My altima 2.5s 2002 make noise of flapping from passenger side one mechanic say it is timing belt other say exhaust manifold please tell me how to find out

Asked by Aug 31, 2013 at 09:54 PM about the 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

some sought of flapping sound like the one we can hear when we put a paper near the fins
of fan is coming from passenger side 209000 km and no sound if it is started or on idling
no check engine light.

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60,745

Check for a loose splash guard in the front wheel wells and along the front underside. Sounds like one of them is flapping in the breeze. HTH. -Jim

i went to mechanic today he told it is cat heat shield so may be by fixing it this thing will sound better

60,745

That's great. Glad it's not serious. Thanks for letting us know. -Jim

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