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Why is my Nissan Terrano`s trans slipping in second? (td27t)
Submitted: 28/08/2012 10:50:29 | ID: 12830
Hi. My Nissan Terrano 2.7 td 1996, r3m japanese import, with 2 batteries, starts very well but as soon as I put it into reverse or drive (automatic transmission) the engine stalls. After a couple of seconds the engine starts again and if I put it into reverse it is fine. Sometimes if I drive at slow speed, mostly when I’m about to turn right, the engine will stop running, then I switch on the ignition and the engine starts with no problem. I checked the filter in the fuel pump but I could not find one in there. I would like to mention that it has happened maybe 30 times in one year and it does not show on scanner. Can anyone help? Thank you. (R3m)
Hello, I had the same problem, was in garage for 3-4 days and could not find a fault. I took it to a different garage and they changed the fuel line - they noticed some kinks / joints in it - these were causing air to get through. When it next happens, go to your fuel filter and pump / prime it (push the black button in on the top). If it’s easy to do and then gets harder, the car should start 1st time. It’s air in the pipes and 1 little bubble causes it to stop. Worth a try! Larisa Hoe from England
Submitted: 23/08/2012 17:10:35 | ID: 12734
Hi. I have a Swb Nissan Terrano 2. The last owner disabled the alarm sound because it keeps activating itself when parked, which is draining the battery. Any suggestions please?
Submitted: 20/08/2012 11:44:42 | ID: 12541
I have a problem with my Nissan Terrano when driving away, 1st to 4th gears. The engine seems to rev correctly but there`s no acceleration for about 10 seconds, then it picks up as if normal. It is worse when towing a caravan. Fifth gear is great and working normally. I have replaced the injectors but there`s little difference. Can anyone help? (SWB 2.7 TDI)
Sounds like your clutch is slipping - Jake from New Zealand
Submitted: 26/07/2012 11:15:11 | ID: 12065
My Nissan Terrano`s engine light is on. I replaced the instrument injector but still the same problem. It will not do more than 30 mph. Do you have to have the ecu reset to clear the fault?
Submitted: 24/07/2012 16:22:48 | ID: 12035
Can anyone give me a bit of advice? My key has stopped working so I am unable to lock my Nissan Terrano with the key. I am able to lock it manually but when I go to unlock it it sets the alarm off. I will be looking at getting a new key soon, I`m supposing that they are expensive. I have managed, through messing around with the alarm button on the dashboard and the crappy key, to turn the alarm off but I`m not sure how, is there a secret method? I don`t lock it all of the time as I live on a farm in the middle of nowhere, but I visit family in Manchester sometimes and really would like to be able to lock and unlock my car without setting off the alarm, or at least know how to turn the alarm off when it does go off. Can anyone help me? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
I hope someone answers your questions as I am having the exact same problem! I often leave it unlocked as when I try to unlock it with the key the the alarms blare out! I have heard that a whole new key could cost over £100, but wondered about some of the replacement kits - Sarah L from Lincolnshire
Try the battery in the key as it sounds like you need a new one. If you leave it too long you will have to reset the the key to the car sender. Instructions on how to do this is available on the internet. If you have fitted a new battery make sure it is making contact with the key contacts. Hope this helps - Charlie Doherty from Yorkshire
If you just want a key to lock your Terrano don’t go to main dealer’s who charge over £200. I phoned a mobile auto locksmith who cut me 2 new keys, chipped one and programmed both so I have 2 keys that open and lock doors and both start the car. Cost was £55 - Peter Franklin from Wiltshire
Submitted: 16/07/2012 11:25:43 | ID: 11840
Hello. My Nissan Terrano has developed a rattling sound from under the front end. It sounds like ball bearings in a jar. We have tried everything to locate and fix it such as new belts, regrease, tensioner, checked front wheel bearings etc We`re going to try changing the exhaust gasket. It seems to be blowing between the elbow and downpipe. It’s driving me mad. Has anyone got any ideas please? Thanks. (Off road Se tdi)
Is it manual or automatic? Could be throw out bearing on the clutch, does it change pitch or sound different when the clutch is depressed? If it does it’s probably the TOB - Rich from England
It is most likely a partly broken clutch plate, it happened to me, it is because the clutch is very worn and needs replacing! Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 09/07/2012 15:48:23 | ID: 11709
What could cause a rattle in the rear door of my Nissan Terrano? (1.1)
Number plate? - Andrew Richardson from Australia
Check that the nuts on the spare wheel are tight - Dave Harbutt from England
Submitted: 09/07/2012 10:56:47 | ID: 11675
My 91 Nissan Terrano has all the dashboard lights on when I shut it down and a little Japanese "bing" noise. I can’t work out what it`s trying to tell me. All of the fuses are fine. I’ve had an intermediate problem with what seems to be the battery terminal, that means if I jiggle it before I start it up it runs. Any help? (R3M Turbo Diesel)
Submitted: 02/07/2012 10:48:27 | ID: 11530
My 1996 Nissan Terrano 2.7 R3m-R will start okay but the rev counter will cut out, the engine light will flash, and 4x4 will engage. The engine will still run but if I put my foot down it will hesitate and puff a bit of smoke. Sometimes if you rev it up it will clear itself for a while. I have checked the fault code with a bit of wire in the diagnostic socket and come up with the code 11. I want to check if it could be something other than the injection pump before I remove it. The 4x4 engaging has me stumped. Any suggestions? (R3m-R TD27 [ETi)
Submitted: 02/07/2012 10:32:13 | ID: 11525
Hi. Yesterday I started my Nissan Terrano 2.7td and nothing on the dashboard was working except the clock, there is no speedometer, no temperature gauge and no fuel gauge. Can anybody suggest why this may be?
Dashboard failure, it’s quite common in the Terrano - Stephen Fitzpatrick from County Down
Submitted: 28/06/2012 16:49:20 | ID: 11483
My Nissan Terrano`s speedometer / temperature gauge / rev counter have stopped working and if I disconnect the battery and reconnect it they work again for a period of time. What does anyone think the problem is?
Submitted: 28/06/2012 09:39:21 | ID: 11437
My Nissan Terrano has diesel to the injector pump but none to the injectors. The pump soleniod seems to click on then off when turned over, but it doesn`t seem to stay open when cranking. Any ideas? (SE)
I have had exactly the same problem (Terrano 2 Bosch 026) pump and Bosch ECU. I had no fault codes on the ECU. Consulting software gave me a hint that there was a shutdown of the pump, because the ECU picked up a wrong cranking speed. Spinning on starter reading was 25,000 rpm! Pump was not at fault, so it`s likely to be either wiring loom or crank sensor. Initial voltage on solenoid dropped to less than 1v within one second - Bob O’Neill from Berkshire
Submitted: 25/06/2012 10:20:01 | ID: 11367
I have had my Nissan Terrano II TDi 2.7 for a number of years now. I replaced the MAF a couple of years ago after a big trip when it failed. The same symptoms of sluggish take-off have picked up again recently so I tried to replace the sensor again but it continued. I pulled out and cleaned the injectors, replaced the glowplugs and the fuel filter and it`s still sluggish. It will only max at 3,000rpm and has slow pickup through the gears. I am thinking it`s the EGR or the throttle control valve but the manuals don’t have all right hand drive setups and part locations. I need some suggestions or fixes please as I need to get it back on the tracks soon. Can anybody help me? (Terrano II TDi 2.7)
Hi, have you found out the problem as my Terrano is doing the same? Sharon Turner from Renfrewshire
Have you checked the fuel pump? Brian Clark from England
Submitted: 19/06/2012 17:20:30 | ID: 11292
I have a 2001 Nissan Terrano. I can select gears but the gearstick has become very sloppy. Can anyone suggest why?
On the bottom of the gearstick there’s a nylon delrin ball/bush that goes into the selector, a little wear on this makes it all feel loose. It’s a listed Nissan part (can’t remember the part number but if you can get a dealer to show you the workshop manual it’s obvious which part it is). To fit it you just remove the centre console (screws in cd box and a couple on gearbox tunnel), remove the gearstick (4x 12mm bolts I think) and pull the stick out. The old ball should pull off easy enough. If the new one won’t snap on then put it in the microwave for 20 sec to warm it up without distorting it and it should go on easy enough. The hardest bit I found was explaining to the chimp in the first dealership I tried what the part was and why I wanted to change it, but Lookers Chester came up with the goods. It was about £7 - Alan Smith from Gwynedd
Submitted: 07/06/2012 16:40:49 | ID: 11039
Hi. I drove my Nissan Terrano to work and when I went to leave ii it had no drive in second. I engaged forward and the car drove. Does anybody have any idea what might be the problem? Cheers.
Submitted: 31/05/2012 09:58:09 | ID: 10842
Hi. My Nissan Terrano`s engine management light is on and stays on. I have had three scanners on it and none of them show the light to be on. The light has been on for one year now. Please can anyone help?
Hi, my car some time has white smoke in the back, I do not know why; I use some oil when I fill the car with diesel to clean it. I change the oil filter, and then comes the same problem and when I drive more than 90 miles the diesel don’t come like is stop but if i drive with 85 mile all is ok. I go to check in diesel center in Northampton and they told me that all is ok with my car and he say try to drive again and if is stop take the tank down and clean it. You think that is correct or not? I never had this problem before just when I use this small botle with oil in the diseel I get this problem. Thanks - Radu Lucescu from London
Submitted: 25/05/2012 09:44:33 | ID: 10734
Having had my Nissan Terrano`s clutch replaced twice as well as the slave cylinder, my clutch has started slipping again. Any ideas? (2.7 TDI)
Hi, it is possible that your bell housing bolts are incorrectly tightened, or some were missed out, they are not the easiest job getting at, and a back yard mechanic needs some grit and determination to get the job done right!!! Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Hi, maybe try and adjust the clutch peddle should have a bit of play in peddle then a bite of clutch - Tom Fergie from New Zealand
Submitted: 24/05/2012 10:14:40 | ID: 10685
My Nissan Terrano`s engine is turning over but it doesn`t want to catch or idle. Any ideas please?
Hi! Yes it could well be the crankshaft sensor at fault if this is breaking down it will send a message to the fuel pump - no pump fuel, hence engine wont start, worth having diagnostics check, costs around £40 and it will show up straight away. I fitted one of these a while back, I remember it cost me around the £100 mark - not cheap for a little sensor. These are a known fault, hope this helps. Best of luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Check for a NATS connection on the back of the Fuel Pump... it cuts the fuel if disconnect (Via the NATS system) Contact me @ email@example.com if you need more specifics - Mark Wootton from Fife and Kinross Shires
Submitted: 18/05/2012 15:35:45 | ID: 10602
Does anyone know how to change the timer relay (at least that`s what I think it`s called) for the interior light on my W reg Nissan Terrano? It won`t work on the auto switch for example when you open the door. There doesn`t seem to be a lot of information on this. When on auto mode it just seems to glow and won`t go out. Can anyone help? Cheers. (2.7 TDI intercooler)
Submitted: 15/05/2012 15:48:11 | ID: 10538
My Nissan Terrano is starting to overheat and I have no hot air. Can anyone please help?
It’s a water leak! Top up with water then run engine and look where it’s leaking from. Most common places are the radiator, or Water pump. But don’t run the engine for too long when HOT, it will cause damage - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Thermostat - Tone from Essex
Submitted: 14/05/2012 09:33:59 | ID: 10449
After heavy rain what is the solution when my Nissan Terrano`s dashboard lights for the battery, a/t oil temperature and the coolant lights do not go out, even though the vehicle still drives okay? I have checked the fuses in the driver`s side. Any suggestions? (2.7td)
Was soon discovered upon further.inspection that one of the auxiliary belts had split and required changing - Graham Swaby from England
Submitted: 01/05/2012 09:57:38 | ID: 10202
When I drive off in my Nissan Terrano in the morning if it`s been wet, I will drive off, then change gear or stop at a junction, put my foot on the throttle and get no response. I have to turn the engine off and switch it back on and then the car`s okay again. Can anyone suggest why?
I had the same problem and as you say turning off the engine and restarting it done the trick until the next time. It was doing me head in and no one could help me UNTIL one day I was reading about the MAF sensor (mass air sensor) - it’s just in front of the air filter and it must be kept clean and in good order so I took the air filter off and found that a piece of rubber had torn off from the air filter and was flapping on the sensor. Sounds strange I know. But this was the cause of all my trouble. It’s been going like a train ever since I removed that bit of rubber. I’m not saying it’s your problem but it’s worth a look. If not this it could be the throttle itself, they are a fly by wire type on the Terrano and you will need someone with a diagnostics machine. It should show up as a throttle fault and an auto electrician will charge you about £40 for this test. Best of luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 23/04/2012 12:26:47 | ID: 10022
I’ve just bought a Nissan Terrano today and have been given a Nissan cd changer to go with it, but it hasn’t been fitted. Looking through this site I found where it should go but I can’t find the wiring loom. Is it under the carpet? Although I have the changer I don’t have a mounting bracket. Are they easy to source without the player itself? Thanks. (11 TDi)
Having had more time to study my problem I have sorted a bracket and found a wiring harness that works - Al Middleton from Norfolk
Submitted: 13/04/2012 11:54:27 | ID: 9781
I own a 1996 Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi right hand drive. On cold start it surges on idle and quits and I have to turn the ignition off for a few seconds to restart. Once started it will go until you take your foot off the throttle then it stalls and the ecu light flashes. Once warmed up after 10 minutes it runs fine and the engine light goes out. It`s something electronic as it resets when you turn the key off and on, you can hear a click and then it will start. Can this be the solenoid on injector pump? (2.7 tdi.)
Hi! This problem sounds like it could well be the heater plugs not working. If it’s OK when the engine is warm I would change the heater plugs. You can buy them from ebay a bit cheaper - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 12/04/2012 12:23:47 | ID: 9685
Could anyone suggest why the indicators have stopped working in my Nissan Terrano?
Have a look at the hazard warning switch, if these don’t work as they should it will affect the indicators. - Dave stanford from Warwickshire
Submitted: 10/04/2012 14:32:38 | ID: 9604
My Nissan Terrano`s digital mileage meter does not show the numbers until after about 10 minutes of driving. Do you have any idea what might be wrong?
Submitted: 10/04/2012 12:51:13 | ID: 9599
Can you please tell me how many miles or kilometres I should get in my Nissan Terrano once the red low fuel light comes on?
Submitted: 27/03/2012 10:25:59 | ID: 9332
I have had my Nissan Terrano for a couple of months. No problems but now the electric windows on the near side just stopped working for no reason. Is there a reset switch somewhere?
Common fault on the Terrano. I cured mine by spraying WD 40 on the switch itself and then working it up and down fast - if this don’t work, try the fuse; let me know how you get on - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Submitted: 13/03/2012 11:19:21 | ID: 9010
I have a Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi. It all of a sudden started missing and puffing white smoke out, it also put engine management light on. I have put a complete engine in it with pump injectors, turbo etc and the vehicle still does the same. I was told to by pass the fuel filter, so I put a clear pipe out of a can straight to the pump. This has helped a bit but still got a miss when I accelerate. Any ideas?
We are having exactly the same problem with 1998 2.7 tdi. We were told it was a EGR valve and on having a diesel fitter check he said there wasn’t one on our car!!! We had the same problem a year ago and after a clean and new filters it stopped and has happened again now!!! We have removed a small filter in fuel line banjo and had all filters changed!!! Air, fuel and oil!!! No avail, we have tried to read the code at two garages but with no luck as the management light wouldn’t always be on!!! Have you found the answer to yours yet Eddie??? Jo Smith from Essex
Hi Eddie, try fitting a new head gasket. Water ingress through the gasket will cause white smoke which is partly un-burnt fuel, this will in turn cause a lower RPM that expected for the fuel input which the ECU will flag as a fault - Paul Moss from Cambridgeshire
Submitted: 07/03/2012 11:07:05 | ID: 8809
Why do my Nissan Terrano indicators flash when I open the door with the key? How do I reset this, I have no other problems with the car.
Hi, wouldn’t you find that it is merely the NATS immobiliser that Nissan install? Graham Swaby from Lincolnshire
Submitted: 07/03/2012 10:35:36 | ID: 8801
In the first 100 metres, in 1st especially, there is a spring like rattle, the abs light comes on. A gentle touch of the brake and the brake becomes solid momentarily then works OK. I stop the car, turn engine off, start again, move off and it does it again and again. Into 2nd and away no problems at all, but, very scary when starting off. The abs light once on stays on, help please?
Submitted: 29/02/2012 08:17:21 | ID: 8673
Can anyone tell me if glass from a lwb will fit swb on the driver’s door?
Submitted: 28/02/2012 08:08:18 | ID: 8636
Hi, can anyone help me with my problems? I have a 1999 Nissan Terrano 2.7 tdi. The problem started in November 2011 in the cold weather - my Terrano, when first started up in the morning would sound rough with no power in the engine. The engine management light would come on and when driven for about an hour, then turned off and left for 30 minutes, and then started the engine would run fine with no check light on for the rest of the day. Now the latest is that on mild days when the engine is started first thing in the morning there is no check light on and the engine runs fine and then we get a cold day then the previous is repeated. Reading on the net I thought it might have been the number 1 fuel injector which I’ve learnt is also called the needle lift sensor injector and controls the timing, which I replaced. This has not made any difference at all. I also have replaced the fuel filter, so I booked the Terrano into a diesel specialist who claim that the diagnostic test had shown no faults at all. I must add that when the Terrano was booked in the engine was running fine with no check light on. The diesel specialist said that they had taken out a wire mesh filter which is just on top of the fuel pump under a banjo bolt, they claim this was full of debris. The engine ran OK with no check light on but that was like that when the Terrano went in. Today, the 24/2/2012, the Terrano was started up this morning with check light on, engine running rough and no power when driving it. Any help would be great because I’m at a lost end. Thanks.
Hi Tony, my best answer is to purchase an OBD cable and scanner/software to plug into the grey 14 pin plug situated behind the fuses on the drivers side (I believe)... As I am too experiencing the engine management light on my Terrano II tdi 1999. The scanner, cable and diagnostic software can be purchased on eBay cheaply enough, tonight I will be buying one for no more than £50. I have only just purchased this Terrano 3 days ago via a garage - however all be it that it has some warranty, I just don’t fully trust companies, therefore I prefer learning the truth and passing it on to them to correct and not fob me off... Graham Swaby from Lincolnshire
Hi, I had a similar problem which I found was caused by a loose wire on the temperature sender for he glow plugs. I fitted a new spade connector and had no problems after - Steve from Cornwall
Submitted: 27/02/2012 11:43:49 | ID: 8586
Hi. I have a Terrano 11 51 plate. The driver’s door windows won’t open - is there a fuse as I can’t find location of this on the fuse list. Thanks.
I’ve had exactly the same problem, my son took panel off and gave it a tap and it worked he also greased around window edge they get sticky. Perhaps you could help me, could you measure the glass on driver door please? I want to know if long wheel base glass will fit swb have broken mine - Maria Murray from England
Submitted: 20/02/2012 08:31:10 | ID: 8400
Hello, I have a Nissan Terrano II and I want to buy and install a DVD/GPS touch screen (6.2 inch) But the space for the DVD/GPS is 3 inches, there is no additional space. Can anyone advice me on what I can do to make it compatible? If I will have to change the dash I will, or any other thing I will have to buy to change the patten of my dash so that the DVD can be installed. Thanks, Derek.
Submitted: 16/02/2012 10:47:45 | ID: 8308
Hi, my LED display on my radio has gone. Does anyone know what radio I can change it for so that I can keep my CD changer? (SE TDi intercooler)
Two options: buy a secondhand similar one and rob the display panel. It must be just the front panel otherwise you will have NATs problems. Keep the remaining radio. Primera radios have the same LCD display and are more plentiful. Or, make a facia to hold a Hazard switch. Rip the old radio apart and steal the old Hazard switch off it. Make a plywood bezel panel and fit the switch to it. Get an aftermarket radio and an ISO converter cable. This will save you any problems with the NATs. I had terrible problems with the NATs and Imo caused by the bl...dy NIssan/Blaupunkt code exchanging not working. The Nats exchanges codes with the radio and if the radio does not reply properly it can leave the Imo in limbo causing pulsing that drains the battery. Email me if you want further details firstname.lastname@example.org - Robert O’Neill from England
Submitted: 09/02/2012 08:53:42 | ID: 8101
Since I changed the front nearside wheel bearing on my Nissan Terrano the ABS light has come on. I have checked the power supply and there is a continuous power flow through the loom. Any ideas from anyone who has or has had this problem before? Thanks.
Sounds like you may have dislodged the ABS wheel sensor/or its wiring. Remove, clean and refit and give the toothed reluctor ring a clean while you’re there - Julius from England
Submitted: 08/02/2012 13:37:29 | ID: 8050
Hi. I have had a problem with the fuel cut off solenoid on my Nissan Terrano. I have replaced this and all is well except the engine check light is still on. Is there a way of clearing the fault code without going to a main dealer? (SE 2.7 diesel)
Yes there is, is it a 16 pin or a 14 pin diag? - Taz from England
Yes! First check if you have a 14 pin diagnostic plug if so get yourself a short bit of wire 4" is enough then with ignition on bridge the first two connections on your left as you look at the plug, this will cause the engine light on your dash to flash out the fault code once this has happened take one end of the wire off for two seconds then then put it back on for two seconds. This should clear any fault codes (the diagnostic plug is drivers side right keen just under the dash). Good luck - Alan Tucker from Torfaen
Cheers Alan, and yes it’s a 14 pin plug, a little one, grey under the dash! - Taz from England
Submitted: 03/02/2012 08:57:08 | ID: 7913
Does anyone know how to silence the reversing and driver door open beeping? It is so annoying when backing a very large boat into a very narrow boat shed.
Submitted: 22/01/2012 17:05:21 | ID: 7597