Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

  1. #1
    Consultant Swingletree's Avatar
    Join Date
    9th Feb 2008
    Location
    In a Mess
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,630
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Dearly Beloved hit a pothole the other day and later on in the same journey the engine management light came on.

    I took it down to the local garage today and he plugged it into the diagnostic computer and it came back with 5.5 system normal. He said the timing was 15 degrees out (about a tooth???????) and reset it but the light won't go out.

    It hasn't had a service in a while so I will do that tomorrow and see if it might be the cam chain tensioners/old oil that is playing it up or a degrading spark plug/lead. Hopefully it'll be a dodgy sensor that has wobbled lose or something but I'm a bit doubtful.

    Anyone got any experience of this or does anyone want a 1.0L twin cam 1999 Nissan Micra with a dashboard bulb missing?


    Creator of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club, just ask me,

    WOOF, WOOF WOOF WOOF, I'm hungry.

  2. #2
    Using Awaiting Confirmation
    Join Date
    3rd Apr 2008
    Location
    North East England.
    Age
    48
    Posts
    92
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Nah. Micras look like a hard boiled egg.

  3. #3
    Engineer Redwarf's Avatar
    Join Date
    4th Dec 2007
    Location
    Bournemouth, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, 106076432757037, Bournemouth
    Age
    26
    Posts
    1,173
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    which ons a Nissan mica all I'm thinking of is a bold egg on wheels car thingy
    My land rovers:
    .1989. land rover 90 county stationwagon was 2.5 terbo naw 200tdi PAWER
    .1957. series one soft top 2 1/4 Petrol



    wat size oil pudell do you leve ....where`s the air con opon a window

  4. #4
    Articles Editor & Moderator Satancom's Avatar
    Join Date
    2nd Jun 2006
    Location
    South Wales
    Age
    33
    Posts
    21,146
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    For some faults the engine management light may stay on even after the fault has been fixed. If you can find a friendly garage with a computer that will read it they should reset it for you for a few quid
    Motors : 1980 Series III 109" V8, 2004 Mazda RX-8 (it starts sometimes too)

  5. #5
    Consultant Swingletree's Avatar
    Join Date
    9th Feb 2008
    Location
    In a Mess
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,630
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Satancom View Post
    For some faults the engine management light may stay on even after the fault has been fixed. If you can find a friendly garage with a computer that will read it they should reset it for you for a few quid
    Been there, had it plugged in, tried to reset it, light stays on Thats why I think its a dodgy sensor.


    Creator of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club, just ask me,

    WOOF, WOOF WOOF WOOF, I'm hungry.

  6. #6
    Defender of the Forum. TEMPL4R's Avatar
    Join Date
    14th Oct 2005
    Location
    Fleetwood, United Kingdom
    Posts
    24,110
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    The lights don't always mean what you think they mean.

    If the glow plug light flashes on a Diesel Mondeo, it means it needs a software uipdate, there is nothing wrong with the glow plugs.

    Renault Megan Scenic service light comes on... it is a fault light, it doesn't mean it needs a service, that comes up on the Odometer.

    You can't clear a fault light if the fault still exists, if he is trying to read EOBD/OBD codes ands they aren't logged in there, it could be a Nissan specific code. Quite often I have to read both, EOBD won't show anything while a manufacturers will.

    Chris
    ........Such are they, whom God chooses for Himself, and gathers from the furthest ends of the Earth, servants from among the bravest, in Israel, to guard watchfully and faithfully, His sepulchre and the Temple of Solomon, sword in hand, ready for battle.
    YCHJCYA2PDTHFH and PhD Hons Drvl Cleckheaton and Grand Master of the Forum Lodge of Enlightenment

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, the trouble is, yours is ridiculous.

  7. #7
    Consultant Swingletree's Avatar
    Join Date
    9th Feb 2008
    Location
    In a Mess
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,630
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Quote Originally Posted by TEMPL4R View Post
    The lights don't always mean what you think they mean.

    If the glow plug light flashes on a Diesel Mondeo, it means it needs a software uipdate, there is nothing wrong with the glow plugs.

    Renault Megan Scenic service light comes on... it is a fault light, it doesn't mean it needs a service, that comes up on the Odometer.

    You can't clear a fault light if the fault still exists, if he is trying to read EOBD/OBD codes ands they aren't logged in there, it could be a Nissan specific code. Quite often I have to read both, EOBD won't show anything while a manufacturers will.

    Chris
    So I'll have to take it to a nissan stealership to get it read then? Or at least somewhere with the Specific Nissan Software?


    Creator of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club, just ask me,

    WOOF, WOOF WOOF WOOF, I'm hungry.

  8. #8
    Engineer Gripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    31st Jan 2006
    Location
    Gloucestershire
    Posts
    1,296
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Make sure you have the timing belt done on time on that. If it goes it makes a mess!

  9. #9
    Defender of the Forum. TEMPL4R's Avatar
    Join Date
    14th Oct 2005
    Location
    Fleetwood, United Kingdom
    Posts
    24,110
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    It's a timing chain, they are always noisey if you don't change the oil regularly, the guides wear.

    Chris
    ........Such are they, whom God chooses for Himself, and gathers from the furthest ends of the Earth, servants from among the bravest, in Israel, to guard watchfully and faithfully, His sepulchre and the Temple of Solomon, sword in hand, ready for battle.
    YCHJCYA2PDTHFH and PhD Hons Drvl Cleckheaton and Grand Master of the Forum Lodge of Enlightenment

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, the trouble is, yours is ridiculous.

  10. #10
    Consultant Swingletree's Avatar
    Join Date
    9th Feb 2008
    Location
    In a Mess
    Age
    36
    Posts
    5,630
    Reviews
    Read 0 Reviews

    Default Re: Nissan Micra engine light??????????

    Yup, its a twin cam double chain set up like the old Jag engines, Just waiting for dearly beloved to come back from wherever she's gone (without her mobile ) so I can take her motoer and give it a good service.


    Creator of the YCHJCYA2PDTHFH club, just ask me,

    WOOF, WOOF WOOF WOOF, I'm hungry.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Nissan Micra driver
    By heckflosse in forum Public Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 19th Mar 2005, 02:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •