Last post on May 31, 2011 at 5:04 PM
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#2 of 3 05 pathfinder engine knock at idle
Feb 21, 2011 (10:11 am)
Yesterday while stuck in LA traffic my 05 Pathfinder began making a knocking noise. As soon as traffic let up and highway speed was reached the knocking seemed to disappear. The oil pressure gauge seemed to be moving more than usual as well but stabilized once RPM's were up to about 2,000. This knocking persisted each time the car slowed down and seemed to disappear if I put the car in neutral and increased RPM's.
I made it home and checked oil level which was fine. I just changed oil and filter a week ago. I have 53,000 miles on this vehicle and have never experienced this problem before?
I tried to determine where the knocking was coming from and it seems to be loudest on the passenger side and is quite loud while idling.
Any ideas would be welcomed as I am at a loss.
#3 of 3 engine knock
May 31, 2011 (5:04 pm)
engine knocking it has 135,000 miles on the engine. Three yrs ago let oil get low and noise started right after that. I still get good gas milage for the type of vehicle and it burna a qt of oil between changes. Is this normal or have I done damage to the valves and would a valve adjustment take care of the problem and if so what would I expect to pay for the adjustment. We bought the car new in aug of 03.