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I can`t see the levels marks on the power steering fluid reservoir of my Nissan Terrano. How can I ensure the correct level?
Check the power steering cap. Some have a dipstick attached to them underneath. Failing that, undo the cap and look into the reservoir. If the level is somewhat in the centre then it’s fine - Some Guy from Australia
Submitted: 22/11/2013 11:33:58 | ID: 23383
When the outside temperature is below 4 degrees my Nissan Note`s temperature light flashes. This is very distracting. Can it be turned off?
The temperature waring light can not be turned off as it is a safety feature deployed by Nissan to maximise the drivers awareness of the current road conditions and the potential of ice on the roads. You can however press the information button (marked as an I) on the steering wheel to change the displayed function from temperature warning to mileage count, miles per gallon and others. Driver controls are only available on mid-high spec models, however, the black push levers on the left hand side of the speedometer unit can be pressed to change the display function on the dash also. Hope this helps. - Seamus Connor from County Antrim
Submitted: 21/11/2013 16:35:56 | ID: 23361
Hi. I have a Nissan Navara 2008 and it`s stuck in 4wd and won`t go into 5th or 6th gear. I`ve only just bought it. If in 4wd should it go into 5th and 6th? Thanks.
Hi, ive been driving 4x4s for many years now and I’ve had the same problem with a Defender, Toyota and most recently my Navara 2.5dci. It’s normally easily solved by engaging the reverse gear and driving the car back a few meters (about 15-20). If that doesn’t solve it use your car jack to lift the wheel that has the ’drive’ off the ground (normally the rear right wheel, you can try both rear wheels if that doesn’t work) and rotate it anti-clockwise. Please let me know how it goes. Cheers! - Shingi from Zimbabwe
Submitted: 21/11/2013 15:13:31 | ID: 23345
My 1998 Nissan Terrano TR50, ZD30 has a problem. It does not pick up speed. Highest it can go is 100 km/h with struggling. Sometimes the revs can`t even rise meaning it won`t move. The engine is easy to start. At one point it can move quite fast but it will only do so once. If you are driving uphill then you need prayers to manage to get to the top. We have done several things like changing ATF, engine oil, cleaned the oil strainer for the gear box, changed the fuel and oil filters. Now what else can I do?
It’s the air mass sensor, mine was the same. I replaced the sensor and now it goes like a rocket! - Homer Derry from England
Dear Homer Derry, where can I find the air mass sensor? - Benson Muleya from Zambia
Submitted: 15/11/2013 11:18:42 | ID: 23122
I have a Nissan Terrano (TR50-engine ZD30) 1998 model. It has the following problems: -It can`t pick up speed beyond 100 km/h, more especially between 40 to 80 km/h. The revs can`t go beyond 3500 rpm - sometimes it can`t move because the revs can`t pick up. The engine alsways starts very easily. Sometimes while driving it will either pick up speed or lose it. From the time I bought it (second hand) in Feb 2013, the highest speed it ever reached was 140 km/h and it was just for 20 minutes. Someone checked the banjo bolt, ATF strainer for gear box was cleaned, engine oil changed, oil and fuel filter changed but still the same situation which seems worse at times. What can I do? I really love this car.
Try to clean up the valve body and check the torque converter. - Muljadi Supardjan from Indonesia
Submitted: 14/11/2013 15:26:21 | ID: 23080
My Nissan Primastar`s interior lights don’t come on when opening the sliding door. Does anybody know if they are meant to or not? If not any idea on how to add some? (Dci 100)
Mine’s come on OK. Is the roof light switch in the correct position? Does it even work when you switch it on manually? - Kenny Dalton from Ireland
Submitted: 14/11/2013 09:50:12 | ID: 23025
My Nissan Terrano (ZD30 Engine) has serious performance issues, loss of power, does not go above 3500revs and acceleration delays as well. What might the problem be? I`m thinking of changing the engine to TD27, does it fit and will it work? Thanks.
It’s the air mass sensor. - D D from England
Submitted: 12/11/2013 11:40:31 | ID: 22975
I am having a problem with the back doors of my Nissan Primastar van. They either won’t unlock themselves or the handle is stuck. Has anyone else had this problem?
I had same problem. Rear door hinges can get strained very easily. Often had doors that wouldn’t close. I stuck a crow bar between the side of the van and the hinge, coaxing the doors until they met more evenly. Did the job. - Kenny Dalton from Ireland
Submitted: 07/11/2013 09:39:36 | ID: 22765
I want to ask about a fuel problem with my Nissan Primera. It`s showing 23 miles per gallon but normally it should be 47 miles on a city drive and 56 on motorways, which is written in the Nissan Primera handbook. If I change the fuel filter can it help give me more mileage? I`ve changed the air filter and engine oil and filter but I have not changed the fuel filter. Please does anyone have any idea about what to do to give me more miles? The car has good pick up and is running well but it`s using more diesel than the normal rate. (2.2 diesel dci)
Hi, I have the same car which was doing the same about a year ago. Now goes into limp mode often. Currently in the garage getting injectors tested... Michael Robinson from Yorkshire
Submitted: 05/11/2013 11:31:15 | ID: 22721
I fitted a new clutch to my Nissan Navara but now when the car`s running I cannot get it into gear. Why is this?
The clutch is dragging, are you pressing the pedal to the floor? Also check the clutch adjustment, there should be about 1/2 inch travel at the pedal - Julian Grigg from England
Submitted: 05/11/2013 11:21:11 | ID: 22719
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My Nissan Qashqai 1.5 diesel when cold has white smoke coming out of the exhaust until the engine is warm, then it`s okay. The car drives perfectly and has 91k miles. What can I do? (acenta)
One of the things it tells you is that there is water in the diesel filter, which can be drained off. Read your owner manual. - Nick Owston from Yorkshire
Submitted: 04/11/2013 16:06:29 | ID: 22692
We often have problems with our Nissan Terrano. We are spending a lot of money repairing it. Lately the engine wouldn`t start and after a while it would start again. Is: is there a maximum of kilometers that can be driven?
Could be a number of factors. Check battery, alternator, glow plugs could be faulty, water in fuel pump or dirt in the fuel filter - Some Guy from Australia
Does it start when it is hot? Have you checked glow plugs? What engine is it? CM Warren from Ireland
Sounds exactly like what is happening with my X-Trail for the last year and nobody can find out what’s wrong with it. Have had it in to 3 different people, let me know if you found out what it is - Raelene Wilson from Australia
Submitted: 29/10/2013 16:17:06 | ID: 22475
My Nissan Qashqai`s driver`s door child lock is on and I dont know how to turn it off?
Open driver side rear door. The child lock is on the door itself in form of a cluch LOCK/OFF . Just change the position of it and the door should open from inside now as well - Denis Kocan from Luxembourg
Submitted: 29/10/2013 15:39:39 | ID: 22463
Hi, I’ve just put my Nissan Qashqai in for it’s MOT and I got a call from the garage. There’s no issue with it passing, but they wanted to let me know that there is a knocking sound when driving over uneven ground. I’ve not heard this and I just wanted to see what could be the problem before handing over extra money to get it looked into?
Hi, I had the same issue with mine (2008 reg) when I put it in for a service, although I was told it wouldn’t pass its MOT. The garage were surprised that a car of that age and mileage would have a problem so suggested that the parts may have been faulty from the outset. I took it back to the Nissan dealer that I bought it from who achnowledged that there had been a problem on certain models with the rear shock absorbers, although it hadn’t been the subject of a recall, so I had to pay to have mine replaced! Gail Affleck Ward from Northumberland
Submitted: 29/10/2013 15:17:41 | ID: 22458
My Nissan Almera`s orange light is not on the dashboard and it won`t start. What could the problem be?
My car had the same problem, a good electrician fixed it in Eastern Cape KWT. Phone number 0733952232 Thambe is his name. - Sasha Mung from South Africa
Submitted: 29/10/2013 09:26:16 | ID: 22387
My Nissan Almera won`t accelerate. The ecu light on the dash computer says it`s the camshaft sensor which I have changed but with no difference. I cleaned the air flow sensor and changed plugs and air filter but it`s still the same. Has anyone got any ideas? I believe the fuel pump is in the tank.
Your timing chain has stretched and so cam and crank sensors are out of sync. Cure replace timing chain - Dave from Ireland
Submitted: 25/10/2013 15:17:24 | ID: 22254
My Nissan Terrano`s engine management light is on and I can’t find where to plug in the fault finder. It should be by the fuse box but it is not there. Can anybody help? (2.7 tdi)
It’s underneath the dash below the fuse box. It doesn’t look like it fits but it does - William Heslop from Durham
Submitted: 24/10/2013 16:03:30 | ID: 22172
Hi guys, I have got the Nissan X-Trail 2.2 diesel 2003 model. The ABS and 4WD warning lights are on when driving. Please can anyone advise?
Failed ABS sensor when the same thing happened to me - John Andrew from Ayrshire
Submitted: 24/10/2013 15:13:04 | ID: 22160
Hi. I was driving my Nissan X-Trail when suddenly the engine stopped, so when I was on the side of street I opened the hood and found out that the red battery terminal was loose so I tightened it up and got the engine running again. Then I got to the mall and when I was going to go home I started it and the yellow engine sign showed up and I drove home slowly because I was worried. What could be the reason for that yellow warning sign on my dashboard?
I had the same problem, I went for A diagnostic which showed the sensors were dead and I had to replace them. You might want to check your sensors. - Amani from Tanzania
Submitted: 24/10/2013 14:13:24 | ID: 22143
My 05 Nissan Almera has the dimmest dipped beam ever seen. The bulbs have been upgraded. What can I do?
Check your alignment, they’re probably not seated correctly. Simple but common error - Vince from England
Hi Martyn. The only way out with those lights are to replace them. I recently replaced the bulbs and had the sealed headlight lenses polished but to no avail. I tried with both Almeras we have in the family. It’s common on the 2005/6 models. - Donny Esterhuizen from South Africa
Hi, I know what that feels like, so do many other Almera owners. Changing the lights is the only option. What a difference after! Cost me R 700 each three months ago - Justin Moodley from South Africa
Submitted: 24/10/2013 12:26:27 | ID: 22133
Where is the fuel fliter located in my Nissan Qashqai?
Hi. I have 1.5 dci. The fuel filter is under the bonnet, back left side. It’s about 4 inches in diameter with 3 hoses attached and shiney silver in colour. - Gary Scott from Northumberland
Submitted: 22/10/2013 12:22:49 | ID: 22060
Hi all. I recently replaced a clutch kit on my 05 Nissan Almera. I removed the flywheel and skimmed it and replaced the clutch and pressure plate. After re-fitting the gearbox and all, I started the car and went for a short drive to the garage. When I tried to start it again it would not start. The engine is swinging fine but won`t start. It`s getting fuel and spark but still does not want to start. Can anyone give me some advice on this? I checked all of the fuses and everything but still it does not want to start. Help needed please?
Try your spare key. - Mike from Ireland
Submitted: 22/10/2013 11:46:21 | ID: 22051
My Nissan X-Trail is giving me problems with starting after it has been running. At first when I start the engine it`s fine, but if I park and then want to start the vehicle, it will only just start with the help of the accelerator. Why would it do this?
Change your coil packs. - Roddy B from Jamaica
Submitted: 21/10/2013 16:34:07 | ID: 21993
We have got a Nissan Almera Tino 53 plate and just got the car in June this year. Our car has broken down twice and the immobiliser light keeps flashing and won`t let us start the car. Also when we put the key in the ignition to try to start it we are getting a noise as if we pressed the key to lock the doors. What could this be?
Change the battery in the fob, I had the same problem. RAC explained the voltage is low and not enough to disengage the immobiliser. But is enough to open the doors. Mine now starts first time. - Philip Styles from England
Submitted: 21/10/2013 10:30:11 | ID: 21947
The orange light is on the dashboard of my Nissan Almera. What could the problem be?
Where is the heater motor resistor fitted on a 52 plate Almera Tino? - James Burnett from Mid-Lothian (Edinburghshire)
Submitted: 10/10/2013 14:33:10 | ID: 21799
Hi. I have an issue on my 2.5L Nissan X-Trail where, every time I engage drive gear and am about to stamp on the accelerator to start a journey, a strange engine or some kind of mechanical rotating noise comes on but it happens for only 2 seconds. Then it stops when you drive on. However, after stopping the car for a while, the same noise will happen when you want to start a new journey. What could this be?
The rear main oil seal has like timing marks it must be on the mark’s one on the metal ring and one on the seal itself. I am a mechanic from South Africa. - Dirk Heerden from England
Submitted: 10/10/2013 12:17:48 | ID: 21784
I`ve just bought a Nissan Almera 2003. I had the clutch replaced as advised at the time but now when I drive it, particularly over rough road surfaces, I am getting a kind of creaking noise coming from somewhere in the engine in front of the driver. There is also a squeak from the area of the front offside wheel and the brake pedal squeaks. In addition, the car is slightly lower on the left side than on the right. Any ideas on what the problem could be? It is driving really smoothly.
Replace shocks and control arms. - Hein Perkins from South Africa
Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:14:40 | ID: 21758
How much is a Nissan Primera`s new engine, because mine has a header gasket problem, so I need a new one to replace it? (Head gasket problem)
About $10,000 US dollars. - Donald Duck from South Africa
Hi, I can help you to get a used one if you want - Clever Ndebele from Ireland
Submitted: 08/10/2013 16:29:02 | ID: 21727
The back of my Nissan Terrano shakes when I drive at 35 mph. Why is this?
It could be rear brakes sticking, or rear LSD. - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 08/10/2013 14:41:03 | ID: 21706
I have had a new clutch and flywheel fitted to my Nissan Navara truck and since day one it jumps out of fifth gear. It’s okay when driving, but when you take your foot off the accelerator and it slows down then it jumps out. The mechanic who carried out the repairs says it’s not the clutch. He wants £350 to take out the gear-box and chech the syncromesh. What can be causing this?
Gearbox isn’t correctly aligned. - PJ Bourne from County Antrim
Submitted: 07/10/2013 09:54:07 | ID: 21625
I have started to notice that the clutch pedal on my Nissan Pathfinder is almost fully up before the car engages, I know the clutch was replaced in 2009. I am not sure if there is an adjustment I can make or this is a more serious problem? (2.5L diesel)
I have a 2007 pathfinder that I bought 3 years ago, The clutch has burnt out 3 times in 3 years and after only about 10k miles each time. I think there must be a problem with the release mechanism that can prevent the clutch from engaging properly. Nissan deny this because it is a design fault for which they are liable, even out of guarantee. Good luck! - Jonathan Grimsdale from France
Submitted: 04/10/2013 16:12:20 | ID: 21615
I have a Primera P12 SVE 2.2 diesel manual 2002 51 plate. The engine management light is on (yellow). The screen simply says a message like a malfunction has occurred in the engine system, avoid driving at high speeds and take your car to a Nissan Dealer as soon as possible. It has intermittent loss of power when mostly starting from idle. The eml used to disappear after switching off and on the engine, but now it is permanent and there`s no power and no accelerated engine sound when pressing the gas pedal. I did a research on the web and found the solution was to replace the ’Suction Control Valve’. Diagnostic cannot be run. The RAC mechanic could not communicate with the engine via the diagnostic, as the previous owner had messed up the wires connected to the computer, (CD/DVD/Radio/SAT NAV etc. never worked since I had the car). Any suggestion how I can run a diagnostic/repair the computer will be highly appreciated. Or should I just replace the Suction Control Valve which will roughly cost £260? Thanks.
I am no technician but I have two Nissan cars, which cover both of your problems. 1. If the DVD unit doesn’t work then this will affect all the controls like the heater/sat nav etc. I had the same problem with my 2002 p12 and everybody said it couldn’t be fixed and that we had to replace it. Like you I did some research and found an article on the Nissan Primera owners site, which indicated that some very small contacts at the back of the DVD unit (that weren’t soldered on manufacture) had come loose shorting the whole unit. The original article is German and it is by an electrical engineer, but the translation makes sense. I got the unit removed and soldered and it has worked perfectly ever since. 2. The yd 2.2 diesel is known to have problems with the suction control valve. My X-Trail would go into limp home mode restricting the engine power and revs to achieve a max 30mph. I would stop the car and all would be fine, until it went into limp mode again. I had the valve done about four weeks ago and it’s been fine ever since. Hope this helps. - Neil from Somerset
Submitted: 04/10/2013 15:07:39 | ID: 21602
Where can I locate the fuse for the instrument panel on my Nissan Terrano as I seem to have lost all gauges? Many thanks.
There is a 10 amp fuse for the clocks next to the driver side door but my guess is that you had the same problem as I did - the instrument panel will need replaced as it is a common fault with the Terrano. I paid £70 for mine - Ray from County Antrim
I had the same problem. It was due to dirty fuse connections. - Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 03/10/2013 16:28:04 | ID: 21576
My phone book is not transferring properly on bluetooth on my Nissan Qashqai. Al else is okay. Can I delete numbers and add my own on the phone book as there`s no menu for this?
Hi I had the same problem when I tried to connect my new phone. First make sure that your sat nav and phone are activated and set your phone to automatically connect the load up to your phone book. - Nick Owston from Yorkshire
Submitted: 03/10/2013 16:08:27 | ID: 21568
Hi. I have the new Nissan Qashqai Tekna 63 plate. Could someone please tell me how to get the wing mirrors to close on the door button? Thank you.
If you have that button it’s not on the driver door but LEFT side under the steering wheel is the swich for open/close them - Denis Kocan from Luxembourg
Submitted: 03/10/2013 14:35:19 | ID: 21548
I have a 1991 Nissan Terrano 2.7. How much oil does the auto trans take?
Drain oil, put 4litres in, which should bring level up to cold mark. Then take it for a 4 or 5 mile run so the oil is hot, then fill to hot level. Job done. - Unwin from Lancashire
Mine takes 3.4 litres exactly. Be aware that about 1.8 litres of old fluid will still be in the torque converter. - Ben Rogers from Australia
Submitted: 30/09/2013 15:57:41 | ID: 21415
I have just bought a 2004 Nissan Primera but it is in Japanese so I can`t use many functions! Does anyone know how to use the call button to make calls when driving please?
On your display panel there is a setting button press it and then pick of the menu where you want to go ie change the languae from Japanese to which one you want. Hope this helps - Chris Leivers from Shropshire
Submitted: 30/09/2013 09:29:24 | ID: 21398
My Nissan Almera`s headlights are terrible. I have replaced the bulbs and need to reset the headlights. Please advise on the settings for dims and bright driving lights? Regards.
Replace your headlights, the chrome reflector on the inside of the lights are probably burnt off, mandos got the lights for 850 each... Or get some one to swop the plugs on ur bright lights and dim lights, and the refocus the lights - Aveshin Pather from South Africa
Submitted: 27/09/2013 14:53:18 | ID: 21370
What is this annoying noise from my Nissan X-Trail that I hear every time I crank the accelerator under drive gear, but once it is running there is no noise? I have already changed both the belt and belt tensioner. Please can anyone advise me? (2.5 Litre Petrol Engine (Basic Model)
The same thing happen to my 2003 Xtrail (QR20 engine). I changed the belt and still have the problem. You can actually see the belt vibrating. I’m left to change the tensioner, but don’t want to waste money if the noise will not go away. - Roddy B from Jamaica
Submitted: 26/09/2013 16:11:34 | ID: 21322
I recently bought a Nissan X-Trail 2004 but I`ve just noticed a noise at the back. When I took it to the mechanic he said it`s the wheel bearing which I changed, but the noise is till there when driving. Please can anybody advise me if this could be bad tyres or something else?
Hi, a big possibility which it could be are the brake shoes for your handbrake which sit inside the rear disks. I have had a similar problem and changing the worn shoes did the trick - Paul Reynolds from Durham
Submitted: 26/09/2013 14:43:33 | ID: 21305