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Sylbert Stapleton, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Nissan X-Trail 2002

My Nissan X-Trail`s engine light stays on and 4wd, also the rev counter stopped working. I have error code 10335. Can anybody help?

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Go to someone who has a decent OBD2 scanner that will tell you in words what is wrong. There may be other "ghost" codes that can then be reset. you then drive the vehicle and the codes that show after the reset are the real problems.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 20/03/2014 14:24:08 | ID: 63093

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Deakin, Yorkshire

Nissan Navara

Ok on flat overheat going uphill back to ok on flat oil and coolant ok

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I have checked my crystal ball, but it's not telling me what type of engine or transmission, nor what year your Navara was manufactured. Google 'overheating engine..what could it be?" Check you have no leaves or other debris blocking the radiator fins. Then go to your Nisasan dealer and pay for a new Nissan thermostat and thermostat housing gasket, not a cheapies from your local factor. The Nissan thermostat is shaped correctly to to the job that the designers wanted it to do. Then look at having your radiator out, the top and bottom tanks removed, the tubes rodded out, and the engine flushed. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 16/04/2014 15:34:10 | ID: 94321

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Nepia Zivanai, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail 2004

My 2004 Nissan X-Trail 2.2 diesel loses power on steep slopes and smokes excessively on sudden change down of gears, or driving in traffic where I change gears often. Can anyone explain why it does this please? (X-Trail 2.2 diesel)

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Google this engine, read the answers and weep. You will find multiple probable causes. First, GET YOUR CODES READ off the computer. Have the scan technician reset or wipe these codes, then drive again and see what codes opo up straight away. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 03/02/2014 15:30:04 | ID: 61645

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Charlene Wiggins, South Africa

Nissan X-Trail 2006

I have a petrol Nissan X-Trail which idles at 1500 to 2000 rpm. I sent it in for a service but it didn`t do anything to the idling. Please can anybody help?

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When you find out what engine you have, Google it and see the answers for clues... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 03/02/2014 11:17:56 | ID: 59501

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Robert Hobbins, Australia

Nissan X-Trail 2012

Hi, I have a 2012 stl Nissan X-Trail 4x4. Since I had the 45,000 service done it seems to use more fuel and the exhaust sounds louder. What could be wrong? (stL)

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Did you ask the mechanic to tweak up the power a bit? Is the performance better? More performance=more power=louder exhaust..the extra gases have to go somewhere so they go out the exhaust at a higher speed? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 06/02/2014 12:25:53 | ID: 61779

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Glyn Shaw, Shropshire

Nissan X-Trail 2007

I have water ingress into the spare wheel well of my Nissan X-Trail, often up to 5 mm deep after heavy rain. On inspection no source is obvious. Any ideas? (aventura)

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Have a lokk at the reviews of your vehicle on this site. Then Google 'water ingress in X trail?????? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 11/02/2014 12:04:49 | ID: 62003

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Alan Peake, Staffordshire

Nissan X-Trail 2005

Why don`t my Nissan X-Trail`s door mirrors heat up on frosty mornngs?

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Do you have heaters in your mirrors? have they ever worked before? If YES to both questions, then check the fuse box, and the relay for the mirrors.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 14/02/2014 10:59:28 | ID: 60776

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Andy Erakpotobor, Niger

Nissan X-Trail 2003

How does the Nissan X-Trail 4x4 automatic auxiliary work when on bad terrain, or does it work along with the automatic gear system once on acceleration?

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I can't figure out what you are trying to ask here. Please write back in and explain a little more clearly.Thanks. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 21/02/2014 11:46:33 | ID: 62248

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Gabi Otway, Canada

Nissan X-Trail 2005

I have a Nissan X-Trail 2005. It only has 65,000 km and is going though gas like crazy. A full tank would last about 2 weeks, now I am lucky to get a week. I don’t drive very far and my rpms stay at 250. What could the problem be?

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What engine do you have in the vehicle? Google it to see if there are others on the web who have suffered similarly. The list of possible causes of your problems change with the engine type and the transmission. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/03/2014 10:54:30 | ID: 62535

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Yolly Martin, Australia

Nissan X-Trail 2004

I have a 2004 Nissan X-Trail, low kms, perfect car, no issues at all until yesterday when it juddered a little and then the engine light came on. Then today while driving (engine light still on), the engine turned off and everything shut down, including the steering! Lucky I wasn’t in a windy road! It took 5-6 goes to start it. I took it home and called roadside assistance. The mechanic said there was nothing registering as wrong with it on the computer, he reset it and it’s working fine. I however checked my oil and it was out. Mechanic told me I was using the wrong oil and that’s why it’s been going through it and maybe the car has a sensor that shuts off the engine when the oil is too low to save the engine? Can anyone confirm as I can’t find out anywhere online? Cheers.

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By now you will either have experienced a miracle..that the vehicle still runs...or the bad news..that the engine is stuffed. I have never heard of a shut down sensor for oil pressure except on small-engined generators, pumps and lawnmowers. You were lucky???? maybe? Please let us know. PS what was "the wrong oil" you used? Brand, weight, length of service before it all disappeared? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 14/03/2014 14:18:21 | ID: 62851

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Eddie Byrne, County Down

Nissan X-Trail 2003

Is engine crankcase bearing failure a common problem with the Nissan X-Trail?

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Google X trail engine crankshaft failure and see.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 14/03/2014 16:31:44 | ID: 62827

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Sarah Sloan, Aberdeenshire

Nissan X-Trail 2012

Does anybody have a fix for the boot door on my Nissan X-Trail for short people like me? I need to either carry a step or jump to reach the hand hold, even on a flat surface. Nissan "motability" say they have never come across this problem! There must be other drivers under 5 feet tall. All suggestions would be welcome. (tekna)

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Can you find someone capable of attaching a strap on the inside of the tailgate just short enough that when the door closes the strap doesn't get caught in the lock/door jamb, but still hangs down sufficiently for you to be able to grab it e.g. half way up so that you have sufficient leverage to pull the door edge down to where you can catch hold of it and close it the rest of the way? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 21/03/2014 08:58:20 | ID: 62965

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Brian Brooks, Staffordshire

Nissan X-Trail 2004

I have a Nissan X-Trail and I`e got an abs fault code reader which says n/s/f abs sensor. I`ve changed the sensor and now the abs and 4x4 lights come on, speedo reads correctly when the abs and 4x4 lights are off. The speedo only reads 20 mph, no matter what speed I do above that. Can you help please?

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Have you tried disconnecting your battery and leaving it disconnected overnight to reset the computer? If that does not help, the same man with the scanner that pointed out the fault to you can reset the faults in the computer???? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 21/03/2014 09:45:00 | ID: 63120

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Richard Jumi, Zimbabwe

Nissan X-Trail 2000

When shifting my Nissan X-Trail from park to reverse gear it is heavy and I don`t know how best I can resolve this?

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My crystal ball is cracked. What engine and what type of transmission does your vehicle have? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 21/03/2014 12:28:32 | ID: 63167

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ray, Merthyr Tydfil

Nissan X-Trail

what is the gross weight of my 2004 x trail sport diesel

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Ray, Did you Google to find this site? Try Googling X trail weight.. There is a table If you can't be bothered, here it is condensed just for you... X-TRAIL NISSAN kg (manual/auto) ST 2.0litre 2WD Petrol 1,403/1,428 ST-L 2.0litre 2WD Petrol 1,443 ST 2.5litre 4WD Petrol 1,498/1,523 ST-L 2.5 litre 4WD Petrol 1,528 Ti 2.5litre 4WD Petrol 1,563 TS 2.0litre 4WD Turbo – Diesel 1,612/1,645 TL 2.0litre 4WD Turbo – Diesel 1,658/1,692 Google is your friend.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 15/04/2014 11:24:08 | ID: 94244

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David Abbott, England

Nissan Micra C+C

One of the gas struts in the boot of my wife’s Nissan Micra C+C has failed, making it very heavy to lift (almost impossible for her). Our local dealer has quoted £90 for a pair of gas struts plus £650 in labour to replace them. They say the whole of the roof mechanism has to be removed! I can’t believe Nissan would make it that difficult and I noticed someone said that he had changed them on his daughter’s car. Can anyone offer information/advice on how difficult or easy it actually is and maybe point me in the direction of some instructions? Thanks.

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Hi, I have the same problem with my micra c+c... Dealers have quoted me the same.. I've been holding mine up with a broom handle, I'm sure it would decapitate my head if my broom fails.. Anyhow I've been to a local garage.. They gave me a price for part... But carnt give me a price on fitting as they say they will have to remove backseats it's a big job... So I won't no the price until they have finished the job, which isn't much good to me, I need to know the price before hand, so I've looked on eBay can get struts £24 for 2... It also shows how to fit, which takes the guy 5 mins, looks very easy for a fella anyway.. So I would also love a reply, as I think as a woman knowing nothing about cars, there trying to rip me off... Cheers Belinda :-( Belinda from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 10/09/2013 11:59:40 | ID: 54218

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Jim Gorman, Wrexham

Nissan Terrano 2005

I have a Nissan Terrano and my heater blower has stopped working. It`s not working on 1,2,3 or 4. I have checked fuses. What can it be if it is not the resistor pack? I have been told that if it is the resistor pack it would work on the highest setting. but mine doesn’t work on any? Thanks. (SVE 3.0 Auto)

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Follow a logical tracing of the 12v circuit through from the battery and where the circuit is broken is where the problem lies. Before you start trying to pull the fan motor, are you 100% sure one of the fuses is not blown, or the relay feeding the air con/heating unit is not broken, or the on/ 1 2 3 4/off switch on the dash is not broken. If 12 volts flows into the integrated dash unit, all electronic, with push button controls, and doesn’t come out the other side. It is a pain in the backside, usually replaced when it goes wrong. In which case you can source a replacement and fit it yourself, or go directly to an auto sparky. If 12 volts comes out of this unit and goes to the resistor pack then check the resistor pack. If you have 12 volts or less output from the resistor pack then the brushes which transmit the 12 volts to the commutator could be worn out, or there is a break in the commutator windings, and therefore the fan motor needs to be extracted and brushes replaced or fan motor replaced or there is a lost earth contact for the fan? Good luck! John Smith from New Zealand

Hi John, thanks for your reply. Most helpful. Jim Gorman from Wrexham

Not sure if you have fixed your problem, but I had a similar issue with my blower. Mine however worked and then would not work on start-up. Then work and then would not and so on. Found out, with a good whack on the side the unit/blower would work again. Eventually is stopped and no further. So I thought the wire/lead was now off. Upon opening the unit I found dust and fillings had clogged up next to the armature and thus froze the unit (prevented it from spinning) through the "magnetism-field". Gave it a good clean, assembled and she is working perfect. Bruce from New Zealand

Submitted: 31/03/2014 16:33:00 | ID: 93682

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Godfrey Zulu, Zambia

Nissan Primera 2002

I have a Nissan Primera wagon engine Qr20.054024a, chassis Wtp12.008211. The revs sometimes go high while driving. What can cause this please?

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The speed sensors are the main cause of this problem. Buy new speed sensors and check if your stepper motor is okay. Austin ngoma from Zambia

Submitted: 23/01/2014 09:37:39 | ID: 61238

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Judith, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Terrano Ii

A red light in the shape of a car has come on on the dashboard I am awaiting the owners manual which has been ordered from Nissan Can anyone help me as to what this means x

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If you mean it looks like a racing car from the top 4 wheels & a slim body? then you engaged 4 wheel drive & should notice it driving differently ? John from East Sussex

Submitted: 13/04/2014 12:03:29 | ID: 94171

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Martin, East Sussex

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi I have just bought a year 2000 Terrano II 2.7 3 door diesel, my problem is flashing air bag light, I have an OBD2scanner and bought a 14 pin cable adaptor, I have it connected ok but the scanner cannot talk to the ecu, can anyone reccomend me a scanner I can buy that is suitable for my car. Thanks Martin

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If you have the old grey 14 pin socket on your Terrano then it will most likely not be OBDII, You can still get the codes manually by shorting pins 1 & 2, then count the flashes from from the management light. Other option is to use a laptop & appropiate cable with freely available software. John from East Sussex

Submitted: 09/04/2014 12:35:54 | ID: 94029

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Ian Hewitt, England

Nissan X-Trail 2004

Is there a rubber doughnut attached to the crank shaft pulley on my Nissan X-Trail and if it perishes will it squeal?

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There is a pulley attached to the nose of the crankshaft on the exterior front of the engine. This pulley is also a dampener of the vibrations set up by the hammering up and down of the pistons and flexing and rotation of the crankshaft. Google is your friend. The damper works by having a rubber ring bonded to an inner and outer steel ring. The outer steel ring is machined to provide the surface for the serpentine drive belt/ V belts that drives the ancilliaries eg the air con, power steering, alternator.... GOOGLE IS YOUR FRIEND. The squealing may be a very worn or wet serpentine belt, perhaps with a loose tensioner??? Worst case, the bonded rubber breaks away from one or both steel surfaces it should be attached to. If you don't even know what all this is, please take the vehicle to a competent person to assess before you damage anything else or lose steering, brakes etc if the belt snaps. (worst case scenario) Good luck... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 25/03/2014 11:17:41 | ID: 63211

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Roy, Australia

Nissan X-Trail 2002

Hi, I have a Nissan X-Trail 2002 ti model and it is blowing a lot of smoke and using a lot of oil and coolant and sometimes it won’t start. What could the problem be?

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First:Your vehicle has computers that when scanned for trouble codes can point you in the right direction to find those answers. Get the computer scanned. A lot of mechanics will now be scanner experts..very few can tune SU or Weber carbs any more, but boy can they tweak trims on fuel injection systems and find faults so they can replace sensors etc. I don't know what engine or transmission you have in your vehicle. I suspect you do. Google the engine along with the symptoms, and read everything you can. You may find your answers in the Terrano or Navarra sections of this site, or the reviews also on this site????? But, as a wild guess, from the symptoms above, you have a head gasket problem. I recommend you tow it to your garage of choice because it can't cure itself and it will be more expensive the longer you drive it.... Good luck... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 31/03/2014 14:48:41 | ID: 93698

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Madhla Mataka, Zimbabwe

Nissan X-Trail 2001

How do I check my distance to empty and fuel consumption rate on my Nissan X-Trail please? (automatic 4wd)

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Some techniques you could employ: Distance to empty= fill up tank, note odometer reading, and drive until vehicle stops out of fuel. Note odometer reading. Subtract first reading from second = distance from full to empty. Consumption figures: Tow empty vehicle to service station, fill with fuel. Divide number of kilometres travelled by number of litres fuel used as above = consumption figures expressed as kilometres per litre. Then you may have a large problem getting vehicle to go again after you have run it out of fuel.......the lift pump and the main injection pump may well be ruined from starvation of cooling and lubricating fuel. Or you could fill the tank, drive say 100kms,, then refill tank and divide kms by litres used. Find out how many litres your tank can hold from the owners handbook/manual/specifications (or ask the dealer?) and multiply this by the average kms/litre= total kms to empty tank. Or you could look at the multitudes of postings on this site for and many others discussing the averages other people get, and work it out from there. e.g this site has reviews of the type of vehicle you own written by people who have driven it under many conditions and they have shared this info in writing. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 01/04/2014 10:57:42 | ID: 93710

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Khalid Mahmood, England

Nissan X-Trail 2003

My Nissan X-Trail`s heating system will not turn off and it is on full blast. Is there any other way I can turn it off and what could the problem be?

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Two solutions: You can disconnect the heater hoses from the input and output stubs on the engine. Tie them together high up in the engine bay to keep the coolant in them, and in the heater itself. Then buy a length of the same size hose to construct a "loop" between the input and output stubs to keep the rest of the coolant inside the engine. Use the now spare hose clamps off the disconnected heater hoses on this temporary fix. Or, If you can get to the end of one of the heater hoses where it connects to the heater you could take that off as well and use that as the loop hose, but all the coolant will drain out of the heater..not as biggie, but don't let the cat or dog lick that up or they may die an agonising death. Flush spilled coolant of driveways quickly.Once you have constructed the loop, fill the cooling system with the correct coolant water mix.Feel free to now drive it like you stole it until you can get it fixed.I suspect that the all singing all dancing electronic climate control system has a broken fufu valve. Again you have choices; You can go to an auto sparky and request his assistance, showing your appreciation in the usual manner at the end of the transaction with large amounts of notes displaying Her Majesty's portrait Or You can track down a new unit and replace it yourself Or (and this is a time honoured Series Land Rover fix ; you cut the input hoses to the heater and put in a hot water resistant valve that you control manually. Shut =no heat. Slightly open= some heat. Wide open= what you have now. With this solution you only have to buy a tap and two hose clips!!!!! Getting out, raising the bonnet and adjusting the tap on the M1 could raise eyebrows..roll on summer. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/04/2014 08:55:27 | ID: 93901

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Dave Smith, Lancashire

Nissan X-Trail

I have a 62 plate X-Trail Tekna 2.0 DCi. On 6 occasions the car has failed to start because of a seemingly 'flat' battery. Nissan Bolton have had it in for 5 consecutive days on two occasions but have failed to find a problem and won't replace the battery under warranty until they get the necessary 'readings'. The failure to start has happened under all sorts of conditions:- (a) after being left unused for 2 days, (again after 5 days). (b) after starting OK and running for 1mile (c) in a filling station after a 115 mile journey. One RAC guy got a reading that said 'replace battery' but car ran OK for days after starting using a booster. After one failure, I myself used a battery charger on the driveway for only 1 hour and it was fine for a week afterwards. At the filling station the RAC man was getting an output reading from the battery of only 23 amps and after jump starting the out put from the alternator was 30ish and falling whereas with a truly flat battery it should have been at least 100 amp. Immediately afterwards the car started by itself without the booster and it has started a dozen times since without being recharged. The dash lights all come on each time but the engine won't turn over and the trip/clock/mpg readings get lost. Any clues anyone ???

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Dave, if you can't fix it with a hammer, you must have an electrical problem. If you can be bothered, remove the positive battery lead from the battery overnight. Attach your battery charger and give the battery a 12 or 24 hour top up. Using your DMM (digital multi meter0 find out what your voltage reading is on the battery before you reconnect the positive lead. Then, Placing your red lead on the battery terminal and the black lead on the still unattached battery lead and switching to the 10 amp circuit on the DMM, check to see what the draw is with the doors closed, lights off etc (eg at complete rest.) The draw should be minimal, just the immobiliser/alarm system. Reconnect the battery. Turn on the headlights for 30 seconds on full beam. Turn them off. recheck the battery voltage..running the lights like that takes the surface charge off the battery and gives a true indication of the voltage "at rest". Start the vehicle. Check the voltage across the battery terminals. Should be 14.2 plus..but not too plus! If the vehicle doesn't start, I would suspect the starting circuit, or the immobiliser circuit. Have you recently replaced the fob batteries? If you have or have not, do so now. On another thread the owner always kept his fob in his pocket at work. He had recently had the fob battery replaced, but it still occasionally failed to start. After replacing the battery again, and leaving his keys and fob on in a locker while working, the fob operated correctly and the engine was not immobilised by the weak fob output. May be worth a crack as what you described above is "all the lights are on, but nobody's home?????" Can't explain the trip readings getting lost, except that an Aussie with the same engine had to roll start down a hill with a "dead' battery, and after that he also lost his readings just like you have. As a last resort, check and clean all earth straps from the engine/gearbox/battery to the body/chassis. Electrickery requires as good a return via ground as is sent via the hot wire to make a circuit function well. Good luck, please keep us informed as to how this conundrum is resolved..... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 12/04/2014 21:42:51 | ID: 94149

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Francean Alexander, England

Nissan Note 2006

I cannot turn off a small light in the boot of my Nissan Note and I am scared it will drain my battery. I have lost my instruction manual. How do I turn it off?

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The light should go out when the car is driving and when you take the key out and press the lock on the key. I have same problem with mine, but I have not got to the cause of the problem yet. Stephen McBride from Scotland

HI HAD THE SAME CONCERN.I JUST TOOK THE BULB OUT.BEST REGARDS RICHARD Richard from Derbyshire

Submitted: 18/02/2014 11:33:52 | ID: 62048

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jabu, Blackburn with Darwen

Nissan Navara

I stuck with diesell.after putting diesel it doesnt start.it doesnt get diesel

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Your query is hard to answer as you have not told us what engine and transmission you have, or the year of the vehicle. Please read the other questions and answers in the Terrano, Pathfinder and Patrol threads on this site for possible answers depending on the engine you have. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 13/04/2014 08:14:34 | ID: 94166

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Trevor, Ireland

Nissan Primastar 2007

Hi all, recently all of a sudden the steering on my Nissan Primastar has developed slight stiffness when turning, i.e. if I turn the steering wheel left to right it doesn’t turn smoothly, it feels that at certain points there is stiffness like notches. The alternator belt is okay and there is no sign of a leak from the power steering fluid. Has anyone ever had this problem or share an idea? (dci 115)

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2nd reply check lower half of steering column. Separate shaft under dash at knee level and wiggle bottom section. You will find it stiff. Go to Vauxhall for replacement . £25 cheaper than Renault/Nissan jon davis from Somerset

Submitted: 06/03/2014 08:43:05 | ID: 62571

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Russell Heystek, South Africa

Nissan Navara 2010

Hi all. I have a 2010 Nissan Navara 4.0 V6 and recently the radio was left to play for the whole day while out on a trip in the bush. When I tried to start the car the starter just ticked over. I rolled the car down a hill and "push started" it in reverse, it came to life no problem. My issue is that since then the computer no longer displays kilometers left or current fuel average use. If I push the little knob to the right side of the clock it only cycles through trip A and B now and all the other functions are gone. I left the battery disconnected overnight but it`s still the same. Any ideas? Thanks very much. (4.0 V6)

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Russell, I wonder that when you push started it by rolling backwards that it induced a surge in voltage when the alternator started producing voltage when trying to compensate for the depleted battery?? This may have been sufficient to upset the computer. These new-fangled all-electronic dohickeys can't take much over voltage. Next time, if you can, jump start using suitably surge-protected jumper leads (and to be really safe) use a spare battery sitting on the ground NOT connected to any other vehicle. In the meantime I suggest tasking your truck to someone who has an OBD2 scanner and seeing if there are any fault codes that have been thrown. This competent auto sparky may even know how to default reset the computer...problem may then be solved??? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/04/2014 14:11:56 | ID: 93866

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ted king, Saint Lucia

Nissan Navara

I have a Nissan navara D22 YD 25 TDI 2.5 2004, I have a problem when my vehicle is idling it misses and blow black smoke, when driving works fine wants I remove my foot off the accelerator when claim over a speed bump or when parking it misses

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Ted, please Google this engine. There is so much in formation on it and it's problems that whole sites are devoted to it. Read the entry directly below this, follow the reference and read on. Good luck..unfortunately you will need it. After that, GET THE CODES READ. Your computer in the truck should tell you what it thinks is wrong. That should start you going in the right direction to fixing it. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 09/04/2014 14:14:18 | ID: 94041

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Anders, Sweden

Nissan Terrano 2000

Hi, I have a problem with my Nissan Terrano II -00 automatic, the overdrive gear isn`t kicking in!? Sometimes it`s working, but then also the OD-button isn`t working correctly. Can it be some electrical problems with the gearbox computer? I changed the battery on the right side from 70amp to 60amp. Is this too little? (2.7di automatic)

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Anders, did the problem with the overdrive gear only start directly after the battery change, or was there a problem before that (even if less frequent?) The overdrive button has contacts that can become contaminated. The button on my Terrano works 100% and switches the o/d on and off, but the light on the dash only works intermittently, with no particular pattern to when it wants to light up or stay dark. I don’t need an idiot light to tell me whether the o/d is on or off, so I have not pursued the matter further. However, if activating the switch does not make the trans work, then it is time to crawl under the vehicle and disconnect the plugs connecting the trans to the computer, spray both exposed plug ends with contact cleaner and wiggle them slightly as you reconnect the plugs This means that there is full contact established as all the crud is washed away. However, one more thing needs to be done while you are under there. There is an earth strap from the trans to the chassis, and another earth strap from the engine to the chassis, and both need to be removed, the metal both on the chassis and on the earth strap sanded to bright metal, anti seize grease put on both surfaces, and the straps bolted back tightly into position, as the sensors require a "ground" path, and the Terrano is well known for crappy grounds causing electrical sensor problems. There should be no appreciable difference between a 60 amp battery and a 70 amp battery, but again, take both ends of the ground straps on the batteries off and sand them and the body ground points, anti seize then bolt down tight. All should then work. John Smith from New Zealand

Thanks for the answer John... now i have new grounding wires both to chassi and engine;) After first testdrive everything worked fine and OD was ok untill 10/15 min driving suddenly the problems appears again... Have checked the trans oil level and its ok - also put in some expensive ATM repairfluid - can it be something with the trans cooler? because its seems that its works for a wile and after temprature raise it stops holding 4. gear? Br.Anders Anders from Sweden

Anders, did you squirt electrical contact cleaner into the switch on the gear selector, or try to take it apart and make sure that the contacts in the switch are corrosion-free? Did you take apart the electrical plugs to the trans and spray them with contact cleaner, then wiggle them when you put them back together, thereby making sure there is no corrosion there? Perhaps you can use a multi meter on the plug coming from the switch down to the trans while the plug is apart and check continuity of the circuit/switch?? How long ago is it since you dropped the pan on the auto, checked for wear particles, replaced the filter and completely replaced ALL the fluid in the trans and torque converter? Hose out of trans into bucket, hose into cooler filled a little at a time when the engine is idling and in neutral. stop to catch up with output and keep trans as full as possible (one litre out, one litre in.....) It may not be temperature alone that makes the trans slip; maybe there is crap floating around and lodging in the wrong place randomly??? But I really suspect the switch circuit... Have you used an OBD2 scanner tool to see if there is any fault code??? John Smith from New Zealand

Hi again, i have sprayed electronical cleaner into every contact i can see and wiggled them as you said;) never changed ATM oil so maybe thats the next operation;) Anders from Sweden

Submitted: 24/03/2014 08:55:12 | ID: 61267

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Rose Simmons, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Nissan Terrano 1995

What is the problem with my Nissan Terrano van?. It loses power sometimes when I am going up hills and other times it will be okay. A mechanic checked it and changed one of the injectors and put in a bypass electric priming pump but the problem is still there. We took it to another mechanic for him to scan with his computer and he said it’s the bousch pump. I am using the same van right now with no problem, but I know the problem is still there. Can you please help me, before I buy a pump if it’s the pump? (Nissan Terrano turbo)

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How long did you have the problem with loss of power before the electric priming pump (lift pump) was put into the system? Going up hills means the engine needs a large amount of fuel. If the lift pump which lifts fuel from the fuel tank, draws it through the filter and pushes it into the injection pump was weak for quite some time, the injection pump would be starving for fuel. Diesel fuel cools and lubricates the injection pump, or doesn’t, if there is a lack of fuel, leading to accelerated wear in the injection pump. Therefore the second mechanic’s diagnosis makes sense. Yet you say that there is no problem driving, and I presume starting the vehicle? Have you tried it on the hills again? I would be inclined to make a decision based on the cost of the pump, and whether or not this mechanic is going to overhaul your pump or replace it with a new one, or a second hand one with a warranty of some sort. New will be the most expensive, unless your pump is really worn out, when parts may exceed new cost. Second hand is a pig in a poke, unless it has a decent warranty, which should include the free labour involved in replacing it if it craps out during the warranty period - this gives the mechanic an incentive to get you a really good second hand pump. Or you could keep driving it until the pump gives up, which is usually preceded by a period of hard starting, lots of black smoke etc. Your choice, unfortunately. John S from New Zealand

Hello, my car has the same problem but the engine light came on. Do you have the same light going on? I’m wondering if it is the computer? Joham Beltran from England

Joham, get the codes read on the computer. That will give you a good place to start diagnosing the problem and then fixing it. The chances of the computer itself being the problem are very low. Is your engine the 2.5 diesel? If so, use Google search and read the numerous posts on this site, also in the navara, patrol and pathfinder parts of the site in relation to that engine...good luck. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 14/02/2014 11:23:26 | ID: 90920

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Chris D, Australia

Nissan Navara 2008

I recently purchased a Nissan Navara 08 stx d40 turbo diesel. It is blowing black smoke badly when accelerating in first and second gear,and blowing black smoke but not as bad in the rest of the gears. What could be the issue?

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http://www.navara.asia/archive/index.php/t-12151.html There are enough references to this engine and its problems to write a blog on. Google is your friend. An OBD2 scanner plugged into your DX's computer may help pin down the problem even more. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 08/04/2014 15:17:59 | ID: 93945

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William Erickson, Australia

Nissan Navara 2008

My Nissan Navara has an automatic gearbox and you can select drive and it will drive away but none of the lower gears are getting used. It is only using Drive gear making it slow to take off and lacks power at low speed. Why is it doing this please? (D40 Stx dual cab)

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Your vehicle is in "limp home mode" The automatic transmission selects this mode so you can limp home because there is a fault in the transmission which may destroy the trans if you do not fix it. Go and get the fault codes stored in the computer in your vehicle read by a competent mechanic with an OBD2 scanner. this will tell you what the computer thinks is wrong, and gives you a point to start fixing it. John Smith from New Zealand

It could also be this, the suction control valve on the engine causing limp home mode. See http://www.nissan-navara.net/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=25685with pictures and do-it-yourself directions, saving a lot of money. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 20/03/2014 15:36:42 | ID: 63046

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Ben King, Nottinghamshire

Nissan Primastar 2005

The interior lights on my Nissan Primastar have stopped working, both in the cab and in the load area. All the bulbs and the fuse have been tested and are working. I suspect that the relay that controls the time delay is at fault but am unable to locate it. I have found some relays under the expansion tank and some under the dash to the left of the centre console but I have found that these relays are for other systems. Does anyone have any ideas what the fault may be? (1.9dci SWB)

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Check to see if the small rubber switch actuator is missing on the bottom left hand side of the rear near side door is missing. That was the cure for mine - Andy Gager Anonymous from

Hi Be King, I also have the same issue with my Reuault Trafic - did you manage to resolve the issue? MakkyD from West Sussex

Submitted: 05/03/2012 16:51:12 | ID: 82260

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Pat Dwyer, Norfolk

Nissan Terrano 2000

What does the orange warning light on top right of the dashboard of a Nissan Terrano 2 mean? (terrano 2)

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That orange light will have a symbol on it. What is this symbol? Don’t forget that the warning lights may be in different positions on different models in different countries. Whatever it is, it means you should have the codes read which will be there on your computer. Finding out what is wrong and fixing it is far more important than what the orange light may mean. Read the codes, usually the orange light means check engine. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/04/2014 12:11:23 | ID: 93925

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Benyam Befirdu, Ethiopia

Nissan Terrano 2002

How much petrol remains in the tank of my Nissan Terrano when the fuel indicator comes down to indicate "E" ?

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My handbook says that my Terrano has an 80 litre diesel tank. How many litres is yours? Check the handbook. Fill the tank, drive until the light comes on, refill the tank. Subtract the refill from the total the tank has, and that will give you how many litres are left on this occasion, with this load of passengers and crew on board, at this temperature, and at this angle of the road. It is not a smart idea to rely on the little light to tell you what is left in the tank, far better to zero your trip meter when you fill up and refill at say 600 kms. Then you can keep an accurate idea of your normal fuel consumption and if it changes for some reason. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/04/2014 12:39:15 | ID: 93997

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Declan Kelly, Ireland

Nissan Navara 2002

Hi, I just fitted a Nissan Terrano engine in a Nissan Navara. The only problem I have is the Terrano engine is out of a 97 and the box is out of an 01 and it is too tight for the clutch, as if the gearbox is not long enough at the bell housing leaving the clutch half pulled. Is there a difference in the 97 and 01 gearbox? Thanks in advance.

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Declan, you will have to do the accurate measuring you should have done BEFORE you bought the engine or transmission. For an interesting take on this, old fashioned bush mechanics used to mate a new 12 volt VW air cooled engine to an earlier 6 volt gearbox and transmission by loosely bolting up the combination, then starting the engine and carefully, slowly, and evenly tightening the bolts, thereby pulling the two together. The ring gear on the 12v engine used to fly cut the inside of the bell housing of the tighter 6v gearbox until the two were bolted tightly together. I don’t think this will be the case (pardon the pun) in your case.... Good luck. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/04/2014 09:15:32 | ID: 93886

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Sid Mitchell, Australia

Nissan Navara 1994

My auto trans won’t kick down when I want to overtake another car or accelerate up hill in my 1994 Nissan Navara. Can anyone suggest why?

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Sid, what engine do you have in the vehicle? Other than checking that the floor mats have not ridden up under the throttle pedal restricting the movement, answers to your problems will depend on the engine you have? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 07/04/2014 15:25:44 | ID: 93960

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Anne Young, New Zealand

Nissan Note 2005

My Nissan Note has a keyless locking / starting system and a month ago it started having a problem with the remote door locking system which will not open the hatch/boot or the driver`s door. Can someone please give me some idea of what the problem could be?

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Hi, could be a flat battery in the remote. David L from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/04/2014 11:05:18 | ID: 93867

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