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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan Auto

2000 Nissan Maxima
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Mid-Size
20 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy
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November 19, 2013, 5:30 pm

Niko R

Question: Why is my car making noise from under it.

When I start up my car I can hear a rattle/scrapping noise that is on and off while the car is in park. I can also hear the same noise when I am accelerating from a low speed.

November 19, 2013, 7:47 pm

Richard W
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You have to jack the car up and put it on jack stands. Start the car and listen for the noise. I would say it could be a heat shield for the exhaust. Or it could me a motor mount.

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