Posted 08 July 2008 - 10:04 AM
I have a 95 Sentra with the 1.6 L engine and lately there is more noise than usual coming from the engine. It appears to be coming from the side where the timing chains are located. I took it to a local auto mechanic who listened to it and told me it sounded like it could be the timing chains. It isn't bad, but you can definitely notice a difference from when I bought the car at 68,000 miles. The previous owner was the original owner and swears the car was taken good care of and the oil changed regularly every 3-5K miles. The engine now has 126,000 miles on it and as far as I know these are the original chains. I am wondering if the noise could be the valve clearances. Is there any way for someone to determine more definitively whether it is valve noise or timing chains ? Any help would be appreciated guys. As always, thanks !!
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