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Anita Masih, West Midlands

Nissan Qashqai

Over the past 4 days I have been experiencing a intermittent clunking noise when depressing the clutch. It is loud and the only way I can describe it is that it sounds like plastic popping. I thought that the pedal cover could have been pushed in when depressed and then popping back out but upon checking I discovered that the pedals are metal ! I do feel a little vibration under my foot. It does not occur every time I depress the pedal. Anyone have any ideas please?

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Hi Anita, I have the same problem with my Qashqai, in fact it has happened 4/5 times now and I had my clutch replaced during April this year and it happened again last week Friday. I don't know what you call it but basically it is the screw holding the "resistance" to your clutch in place that is loosening. What will eventually happen is that you will step on the clutch, the screw will fall out and you will be unable to change gears or to put your car in gear. Luckily for me this has always happened when I was waiting at a stop sign or driving on a quiet road. I'm too scared to think about what would have happened had I been on the highway.Good luck! Ella Rowan from South Africa

They call it the bolt holding the mounting bracket of your clutch in place. Ella Rowan from South Africa

Submitted: 12/09/2014 21:58:53 | ID: 103023

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musa, Uganda

Nissan Terrano Ii

My speedometer is not working and the fuel gauge is not showing at all. What could be the cause?

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Hi,this also happened to me on my Terrano. Nissan garage recommended disconnecting the battery and leaving it disconnected all night. In the morning the panel had reset itself and all was back to normal. If this doesn't work, then you're looking at a new panel or the inconvenience of never knowing what speed you're doing or how much fuel you have. Hope this helps. Jules from Surrey

Submitted: 11/09/2014 20:31:56 | ID: 102992

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Douglas, South Lanarkshire

Nissan Note

Cannot open rear hatch. All other doors react with key activation. Can you advise action to be taken?

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I can't open hatch to access boot but can open all other doors. Any ideas on how I can remedy this? Helen from South Lanarkshire

I can't open hatch to access boot but can open all other doors. Any ideas on how I can remedy this? Helen from South Lanarkshire

Wiring by the tailgate hinge is broken. You take off the tailgate, tailgate lining off to undo the tailgate. Vaughan from Essex

Submitted: 11/08/2014 14:08:34 | ID: 101328

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jason, Stoke-on-Trent

Nissan Primera

What size rear brake discs fit my nissan primera gt 2000 is it 258mmor 278mm thanks

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Give motor factor your reg number and they will tell you what discs should be fitted. Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 30/08/2014 15:59:28 | ID: 102364

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luswepo, Zambia

Nissan Primera

How do I switch off the PIT display on my car? I serviced the car, but the indicator is still on

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Has to be reset by computer being plugged in, take it to garage Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 02/09/2014 15:49:24 | ID: 102509

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Michael, Bahamas, The

Nissan Primera

I own a Nissan premira from Japa(rhd). It starts fine ,but when i drive it,it has a slow acceleration,keeps jerking when i try to speed up. If i floor it, nothing happens my eco light keeps flashes or stays on.someone pls help

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You have fault condition, take it to garage Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 07/09/2014 10:55:52 | ID: 102751

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Michelle, New Zealand

Nissan Primera

I have a 97 Nissan primera that occasionally won't start and it just Makes a clicking sound but all lights and windows work but the car won't go into gear

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Clicking is starter motor solenoid, has to fully engage Starter gear before it will spin starter, replace starter motor or repair old one. Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 05/09/2014 05:22:18 | ID: 102626

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Kevin Smith, Gloucestershire

Nissan Primera

Rear O/S wheel getting Warm New Calliper fitted New Disc New Pads New Brake Pipe from Calliper (Solved the heat problem, until the Pads were replaced with Nissan Spec ones after other new pads were found to rattle) Wheel gets hot after motorway journeys of around 30mins, wheel squeaks and stops when brakes applied but sound comes back at low speed and car does roll back freely on small slopes Is this a problem with the Nissan Pads and the new Calliper combination? Is it a problem with the Master Cylinder / Servo? Anything else we can check which I have missed.

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Check handbrake mechanism, free it up, and check cables for smooth operation Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 15/09/2014 23:16:06 | ID: 103156

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Mudenda Hamanjanji, Zambia

Nissan Primera

My Nisan Primera rev counter go almost to the last but the car only accelerates up to 40KM/H. What could be the problem?? I am available on +260 953088100/ +260 962 880081/ +260 977 424319. Mudenda

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Clutch worn out or needs adjusting, clutch needs replacing at around 80,000 miles Fred from Gloucestershire

Clutch worn out or needs adjusting, clutch needs replacing at around 80,000 miles Fred from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 09/09/2014 20:18:36 | ID: 102892

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Archie, Lanarkshire

Nissan Micra 2005

When turning left with the indicator on my Nissan Micra splutters but when pulling away if I turn the indcator off the car goes okay. Apart from that the car drives and goes well. What should I do?

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Hi there. Unfortunately I don't have the answer for you, but wash oping. You found a answer, since I m having the same problem Quinton Saayman from South Africa

Hi there. Unfortunately I don't have the answer for you, but wash oping. You found a answer, since I m having the same problem Quinton Saayman from South Africa

Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:22:46 | ID: 57038

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Brendan Turnbull, Devon

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi guys need advice on how to remove the drivers side o/s mirror glass and backing plate. My mirror has been hit but only the mirror itself was broken. I've had a search around the usual auction sites, and there are mirrors + backing for ££, but having a quick poke and pull at mine it doesn't seem to want to come away from the main housing. Any help would be appreciated, The victim is a Nissan Mistral 2.7TD 1995 R20 7 seater Thanks in advance

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Hi, you access it from inside the door panel. Remove the arm rest (screw under lug in the recessed bit on top), door handle (surround slides forward) and window switches (they have a clip at one end). The internal panel has gromets round the bottom, carefully prize these off with a screwdriver or similar tool (careful they break easily). Slide the panel up out of the window recess at the top. There should be a plastic dust seal inside the panel secured around its edge with permanently wet sealer. Carefully peel this aside so that it can be put back later. Now looking up into the door you can see how the mirror is attached. Unplug the wires and remove to replace or diss-assemble. Assembly is the reverse of this proceedure. Cheers Luis Luis Wood from New Zealand

Submitted: 17/09/2014 16:40:17 | ID: 103213

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Mavis Phiri Siankulu, Zambia

Nissan Primera

my car is failling to accelarate but the speedometer moves upto the end and after some time it picks up and accelerate.What could be the problem. The car was serviced recently.

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my car rev counter swings to the last but there is no accelaration, What could be the problem? Mavis Phiri Siankulu from Zambia

You have the same problem as mine. In case a solution is found please let me know. I am on +260 977 424319/ +260 953088100/ +0962 880081. I will post for you if I find one with the solution. Mudenda Hamanjanji from Zambia

Hi Guys, I experienced the same problem recently. When it happens on the road pack off the road for about 15 mins and re strart. If the problem persist scan with a diagnostic tool thats when you have a check engine on your indicator. If your scan shows a code of P1715 it has to do with your speed sensor. Try cleaning the sensor or replacing it . All the best. Evans from Ghana

Submitted: 28/08/2014 19:46:43 | ID: 102293

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Julie, West Midlands

Nissan Micra

Driving today and suddenly started to judder and as I tried to pull away after stopping at an island it seemed to have no power, find was giving it gas to pulll away and seemed like it had didn't revs or powder. Any ideas please. Thank you

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From my own similar situation I would think it may be that the clutch has burnt out. thats theworst solution I think Una Heap from Herefordshire

Submitted: 06/09/2014 16:15:34 | ID: 102705

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dion, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi ,i have a unusual one here...Nissen Terrano 91 Diesel manual wont start after long drive.always starts on short around town trips .Have replaced Battery and new terminal clamps to battery also.Didnt fix problem. All the lights on dash including glow light come on like normal but when turn key there is nothing,no click ,no wind over ,nothing....just seems to be after 50km plus drives this happens but goes every time after a jump start.just need to take jumper leads on longer trips and hope i can get a jump somewhere off someone. Can anyone shed light on this?? Be much appreciated cheers

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I've had a similar problem, turned out to be the thermostat. Check your temperature gauge if it's constantly low then I would start cheap and give it a replacement. Whilst the engine is running cool (stat open) the glow plugs won't turn off using battery power so short journeys ok longer ones not good. Hope this cures yours as it did mine Brendan Turnbull from Devon

Submitted: 07/09/2014 19:40:07 | ID: 102767

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Rob Bell, Durham

Nissan Navara 2008

Hi, I have a 2008 D40 Nissan Navara and recently I have had my 4 wheel drive warning light come on which stays on for a while. If I change over from 2 to 4 wheel it goes out and the picture on the dash comes on. After a bit it reverts back to the warning light and no picture. I have changed the sensors on the box but it`s made no difference. Also my abs and brake warning light come on and stay on and just recently my speedo has started to drop off to zero and when that happens the audio on my radio turns down. I carry a code reader and when this happens I have checked for codes and nothing shows, but when this happens if I flick the ignition on and off all goes back to normal for a while. Can anybody help me with this? Is there anybody else who has had this same problem?

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Sounds like a problem with your earths.. battery to body, body to engine and trans. his is also the cheapest possible maintenance you can do yourself..use sandpaper, contact cleaner and antiseize grease....Clean and rebolt tightly. As you know, electrickery requires a good, clean connection between sensors and engine or transmission, and then relies on the earth straps to transfer to the body, and the last link in the chain is the earth strap from the body to the battery. Dirt or corrosion reduces the voltage transferred..gives erroneous readings... Other weak links..the earth from the instrument panel to the body??? or a crack in the circuit board of the dash . Each time you switch the vehicle off then on again you are rebooting the computer. But if the sensor readings still do not make sense the computer should throw check codes..what sort of reader are you using????..... John Smith from New Zealand

I carry a OBD11 code reader and I have had my car into the local garage and they can not get any codes up on the one they use in there garage and I assume they will have a proper garage one., just recently my speedo as stopped working as well , and I now know that all these problems are linked . Rob Bell from Durham

Submitted: 03/04/2014 09:31:46 | ID: 93820

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dennis ready, New Zealand

Nissan Almera

can you please try to answer my problem on where to find the washer bottle motor front on my car and what i have to remove to find it the rear is working but not the front i have checked the fuses thank you my car is a 5 door hatch

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Hi, I had the same problem with mine. I found the hose located on the bonnet underneath had come loose and the washer fluid was gong into the engine bay. The hose should push straight back on. I hope this solves the problem Dan from Hampshire

Submitted: 24/08/2014 23:43:24 | ID: 102056

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Sharon, Vale of Glamorgan

Nissan X-Trail

My X-TRAIL has high revs, I have had a new throttle body fitted. However, the revs are still high this is more so when the car is stationary. Any advise would be appreciated.

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Once you change the throttle body, it has to be reprogrammed. The procedure is called "re-learn". I suggest you take it to the dealer. For this he'll have to bring your idle to normal before reprogramming. They just disconnect an air hose for that. Paul from Canada

Submitted: 10/09/2014 11:04:27 | ID: 102920

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mike, Surrey

Nissan Primera

Hi, could you help? I have a Nissan and the engine management light is on which says I should take it to the garage and have it plugged in! When it's in neutral the car shakes and feels like it's misfiring when going 40mph or over! I`ve done some asking around and people have said it might be the coil pack or the plugs? Any suggestions would be really useful, thanks.

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I own a primera 04 with a missfire i replaced plug and coil being a qualified mechanic,engine run better but the fault shut down the Nissan programme in the E,C,U took the the car to Nissan dealership and asked them to switch on e,c,u, because they did not repair the original fault they would not switch on the Nissan programme only fit new e,c,u because they could not guarantee original fault,I am a qualified mechanic with a laptop but could not switch on their programme They would guarantee a new e,c,u I was forced to except this situation it cost me £1400.00 for a new e,c,u, angry or what my advice is take the the car to a Nissan dealer replace plug and coil and switch on programme about £150.00 good luck mate mr@langriffiths.orangehome.co.uk from Hampshire

I own a primera 04 with a missfire i replaced plug and coil being a qualified mechanic,engine run better but the fault shut down the Nissan programme in the E,C,U took the the car to Nissan dealership and asked them to switch on e,c,u, because they did not repair the original fault they would not switch on the Nissan programme only fit new e,c,u because they could not guarantee original fault,I am a qualified mechanic with a laptop but could not switch on their programme They would guarantee a new e,c,u I was forced to except this situation it cost me £1400.00 for a new e,c,u, angry or what my advice is take the the car to a Nissan dealer replace plug and coil and switch on programme about £150.00 good luck mate mr@langriffiths.orangehome.co.uk from Hampshire

Submitted: 14/07/2014 11:00:30 | ID: 99636

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Marcus, Nigeria

Nissan Primera 2000

I have a Nissan Primera 2.0 2000 model. The car loses power and tends to be sluggish on motion and jerks sometimes. I have changed the fuel pump, air flow meter and even have my gear (CVT) replaced yet the problem persists. Can somebody help me?

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google the warning symtoms of blown head gasket and cross check it. Vaisakh from New Zealand

google the warning symtoms of blown head gasket and cross check it. Vaisakh from New Zealand

Submitted: 28/02/2014 15:34:31 | ID: 68161

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Mike Jackson, South Yorkshire

Nissan Terrano Ii

What is the pipe from clutch to rear end actually doing? What would have if it were disconnected?

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Hi Mike, the pipe is meant to dampen the clutch pedal but this is because clutch fluid does not compress, but anyway if this pipe rots you have lost your clutch pedal like me! What I did was remove it completely but retain the nut off the pipe, then get three to four inches of 8mm copper pipe and flare one end. Put the nut you retain on the pipe, then go to your local plumbing shop and get an 8mm blank compression fitting and put this on the other end. Bleed the clutch at the slave cylinder, easy bleed is best, then job done for my clutch pedal, it has never felt this good in three years! Hope this helps Mike, any problems regarding the Terrano please feel free to ask, Adrian adrian from Redcar and Cleveland

Submitted: 28/08/2014 15:14:43 | ID: 102283

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Scott Lovesey, Caerphilly

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hi my terrano has been cutting out intermittently normally when I select drive or reverse but does sometimes cut out when I slow down and go to accelerate off. Ive had the EM code read and its only saying fuel injector no1 fault? Is this the cause of my problems or could it just be the tip of the iceberg? Any help appreciated thanks.

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Im having the same problem with this. .any answers anyone please.. kelly butler from Leicestershire

Your fuel injections need cleaning out. You can buy some cleaning fluid from Halfords that you put in with your fuel this worked for me and you always start with the cheapest solution, hope this helps, kind regards Paul paul henry from Stockton-on-Tees

Submitted: 22/04/2014 18:16:39 | ID: 94565

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catherine marland, Merseyside

Nissan Micra

Just bought this car three days ago. Can't get fuel lever to open fuel flap. No amount of pulling will do it. Any ideas?

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In my Micra, you push the lever down for fuel cap, not pull it up! leo from Armagh

Submitted: 29/06/2014 07:19:52 | ID: 98662

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katai liu, New Zealand

Nissan Primera

Hey there I have a Nissan Primera which will start and run for about ten minutes then all of a sudden it dies. Why does this happen please?

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That's a problem I've encountered before and I came to realize that the engine has been completely consumed! It is a very common problem with Nissan Primera. My car repairer think it is due to the poor maintenance of the engine. The solution might rise to buying a new engine for your car Ahmedein from Mauritania

Submitted: 21/08/2014 09:10:55 | ID: 101857

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Darren, Kent

Nissan Qashqai

Hello - the wife has a 2011 qashai - she has just called me to tell me that the orange exclamation mark triangle light is staying on and beeping whilst she is driving - I have looked on google to try and find a reason but no joy, can anyone help me please ??

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Hi, Normally, the display in the middle shows what the problem is, e.g. seat belt not fastened etc. Could it be that a heavy load was on one of the seats which made it think that a person had not fastened their seat belt? Cycle though the display by pressing the "i" on the steering wheel. Derek from Bedfordshire

Hi, Normally, the display in the middle shows what the problem is, e.g. seat belt not fastened etc. Could it be that a heavy load was on one of the seats which made it think that a person had not fastened their seat belt? Cycle though the display by pressing the "i" on the steering wheel. Derek from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 27/08/2014 10:44:01 | ID: 102209

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Andy, Devon

Nissan Almera

When I start the car the cooling fan comes on straight away. It isn't over heating. But fan stays on permanently. Any suggestions why this is happening or how to fix please. Many thanks

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Hi Andy Did you find out why? I ask because I have the same problem but worse because my immobiliser comes on as well Any help welcome Vic from Suffolk

Hi Andy Did you find out why? I ask because I have the same problem but worse because my immobiliser comes on as well Any help welcome Vic from Suffolk

Submitted: 11/08/2014 16:55:59 | ID: 101334

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Marie Mervill, Cornwall

Nissan Micra C+C 2006

I have a Nissan Micra C+C 2006 model. I was driving and my windscreen wipers just stopped working in mid flow. I want to check if it`s a fuse problem but can’t seem to locate where the fuse is or what size I need. Can anyone help me?

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That happened to me recently, the car required a complete new wipers motor which cost £291. That included labour and vat. Unfortunately the part had to come from nissan. lindsey from Caerphilly

That happened to me recently, the car required a complete new wipers motor which cost £291. That included labour and vat. Unfortunately the part had to come from nissan. lindsey from Caerphilly

Submitted: 20/12/2013 10:11:00 | ID: 59557

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Mark shepherd, Derbyshire

Nissan Terrano Ii

I have a terrano II 1997 2.7 diesel.THe air bag light is flashing and I have retrieved the fault code by the key method,my problem is that despite following nissans directions I cannot find the diagnostic plug,it is not near the fuse box nor anywhere in the vehicle,how if the vehicle has no plug can I clear fault codes.

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Hi Mark, I had the same problem this week with abs sensors. We found it up under the dash above the fuses it did not look like the usual diagnostic plug, just an off white in colour plug with if I remember correctly it has 14 or 18 wires coming into it. Even my fully qualified mechanic said that he didn't think that it was the diagnostic plug. It ended up it was the right one. Only difference mine is a 2000 model. Others had told me that on some models they are behind the radio. Hope this helps Gwyn. Gwyn from Ceredigion

Thanks ,found it tucked right up the dash,I have the 7short flashes which indicates airbag control unit malfunction,will I be able to clear fault or is it a replacement unit. Mark shepherd from Derbyshire

Submitted: 17/08/2014 10:12:49 | ID: 101625

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Amanda, West Yorkshire

Nissan Qashqai

Hi my airbag warning light was on, so took it to Nissan who said they cannot do it under warranty as it looks like I shoved something under the seat. Now I know it isn't my fault as I won't put anything under the driver`s seats. Anyway they are trying to charge me over £1000 for fixing it. I am going to take it elsewhere to do it as I`m not paying that. Does anyone have any ideas of a cheaper fix? Can it be done cheaper? Something to do with the wire housing?

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If you are near Huddersfield, I know of an auto electrician who would probably be able to resolve your problem. Ian from West Yorkshire

ring trading standards or nissan uk headquarters or write to auto express magazine Chris from Gloucestershire

Hi Ian, I am inn Leeds, although my husband is from Huddersfield. Thank you Chris i will look into this with Nissan Amanda from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 01/07/2014 15:29:45 | ID: 98807

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Dominic, Ghana

Nissan Primera

Hi, I my 2.0 P12 Nissan Primera T-Spec Tiptronics Estate started revving very low in idle with the ignition going off when stuck in traffic. It only improves a little when the Aircondition is on, but even that has not been guaranteed as ignition sometimes goes off again. My mechanic took out the throttle sensor and wiped the accumulated dust from it and refitted it back. Since then, my revving goes as high as 1.7 when idle thereby increasing my thermometer unnecessarily, and when I start my engine it revs even higher before returning to that state. The mechanic told me the vehicle will self programmes itself after three days but I'm not getting any better results. Please help

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disconnect the negative lead off your battery for five hours this will reprogram your ecu colin lythall from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 16/07/2014 03:59:57 | ID: 99754

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christopher, Merseyside

Nissan Primera

Hi, i bought a car recently and after getting around 45mpg from the car after a full service and having spent a lot on that and also new discs and recharging the aircon to get rid of any bacteria, i dont use it often at all. All of a sudden my mpg's have dropped to around 35 mpg and i drive like a saint i genuinely do. I wonder what could cause such a drop in mpg's? As i say it was fully serviced, had 2 new brake pads the tyre pressures are all good and the car looks superb however i have noticed this drop in performance? Please also be assured that the last test i did i drove like a saint and mostly motorway in any event and made a point of not turning on the aircon and still a drop of 10 mpg's? This is all after a service and the car was running at 45 mpg's which was still concerning as i do 56mph on the moterway to and from work and do not accelerate hard under any circumstances? Any suggestions? King Regards Chris

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could be one of three things 1 the new pads are dragging on your disks 2 wrong air filter 3 mass air flow senser requires cleaning colin lythall from Stoke-on-Trent

could be one of three things 1 the new pads are dragging on your disks 2 wrong air filter 3 mass air flow sensor requires cleaning colin lythall from Stoke-on-Trent

Submitted: 24/08/2014 21:02:05 | ID: 102048

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john, Cornwall

Nissan Qashqai

My stop/start on my brand new Qashqai is not working. I have taken it back to the dealer 3 times and they have handed it back saying the computer has been reset. On the third occasion it did come up on the dash that there was a fault. They say the computer says that my foot keeps staying/hovering on the clutch as if implying that it is my fault that it has not worked. It has worked after each visit to the dealer but only for a day. Has anyone else had this problem

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Hi John, Yes, got mine last week and the stop/start is very intermittent. Thought it was me, since it's the first engine of this type I've had, but I can't see that I'm doing anything different each time. I've also found that the anti-rollback isn't working either. I'll pop it back to Nissan and won't be accepting a 'reset' unless they can prove it is fixed. I've been down that road with Vauxhall! Paul from Bath and North East Somerset

With reguards to the stop start i had a mercedes with this feature and i thought there was a problem because it was very tempermental so i looked it up thinking there may be a fault my results were that the car has to be at optimum running temperature and have enough electrical power to keep all the other instruments working hense the engine kicking in automatically if you put the a/c on Matthew from Lancashire

With reguards to the stop start i had a mercedes with this feature and i thought there was a problem because it was very tempermental so i looked it up thinking there may be a fault my results were that the car has to be at optimum running temperature and have enough electrical power to keep all the other instruments working hense the engine kicking in automatically if you put the a/c on Matthew from Lancashire

Submitted: 14/07/2014 21:49:13 | ID: 99687

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Cindy, Australia

Nissan Qashqai

Recently bought the 2008 Qashqai (Dualis - Australian model) and started having engine feathering and fuel supply issues after 5 months, had it serviced at a Nissan dealership with them fully aware of my problems, they seemed to go away but 2 months on they are back. The engine seems to falter as if it has dirty spark plugs or loose leads and it is not determined other than by any speed over 20km/hr, could it be spark plugs / leads / fuel pump / air fuel mix sensor or something else. Any response will be appreciated

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any lights showing on dashboard, you'll need to get OBD checked for faults. also try fuel filter change, ignition coil pack or lambda sensor, but fault diagnotics should point you in right direction Chris from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 25/04/2014 09:34:16 | ID: 94684

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Aazer khan, Essex

Nissan Qashqai

Recently I had a problem with clutch of my Nissan Qashqai, ultimately Mr Clutch diagnosed clutch and flywheel problem and got it changed , just wanted to ask is it a common problem ,my car is 2007 model .

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Hi I had the same problem and it ended up being a very expensive repair. Mine is a 2008 model. Sally McColgan from East Sussex

i presume it's a diesel with a dual mass flywheel, common issue on all makes of cars even the so called best makes. fit a standard single mass flywheel kit if available for your model if it goes again Chris from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 31/05/2014 11:17:16 | ID: 96574

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Mickael Edwards, Shropshire

Nissan Qashqai

No buzzer or reverse lights coming on when in reverse gear?

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might be reverse switch, which for many cars is on the gearbox housing Chris from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 05/08/2014 13:20:44 | ID: 100952

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Carole Saddington, Greater London

Nissan Qashqai

Front of sat nav saying no SD card use Nissan SD card. The card is in the sat nav. You can't use the sat nav.

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Satnav saying no sd card use nissan SD card. The card is in place and we have taken it out and put it back many times to try and rectify this without success. The car is 14mnths old. Can you help?. Ian hines from Suffolk

Satnav saying no sd card use nissan SD card. The card is in place and we have taken it out and put it back many times to try and rectify this without success. The car is 14mnths old. Can you help?. Ian hines from Suffolk

You may have to format the card in the sat nav, details which should be in handbook. Or format in a pc first, but i would suggest in the sat nav if at all possible. Chris from Gloucestershire

Mine did the same, the SD card is faulty and should be replaced under warranty. Alan from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/08/2014 22:11:27 | ID: 100984

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pat, Merseyside

Nissan Qashqai

my back offside light went out yet my indicator and brake light still work what has happened any ideas would be appreciated

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tail light bulb each of the three lights you mention probably has a seperate bulb Chris from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 06/08/2014 20:38:42 | ID: 101038

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derek perry, Surrey

Nissan Qashqai

just bought this car and returned it under a 3month warranty because it is burning 1tr oil for every 100 miles. They've had it for 2 weeks and say a compression tests shows all cylinders ok, so cant be head gasket or piston rings. Mechanic has added a Redex additive which causes the rubber seals to be revitalised and says it is ok now. However this seems a very short term solution but they say it is common on Quashquai and will be as good as fitting new rubber seals. Is this right or are we being fobbed off.

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Redex is a red herring fob off, it does nothing and is not recommended by many manufactuers. Is there an obvious leak? It may sound stupid i know, but i don't know your level of knowledge. Is there any oil on the ground when you park, try running the engine for 30 minutes without driving it and look underneath afterwards. They should also be doing a Cylinder Leak Check not just a Compression Check. A compression check is while the engine is cranking and the only checks that the pressure is building up in the combustion chamber. The gauge has a one way valve so the pressure is not released, but this fails to show small leakage of compressed gasses past the oil ring or compression ring on the piston or past the valves. A cylinder leak check is a static check (engine not rotating) and checks leakage past the piston rings and inlet and exhaust valves. They could also do a blow-by test if they have the equipment. This is the measurement in litres per minute of gases and oil mixture in the crankcase breather system which then is fed back into the inlet system usually pre turbo. There are manufactuers limits for this at rpm and torque conditions. High readings (usually above 90 l/min, but can vary) indicate worn rings, scored bores etc. A blocked oil breather system could be another issue that will cause oil pressure in the crankcase, rather than a depression. You'll get a pressure at light torque/rpm but at high rpm/torque it should show a depression. Another reason could be oil leaking internally in the turbo if one is fitted. It's bearings are lubricated by engine oil, but if the seals fail the oil will be either forced through the compressor and back into the inlet air then burnt via the engine or it will be forced through the seal of the turbine which is driven by the exhaust gases and the oil will go down the exhaust pipe. If it goes down the exhaust it will damage the catalyst (diesel and petrol) and DPF if it's a diesel. It may also damage your Lambda sensor. So if you have had any of these parts play up then this may indicate oil saturation down the exhaust. Chris from Gloucestershire

Redex is a red herring fob off, it does nothing and is not recommended by many manufactuers. Is there an obvious leak? It may sound stupid i know, but i don't know your level of knowledge. Is there any oil on the ground when you park, try running the engine for 30 minutes without driving it and look underneath afterwards. They should also be doing a Cylinder Leak Check not just a Compression Check. A compression check is while the engine is cranking and the only checks that the pressure is building up in the combustion chamber. The gauge has a one way valve so the pressure is not released, but this fails to show small leakage of compressed gasses past the oil ring or compression ring on the piston or past the valves. A cylinder leak check is a static check (engine not rotating) and checks leakage past the piston rings and inlet and exhaust valves. They could also do a blow-by test if they have the equipment. This is the measurement in litres per minute of gases and oil mixture in the crankcase breather system which then is fed back into the inlet system usually pre turbo. There are manufactuers limits for this at rpm and torque conditions. High readings (usually above 90 l/min, but can vary) indicate worn rings, scored bores etc. A blocked oil breather system could be another issue that will cause oil pressure in the crankcase, rather than a depression. You'll get a pressure at light torque/rpm but at high rpm/torque it should show a depression. Another reason could be oil leaking internally in the turbo if one is fitted. It's bearings are lubricated by engine oil, but if the seals fail the oil will be either forced through the compressor and back into the inlet air then burnt via the engine or it will be forced through the seal of the turbine which is driven by the exhaust gases and the oil will go down the exhaust pipe. If it goes down the exhaust it will damage the catalyst (diesel and petrol) and DPF if it's a diesel. It may also damage your Lambda sensor. So if you have had any of these parts play up then this may indicate oil saturation down the exhaust. Chris from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 16/08/2014 14:27:17 | ID: 101597

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Itayi Chipfakanya, Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera

My Nissan Primera does not change gears and can only go up to 25km/hr. Problem started when I washed the engine. When I switch on the car the sport light keeps flashing for about five times then it stops. What could be wrong with my transmission? Please help

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Hi Itayi you might want to check your CVT fluid. All the best. Evans from Ghana

Submitted: 16/07/2014 18:33:35 | ID: 99802

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Samson Kauli, Solomon Islands

Nissan Primera

I have a Nissan Primera CVT M6 imported from Japan last year (2013). Everything works fine except for the mileage LCD light is not working during night time, I have to use a torch to check my mileage. Can anyone help? Thank you.

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Samson let an electrician check fo you it might be burnt out bulb in the meter. Evans from Ghana

Submitted: 20/08/2014 01:51:15 | ID: 101803

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Tsonga Cathrine L , Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera

If you slow down if the engine is hot, if you try and accelerate, it does not change to the next gear. The RPM instead rises showing increased engine speed. Could it be the CVT need to be changed or a problem with the transmission box? After how long (distance) should the CVT fluid be changed? Thank you.

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Hi Tsonga the distance required to change the CVT fluid should be found on a sticker in your bonnet. Otherwise mine says 60000 miles Evans from Ghana

Submitted: 27/07/2014 13:44:00 | ID: 100434

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