My engine ratlles on start up and about 30.

Tiny
TJ TOMS
  • 2002 NISSAN X-TRAIL
  • 80,000 MILES

My engine ratlles on start up and about 30 seconds then stops and drives smooothly thereafter. Why the rattling noise?

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Monday, March 11th, 2013 AT 6:35 AM

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Tiny
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IT could be a few things. Is the oil clean and full? As far as the noise, it is hard for me to diagnose without hearing it. It could be something loose, a collapsed lifter, bearing noise. You need to find a mechanic with a trained ear that will take a minute and listen to it. Or, you can upload a video of the vehicle being started so I can try to hear the noise.

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