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Clifton B., ASE Master Auto Tech
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When i t the start button sometimes it has a funny noise,

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when i hit the start button sometimes it has a funny noise, also when i accelerate it has a hollow noise, is this normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

can you describe the funny noise ??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
its like a rattle noise, it happens sometimes
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

and the hollow sound is it only when you accel are do you hear it at high speeds ??

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
only on acceleration, pretty much when im driving at all times
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
when i test drove the car i didnt hear anything at all, once i drove it off the lot i started noticing it
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

the hollow sound is most likely just the sounds the cvt makes the trans in this car do not shift like older cars so the rpms will go up higher whe you accel and the engine will whine a bot till you get up to speed

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

sorry for the long wait

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
what is a cvt? and what about the rattling noise when i start the car?
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

the cvt is the transmission cvt is for continues variable transmission

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

the other noise is hard to say i have not seen any of the altima with noise when starting but the engine do rattle a big on cold start but just cold start you will not hear it when the car is hot and you start it this is normal if that is what your hearing

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
hmmmm. it happens frequently, i will just have to bring it into a dealership.
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

this is the best thing to do yes because not been there to hear the noise makes it hard to say what it is

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

but like i say the engine do rattle when cold and this is normal

Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

do you have any more questions ?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
nope nomore questions
Expert:  Clifton B. replied 1 year ago.

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