 of 596 Re: Grinding Noise When Turning Right [npriest]
Jan 01, 2013 (8:47 am)
Hi npriest, appreciate your confirmation of the fix.
#594 of 596 Re: Engine mount issues (aka clunking sounds) [mik5423]
Jan 13, 2013 (8:58 pm)
I hate to sound really ignorant but in the original posting there was a link to an "Official" Infiniti site and I look at the exploded diagrams but what is the "motor mount" called????
If I were to ask at a parts store, do they resemble any old motor mounts from cars of the 60's era? (I doubt that !!)