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Nissan Terrano Common Problems and Solutions

Idling problem/poor running

Problem:

If you are finding that there is a lack of power or that the engine is idling very irregular and not running as it should, a likely cause is for the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor to be faulty, resulting in high emissions and a poor fuel mixture.

Models affected:

Solution:

Remove the MAF sensor and give it a good clean. If this does not resolve the issue, you will need to fit a replacement MAF sensor. Watch the video below to see how this is done:

Difficulty level

2

Part you need

Air Flow Mass Sensor

Part required

Air Flow Mass Sensor

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Starting problems

Problem:

If you are facing starting problems on your Terrano, it is known for the fuel pipes to corrode which then allows air into the fuel system. You may also notice that the fuel is leaking out of that area.

Models affected:

Solution:

If this is the cause of the problem, you will need to replace the fuel pipe to fix the problem.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Fuel Pipe

Part required

Fuel Pipe

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Rumbling noise from wheels

Problem:

If you are finding that there is a rumbling noise coming from the wheels when you are turning corners, or when driving at speeds of over 30mph, then a faulty wheel bearing will be most likely the cause.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the faulty wheel bearing to resolve the issue.

Difficulty level

3

Part you need

Wheel Bearing

Part required

Wheel Bearing

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Gear changing problems

Problem:

It is not unusual to have problems with changing into first, or second gear on the Terrano.

Models affected:

Solution:

To fix this problem, you will need to fit a replacement gearbox.

Difficulty level

4

Turbo problems

Problem:

If you have noticed a real lack of power and maybe hearing a whistling noise coming from the top of the engine when you accelerate, then you have a problem with the turbo seals. The turbo seals are known to wear down on the Terrano.

Models affected:

Solution:

You will need to replace the turbo seals to rectify the problem.

Difficulty level

3

A Thudding Noise While Reversing

Problem:

You can hear a deep thudding noise when you reverse. This may be accompanied by high readings of your temperature gauge when you are driving up a hill.

Models affected:

Solution:

The universal joint that links the differential to the transmission is causing the problem here. You need to address this issue quickly because the more you drive, the more damage it's going to be causing to your car. Check over the entire system between the differentiation and the transmission, and order the replacement parts as needed from us.

Difficulty level

4

Part you need

Differential

Part required

Differential

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Weak Brake Power

Problem:

The brakes require more pressure to be applied.

Models affected:

Solution:

There is probably interference happening between the steering column and the brake pipe that feeds the rear brakes. The result will usually end up being leakage of brake fluid. You'll need to reposition the brake pipe by hand and replace it if it has become damaged. We have these in stock at all times and can deliver them straight to you.

Difficulty level

1

Damp Driver and Passenger Footwell

Problem:

There is a damp floor in the driver and passenger footwells.

Models affected:

Solution:

You have a damaged AC drain pipe. This is a very easy repair job to do yourself. Check the pipe for any small holes or cracks that you can repair with glue. If the holes or cracks are too large, then you will need to order a replacement AC drain pipe from our parts list.

Difficulty level

1

Vehicle Jerks When Driving in 3rd and 5th Gear (4x2 Turbo Diesel Models)

Problem:

When you're driving, and you move into either 3rd or 5th gear, the vehicle starts to jerk. The gearbox and gear stick also move.

Models affected:

Solution:

Look in the upper part of your gearbox and check your neutral position sensor. This is a common issue on 4x2 turbo diesel models of Terrano, and it is very prone to failure. You can simply disconnect it, and the issue will resolve itself, but it's best to fit a replacement, which can be found in our store and delivered.

Difficulty level

1

Reading these common Nissan Terrano problems should help you find out what is wrong with your Nissan Terrano – or just what to look out for in the future. We’ll also give suggestions on what to do if your Nissan Terrano does have one of these issues.