1996 maxima loud heated noise

Asked by Feb 10, 2014 at 08:20 PM about the 1996 Nissan Maxima SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1996 maxima makes a really loud
clanky noise when the heater is on.  It is not
constant and does not change with the fan
speed.  It does feel like something else is
kicking on when the noise occurs, it just
feels like the engine is working harder, then
it let's up and the noise goes away.  Repeat
over and over.

3 Answers

19,635

Does it only do it on defrost?

Nope. All settings. Also seems worse when car is cold. It gets better, but not totally gone, by the time I get to work.

19,635

Pull the blower motor out (heater motor) and see if something is stuck in it.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1996 maxima loud heated noise 3 answers

    My 1996 maxima makes a really loud clanky noise when the heater is on. It is not constant and does not change with the fan speed. It does feel like something else is kicking on when the noise oc...

    1996 Nissan Maxima SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • timing chain noise on 2000 Nissan Maxima 4 answers

    My 2000 Nissan Maxima GLE with 95K miles has a loud noise that appears to be coming from the timing chain, any idea what remedies are available out side of part replacement?

    2000 Nissan Maxima GLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 00 maxima makes noise when i push gas 2 answers

    I just bought a used 00 nissan maxima with almost 300,000 i know alot of miles, but i got it cheap and love that year of maxs, anyhow when i push on the gas i hear a loud noise like its under my fe...

    2000 Nissan Maxima GLE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Loud popping noise from wheel area.. 3 answers

    I just had an alignment done on my '01 Maxima. After I drove it, found that it "wobbled". Back in shop, found I needed ball joints replaced. Had that done, but a week later I am getting a loud popping...

    2001 Nissan Maxima

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • maxima 6 answers

    i have a 1990 nissan maxima i started it a few days ago and let it idle to warm up. it idled fine and ran fine until i pulled out onto the road. when it changed into second gear it just died so i pu...

    1990 Nissan Maxima SE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Maxima

Looking for a Used Maxima in your area?

CarGurus has 24,381 nationwide Maxima listings starting at $999.

ZIP:

Search Nissan Maxima Questions

Nissan Maxima Experts

#1 rtriel
rtriel
Reputation 580
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 550
#3 Cocohuate
Cocohuate
Reputation 410
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Nissan Altima
1,153 Great Deals out of 79,677 listings starting at $500
Used Honda Accord
947 Great Deals out of 77,739 listings starting at $899
Used Toyota Camry
1,101 Great Deals out of 90,760 listings starting at $1,599
Used Chevrolet Impala
590 Great Deals out of 34,066 listings starting at $899
Used Acura TL
177 Great Deals out of 5,745 listings starting at $1,100
Used Honda Civic
812 Great Deals out of 88,108 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Camaro
243 Great Deals out of 31,194 listings starting at $369
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,062 Great Deals out of 77,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
543 Great Deals out of 45,845 listings starting at $1,999
Used BMW 3 Series
941 Great Deals out of 30,259 listings starting at $1,000
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,018 Great Deals out of 72,253 listings starting at $700

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Nissan Maxima For Sale
26 Great Deals out of 13,874 listings starting at $20,999
2016 Nissan Maxima For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,987 listings starting at $16,991
2014 Nissan Maxima For Sale
93 Great Deals out of 2,675 listings starting at $9,995
2013 Nissan Maxima For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 993 listings starting at $9,495
2012 Nissan Maxima For Sale
27 Great Deals out of 754 listings starting at $7,489

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.