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#12 of 47 '03 Nissan Sentra Noise Issues
Oct 27, 2006 (8:55 am)
I've got a 2003 Nissan Sentra and for the past two weeks I've noticed some noises. To start off, when I start the car it makes an awful sound like its coming out of an old car. Sometimes it takes 2-3 cranks to get it turned on. At the same time I notice that when I turn on my air condition or heater it makes a noise as well. Not to mention when I accelerate and brake in cold weather. One mechanic said that my starter was about to go out. Another mechanic said that it was my belts making the noise. The third mechanic said it was the compressor....Does anyone have a clue what could be wrong?
#13 of 47 figured it out!
Oct 29, 2006 (12:52 pm)
I figured out what was wrong...the belts were cracked and had too much tension on them. Got it changed at the dealership and now my sentra is sound free--yipee
Nov 15, 2006 (9:03 am)
Congratulations agent on getting the car fixed. godot, it looks like we are the only ones having the squeaking/hissing problem, it makes me think we might have a on our hands. Also, when i turn on the AC, there is a pretty loud CLUNK sound, I am afraid there may be something wrong with the motor or compressor.
#15 of 47 Re: godot4 [godot4] Nissan Sentra noise
Nov 27, 2006 (4:43 pm)
I too am having the same issue with a 2006 Nissan Sentra 1.8 special edition. I too notice it after about 20-25 min. of driving and it gets worse or better depending on whether you are turning the steering wheel. What did you ever find out when you took your car in? I am taking mine in on Friday. Also you mentioned that you had a PDF file of the service bulletin. Your e-mail was marked private so I could not contact you directly. Do you still have it? Thanks in advance for your help. I am just curious as to what you found our prior to me taking my car in to be checked.
#16 of 47 Re: godot4 [godot4] Nissan Sentra noise [sep1]
Nov 28, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I had the dealer replace the power steering pump, but it really didn't solve the problem (although it may have helped a little). I'm going to take the car to a different Nissan dealer in a few weeks to see if they can find the problem. Still, I would definitely recommend that you ask the dealer to take a look at your ps pump. This was such a common problem with earlier Sentras that they issued a technical service bulletin. I've unblocked my email address, so feel free to shoot me a message and I'll send you the .pdf file.
#17 of 47 Looks like....
Jan 15, 2007 (7:16 pm)
From what it looks like based on the fact it looks like more and more people are coming out of hte woodwork with the same complaint, Ithink that my dealer might be correct that the noise is normal. This blows, but the noise has gotten better on my car so that if Ihave the radio on at volume level10, Ican't hear it. Definitely can't hear it with the windows open.
#18 of 47 1990 nissan sentra, raping noise in the valve covers.
Jan 31, 2007 (5:43 pm)
my car pretty much makes weird noises wear the timing chain is can someone give me any ideas of whats going on">
Feb 11, 2007 (7:59 pm)
I too have some noise complaints.
My Sentra 2.0S is three weeks old, and the engine after it is warm and there is no other sounds, makes a ticking noise. It only noticeable when everything else is quiet.
Also, when using the auxilary jack for my iPod, the speakers emit a squeal if you will.
Anyone have similar issues?
Feb 22, 2007 (3:41 pm)
I just found this site--so back in september I bought a
2006 nissan sentra 1.8 S, and I also have that dam noise behind the dash to--I noticed that when it is cold it does not do it,meaning cold weather or first thing in the morning
but when it gets hot I can hear it--I use to be a mechanic--more on the older cars and I do not see how it could have anything to do with the power steering in any way---my car you do not have to turn the steering wheel,but I noticed that when you rev it up between 1000- and 2500 rpms is when it does it--like there is a slight rubbing from the needle???--I do know that it does not have a cable to it--it is electronic..
So did anybody figure this out yet--or have the dealer fix it??????
#21 of 47 Re: noise problem [outdoorsman65]
Feb 22, 2007 (4:26 pm)
I had the same issue, I bought mine in July and bagan to notice it in the Oct. time frame. My issue sounds identical to yours. It did occur in the RPM range you speak of. But with mine the noise would get better or go away when you moved the steering wheel left or right and put it under a load. My dealer here in Florence Kentucky changed the Power steering pump in late Nov. However I have heard the noise on two different occasions. Both times when I had driven it for a couple of hours straight. Before I would hear it after about 20-25 min of run time. I am curious to see if it gets worse as the weather warms up. My dealer described the issue as the power steering fluid pulsing or surging as it was being pumped. I do know that if you remove the belt and start up the car the noise is not there. I feel it is an issue with the pump, but may be a problem we have to live with.But clearly mine is 80% better with the pump replaced!! I do have a service bulitin for a 94 sentra that describes the problem and suggests changing the pump. Give me your e-mail and I will forward it to you.