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97 nissan maxima: the timing chain is rattling very loudly..tensioner

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i have a 97 nissan maxima and the timing chain is rattling very loudly. I replaced the tensioner but that only helped the problem for a few days. what could be the problem?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  David replied 8 years ago.
If you have replaced the tensioners and they are installed properly but you still have issues then your chain is probably worn out.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
i was told that the chains on a maxima dont wear out that soon alot of people have 300k on theres and no timing issues. It has great oil pressure and the motors internals are clean and no sign of wear. i also compared the chains with new ones and there was no sign of streaching or wear.