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ray, Warwickshire

Nissan Primastar

van will start but accelerator will not work when pressed

Submitted: 28/08/2017 13:00:05 | ID: 143359

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Raul, Hertfordshire

Nissan Primastar

I have an issue with the temperature, fuel level, rev counter,and speedometer, all stop working to days ago. The turn signals lights display and around the clutter display light up, but not the rev counter or speeder display circles. Please advice Many Thanks Raul

Submitted: 20/07/2017 06:39:23 | ID: 142650

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Anthony denning , Devon

Nissan Primastar

Please can you tell me what make of the original cam belt please ??

Submitted: 19/07/2017 22:25:47 | ID: 142645

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RUSSELL HILL, Lancashire

Nissan Primastar

indicators not flashing when remotely locked,any ideas

Submitted: 03/05/2017 11:36:35 | ID: 141078

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RUSSELL HILL, Lancashire

Nissan Primastar

my van alarm has started to go off for no apparent reason. Could it be the battery in the remote fob?

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Hi check back door switch as they have a rubber boot on door side which can be lost , if so just replace it , hope this is of help 007andrew from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 03/05/2017 08:26:01 | ID: 141069

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Steve, Bath and North East Somerset

Nissan Primastar

Since having new head fitted my van goes into limp mode ,the glow plug light comes on . Switch off ignition then fine . This happen quite often and very annoying . Any ideas anyone pls

Submitted: 25/04/2017 20:28:23 | ID: 140914

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Lar, Ireland

Nissan Primastar

Primaster 06 1.9 steering misses.feels like your going to slide off the road when going round a bend.

Submitted: 11/04/2017 21:18:49 | ID: 140563

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James Moore, Devon

Nissan Primastar

I bought the primastar private buy 3 month ago. It's 2010 reg. powers gone and " check injectors check emissions" lights on. I only just learned of the injector problems . Do I have rights if the injectors need replaced.?

Submitted: 05/04/2017 21:04:54 | ID: 140437

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James Moore, Devon

Nissan Primastar

I purchased a 2010 primastar 3 months ago privately. It has 68,000 on the clock , 65,000 when I bought it. The dash light has just came on saying " check injectors ". I'd read that was a problem on 2006 to 2009 models. I assumed this meant that the problem was corrected before 2010 onwards models came out. The van lost power when the light came on , the light on the dash went out and power came back. Finally the light came on again but power didn't go.. Should I be concerned.? Has this injector problem persisted beyond 2009 plates? I have a 50 mile drive to work at 6am across Exmoor.. is it safe to do that when for 50% of my journey there's no phone signal either.?

Submitted: 02/04/2017 20:41:26 | ID: 140363

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Zain Aziz, Zambia

Nissan Primastar

Good day, I have a primastar with a m9r780 2.0 dci115. The only fault code that comes up is df107, computer memory fault. We have changed injectors, entered the injector numbers but the van will not start, we tried quick start and it just keeps cracking. The fuel pressure and rail pressure is 300+ bar. We have gone through the car and checked it time and time again with the diagnostic and it's only that one code. We checked engine timing with the timing tool and that's fine as well. Would you have any idea if the problem. Thanks

Submitted: 02/04/2017 15:36:36 | ID: 140354

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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

John Hewitson, there may also be a separate fuse for each injected, had this problem on Mercedes ML270 diesel, location on Primestar, not sure, hope this helps John. BRIAN from Northumberland

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.

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I AM LOOKING FOR THE SAME ANSWER, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEAS PLEASE DAVID MCKANDIE from Moray

You've either got one or more faulty glow plugs or else a faulty glow plug relay Hugh from City of Glasgow

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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