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#1218 of 2710 2004 Altima 3.5 SE front end noise
Oct 12, 2005 (3:50 pm)
2004 Altima 3.5 SE has been completely enjoyable in the 19 months I have had it. I have noticed some bumps and noise on rough roads. I expect to have some of this because of the low profile tires and the fact that many Japanese sedans have a slightly bumpy ride (late model Hondas are much the same way).
I have noticed a muffled thumping noise that appears to be coming from left-front when I go over rough or wash-board type roads. This does not happen when going over single bumps, and is only audible from the interior. I have heard that Nissan suspension components aren't that great, but I haven't noticed any of the hallmark visual signs that my struts need replacing. Anyone else have this problem? I will probably have a dealer take a look at it and replace the struts before the 36/30,000 is up. I would like to know if anyone else has had a similar issue. Is this possible some other loose equipment (besides suspension) that is rattling?
#1219 of 2710 Re: Stalling 97 Altima [jester13]
Oct 15, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I had the same problem with my 97 the cure was to change the Distributor there is an o-ring in the distributor that fails and lets oil in. what stinks is that that distributor [used] is about 400 clams. Good Luck
#1220 of 2710 Odometer Speedometer issue
Oct 16, 2005 (8:43 am)
My 2005 Altima 2.5S Odometer seems to be off a bit. I've had a hunch since purchasing the car that the speedometer read a bit higher than actual speed traveling. So I did a little test while driving on I-94 in Wisconsin. Checked my odometer against mile markers. After 50 miles, my trip odometer read 50.9 and main odometer read 51. I know this is off only 2 miles per 100, but when the car's gone 98,000 miles, it will read 100,000. Anyone else experience this? Would you recommend I demand it be fixed? Thanks...
#1221 of 2710 Re: Odometer Speedometer issue [jmarrari]
Oct 16, 2005 (10:42 am)
The difference between 50.9 and 51.1 is 0.2 miles or 0.4 miles per 100 miles. After 100,000 miles it will be off by 400 miles. Totally unacceptable!!!! Demand it be fixed immediately!!!!
#1222 of 2710 2002 Altima 2.5S engine startup noise
Oct 17, 2005 (5:32 am)
At about 105,000km, my Altima engine is noisy on a cold startup (marble type sound). Goes away in less then 1 second. The engine runs fine and will startup without the noise, if the engine had been running less then an hour ago. I imagine that as long as all engine components are wet with oils, there is no sound. If the car sits for a while, some components are no longer wet with oil, and make the marble type sound on startup. Would this be a sign that the rings are bad?? or worse??
#1223 of 2710 Re: Odometer Speedometer issue [alpine1]
Oct 17, 2005 (10:13 am)
I think he was talking about the difference between the 50 mile marker and the 51 miles showing on the odometer. This adds up to 1 mile extra on the odometer every 50 miles driven. It will come out to an approx imate 2000 difference at 100,000 miles on the odometer.
#1224 of 2710 Re: Odometer Speedometer issue [rumans]
Oct 18, 2005 (9:10 am)
Yes, rumans is correct. Both the trip odometer & the main odometer are off 1 mile after going 50. This is easy to test. Try it out and let us know what you find. Thanks, Jack
#1225 of 2710 Stereo Volume
Oct 18, 2005 (1:32 pm)
I have a 1997 Altima and have not had any trouble out of it except this. My volume will not go down it is stuck on the highest volume. All of the other knobs are working so I am not sure if it is something to do with the knob or some sort of short. I am not sure if I should take it in but it is really annoying to have to listen to the radio full blast or nothing at all. I read the manual and of course there is nothing in it concerning this sort of issue. What should I do?
#1226 of 2710 Re: Bent Wheel vs. Alignment [mrsks]
Oct 18, 2005 (1:37 pm)
I own a 2003 Altima 3.5 l., and I just had my car in for minor maintenance. I had the same rushing water sound under the dash on the passenger side, and I took it back to the mechanic, who said there was air in the system, which had gotten in there after they flushed my radiator. It's a little tricky getting the air out of the lines of an Altima, and with my car, they ended up hoisting it up in the air at an angle to get the air out. My mechanic also said that he would use a vacuum to get the air out as a last resort. It is not standard to hear this water sound. Good luck.
#1227 of 2710 lights in dashboard not working
Oct 18, 2005 (1:47 pm)
i own a 98 Altima, great car but just last week the dashboard lights went. I tried checking the fuses but they are fine, i tried playing with the dimmer switch, still nothing any ideas what can it be?-bgpabs