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post #361 of 397 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 12:43 AM
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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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I've got the "whine" on mine @ 73K any signs of recall?

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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
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2007 cc lb 80,576 miles
mine at idle after i didnt know the whine was it starting to go, got the chain slap

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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.

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ended up being $1400 and change. No whine now. Seems excessive for only 75k miles.

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Just confirmed mine this evening. Left side is whining. 98,400 miles and synthetic oil changed every 5k miles.

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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.


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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

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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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