At what milege need change timing chain

Asked by Nov 01, 2015 at 01:18 PM about the 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My vehicle has 100,000 miles+ want to may sure I don't exited requirements
necessary so I can have my car running for a long time! In the maintenance book
provided by the Nissan Altima didn't provided the inf.

4 Answers


Here's your answer, it has a timing chain. Theoretically, it should last the life of the car. Changing out the timing chain is a MUCH BIGGER DEAL THAN A TIMING BELT. I hope you won't have to do that. See attached picture.

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Having a timing chain versus a belt usually means that you do NOT have to worry about it. Just regular recommended maintenance is all that is required.

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Yes, this is correct and these chains "should " last the life of the vehicle, BUT, if you start hearing noise from the chain and rattling, you need to take care of this. Please be advised.

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I have a 2006 Nissan Altima, 2.5. Mileage is just over 100,000. Both Nissan and independent have verified there is a timing chain. In addition, I do not think Nissan would advise, in a printed manual, to tune up at 100,000. I agree with all responses above that you have received. Liz

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