Rattle in engine area

Asked by Oct 12, 2016 at 01:34 PM about the 2004 Nissan Altima

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Looking at buying a 2004 Nissan Altima but the
owner describes the car as having a loud rattle
while running under the hood...it doesn't overheat
or die tho but they stopped driving it and don't
know the cause of the noise...any suggestions as
to what would cause this rattle noise??

4 Answers

119,785

Just stay away and dont buy the car. ...any noise cant be good, buy something else

Thanks for the insight...I was hoping it would be a simple fix but of course not, lol

119,785

There is a reason he is selling it i bet it going to be expensive, glad you are going to pass, good move !

170

Most likely it is the timing chain that needs replacement. Not worth buying it.

Your Answer

Altima

Looking for a Used Altima in your area?

CarGurus has 69,652 nationwide Altima listings starting at $950.

ZIP:

Nissan Altima Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,450
  • #2
    F_O_R
    Reputation
    890
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    790
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Maxima
207 Great Deals out of 17,148 listings starting at $1,900
Used Honda Accord
449 Great Deals out of 102,530 listings starting at $800
Used Toyota Camry
768 Great Deals out of 71,356 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic
360 Great Deals out of 52,697 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra
464 Great Deals out of 51,144 listings starting at $1,795
Used Toyota Corolla
566 Great Deals out of 67,649 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Sonata
360 Great Deals out of 49,710 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Malibu
461 Great Deals out of 50,170 listings starting at $2,111
Used Kia Optima
403 Great Deals out of 30,618 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Impala
395 Great Deals out of 25,692 listings starting at $900
Used Hyundai Elantra
463 Great Deals out of 49,226 listings starting at $495

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Nissan Altima For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 32,788 listings starting at $12,997
2017 Nissan Altima For Sale
107 Great Deals out of 8,967 listings starting at $9,398
2016 Nissan Altima For Sale
111 Great Deals out of 6,368 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Nissan Altima For Sale
264 Great Deals out of 9,488 listings starting at $5,999
2014 Nissan Altima For Sale
71 Great Deals out of 2,455 listings starting at $3,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.