Nissan

Nissan repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have an 06 Nissan Pathfinder with a V6 and it just always…

I have an 06...

I have an 06 Nissan Pathfinder with a V6 and it just always sounds like the valves are tapping

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Have you noticed any leaks lately?

83,000 no leaks

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Pathfinder yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I bought it with 75,000 miles on it and it just seems to get louder and louder I would take it to mechanic. I’ve change the oil 5000 miles ago

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Answered in 1 minute by:
3/23/2018
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,704
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified

Hello my name is ***** ***** thank you for your question.

Does it make this noise under light acceleration? or when going up a hill? Like a Chatter type noise from the engine?

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Up a hill and acceleration but more up a hill
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Up a hill

Thank you. What you are most likely hearing is octane ping. The engine will make a chatter when going up hills or under light acceleration. So all you would need to do is run the tank of fuel down and when you get gas the next time, fill the truck up with premium fuel. By the time you get to around 1/2 tank, you will notice it will start to get less. By the time you need to get gas again, the noise will almost be gone. Fill up one more time with Premium and it should be gone by 3/4 of a tank on the 2nd filling.

Ask Your Own Nissan Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’m forced to use premium fuel?

Yeah. Only around this time of the year. The reason is this......

Ask Your Own Nissan Question

From September to April Regular Grade fuel & Middle Grade fuel have more ethanol in it. Premium does not have Ethanol in it cause it has such a high octane content. Once after April, they lower the Ethanol content.. and you can then switch back to Regular or Middle Grade..

Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,704
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer
Verified
Jay and 87 other Nissan Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a nissan mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Jay Your Own Question
Jay
Jay
Jay, Nissan Technician
Category: Nissan
Satisfied Customers: 21,704
21,704 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 20+yrs experience with Nissan & Infiniti Trained & Certified.Currently still working for Dealer

Jay is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I was in trouble with an electrical issue with my brand new Nissan. I frantically went online trying to find help and luckily I found your site. I reached a NISSAN tech named RIP. He was absolutely tremendous and helped me work through the issue. What a pro!

cjazLexington, KY

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

Nissan Technician

747 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

602 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Marty

Marty

ASE Certified Technician

161 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch master tech. 30 years experience.

Mike V.

Mike V.

Nissan Technician

9,482 satisfied customers

Nissan factory trained and Certified Subaru Technician.

Ron

Ron

ASE Certified Technician

589 satisfied customers

34 years of automotive Repair

Anthony

Anthony

ASE Certified Technician

332 satisfied customers

ASE Master Automobile Technician with over 18 years exp. in this field.

Richard

Richard

ASE Certified Technician

92 satisfied customers

Nissan Tech ASE certified technician

< Previous | Next >

Related Nissan Questions
Will a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder v6 3.0 automatic transmission
Will a 1994 Nissan Pathfinder v6 3.0 automatic transmission fit a 1987 Nissan D21 v6 3.0 pickup? … read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21,704 satisfied customers
My wife has a 2007 Nissan Murano. When you give it gas it
Chris, my wife has a 2007 Nissan Murano. When you give it gas it sometimes sounds like a rattling noise when taking off then stops however after driving awhile and you let off the gas it comes back. N… read more
Clifton B.
Clifton B.
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
4,284 satisfied customers
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4.0l engine, 80,000
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Silver Edition 4.0l engine, 80,000 km's. Recently starting ticking noise on driver side of engine bay. Notice at idle with hood open. More noticeable at 1/3 to 1/2 acceleration.… read more
Jake
Jake
309 satisfied customers
I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue that has a loud ticking/tapping
I have a 2015 Nissan Rogue that has a loud ticking/tapping noise when cold. Is this normal or a problem? It only has 5000 miles. … read more
internal88
internal88
Product Manger
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
2,530 satisfied customers
nissan Quest SE mini van: I just bought a used 2004 Nissan
I just bought a used 2004 Nissan Quest SE Minivan. When I first drove it, I thought the engine was kind of loud from the the inside of the car. It had a growling sound. I expected to be quiet...purrin… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21,704 satisfied customers
Nissan Altima: Ive got a 2007 Nissan Altima that blows smoke
I've got a 2007 Nissan Altima that blows smoke out of the tailpipe during startup. I understand that Nissan Altima's have a problem with catalytic convertors and it appears that's my problem. I resear… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21,704 satisfied customers
Altima: I have a 2009 Altima with the 2.5 and CVT. I bought
I have a 2009 Altima with the 2.5 and CVT. I bought it 2.5 years ago with 40k miles. After the first 6 mos I did an oil flush and started using Amsoil 0w30. After a couple months I noticed my oil was … read more
Peter Zavarelli
Peter Zavarelli
Automotive Diagnostic Specialist
General auto certifications
415 satisfied customers
Nissan/Datsun Pathfinder SE: Hows it? I just bought an 06
How's it? I just bought an 06 Pathfinder and noticed after the engine has come to temp, the oil pressure gauge dips way low at idle, not consistently at idle, but intermittently. pressure comes up and… read more
Clifton B.
Clifton B.
nissan master auto tech
Associate Degree
4,284 satisfied customers
Nissan/Datsun Pathfinder XE: hi i have a 93 nissan pathfinder
hi i have a 93 nissan pathfinder and i noticed theres a ticking or "pa tata patata" sound coming from my car when i give it gas. its missing a belt for the ac but i was wondering what i should do to f… read more
Jake
Jake
309 satisfied customers
2004 Pathfinder: new knocking noise coming..oil every..filters
Last Tuesday I started hearing a new knocking noise coming from the engine of my Nissan 2004 Pathfinder. My Pathfinder has 78,000 miles. I have always changed the oil every 3,000 miles and and filters… read more
Roy
Roy
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,421 satisfied customers
1993 NISSAN PATHFINDER: V6..211,000 MILES..SMOOTH, NO BUCKING..tranny
HAVE A 1993 NISSAN PATHFINDER V6, HAD TIMING BELT REPLACED APPROX 5OOO MILES AGO, ENGINE HAS 211,000 MILES ON IT. TAIL PIPE SHOWS NO CARBON OR OIL BURNING THE PATHFINDER IDDLES SMOOTH, NO BUCKING, CAN… read more
Hard Drive Cafe
Hard Drive Cafe
Semi-retired over 30 years in business
1 satisfied customers
2003 nissan pathfinder: 000 miles..passenger side..mechanics..lifter
I have a 2003 nissan pathfinder that is consuming a little over 2 quarts of oil every 3,000 miles and has also developed a tapping noise on the passenger side of the engine. Was told by many mechanics… read more
Greg
Greg
Shop owner, technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
1,541 satisfied customers
1991 Nissan Pathfinder: cylinder..the front crank seal..000 miles
I have a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder with four cylinder motor - the front crank seal is leaking and I would like to know how to replace it - the motor has 160,000 miles on it and I also wonder if it would … read more
Ironmike
Ironmike
ASE Master ,Ford Certified Master Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
3,435 satisfied customers
2006 Pathfinder SE: press the accelerator while in park..dash
I own a 2006 Pathfinder SE 4*4. There is a gurgling sound when I accelerate or when the press the accelerator while in park. The sound comes from the dash and doesn't require the heat or air to be on.… read more
Mike V.
Mike V.
Nissan Technician
Subaru and Nissan factory training.
9,482 satisfied customers
2000 Nissan Frontier: V6..a litre of oil every..leaks..valve cover
Just bought a 2000 Nissan Frontier V6 3.3L 4x4.manual transmission, truck is using a litre of oil every 1000miles, no leaks evident, read up on the poor design in the right valve cover of another engi… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21,704 satisfied customers
1990 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4: w 3000 v6 engine..180,000 mile.
We have a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 w 3000 v6 engine. 180,000 mile. This is my wife's vehicle. Well maintained and all scheduled oil changes. A few weeks ago my wife was just pulling in to her parkin… read more
Jay
Jay
Nissan Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
21,704 satisfied customers
2006 Xterra: the 4.0 L V6. I bought this..changed oil..restart
I have a 2006 Xterra with the 4.0 L V6. I bought this with 24000 miles. The frst time I changed oil apone restart it makes a lower end knoking noise. The dealer told me that this is normal for this en… read more
Roy
Roy
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
5,421 satisfied customers
2005 Nissan altima: I later switch it back to conventional oil
I am thinking of switching my 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 from conventional oil to synthetic oil... Is there a special procedure that the Nissan Dealer Service Dept. uses or can I simply drain the oil and … read more
Eric
Eric
Retired
N/A
32,958 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x