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Stephen Brown, Norfolk

Nissan Primastar

My 1.9 04 reg van wont go into gear once the engine is running but will when not running.

Submitted: 07/12/2014 17:13:36 | ID: 107530

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Catherine, Cheshire

Nissan Primastar

I have a 2004 1.9 primastar van. It was idling tonight and I then heard a Small clunk and the stop light started flashing and the battery light came on. Drove for about 5 mins and it went off. There's Is now a sort of clunking every so often. But van running fine. Any ideas please?? Thank You

Submitted: 01/12/2014 19:42:40 | ID: 107215

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Nick, Essex

Nissan Primastar

Hi, my bulb has gone on my air con and heated fan instruments. How do I change it?

Submitted: 19/11/2014 20:27:15 | ID: 106514

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noddy, Cambridgeshire

Nissan Primastar

HI MY NISSAN PRIMASTARS INTERIOR FAN OR DEMISTER WHAT EVER YOU LIKE TO CALL IT FAILS TO SWITCH OFF EVEN WITH ENGINE SWITCHED OFF AND KEY REMOVED I REMOVED ALL FUSES BUT STILL RUNS ON FULL SPEED I ONLY FOUND 1 SET OF RELAYS UNDER THE HEADER TANK UNDER BONNET REMOVED ALL 1 BY 1 STILL RUNS SEIOUSLY GRITTING TEETH NOW PLZ PLZ HELP COULD IT BE A STICKY RELAY SOMEWHERE IFSO CAN ANY 1 SHED LIGHT ON WARE THEY COULD BE THANX IN ADVANCE

Submitted: 16/11/2014 16:58:40 | ID: 106280

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Jon Blight, Hampshire

Nissan Primastar

I know that this sounds really daft, but the gear selection between 1st and reverse seems to close and as a result I keep going into reverse instead of 1st gear. This scare the hell out of the person in the car behind. Can anyone help, I hope its something simple, by the way its just had a recon gear box fitted.

Submitted: 04/11/2014 14:12:24 | ID: 105653

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Dean Pettit, Hertfordshire

Nissan Primastar

I have an intermittent fault where the van looses power & the service & glow plug warning lights come on when I stop, turn ignition off & on again the lights go out & power is restored. Any ideas ?

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The pollen filter needs changing. Dominic lowe from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 03/11/2014 16:32:38 | ID: 105613

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Ryan, Durham

Nissan Primastar

Hi, I was just wondering if there was a way to make all of the doors open on my 57 Reg van it does have the three button key just its annoying when you have to press the open button once then hold for the rear doors and passenger side to open . Thanks

Submitted: 30/10/2014 18:21:52 | ID: 105346

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D.McDonald, East Renfrewshire

Nissan Primastar

Have put in new battery and want to reset radio have put in code but last number keeps flashing when I hold button 5 or 6 ERROR message comes up.

Submitted: 28/10/2014 18:15:28 | ID: 105251

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bill clarke, Somerset

Nissan Primastar

My amber electrical fault warning light comes on and the van has loss of power for a while then the light goes off and power is restored to normal for a while. Any idea what the problem is please?

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just fixed mine with a loss of power when nissan couldn't disconnect the wiring to the maff unit drive the van if it has power after 2000 revs its the maff unit 10 min job gary from Brighton & Hove

just fixed mine with a loss of power when nissan couldn't disconnect the wiring to the maff unit drive the van if it has power after 2000 revs its the maff unit 10 min job gary from Brighton & Hove

Submitted: 08/10/2014 16:04:06 | ID: 104275

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chris, Bournemouth

Nissan Primastar

Hi, my cam belt went today and I think I will need a new engine. If I buy one is it a straightforward swap?

Submitted: 07/10/2014 23:53:54 | ID: 104242

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brett, Stoke-on-Trent

Nissan Primastar

hi,my hazord lights and indicators have stopped working also when you set the alarm the indicators don't flash. iv checked the fuses and they are fine but unsuer where to find the relays ?any help please.

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The relays are behind the plastic panel below the gearstick the whole panel needs to be removed to accessed Ryan from Durham

Submitted: 04/10/2014 16:31:56 | ID: 104057

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Derek, Norfolk

Nissan Primastar

My Nissan Primastar van 2lt (2008) side lights will not work but fuses and bulbs are ok. Anyone with any ideas please?

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Try the relays behind the dashboard the easiest way to access is through the passenger side plastics below the glovebox and the black plastic panel to the right I had the problem with my 57 reg Ryan from Durham

Try the relays behind the dashboard the easiest way to access is through the passenger side plastics below the glovebox and the black plastic panel to the right I had the problem with my 57 reg Ryan from Durham

Submitted: 28/09/2014 17:59:31 | ID: 103760

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steve laine, Middlesex

Nissan Primastar

Is the van on a 57 plate fitted with a dpc?

Submitted: 15/09/2014 15:34:25 | ID: 103135

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Amit Parekh, Greater London

Nissan Primastar

Our mechanic checked the entire cables connection and could not find the fault. Our mechanic stated that there is no power supply in the gear lever. The TCM (Transmission Control Module) and ECM (Engine Control Module) has power but there is no output from TCM to the gear lever. Just for your information when the mechanic assembled the entire electrical couplers, surprisingly there was power in the gear lever. Our mechanic started the vehicle and engaged the 1st and 2nd gear manually, then applied the brake to stop, unfortunately the engine died on us. Upon checking, our mechanic found that the 10 amp fuse burnt. The entire system was off. Once the fuse was replaced all the system was back on. Really our mechanics are confused and unable to identify the fault. 1. Chassis no-VSKF4B1DTUY636930, Year Manf-2012, Nissan PRIMASTAR AUTOMATIC SE 2.0 DCI 115 and 2. Chassis no-VSKF4B1DTUY637284, Year Manf-2012, Nissan PRIMASTAR AUTOMATIC SE 2.0 DCI 115 Any ideas?

Submitted: 01/09/2014 12:30:29 | ID: 102449

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Dyvonne Patricia, Spain

Nissan Primastar

I have a nissan primastar dci100 2005 edition. I have a problem with no power in the throttle on startup when the engine is warm. The vehicle starts straight away but there is no acceleration. Sometimes it goes alright and others no. Diagnostics shows up no problem. It seems that a isn´t speaking to b at times

Submitted: 26/08/2014 12:44:06 | ID: 102150

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Erik August Møller, Denmark

Nissan Primastar

Why is the indicator flashing for too warm cooling water when the motor is cold?

Submitted: 21/08/2014 14:38:57 | ID: 101870

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mark, Durham

Nissan Primastar

Hazards are not working on my Nissan Primastar van. What should I do?

Submitted: 15/08/2014 01:53:18 | ID: 101521

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mark crang, Durham

Nissan Primastar

I want a diagram of my wiring and colours of my wiring the wiring i need is the multi plug underneath fuse box.in engine bay

Submitted: 13/08/2014 04:14:55 | ID: 101405

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charlie, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

Hi All i have 08 2.0dci primastar wont start brings up cam and crank sensor on diag new sensors fitted still brings up same faults, van running great up to this, when i turn on the key engine turns over but wont fire (sounds ok no strange noises) 245000km on engine is timing chain stretched or tension blocks worn,or could this be wiring issue, probably need to do timing chain anyway, any ideas appreciated. Just bought van with no faults on diagnostics,this happened after 100km run, stopped van for 5mins and wouldnt start.

Submitted: 03/08/2014 17:46:41 | ID: 100839

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Denis, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

Hi there, I've a 2004 Nissan Primastar and the internal lights in the cab and in the back loading area will not come on when I open any door. They will turn on manually however. Any tips would be appreciated & welcomed. Cheers...

Submitted: 24/07/2014 15:40:03 | ID: 100285

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CHRIS HENDY, Hampshire

Nissan Primastar

HI I HAVE A NISSAN PRIMSTAR 1995CC 2009 DCI 115SE VAN IT HAS 34000 MILES ON CLOCK ,SUFFERING FROM LACK OF POWER. WILL NOT REV ABOVE 2700RPM .THE EGR VALVE SEEMS FAIRLY CLEAN .HAVE TACKEN INJECTORS FOR TESTING AND BEEN TOLD,THAT IF FAULTY,WILL COST £185 +VAT EACH. CAN ANYONE SUGGEST A CHEAPER ALTERNATIVE MANY THANKS CHRIS HENDY.WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED

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Air flow meter will need replacing dan from Surrey

Air flow meter will need replacing dan from Surrey

Submitted: 22/07/2014 20:04:46 | ID: 100175

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mike, South Africa

Nissan Primastar

Fan motor will not come on and is causing van to over heat

Submitted: 22/07/2014 20:02:19 | ID: 100174

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James Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Primastar

Hi, my nissan primastar 57reg has a squeal when ignitions turned on & off coming from cab heater ? behind radio. Any help would be appreciated .rhodg43

Submitted: 08/07/2014 23:05:28 | ID: 99279

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james, Tyne and Wear

Nissan Primastar

When my ignition is switched on and off a squealing noise comes from the cab heater. What can it be?

Submitted: 07/07/2014 23:15:07 | ID: 99197

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Thomas, Dublin

Nissan Primastar

How much oil does Nissin primestar take when you service it

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Check out http://cararac.com/engine_oil/nissan/primastar.htmlJohn Smith from New Zealand

If you buy a 5 litre container of oil it will take all of it when doing an oil change. Glyn from Bristol

Submitted: 31/05/2014 12:58:42 | ID: 96582

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annieweb200301@msn.com, Swansea

Nissan Primastar

HI I've recently bought van what's the problem when glow plug light comes on and engine cuts out?Also the door light on dash stays on when all doors are shut.Finally how do I get a new remote button? Many thanks Tony Webster

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The glowplug light problem is the boost pressure sensor. Get a new one on ebay about £20. william murphy from Antrim

Submitted: 24/05/2014 19:49:36 | ID: 96082

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humphreys, Nottinghamshire

Nissan Primastar

hi i just brought a 2004 nissam primastar the battery has gone flat and the drivers door barrel is missing i guess a temted breakin how do i unlock the drivers door without the key and a flat battery many thanks in advance dave

Submitted: 17/05/2014 15:48:26 | ID: 95616

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sean mc intyre, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

my 1.9 primestar van [2005] the speedo will not work at times it may work for 4 or 5 miles then it flutters and stops also heater plug light comes on regards sean

Submitted: 25/04/2014 12:15:26 | ID: 94707

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Simon, Northamptonshire

Nissan Primastar

My nissan primastar 2002 cdi100se van starts first turn and runs for about 10 minuets but then the engine light comes on and it dies,after about 2 hours when it is completely cold it will start again and do the same? Any help would be well received,thanks.

Submitted: 15/04/2014 18:03:27 | ID: 94265

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Phil Tidd, England

Nissan Primastar 2007

Why are my Nissan Primastar`s wipers on intermittent all of the time? As soon as I turn the key on they come. I changed the motor because I was told it was the parking fingers inside. Any ideas? (115 SE)

Submitted: 14/03/2014 12:40:02 | ID: 62787

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Trevor, Ireland

Nissan Primastar 2007

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

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

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

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Shay Kennedy, Ireland

Nissan Primastar 2007

I have a 2007 Nissan Primastar and the foam in the driver`s seat bottom and back has gone soft and flat. As the newer Primastars I believe have an armrest built into them, will the driver`s seat out of a 2007 Interstar which came with an armrest on the driver`s seat fit the Primastar?

Submitted: 27/02/2014 14:49:42 | ID: 62402

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Paul Netticadan, India

Nissan Primastar 2012

We have a Nissan Primastar van chassis no: VSKF4B1DTUY636930 and the vehicle’s electrical gear lever is not functioning properly. There is no power supply in the gear lever and gears are not engaging or moving. There is no movement manually or automatically. Please does anybody know what the problem could be? Is this an electrical problem or mechanical? (PRIMASTAR AUTOMATIC SE 2.0 DCI 115)

Submitted: 25/02/2014 08:44:48 | ID: 62330

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David Livingstone, Yorkshire

Nissan Primastar 2004

Hi. My problem is the ABS and service light on my Nissan Primastar come on from time to time. After switching off the ignition and then restarting the van the lights go off at about 5mph, but then come on again sometimes after just a few miles, sometimes quite a lot of miles. Does anyone know what`s causing this please? (Primastar 1.9 diesel)

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You have an ABS sensor failed on one of the brakes (one to each brake caliper) take to a garage where they can diagnose which sensor it is. Glyn from Bristol

You have an ABS sensor failed on one of the brakes (one to each brake caliper) take to a garage where they can diagnose which sensor it is. Glyn from Bristol

Submitted: 11/02/2014 11:12:54 | ID: 61995

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Steve Russell, Kent

Nissan Primastar 2007

My Nissan Primastar`s factory fitted alarm appears not to work. Any ideas? (Dci 115)

Submitted: 04/02/2014 12:08:22 | ID: 60500

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Ramas Martusevicius, Ireland

Nissan Primastar 2007

Hi. The wipers on my Nissan Primastar van work for about 5 minutes then stop. The front don`t work until I turn off the engine and wait 10-15 minutes when they`ll works again for 5 minutes. I have changed the motor, switch, relay but I don’t know what else it could be? Any ideas please?

Submitted: 27/01/2014 12:02:36 | ID: 61340

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Ram Odedra, England

Nissan Primastar 2009

Hi. I’ve got a Nissan Primastar 115 dci which is smoking and consumes more fuel. Can anyone give me any advice please?

Submitted: 24/01/2014 12:46:04 | ID: 59024

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Brett, Derbyshire

Nissan Primastar 2004

How do I reset the service light on a 2004 Nissan Primastar?

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Switch on the ignition but do not start the engine. Within 10 seconds of switching on. Floor the accelerator and hold it down. With accelerator still held down dab the footbrake six times. All to be done within 10 seconds of switching on the ignition. This works on my 2010 115SE Steve from Lancashire

Submitted: 20/01/2014 12:03:33 | ID: 60425

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Dave Noble, Yorkshire

Nissan Primastar 2007

My Nissan Primastar’s glow plug / coil light comes on randomly and it starts to lose power, but if I turn the engine off and restart it drives normally again. Please can anyone help?

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Can’t help, but I have a similar problem with my ’06 100dci, if anyone can help? Mine started doing that intermittently. Now the light comes on pretty much as soon as it’s started and stays on. Engine runs ok-ish but with flat spots and on full throttle feels like someone keeps dabbing a foot on the brake. Already had one diagnostic check that said it was the lambda sensor, but when I tried to buy one was told this van doesn’t have one! Hence I’m a bit unwilling to pay £45+ for another "diagnosis". Chris Foxwell from Cornwall

Can’t help, but I have a similar problem with my ’06 100dci, if anyone can help? Mine started doing that intermittently. Now the light comes on pretty much as soon as it’s started and stays on. Engine runs ok-ish but with flat spots and on full throttle feels like someone keeps dabbing a foot on the brake. Already had one diagnostic check that said it was the lambda sensor, but when I tried to buy one was told this van doesn’t have one! Hence I’m a bit unwilling to pay £45+ for another "diagnosis". Chris Foxwell from Cornwall

Mass airflow sensor. Leon M from Suffolk

If this is not too late, the turbo wastgate solenoid. It’s mounted on near side, under the master cylinder wiring and two vac pipes go to it. If it doesn’t rattle when shaken it’s had it! Dipstick from Devon

Its the breather pipe between the boost presure sensor and the intake body . theres a little nipple behinde the egr valve and it gets blocked with carbon try taking the top intercooler pipe offand the breather pipe and try pushing small through the hole i think u will find its blocked . Craig from Tyne and Wear

Its the breather pipe between the boost presure sensor and the intake body . theres a little nipple behinde the egr valve and it gets blocked with carbon try taking the top intercooler pipe offand the breather pipe and try pushing small through the hole i think u will find its blocked . Craig from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 06/01/2014 11:03:47 | ID: 53397

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Gerard Sauvage, Shropshire

Nissan Primastar 2002

My Nissan Primastar has had a service and the airbag light has been on since buying the van a year ago. Recently the door open light is on and beeps when you lock but it still locks. I ran out of diesel recently and since then the engine management light has been flashing fast and the stop light is on all of the time. I was towed to a garage and charged £120 for them to say there is no fault on the OBD scanner. I have driven a long distance and it`s normal and always a good runner. How can I reset the warning lights? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

Submitted: 02/01/2014 11:52:09 | ID: 60042

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