I noticed the whine at around 44k miles. At 49k miles I had the dealership drive my car around and they agreed it was time to replace. After 5 hours they replaced both timing chains and tensioners as well as a few other related parts for the process.
No more whine and the motor feels so much smoother. Truck feels like new again.
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108K miles on my 05 frontier and have not heard any noises on this. I've read this issue years ago and was concerned.
Used standard dino oil the first 7500 miles in the engine (also changed the diff and tranny then too). After that first 7500 miles, switched to mobil 1 synthetic extended and change the oil every 9K-10k miles. The oil report is showing the engine is doing quite well with metals all in range. The TBN report usually shows I can get about 11K - 12K miles of an oil change.
Anyways, guess I'm lucky so far on this timing chain issue
"as i lay rubber down to street, i pray for traction i can keep, but if i spin and begin to slide, please dear god protect my ride...amen" 2007 SE 4x4 CC LB Black .............................................Wrecker 426's Truck Build
Sadly traded in on 02NOV2012 for a Black 2012 GMC Terrain SLT-2 for the wife "i'll be back" in a few years due to her car being totaled
I dropped mine off at the dealer this week to have the tensioners replaced. Was quoted $1300. It's an 07' with 75k. It won't be ready until Monday, so I'll give an update after I get it back. They also wanted $580 to replace the fuel sending unit, but I told them I would do it myself.
07 Frontier NISMO CC Avalanche, NISMO CAI, PRG 2 inch Leveling Kit, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 2* Timing Advance, WeatherTech Floor Liners and Bug Deflector, Bed Extender, Stainless Steel Nerf Bars, Chrome Window Switch Covers, WRP Grounding Kit
Just confirmed mine this evening. Left side is whining. 98,400 miles and synthetic oil changed every 5k miles.
2006 Frontier, SE, crew-cab, 4X4, 6-speed, coil spacers, Bilstein 5100 series shocks, camber bolts, AAL, Rancho shocks, Flow Master cat-back, OEM side steps, OEM fog lights w/ switch, Hella driving lights, steering wheel audio buttons, door moldings, 3M clear bra, Boston Accoustic in front and Rockford Punch in back, NISMO bed decals, 100k miles 12/12.
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I did my chains and tensioners @ 200K miles, based on the remaining shoes, it had been going on for a while. I didn't really hear the whine like some of the videos I've seen. It took me 12 hours and about $120 to fix it.
2005 Frontier LE with every option on it I could buy.
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I was working under my hood last week and thought that it looked like it wouldn't take too long since I am running e-fans, no clutch fan or shrouds to get in my way. I would think that would shave a good hour off the disassembly, and another hour off reassembly
have a 07 crew long bed I bought used with around 20000 miles and had mine done around 45000 mi, I probably drove it with the wine for 10,000 miles before I figured out what it was. No problems from the dealer, all replaced under warranty and the problem has not resurfaced yet as of 75000 miles.
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