I recently bought a '04 Nissan Maxima with a 3.5L v6. when I inspected the car
it was warm and i didnt notice the rattle.
when the vehicle is cold ONLY it will rattle for 1-2 seconds and disappear. that
is the only time you hear it. warm start ups it doesnt rattle at all. after
spending hours on youtube about it i'm not sure if its lifters or timing chain.
has anyone had the same issue that can give me some advice on how to test and
varify what the issue actually is. i cannot afford to replace major engine
components if its not needed.