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jason, Stoke-on-Trent

Nissan Primera

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

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

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Fisayo Okeke , Nigeria

Nissan Primera

I have problem with my car key, it doesn't start the car but the fans are rolling. Meanwhile, I don't have the code of the key. Please what do I do?

Submitted: 29/08/2014 13:10:18 | ID: 102318

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christopher, Merseyside

Nissan Primera

I have a Nissan Primera I bought recently and I cannot change the instruments from metric to imperial measurements so instead of seeing all the regular info in MPH it is all in Liters per kilometer? I have bought a CD manual for the car but it came with no instructions and I don't want to chance putting it in in-case it messes up my system. All I need is for someone who has maybe had this issue and solved it to tell me!? Someone said I can change it through the settings however even with the instructions and following them to the letter including the pictures of what the display should say it still will not work. My car simply is missing the option in the settings to change from KPH to MPH! It always upon starting asks me to confirm my language e.g. French or English!?!??!? I mean come on Nissan, I am far more likely to want to change from Miles per hour to Kilometers per hour than wake up one day and have suddenly learned french!!! Can anyone assist me? I have recently bought a full CD manual however I cannot figure it out! Thank you in advance for any replies Regards Chris

Submitted: 27/08/2014 20:39:59 | ID: 102250

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norbert, South Africa

Nissan Primera

My indicators are not working,hazards are on continuesly, which part must I buy to fix this problem

Submitted: 26/08/2014 11:57:33 | ID: 102145

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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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katai liu, New Zealand

Nissan Primera

I have a Nissan Primera 2000 and it will start and run for ten minutes then it cuts off. Why does it do this?

Submitted: 21/08/2014 09:12:55 | ID: 101858

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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?

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

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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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michael, Nigeria

Nissan Primera

it shows secure on dash board. it does not play dvd player and radio. i need solution.

Submitted: 13/08/2014 11:09:08 | ID: 101410

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seun, Norfolk

Nissan Primera

Why did the radio do goes of at time comes on by itself now is off I try the push on audio to on it but is telling me please wait and after some minute it show secure without powering the the radio

Submitted: 06/08/2014 07:14:59 | ID: 100997

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Titus, Kent

Nissan Primera

key sign showing in dash board and vehicle wouldn't start

Submitted: 04/08/2014 09:50:34 | ID: 100877

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kenneth forbes, Bahamas, The

Nissan Primera

the engine continues to run when the ignition is turned off. I have to remove the ignition fuse to shut the engine off.

Submitted: 02/08/2014 15:42:43 | ID: 100770

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Tracy Cooper, Torfaen

Nissan Primera

Where can I purchase a Siemens ignition amplifier for European spec (Cypriot import) 2002 Primera P12 ? I am not having much luck locating one. And what kind of cost would I be looking at ?

Submitted: 30/07/2014 15:27:59 | ID: 100598

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Robert, Oxfordshire

Nissan Primera

Hi I got Nissan Primera 1.8 petrol it has been giving me problem of surging and when it reaches to around 40 MPH it doesn't accelerate. can you help?

Submitted: 30/07/2014 12:48:57 | ID: 100586

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prince sibanda, Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera

problem with the radiator cooling fans,they kick in every time few seconds after starting the car even if the engine is cold (in the morning or after a long park engine off).sometimes it loses the drive in the middle of the road and the fuel consumption is too high.

Submitted: 29/07/2014 23:39:14 | ID: 100576

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David shaw, Conwy

Nissan Primera

i have a v reg nissan primera 1.8 sport i was driving it and the engine cut out now it turns over but will not start

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I have had that happen several times and I have it down to the security system. Lock the car with the keys and then unlock it a few times. Then retry to start. This always works for me, though the first few times it was worrying. michael from Ireland

Submitted: 28/07/2014 12:02:53 | ID: 100484

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Shaun Flanagan, Antrim

Nissan Primera

HI! My driver door won't lock and is making a grinding noise. I have tried everything to lock it inside and out. All the other doors including the boot are locking. Any ideas folks please!!! I took down the panel inside the door and began unscrewing the metal card holder off. I eventually came to the four screws holding the window casing which were dead headed. I unfortunately took three of these heads off and thankfully there is one holding it together. What are the names of these screws so I can replace them? The metal card wouldn't come from the door anyway to let me look at the lock. Much thanks to anyone who has any ideas or answers to this problem - oh my brain!!!

Submitted: 28/07/2014 10:29:46 | ID: 100479

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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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richard, Ghana

Nissan Primera

I have a nissan primera 2000 any time i run on a ramp or rough road i hear a funny noise from the upper suspension arm, i have changed all the arms on several occasions but sill the problem exist. what could be the problem

Submitted: 21/07/2014 12:45:09 | ID: 100092

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Gerry, New Zealand

Nissan Primera

Hi, my father in laws 2002 Primera has a problem with the rev's. It drives OK but when you stop the engine starts revving up and down by itself, It goes up to about 2000 revs. Had a look at the engine but could not see anything. Could it be the engine speed sensor?? Its an Automatic and a petrol if that helps. Cheers!!

Submitted: 21/07/2014 06:19:13 | ID: 100072

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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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Christopher, Dublin

Nissan Primera

Burning gas is coming into the caused. Any solution?

Submitted: 16/07/2014 14:11:57 | ID: 99782

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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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olu, Essex

Nissan Primera

Hello. I have 2 problems regarding my nissan primera 03 plate. 1. Indicator problem started when i fixed the melted brake light and reverse light. These 2 wire melt together, but after this has been sorted i realised when i indicator to either left or right it make a louder noise not like the usual; though it does not affect the light it self. The problem is the louder noise. 2. I have problem with the stereo. Radio works perfectly okay, but the stereo when i put CD it play nice but after 2-3 minute it play too slowly and i used a head cleaner but still the same. I now intend to change the stereo to a more latest version. I need the iso adaptor cable for nissan primera 03 plate. Tbe common ones i found from halfords are 99' model but not suitable for 03 plate. How can i get tje suitable one please for those people that understand what i have just explain.?

Submitted: 15/07/2014 05:28:35 | ID: 99695

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asif malik, West Midlands

Nissan Primera

Have had car from new, currently nearly 80000 miles on clock.recently noticed that car wont accelerste over 55 mph. No warning lights or engine management lights lit. Start ok, engine sounds ok.Accelerate ok but need to spped up , goes slowly.even when going up hill, have to push on acclerator then take foot off only by doing this all the time can reach 45mph. I have put the accelarator ledal to the floor but this still does not increase speed. Not sure what else to do. Have taken it tomechanic, who could not find fault.

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this may or may not work try disconnecting the battery but ONLY by the NEGATIVE lead !!!!!!!!! leave it for a few mins 5 to 10 then reconnect usually wipes out erroneous faults I have done this on many different models of car even Jags and daimlers regs Drew Drew from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 14/07/2014 15:28:28 | ID: 99644

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Ephata, Finland

Nissan Primera

My car blows black smoke when accelerating. I guess also the consumption is a little higher. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 14/07/2014 11:28:58 | ID: 99638

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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.

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

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padraig doherty, Ireland

Nissan Primera

my central locking key fob will not work i change battery in key

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Do you have a spare fob to test if the locking system itself is at fault? If not, disconnect the vehicle's positive battery lead and ground it on the engine or chassis for 5 minutes before you reattach it to the battery. this resets all the ecu's in the vehicle into learning mode (Reboots it) and hopefully now the fob will talk nicely to the NATS system......and they will join hands and be happy ever after... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 12/07/2014 17:03:33 | ID: 99518

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John, Middlesex

Nissan Primera

My brakes stick on when in traffic or in low gear. What can I do to stop this?

Submitted: 11/07/2014 20:51:35 | ID: 99480

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Evans, Ghana

Nissan Primera

Hi. I have recently bought a right hand drive and changed the steering to left hand to suit country specification. After this was done the car sparks but the accelerator revs do not respond well. It only revs to about the 1 and not higher. Can anyone explain why?

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You have made a mistake in your wiring, maybe left off a sensor wire???? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 11/07/2014 14:13:15 | ID: 99451

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wendy rigoux, Trinidad and Tobago

Nissan Primera

I find my car not getting the power i used to after 80km and once i try am hearing a loud sound coming from the engine like it's forcing to excel. What can that be? When scanned it says Line Presure Solinoid. One person says its the A/C bearing or the Compressor and another said its the gears not kicking in. Please help

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Wendy, what engine, what transmission, what happened just before all this went wrong? How many kms on the clock? Line pressure solenoid normally means a fault in the auto trans. Do you have an auto trans? When was the last time it was serviced? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 10/07/2014 14:49:27 | ID: 99377

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Anesu blessing, Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera

Coil pack 2 and 3 are defective. What do I do?

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You troll, replace them with good coil packs...but only if you want to have a car that drives properly. Otherwise just leave them alone.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 05/07/2014 11:29:59 | ID: 99004

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ODHISEA, Greece

Nissan Primera

HI THERE I HAVE A NISSAN PRIMERA P12 WITH QG16 ENGINE PETROL AND THE DIAGNOSTIC SHOWS ME A TROUBLE (CODE P0171 ) CAN ANYONE HELP ME PLEASE THANK YOU.

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Google P0171 trouble code and go from there. http://www.obd-codes.com/p0171 John Smith from New Zealand

Use Google..and the answers will be obvious.... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 04/07/2014 20:05:27 | ID: 98969

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Therese, Wiltshire

Nissan Primera

I have a Nissan Primera SVE '04 and thought I would update the satnav. I bought Xanavi x6.0 v.2012/13 (2 discs- Navigation System App Data DVD and Navigation System Map Data DVD). Thought all I needed to do was take out the old disc and pop in the new ones. It comes up with a "note" message to leave ignition and disc in place, and shows a bar with start-finish, but then does not progress from there. In addition my ventialtion and radio controls are frozen, and the rearview camera view does not display. Tried to put the old disc back, but display does not change. What the heck have I done wrong?

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Disconnect the positive lead from the battery and ground that lead on the body or engine and leave it there for 5 minutes. this should reset all the ECU's in the vehicle. you do have the security code for the entertainment system..don't you? John Smith from New Zealand

Thank you for your reply. I originally purchased the car second hand, so I do not have any code. Any recommendations? Therese from Wiltshire

Therese, you should take your vehicle and its reg papers to a Nissan dealer. Having proved you are the owner, you should be able to get from them the code for the original entertainment system as sold new. The system is frozen now, you have nothing to lose by doing the disconnect above before you take it to the dealer... John Smith from New Zealand

Thanks. I do have it booked in next Tuesday, so fingers crossed this gets sorted and it does not bankrupt me! Therese from Wiltshire

Therese, what happened at the dealer's? Problem solved...at little cost hopefully? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 02/07/2014 17:45:23 | ID: 98854

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Charles Seloi, Botswana

Nissan Primera

My 2003 Nissan Primera shows a picture of a car when driving at 100km/h on the navigation screen, but when I slow down it disappears and when I apply sudden brakes it vibrates. What could be the problem?

Submitted: 01/07/2014 11:51:53 | ID: 98796

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Michael, Lancashire

Nissan Primera

I've recently had problems with non OEM alternator belts coming off.... Putting a Nissan OEM belt on seems to have cured the problem... Still remain slightly concerned in case anything else is wrong... The local garage consulted Nissan who thought there was a very slim chance there could be an alternator fault, but best to try original belt first.... Anyone have any feedback from similar incidents?

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Yes, there are good alternative manufacturers..and there are some very bad ones. Yes, an OEM belt which is made for that vehicle should cure these problems. The only aftermarket belts I recommend are Gates, made in the USA, and the Green Stripe ones are exceptionally long lived.... If you are truly worried about why the belts may be coming off, use a straight edge to check the alignment of the pulleys, and very carefully check the entire perimeter of the pulleys including the harmonic balancer (crankshaft pulley) for any notches, knife edges from excessive wear from old age, wobbles etc..... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 01/07/2014 07:11:59 | ID: 98776

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Dicapre, Worcestershire

Nissan Primera

Hi I bought a primeria sx 1.8 petrol about a week and yo today been driving and received a warning message to avoid driving in high speed otherwise i will have immediate breakdown. it is an engine message. can someone help please?

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As always, the computer in your car sent you the message. Now take the car to a technician with a scan tool and find out what the problem is. You don't specifically need to go to a Nissan dealer for this..there are competent techs at smaller places, too...and they should have no hesitation in plugging in their machine in front of you and showing you the result on the screen. they do it to impress the punters..and it usually works. Otherwise Google the engine model and error message and see what results you get from your WWW search....this may give you a clue so you do not look like a complete sucker to the mechanic..... "I think my fufu valve is discomgloberated" etc etc... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 28/06/2014 15:12:15 | ID: 98616

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gerald, Nigeria

Nissan Primera

Hello, can you please help? My car has a terribly bad fuel economy. I get readings of 23.2l/100km and at best I get 16.6L/100km. I've changed my M.A.F, throttle body sensor, checked the catalyst, serviced the injector and had the car scanned severally but still don't get any improvement. I'm really confused. What do you think could the cause?

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Gerald, what size engine? Petrol or diesel? Auto trans? Towing? Hills? Heavy traffic? Consumption readings instantaneous or average? Checked against fill up figures at the pumps? Have you replaced the engine air filter recently? Do you use the A/C a lot? Changed your spark plugs recently? Replaced your plug leads/coil packs recently? Checked that the muffler bearings have been oiled and that the muffler is not choked/broken down internally/ Any changes in performance over time? John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 28/06/2014 10:04:28 | ID: 98592

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Feroza Ali, Trinidad and Tobago

Nissan Primera

1-Red curved line appearing on the dashboard screen. 2- On the CD Player, the cd is stuck and cannot eject, however the player is working. Can you offer some kind advice please.

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Disconnect the positive battery lead. ground it on the body or engine for 5 minutes.Then reconnect the positive lead to the battery. All ECU's in the vehicle will now be rebooted and in learning mode. If this does not help then a visit to an auto sparky or a dealer will be needed. John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 26/06/2014 23:09:37 | ID: 98531

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barry, Zimbabwe

Nissan Primera

Hello I need help. My Nissan Primera makes a rattling sound coming from the timing cover, it uses a chain drive. This sound only comes when starting, after starting it`s quiet. As you drive around the rattling sound starts and remains constant and gets louder. So what I want to know is can the timing cover come off so we can have a look at the guides for the chain, without having to remove the engine? I am a mechanic so be as technical as possible

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Barry,I won't waste my time trying to tell you anything. You are a mechanic? Well, you should know..... John Smith from New Zealand

Submitted: 26/06/2014 19:25:11 | ID: 98519

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