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Lorraine, Cardiff

Nissan Micra

Sorry, last message had wrong email address. I want to put roof bars on my Nissan micra to carry up to 2 kyaks. I don't have the handbook so can't check the weight restriction. Can anyone tell me please? Thanks

Submitted: 26/05/2015 13:34:00 | ID: 116485

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Lorraine, Cardiff

Nissan Micra

I want to put roof bars on my Nissan to carry up to 2 kyaks. I bought the car 2nd hand and don't have a handbook, so can't check the weight restriction. Are you able to tell me please? Thanks in advance

Submitted: 26/05/2015 13:31:31 | ID: 116484

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Luke, Essex

Nissan Micra

Hi all, My mother in law has 56 plate Micra Urbis convertible and the engine has recently starting chugging and has an unsteady rev count even in idle. The garage have checked the spark plugs and coils and I wondered if it could be something to do with the throttle body housing as this is common on other Micras. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Submitted: 24/05/2015 10:47:49 | ID: 116402

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Mags Sheehan, Ireland

Nissan Micra

My 97 Micra shakes violently above 35 mph. The problem started at a higher speed, but got lower. Steering wheel shakes and whole car vibrates. My mechanic thought it was the gear box, but we've changed that and the shake is still there. Mechanic has tried all obvious causes. Any ideas?

Submitted: 17/05/2015 22:36:03 | ID: 116169

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juliet, Surrey

Nissan Micra

nissan would not start straight away and broke down during journey. mechanic said had no oil and as a result the engine had 'seized' and had told me to scrap my car as having no oil has damaged the engine. Is there any way I can save my car. I do need it as I am a 72yr old pensioner and cannot walk well. Thank you for your help Juliet

Submitted: 16/05/2015 14:32:51 | ID: 116099

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Ian Corley, Hertfordshire

Nissan Micra

My 2014 Nissan Micra's cooling fan activates straight after the car has been started from cold. It does this quite often. It is the new model. Is any other Nissan Micra owner with this model having the same problem?

Submitted: 10/05/2015 22:24:45 | ID: 115857

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martyn stembridge, South Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

How do I change the drive shaft oil seal?

Submitted: 08/05/2015 21:23:01 | ID: 115775

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Robert Brisley, Kent

Nissan Micra

My light in the boot has failed, the bulb is OK, where can I find the switch please.

Submitted: 18/04/2015 06:41:17 | ID: 114860

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Christine Miller, Scottish Borders

Nissan Micra

I would like to know how to open my sunroof in my Nissan Micra Tekna 1.2 (pure drive)? Thanhs. I have read year book instructions for opening sunroof but they do not relate to my car!

Submitted: 15/04/2015 17:54:12 | ID: 114749

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sally hughes, West Glamorgan

Nissan Micra

I have a nissan micra 1.2 S hatchback. O recently had 3 coils changed as it has been losing power whilst doing 30mph and slower speeds. This week it has completely switched off whilst driving after slowing itself down. This happened 5 times in 1 short journey. Does anybody know if this is a common problem and how much it usually costs to fix? Thanks for reading :)

Submitted: 14/04/2015 23:02:37 | ID: 114718

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ezra, Saint Lucia

Nissan Micra

My Nissan has a hard start, works well on idling but when I put it in drive would move and change into second gear. As soon as it changes into second it will lose power and crawl from there until it comes to almost a stop. What do you think is the problem?

Submitted: 14/04/2015 02:26:32 | ID: 114682

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Nuno, Gloucestershire

Nissan Micra

I have a Nissan Micra k11 1.0 automatic 1998. It has an issue when about to completely stop and the car gives a jerk and screeching noise. Any idea what this can be?

Submitted: 12/04/2015 00:33:42 | ID: 114603

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Brown, Malawi

Nissan Micra

Recently my radiator has been leaking and I have had high fan speeds experienced. Is there a way I can know if my overhead gasket is still ok?

Submitted: 09/04/2015 11:01:13 | ID: 114486

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Brown, Malawi

Nissan Micra

I have a Nissan Micra/March, 2006 model, it has been moving quite well until it started dragging (failing to pull as expected) and then pick up after some few minutes. Recently the engine started vibrating and humming. I changed the petrol pump, it worked and performed perfectly well for 5 km and then went back to dragging and failing to accelerate, even if I push down the gas pedal. Also the engine sound was not so smooth. Could it be the pump or the filter? Is there a way of cleaning the petrol filter system? This filter system is expensive to replace where I am. Thanks in advance.

Submitted: 09/04/2015 10:39:56 | ID: 114483

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catherine marland, Merseyside

Nissan Micra

I recently had to change my car battery so the radio was disconnected during the process. When battery was put back on the radio wouldn't go on. I've been told there might be a code that has to be input to start it off. There is nothing in the manual. Anyone any ideas ?

Submitted: 05/04/2015 20:43:27 | ID: 114351

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Kim, Derbyshire

Nissan Micra

Nissan Micro urbis registered April 2005 Coming up for it's 10th birthday/mot Should I get the timing chain/belt changed. Car has 55,000 on the clock. Am sure I read somewhere to change it on 10th year or 100,000 miles, whichever came first Also, anyone have any idea of the costs involved? With thanks, K

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I know that on the K11 Micras it is pretty much a throw away job, either buy a new engine or scrap, strip the car for spares, It cost a lot of money to have it changed, if you do get the head gasket done at the same time other wise if the head gasket goes you will have to get Another timing chain kit for it. Guesst from Kent

Hello Guesst from Kent, Thank you for your response. I've asked a few people, all giving advice that if no rattling noises when driving, then it should be ok. A local garage said approx £200 to change timing chain but you are talking about the engine and scrapping the car. It is in good condition at moment and I'm hoping to get a couple more years out of it. Local garage said to me - doesn't have timing belt, has chain, doesn't need changing BUT should change cam belt. I thought they were one and the same thing. Luckily, my uncle is going to accompany me to the garage for mot. Are you saying that the engine costs a lot of money to change, or the timing chain? Thanks so much for any further info you are able to share with me! Most garages have said to me that micros go on and on......it's got just under 55,000 mileage so I've been told it's virtually new!! Ha ha ha if only that were true. Car has had new batty, clutch and 4 new tyres in last 2 years. Have never had to spend on it before. It's worth more to me on the road than to sell or part-ex, can't afford new car! With thanks, Kim KTH from Derbyshire

Hello Guesst from Kent, Thank you for your response. I've asked a few people, all giving advice that if no rattling noises when driving, then it should be ok. A local garage said approx £200 to change timing chain but you are talking about the engine and scrapping the car. It is in good condition at moment and I'm hoping to get a couple more years out of it. Local garage said to me - doesn't have timing belt, has chain, doesn't need changing BUT should change cam belt. I thought they were one and the same thing. Luckily, my uncle is going to accompany me to the garage for mot. Are you saying that the engine costs a lot of money to change, or the timing chain? Thanks so much for any further info you are able to share with me! Most garages have said to me that micros go on and on......it's got just under 55,000 mileage so I've been told it's virtually new!! Ha ha ha if only that were true. Car has had new batty, clutch and 4 new tyres in last 2 years. Have never had to spend on it before. It's worth more to me on the road than to sell or part-ex, can't afford new car! With thanks, Kim KTH from Derbyshire

It may be a different story on the K12s but I know the K11s are expensive to change the chain. They may be on about the auxiliary belt needs changing, which is pretty normal and cheap, easy to replace. As for the chain I would just listen for any tapping as that is an early sign that it is on its way out and yes, they do go on for ages, they are forgiving little cars when it comes to general maintenance. I've seen ones running "fine" on less then half a litre of oil. For a little example of how long the timing chains will last for my daily driver has 68,000 miles. That's an X reg (2001) one with the original chain. My other one is an 02 plate, only got it last week and that needs an auxiliary belt and an oil and filter change, it's currently only got 1 litre of oil in it and the filters going rotten, last recorded oil change was in 2009. So as reliability goes, Micras will carry on for a long time. Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 31/03/2015 13:17:03 | ID: 114113

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Chels, Durham

Nissan Micra

I have a petrol 04 micra 1.2 Ltr I changed my oil not so long ago but recently this month the oil light has been flickering on and off particularly when breaking and sometimes when changing gear.. Any ideas why?

Submitted: 27/03/2015 16:10:50 | ID: 113941

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Paul Stuart, Greater London

Nissan Micra

How do you remove a front door card (door panel) on a 2005 (55 plate) Nissan Micra 1.2L Sport+ to replace the nearside door mirror? I cannot see any screws or bolts at all. The door handle has a chrome plated plastic trim that easily pulls off - but again I cannot see any screws or covers hiding any screws or bolts to remove it. Surely there has to be a way of undoing the door handle mechanism first to release the door card from the door. I know there must be clips along the bottom and up the sides of the door card, but I don't want to pull the panel away from the door yet and put a strain on the handle mechanism.

Submitted: 27/03/2015 11:49:37 | ID: 113938

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Martin Hillan , North Lanarkshire

Nissan Micra

My 54 plate 1.5 diesel Micra won't start after having the fan belt replaced (after snapping) and the altenator refurbed. Won't turn over with the key, won't jump or bump start. Any ideas?

Submitted: 25/03/2015 14:52:52 | ID: 113825

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mrs jackie randall, Kent

Nissan Micra

How can you get a lambda sensor out that is stuck fast in the manifold without shredding it? Thank you

Submitted: 23/03/2015 20:59:46 | ID: 113724

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thompson faulkner, Antrim

Nissan Micra

My Micra has now covered 134,000 miles, it is running ok. At this mileage should I change the main and big end bearings? We do this with trucks at work that do high miles, can I do this with the engine still in place? Thank you.

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To be fair if the engine is still all working fine, has no taps or knocks then your best bet is just to leave it till they actually need them, as the engine will have to be removed on the K11s and K12s, if they need doing be sure to do the head gasket and timing chain at the same time, but generally speaking these cars carry on for a very long time. Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 22/03/2015 14:20:58 | ID: 113660

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Thinus, South Africa

Nissan Micra

Car is idling at 1400rpm, no fault codes, changed throttle body, checked and cleaned map sensor, cam sensor, crank sensor, checked for air leaks but still idle at 1400rpm. Drives fine. Any help will be appreciated.

Submitted: 18/03/2015 21:30:09 | ID: 113519

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yosof, Cardiff

Nissan Micra

My reverse light were not working. I tried to check that the problem is from the revers switch or fuse, by mistake the main wire on the reverse light has connected with the car body, now there is no electricity on the main wire that is on reverse switch. can you please help me to solve the problem.

Submitted: 12/03/2015 13:27:49 | ID: 113204

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Safdar hussain, Yorkshire

Nissan Micra

My nissan micra keeps cutting out when I slow down to change to a lower Gear or when I am slowing down when I am approaching a round about or traffic lights. It also cuts out after a few seconds when I start the vehicle up. What could be causing this?

Submitted: 04/03/2015 09:49:03 | ID: 112728

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herbert, Greater London

Nissan Micra

At 70 mph the hatchback shakes severely then goes, then comes back. It`s a real bad shudder effect going on?

Submitted: 02/03/2015 18:35:01 | ID: 112601

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Sam, Essex

Nissan Micra

My brake pedal goes down when I press brake but it doesn't work?

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Sounds like a burst brake pipe, check the fluid level top it up if you need to then try it then look for leaks Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 26/02/2015 02:17:47 | ID: 112361

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tom, Greater London

Nissan Micra

What do I put in the refrigerant cooling box in my micra it is bone dry and is it necessary

Submitted: 25/02/2015 11:25:52 | ID: 112302

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Sami, Libya

Nissan Micra

My Nissan Micra 1.3 /1997 was running ok and suddenly started jerking between second and third gear. I changed plugs, air filter, fuel filter, checked all fuses are ok but still have the problem. From what I remember the rear and middle exhaust cans where changed one after the other months ago. I went to the workshop to check with Launch X-431 tester and gives NATS malfunction 00E3. Really I need help please? Thanks

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Nissan anti theft system could be a fauty key" Michael from West Midlands

Nissan anti theft system could be a fauty key" Michael from West Midlands

Submitted: 23/02/2015 08:54:41 | ID: 112165

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Irma, Devon

Nissan Micra

hello, I have nissan march 2002, and it lights red light on water if I won't fill water every day. Could you help me to understand what is the problem. When it does so I have checked main water tank and it was full. but the reserve tank add 1.5 litters of water.

Submitted: 21/02/2015 06:12:06 | ID: 112022

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wardcher, Wiltshire

Nissan Micra

Car will not start and battery is flat. Charge battebry, still won't start but turns over. Oil in air filter. What is wrong?

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Try replacing the camshaft sensor if it still does not start try bumping it. Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 20/02/2015 18:47:59 | ID: 111995

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adele, Greater Manchester

Nissan Micra

I have a Nissan Micra 53 plate, the engine management light came on so I took it to a garage and had a new camshaft sensor put on. The light is still on and I have been now told it needs a new cam chain. Has anybody else had this problem? I`m not sure whether to have the cam chain replaced as it`s expensive £600.

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I would go to another couple of garages to get it looked t and get more opinions. Guesst from Kent

I had the same problem on a 53 Micra cam chain needs changing after so many thousands of miles. I didn't change cam chain and it ended up costing me more for a new engine, as it will seize up richard riley from Hartlepool

I had the same problem on a 53 Micra cam chain needs changing after so many thousands of miles. I didn't change cam chain and it ended up costing me more for a new engine, as it will seize up richard riley from Hartlepool

Submitted: 20/02/2015 10:15:41 | ID: 111939

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David clark, Devon

Nissan Micra

Why does the B light stay on the dashboard after l`ve topped up with brake fluid?

Submitted: 19/02/2015 13:58:24 | ID: 111882

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michelle, Vale of Glamorgan

Nissan Micra

I`m trying to establish why my 59 plate Micra has the square/bigger wing manual mirrors in matt back, rather than the smaller ones. I`ve recently bought the car so am unsure of any facelifts. Also according to the reg she`s a k12. Would a 2010 one fit or even a Nissan Note mirror that looks very much identical? I`m really confused.

Submitted: 18/02/2015 14:26:17 | ID: 111797

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D.H.Shepherd, Argyll and Bute

Nissan Micra

How many miles can you expect to get out of a regularly serviced 9 year old 1.2 micra?

Submitted: 18/02/2015 13:43:15 | ID: 111791

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Aizel Moneva, Philippines

Nissan Micra

Where can I buy a head gasket for a Nissan March 2004 model Japan spare parts? Thanks.

Submitted: 16/02/2015 13:53:48 | ID: 111649

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Anne, City of Glasgow

Nissan Micra

Hi, I have just noticed a knocking sound from under my car, it seems to be between front and rear seats. It's driving great except for this noise. Any ideas?

Submitted: 13/02/2015 09:52:01 | ID: 111448

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jacky bird, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Micra

the grey bumpers on my nissan micra are very patchy is there any product i can use to restore them thank you.

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Not an expert on what would be best, what I done on mine was repaint them in satin black, I found it looks 100% better and easier to clean (Plus you don't have to keep getting a treatment product to use) Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 10/02/2015 19:30:52 | ID: 111295

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Ike Mnisi, Swaziland

Nissan Micra

1.When I started the car it made a noise and now it does not start. 2.Gear number 3 slips back to neutral. Someone advised me to open the gearbox and buy a (cluster gear). I would like to hear what can I do to fix the car, buy a new gear box or fix it?

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May be your best option to get a mobile technician out to look at it, best to be sure before shilling out on an expensive gearbox. Guesst from Kent

Submitted: 10/02/2015 14:27:43 | ID: 111268

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Iosif, Surrey

Nissan Micra

Hi, recently I`ve changed the alternator and I started the car and it works but my indicator, radio, start lights don't work. What should I do?

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If the car started up it sounds to me like a blown fuse, you may have shorted it out while changing it, there are 2 fuse boxes, one under the bonnet near the battery and the other is inside under the steering wheel on the right hand side. Guesst from Kent

I have a 2006 Nissan Micra 1.5 dci Tekna. The 3rd door (boot lock) locks sometimes but worse I frequently can`t get it to unlock. Sometimes when locking the boot, the lock only locks partially ie. the lock does not fully lock the boot. How do I resolve this problem?Robin Attwell from South Africa

Submitted: 09/02/2015 10:25:52 | ID: 111177

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Racheal, Angus

Nissan Micra

When starting my Nissan Micra 54 plate, the oil light is taking approx 15-20 seconds to go out. It never comes back on or flickers whilst driving, only upon starting. I have changed the oil, the oil filter and the pressure switch but still no luck!! The oil level is fine. I am puzzled!! Any similar experience or answer to the problem will be greatly appreciated! No rattle to the engine and car is driving fine, has been happening for approx 6 weeks now. Thank you. It is a diesel car.

Submitted: 05/02/2015 21:51:10 | ID: 110977

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