Just got a new timing chain on a 2003 Nissan Altima. Car is using a lot more gas, now. Is it possible that something happened during this repair that has made the car burn more gas?

Kathy Cole

Asked by Nov 30, 2015 at 11:26 AM about the 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


Timeing could be off just a little and causing this,or you may need new plugs and wires if they have not been changed in a while,


tune up, plugs, wires and air filter...

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If they got the chain off one tooth that could cause the problem. Is the engine power way off too? The tune up that the first two posters mentioned is also a good idea.

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