Never heard of a grinding timing chain. Maybe your starter is dragging. Get your starter rebuilt. Check your battery voltage and alternator amp output. Check all connections at battery starter and solenoid.
Plug your car in when its cold!
Paul from Canada
That problem does exist in older Nissan Pick-Ups. Some Used Car books mention this as an annoying but otherwise not troublesome rattle of a chain that has been manufactured too large for years. So the grinding noise can only be fixed with a revised model of timing chains for a lot of $$. Apparently, the noise stems from the movement of the chain itself and not its banging against any housing. After all, it sits in oil, so I just replace the oil more frequently.
Stop driving it because if the chain goes you will ruin the engine. Get it fixed.
timing chain making a noise?
Sounds like a loose timing chain.
For longer life with less maintenance, the Sentra engine uses a timing chain instead of a cheaper, but quieter, timing belt. You don't notice the extra noise generated by the timing chain. For longer life with less maintenance, the Sentra engine uses a timing chain instead of a cheaper, but quieter, timing belt. You don't notice the extra noise generated by the timing chain.
chain. if you hear a clattering noise the timing chain and timing chain tensioner need to be replaced they are usually sold as a kit
If you hear any noise from the chain it needs replacing.
It might not be the timing chain, check if the exhaust muffler has not come adrift.
AnswerI think this engine uses a timing chain, but I am not 100% positive. Regardless, the noise you are hearing is either a timing chain that is loose or a belt. I would suspect that the timing chain is loose. Have this looked at ASAP.It could also be the timing tensioner also.
It has a timing chain. The majority of 4 cylinders have a timing chain. You don't need to replace it unless it is making noise or the timing is significantly off.
Timing chain noise is most commonly coming from a loose chain. The tensioner could be loose or broken or the chain could be stretched. If the chain slips or breaks before you fix it, then not only will the engine stop running but you could cause serious damage.
unless there is noise coming from the timing chain, you should never need to replace it.
A timing chain is something that will normally last until the engine needs an overhaul. It is starts making a noise, or you cannot keep the engine timed, it may need replacing. Otherwise it is not an item you replace at a set interval.A timing chain is something that will normally last until the engine needs an overhaul. It is starts making a noise, or you cannot keep the engine timed, it may need replacing. Otherwise it is not an item you replace at a set interval.
The Ford Taurus does not have a timing belt, it has a timing chain. The timing chain is designed to last the life of the engine, and does not need routine replacement.
no it has a timing chain,supposedly to cut down on valvetrain noise.
A timing chain normally will last as long as the engine. Signs of a failing timing chain are chain noise and or engine that continues to jump time.
There is no scheduled maintenance on replacing the chain. It will normally last until the engine needs an overhaul. However if it starts making noise, and you cannot keep the engine timed, the chain may need replacing.
Unless a timing chain is making a noise or has jumped a tooth, they need not be replaced. Timing belts need changing according to the specs spelled out in the owner's manual.
it could be belt pulley rubbing on the timing belt cover or it could be the berries in the wheel but if its making grinding noise while ilding then def check your pulley make sure it isn't rubbing on anything or it could be the flywheel theres numbers of things to check over for the grinding noise
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Could be the timing chain. Its at the front of the engine where the belt is. Almost dead center. But check the water pump also. I had a bearing go out in one and it also made a similar noise. Its lower and toward the front of the car . Still on the engine.
it has a chain and when it needs replacing it will rattle and make alot of noise it souns likes the liftes but its the chain
Yes they can make a grinding noise, if they are bad.
A defective CV joint will make a grinding noise when you turn the steering will. A bad strut can also cause a grinding noise.
Normally, not until an overhaul. But if you hear the chain making noise or the timing changes due to the chain jumping a tooth, then replace it, and all gears.
If your Gas tank is not empty, you may have a problem with your starter.