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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

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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leo, Botswana

Nissan Navara

hello im driving a nissan navara 2007, it just started low power when im driving, but when i switch it off it gets normally for some few minutes driving then low power again, i have serviced it last month july 2014. please help

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I am having the same issue and the garage guys said that EGP, CGI and low pressure, I can't get 60 or 70 KM/H. They are suggesting I should change it or do reboring. I am totally stuck and frustrated because I imported it from UK just 4 months ago. Seif Kombo Pandu from Tanzania

Submitted: 01/08/2014 14:59:26 | ID: 100715

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alex, Stoke-on-Trent

Nissan Terrano Ii

Nissan Terrono 2 (2.7 TDI) 2000 model, This car seems to struggle in first, has no speed at all & difficult to get the turbo to kick in... After its come out of first shes a minter.. No faults are showing up at the garage and they have no idea as to the problem. So first gear shes slow as, seems like turbo dont kick in at all unless i get the revs to 3000, rubbish going up hills from a standing. Please help, appreciate your anticipated help in this matter.

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Have you tried fitting a new airflow meter? A faulty airflow meter usually doesn't show any faults. Try disconnecting the airflow meter and take it for a short drive, if the power comes back, then you should know. Martin from Namibia

Have you tried fitting a new airflow meter? A faulty airflow meter usually doesn't show any faults. Try disconnecting the airflow meter and take it for a short drive, if the power comes back, then you should know. Martin from Namibia

Blocked air filter or collapsed muffler maybe? Shaun Sandford from New Zealand

I had the same problem, felt really underpowered and lifeless, especially up hills. I took the airflow meter out (2 screws) and checked the little lamp type filament wires that were visible through the slot. They were black so I sprayed them with WD40 till they were clean, wow what a difference that made, I can now pull my caravan up hills in 5th whereas it struggled on its own in 3rd, took all of 10 minutes Mark shepherd from Derbyshire

Submitted: 03/06/2014 14:00:53 | ID: 96796

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Lena, Suriname

Nissan X-Trail

Hi all, I recently bought a used (refurbished) X-trail 2005 from a car dealer. As I was checking out the power windows one day I pushed the window lock button, which should lock all but the driver's seat window. What happened is that now the windows of the back seat open till the half position. They close just fine, but they won't open all the way. What can I do? I already depressed the lock button-it's back in its normal position, but it didn't help. Before I pressed the lock button the windows were working just fine. Need help-thanks it advance

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The rear windows on an '05 X-Trail only go down half way due to the small size of the rear doors. Alan from Surrey

The rear windows on an '05 X-Trail only go down half way due to the small size of the rear doors. Alan from Surrey

Submitted: 09/08/2014 22:43:10 | ID: 101232

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Paul Chapman, Essex

Nissan Micra C + C

My wife has recently bought a 55 model C+C that she loves, but this week we have a slight problem with the alarm going off when entering the car. We have tried all manner of times relocking and checking all the contact points and even disconnecting the battery, but to no avail. It will in the end be okay and work for a while but when you go to use it again it goes off again. Does anybody know what`s wrong?

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Check for water ingress in boot. The siren with integrated control unit is located/bolted onto rear panel & can suffer from water damage. Let me know how you get on. Regards. mark from Kent

Check for water ingress in boot. The siren with integrated control unit is located/bolted onto rear panel & can suffer from water damage. Let me know how you get on. Regards. mark from Kent

Submitted: 14/07/2014 13:16:36 | ID: 99641

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unwin taylor, Blackburn with Darwen

Nissan Terrano Ii

Hiya guys. I could do with a little help. I have a Nissan Mistral import and it won`t stay in overdrive. It jumps in and out, hot and cold, no rhyme or reason to the way it does it. I have read advice on forum and done it all. I have checked everything possible. I`ve changed all fluids twice. The only thing I haven`t done is read the engine ecu, no-one round here has a scanner to read it and my local Nissan don`t want to know. Is it possible to have a fault in the ecu? I have been told I need a jodb scanner to read it, not an obd. I bought an obd scanner but that just comes up link error because it isn`t compatible. Any views would be welcomed, thanks very much. My Mistral is a 1996 2.7 turbo

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Hi, the auto trans will only go into overdrive once the auto has warmed up so any checks should be done only when its up to normal running temp, have you checked the switch and the wiring on the shifter, every time the shifter is moved its moving those wires going up to the switch, if its not that i would make sure the engine is running warm enough and not to cold (thermostat stuck open?) hope this helps Shaun Sandford from New Zealand

Submitted: 02/07/2014 15:50:03 | ID: 98845

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tui, New Zealand

Nissan Terrano Ii

my auto 95 nissan terrano drops gear and revs out and loses speed when i put the peddle down on hills most of the time what could be the problem

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Hi, I have a 97 Nissan Mistral that did exactly the same, the teranno and mistral have the same running gear, it was the oil cooler for the auto trans being to small and the pipes leading in and out of it are restricted, try removing the pipes and fitting bigger hoses and also upgrade the stock cooler to a larger one. Shaun Sandford from New Zealand

Hi, I have a 97 Nissan Mistral that did exactly the same, the teranno and mistral have the same running gear, it was the oil cooler for the auto trans being to small and the pipes leading in and out of it are restricted, try removing the pipes and fitting bigger hoses and also upgrade the stock cooler to a larger one. Shaun Sandford from New Zealand

Submitted: 17/08/2014 10:27:07 | ID: 101626

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harby, Brighton & Hove

Nissan Micra

The inside bonnet of my car and battery has white powdery corrosion on it. I have checked my battery voltage and it is reading normal, my car is working fine. My neighbour said i will have a big problem if i dont get it sorted, that it could be an alternator problem.....help please

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You need a new battery, your battery has tiny hairline cracks around the poles , and this is where some battery gases are escaping, the gas starts to crystallize when it hits the outside air. Hope this helps. PATRICK from Ireland

You need a new battery, your battery has tiny hairline cracks around the poles , and this is where some battery gases are escaping, the gas starts to crystallize when it hits the outside air. Hope this helps. PATRICK from Ireland

Submitted: 14/08/2014 18:36:37 | ID: 101495

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KERRY BOWEN, Kent

Nissan Almera Tino

The boot on my Nissan Almera Tino doesn't open when all the other doors do and the cockpit lights no longer work. Can anyone tell me how to fix it?

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Don't know about the lights but the boot door is easy... This one drove me round the bend looking for it..... The boot handle itself sticks. When you pull it to open the boot it does not return fully and then it won't work next time. Put your fingers into the handle as normal but push BACK first. It will then open as normal. Make sure it is pushed back afterwards or it will not lock, or it might just half lock and fly open. Another job for WD40 - LOTS of it! nigel from Warwickshire

Submitted: 09/04/2014 12:56:15 | ID: 94031

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David P, County Londonderry

Nissan Almera Tino

Boot door doesn't unlock, all other doors unlock. The handle seems not to be catching on the rod linked to the catch, has anyone an easy fix. Many thanks.

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This one drove me round the bend looking for it..... The boot handle itself sticks. When you pull it to open the boot it does not return fully and then it won't work next time. Put your fingers into the handle as normal but push BACK first. It will then open as normal. Make sure it is pushed back afterwards or it will not lock, or it might just half lock and fly open. Another job for WD40 - LOTS of it! nigel from Warwickshire

This one drove me round the bend looking for it..... The boot handle itself sticks. When you pull it to open the boot it does not return fully and then it won't work next time. Put your fingers into the handle as normal but push BACK first. It will then open as normal. Make sure it is pushed back afterwards or it will not lock, or it might just half lock and fly open. Another job for WD40 - LOTS of it! nigel from Warwickshire

Submitted: 14/08/2014 20:49:45 | ID: 101504

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Oscar Ttsapo, Namibia

Nissan X-Trail 2002

I have a Nissan X-Trail and I am looking for the timing marks for the yd 22 engine? Thanks in advance. (td diesel yd22 engine)

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I am looking for the timing marks for the yd 22 engine? Thanks in advance. (td diesel yd22 engine) vidura from Sri Lanka

I am looking for the timing marks for the yd 22 engine? Thanks in advance. (td diesel yd22 engine) vidura from Sri Lanka

Submitted: 31/10/2013 15:38:11 | ID: 57030

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Manny, Ireland

Nissan Almera

Hi I have Almera Flare 1.5 2004 the seat belt light keep flashing even my seat belt (driver side) is on or off. I tried cleaning the the latch but still the light is flashing . what could have been the problem?

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Reset the code - common fault in the airbag/seatbelt light. It will fail the MOT so fix the error. The simplest way I found was by turning the ignition on (but not starting the engine) so the warning lights light up. As soon as they go out..(approx 5-7 secs) switch the ignition off, wait approx 3 secs then switch to your lights again, then off, 3 secs etc....Do this 3 times and when you finally start the engine this has hopefully reset and cleared the fault. eddy from Falkirk

Submitted: 13/07/2014 14:01:30 | ID: 99572

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