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Colin Lester, Kent

Nissan Primastar

Van starts ok, hold back on accleration then suddenly races forward. Normal for a few minutes and then reverts back to no power, but never cuts out. have changed fuel filter, bu no change in performance. runs ok on tick over. fuel problem? is there an inline fuel filter somewhere in the supply pipe?

Submitted: 15/03/2017 11:51:33 | ID: 139870

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John O Sullivan, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

The door locks in my van are giving up one by one. First the drivers door and now the sliding door. What would the reason for this be. Also the electric window on drivers door has given up. Thanks.

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Hi'i can not open my nissan primstarwith the keys locked out ? Fionan byrne from Donegal

The infamous Renault Trafic door locks!! You should be able to open the door manually with the key. Mick from Portugal

Submitted: 25/02/2017 13:00:47 | ID: 139181

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Annette Treacy, West Midlands

Nissan Primastar

We've juat changed the passenger seat from a single to double seat. Now the airbag light and serv light is permanently lit. We have read that it's common when changing the seats but does anyone know how to fix the issue ?

Submitted: 18/02/2017 23:05:55 | ID: 139026

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Shaun, Gloucestershire

Nissan Primastar

Hi guys I have a 2007 2 litre Nissan primaster van 115cdti The van has only done 100k. The van will start no problem at all hot or cold and idle perfect But as soon as you drive roughly 20/30 mile it will just cut out and repeat until the van will not start again I have been to 3 garages and they cannot find any faults by plugging it in. It is almost as if someone is turning the ignition off no matter how fast you are driving. Please help guys I am giving up slowly. Thank you

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We was warned of this issue when we bought out Primastar..Although it's only happened once with us, the fuel pump (I think) fills with condensation and has to be released. Annette Treacy from West Midlands

Submitted: 16/02/2017 22:25:27 | ID: 138984

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Andy roberts, Surrey

Nissan Primastar

Van starts and drives fine most of the time but every now and then it jerks just like the ignition has been turned off then back on again...?. It seems to be around 2000rpm? I've also started it on a couple of occasions and it ran but would not rev? Turned it off then back on ...all OK? I have replace the egr valve, ordered a new air flow meter and throttle pedal sensor ...anybody out there had this proles and if so what did you find?

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Check air filter to c if any water is getting in I had the same thing happen to me it was the injector on top of the injector is the electrical bit it was broke in side start the van and un plug the electrical connector one at a time if the engine dips down on the first one that one is ok plug it back in and move on to the next one if u un plug one of them and the engine does not dip down that's the faulty one Chris from Meath

Submitted: 26/01/2017 00:31:02 | ID: 138425

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Peter, Staffordshire

Nissan Primastar

I had a issue with one of my injectors,and was advised after to have just the one replaced as was near impossible to remove.This was in November 2016,now I feel another injector is going down.Would it be best to replace them all? Can I claim of Nissan? The Van has only done 100,000 miles. My previous van did 250,000 before scraping with the same injectors.

Submitted: 17/01/2017 22:18:36 | ID: 138206

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Christopher mcnally, Antrim

Nissan Primastar

Hi I have a problem with my fuel injectors.primastar 2008 2litre dci .my mechanic said it could possibly still be under warranty as there are only 1003500 miles on the clock.he worked for renault in the past and he said the traffic's had the same problem and there warranty was up to 200000 miles.i've only had the van for 2years this febuary so hope it has some kind of warranty .hope to hear from you soon. Kind regards Christopher

Submitted: 07/01/2017 22:58:51 | ID: 137916

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Barry Jones, Gwynedd

Nissan Primastar

Fuel filter empty had to prime to start now that doesn't work priming pump nothing in it.plenty of diesel in van?

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Your fuel cut-off switch may be faulty. It’s a black rubber switch, usually in the engine bay, it maybe located behind your LH headlamp. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 29/12/2016 11:58:07 | ID: 137664

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john hewitson, Northumberland

Nissan Primastar

hi, my van is starting to get a bit of a problem. as im driving sometimes the glow plug light comes on and i have a total loss of power. if i pull over, turn engine off for a minute and start back up the problem goes away, but sometimes not for long. it happened yesterday, drove for about 4 miles and i got a loss of power but still drivable, then after another mile or so the light came on and had no power at all. pulled over, turned off and back on and drove another 60 mile or so that day and had no other issues. but today, again after about 4 miles i got loss of power and again about a mile later the light came on. after engine off and back on it happened again about 3 mile later. later on drove all the way home about 10 miles with no issues. does anyone have any answers to what it could be? hopefully an easy fix. thanks. john.

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Sorry that is how my problem's started,first the accelerator switch went now the injector's. Peter from Staffordshire

Check electrical connectors on injectors and wire on the crank shaft sensor near the gear box u can star the van and wiggle the wire on the crank shaft sensor they plug on them break up in side I had all the same proplems and I replaced all of them ended up being a electrical problem with the injector u can start ur van and pull one plug of the injector one at a time if the engine dips down that one is ok put it back on and move on to the next injector and do the same if u pull the plug of the injector and the engine does nothing that will be the faulty one that's how I found mine after spending hundreds for parts I did not need even had it at a diesel mechanic and he said noting coming up on scan tool it sounds like a wiring problem it will take 2 days to find it at a cost of 800 Euro he new what it was the electrical connector on top of the injector was broke inside and was making contact sometimes Chris from Meath

Submitted: 17/12/2016 21:12:20 | ID: 137423

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Habib, Hertfordshire

Nissan Primastar

My van smokes when driving.

Submitted: 08/10/2016 12:43:26 | ID: 135801

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Ian Gilroy, Northumberland

Nissan Primastar

when turning on the ignition the left hand indicator comes on and stays on, even when selecting to turn right .

Submitted: 07/10/2016 13:29:49 | ID: 135776

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daniel garcia, City of Edinburgh

Nissan Primastar

How to open it when lock is broken? , key spins but does not open it

Submitted: 02/10/2016 17:28:14 | ID: 135664

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Paul, Laois

Nissan Primastar

Hi if the heating light is staying on what does that mean many thanks Paul.

Submitted: 30/09/2016 14:01:08 | ID: 135599

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Gary Hall, Devon

Nissan Primastar

I've had to remove the front slam panel now the bonnet won't open. Cables not broken. I think I've dislodged the cable. Any ideas how to open would be appreciated.Thank you.

Submitted: 22/09/2016 18:42:17 | ID: 135381

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Fisayo, Berkshire

Nissan Primastar

Please my Nissan primastar van 2004 diesel keeps going off in motion and mostly when i slow down in traffic. When I start the engine immediately it comes up,running perfectly. It happens so often that it's becoming frustrating. It doesn't do that in the morning when i start it but not until after a while that have driven it starts going off,at times when on motion the engine will be running but it will not rev until i off and start again. Can anyone please help me out

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hi, can be a few things most commen, egr valve[ commen fault, needs cleaning, maf sensor[commen fault) check small breather pipes from right hand inner wing to the inlet manifold and turbo ,also were the pipes push onto insert small screwdriver in to the pipe they clog up with soot. peter holder from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 13/08/2016 00:25:16 | ID: 134314

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Roger, Oxfordshire

Nissan Primastar

Hi my van will start on tick over only, its very lumpy for about 1 1/2 minutes then it will rev and away we go. Some times if I press the clutch it will rev sooner. Any help would be appreciated Thanks Roger

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Try disconnecting your mass air flow sensor and if it works ya need a new one ... will run with it disconnected.... jim from Ireland

Submitted: 05/07/2016 09:36:00 | ID: 133260

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Tommy, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

Hi, I have no power to the clocks or dash display , fuel gauge, or cig lighter where i plug in the sat nav, also the clicking from the indicators has also gone. I checked the fuses on the passenger side but none of them are gone. Any ideas please

Submitted: 11/06/2016 20:03:05 | ID: 132564

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Lee Cashmore, West Midlands

Nissan Primastar

Hi. When i turn my ignition to the on position, without turning the engine over the glow plug/electric malfunction light stops on longer than it should so when turned off the cooling fan starts up for about 20 seconds. If i start the engine the cooling fan starts up straight away and doesn't go off at all. My engine is warming up as normal but the temperature gauge is not working. I've changed the coolant temperature sensor and tried another ecu but the problem is still their so can anyone tell me what the problem is? Thanks Lee.

Submitted: 05/06/2016 21:36:11 | ID: 132388

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Adam, East Riding of Yorkshire

Nissan Primastar

The radio keeps disconnecting from Bluetooth and makes the radio flash on and off then reconnects to Bluetooth and the same happens again from 30 secs to 20 mins no specific time or pattern,I have tried different phones and all do the same.plus I have bought a new radio the same as what's in it but that say connect diag unit when you plug it in any help would be great thanks adam

Submitted: 15/05/2016 19:33:09 | ID: 131567

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Brian Robinson, South Yorkshire

Nissan Primastar

other than the vivaro , traffic which other model van can I change the drivers seat for ? ie will a transit drivers seat fit in my primastar.

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I have the front seats from Renault laguna fitted in my primastar. Seems to have been a straight swap as installed by a previous owner. Half leather and very comfortable! Mark spruce from Caerphilly

Submitted: 02/05/2016 19:37:23 | ID: 131077

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kriek, South Africa

Nissan Primastar

hi I have a problem with my Nissan, we have fixed the engine and changed the belts it ran and I drove it for an week and now it cranked but wont start. is there anything that I am missing

Submitted: 02/05/2016 18:37:39 | ID: 131075

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Simon breach, East Sussex

Nissan Primastar

Lwb dci 115 engine pulling away small pop lost power stopped turned over to start appears no compression engine turned fast .stopped immediately think cam belts gone . Anyone no if the valves have enough clearance not to have bent them so I can fit a cam belt with no problems???

Submitted: 18/04/2016 19:18:49 | ID: 130557

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lesley, Cheshire

Nissan Primastar

Hi I have a nissan primastar it will turn over but won't start I've changed the egr valve but nothing there is fuel going through please help thankyou

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Have you tried pressing the reset switch under the bonnet, top right hand side of the engine bay. Press down on the black round rubber. If you have had the front bumper of or had a tap at the front it may cause this cut out switch to activate. GDUGGLEBY from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 11/04/2016 17:33:47 | ID: 130244

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Robert marder, County Fermanagh

Nissan Primastar

How do I remove front wheel bearing to replace it

Submitted: 29/03/2016 11:08:37 | ID: 129617

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David, Berkshire

Nissan Primastar

One month ago the electrics conked out and we got 3 injectors replaced, the 4th had fuzzed and could not be removed. We also replaced the battery. We van was serviced last week (150,000 miles). I understand the fuzzing is a known Nissan design problem (see Watchdog program) which I am getting sorted with the Nissan customer services. The van was serviced last week but on 29/02/16 after 2 hours driving all the electrics conked out- no warning, no daskboard lights. We coasted to the side of the road and restarted OK. After another hour, the electrics conked out again but restarted immediately. Two hours later the electrics went again but the van restarted immediately. Has anyone come across this conking out of electrics before and could it be linked to duff fuel injectors?

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Have just had all 4 injectors replaced all 4 were welded in due to the desine fault. Nissan said they would try to get them out but they would snap and they would have to replace the head cost between £3500 & £4000. Unforchanatly for them I am a trained refrigeration engineer and I know different I resurchand and found a company in London that drove down to Southampton with £20000 worth of injector removal tools not the £75 one Nissan have. They pulled out the 4 injectors, replaced them with brand new genuin injectors and reprogrammed them van has been running great all week cost £1120 they also replaced the holding bolts for £50 Hope this helps if you need the name of the London company let me know Chris Chris from Southampton

Forgot to say the problem is that you only replaced 3 injectors the other one is probably duff and dumping fuel in to the engin this will cause the engin to cut out Chris Chris from Southampton

Submitted: 03/03/2016 17:44:32 | ID: 128474

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Phil Held, Carmarthenshire

Nissan Primastar

When the vehicle is parked up, switched off etc about 10 minutes later the radio switches itself on. You can turn it off and it will switch itself on again! Have removed the fuse that's supposed to be allocated for the radio but it's still on. This is puzzling me.

Submitted: 22/02/2016 21:40:31 | ID: 128041

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shireen Mohammed , South Africa

Nissan Primastar

Hi could some plz advise me wat to do I have a 2007 nissan primaster DCI my van refuses to start.Using quick start or we kick start it .It runs for awhile and den it cuts of kick start again and switches off again.Did diagnostic picked up dat the cam sensor and crankshaft sensor faulty replaced both but it stil switches off while driving in a space of a 10min drive it cuts off like 10/12 times.Plz help

Submitted: 22/02/2016 05:45:11 | ID: 127987

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carl, Derbyshire

Nissan Primastar

hi,anyone help please? 2004 nissan primastar dci 100 makes an awful metalic clunking noise when clutch depressed!no clutch slippage drives fine through all the gears,only makes the noise when clutch pressed,do these have a dmf?

Submitted: 20/02/2016 15:52:39 | ID: 127903

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Geoffrey head, Devon

Nissan Primastar

Seems to misfire at two and half thousand revs. Changed mad sener seems to do it when under 55 degrees

Submitted: 06/02/2016 10:12:18 | ID: 127202

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Michael, Clare

Nissan Primastar

Hi...i have a 05 nissan primestar minibus.. Sometime's it is hards to put in to gear and sometimes get stuck in reverse please doesn't anybody no wat it could be.

Submitted: 05/02/2016 15:35:25 | ID: 127177

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pat, Donegal

Nissan Primastar

van just went dead while driving key will turn but no ignition lights will come on

Submitted: 19/01/2016 17:54:06 | ID: 126391

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john hewitson, Northumberland

Nissan Primastar

Hi all. Im having a slight problem with starting my van. it used to always start straight away warm or cold. Then i noticed it was taking slightly longer to start and now its taking about 3 seconds or so to kick over. Then when it does start it has a rough idle and when i press the accelerator nothing happens. After about 10 seconds the engine note changes and the accelerator kicks in. it only does this 1st thing in the morning or after being left for a long while. If the van is just stopped for a couple of hours when i pull away and change from 1st to 2nd gear the revs stay right up like i havent come off the accelerator, but it only does this from 1 to 2 and not in any other gear. I would like to get these problems sorted pretty soon (without going to a garage) especially the slight starting problem. If anyone has any info on these problems please help. Thanks, john.

Submitted: 20/12/2015 09:08:31 | ID: 124905

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Chris, Brighton & Hove

Nissan Primastar

I drive a primastar 52 plate, the brake lights keep failing and I've noticed there is no fuse, it's been to a mechanic a couple of times, last time he changed the plunger on the brake pedal I'm fairly unknowledgeable but it's the one which depresses when I press the brake, I watched it work in the garage when I pressed the brake pedal with out a fuse!! Now it's just stuck on any ideas? Have they messed it all up?

Submitted: 27/11/2015 21:38:09 | ID: 124092

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David smith, Dorset

Nissan Primastar

Hi as soon as it rains there is so much condensation in the cab you can hardly see out of the Windows. There appears to be no leaks in to the cab and the windscreen was changed. Be great if anyone had come across this before. Many thanks Dave

Submitted: 22/11/2015 16:09:56 | ID: 123838

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Mark Stevens, Kent

Nissan Primastar

Hi recently got a LWB Hightop 2.5 140 DCI 2004 Primastar & ive noticed slight play in the steering & when i turn theres a rattling noise so i presume its a steering issue ??? Also changed the seats as was supplied with better ones & now the service & airbag lights are on permanantly on ??? Also heater blower only directs into cab & not onto windscreen to demist ??? Any help greatly appreciated in resolving these issues , Regards Mark

Submitted: 06/11/2015 10:12:58 | ID: 123205

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pat, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

i drive a primastar van o4 , when i start my van its making a buzzing noise and it seems to come from the heater fan ,when i put air on it only blows at 4 1to3 no air blowing ...help as noise is realy wrecking my head

Submitted: 30/09/2015 14:20:28 | ID: 121817

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Ilanga, Sri Lanka

Nissan Primastar

I have a Nissan Primastar 2008 2.0 dci van...its engine has so many problems. Here in Sri Lanka no spare parts are available for this so we have to import. It`s very expensive. Now I have to replace a new engine as it is broken again. Please suggest any other engine (Japan engine) which suits this van, it`s a great help. thank you! ilanga

Submitted: 07/09/2015 06:13:39 | ID: 120879

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John Murphy, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

The Preheating warning light and the Electronic fault warning light keeps coming on.

Submitted: 14/08/2015 22:39:01 | ID: 119802

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shireen Mohammed , South Africa

Nissan Primastar

Hi my nissan on take off is very slow.It can't even clamb up my driveway.plus it is taking in a lot of diesal R1500diesal for 5days please advise.

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most likely your maff sensor faulty. try unplugging it and if it runs better then replace it. common fault with these vans. had it on mine shaun from Cornwall

most likely your maff sensor faulty. try unplugging it and if it runs better then replace it. common fault with these vans. had it on mine shaun from Cornwall

Submitted: 08/08/2015 18:03:26 | ID: 119509

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batty, Cork

Nissan Primastar

where is the clutch master cylinder located in a 2004 nissan primastar

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There isn't one, it just has a pipe attached to the brake master cylinder to draw fluid from there. Nikki from Cheshire

There isn't one, it just has a pipe attached to the brake master cylinder to draw fluid from there. Nikki from Cheshire

Submitted: 05/08/2015 17:12:34 | ID: 119376

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