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Hi Guys.


I have a 53 plate micra. I took it to the dealership because the car had the engine management warning light on. However I noticed prior to this the car when I start it from cold started to judder until the engine was warm. I thought this caused the engine management issue and did not inform nissan. However , i was later told that the technician believes the juddering to be a cause of the timing belt being stretched, though he wanted this to be confirmed by the supervisor technician. I had decided when I heard this that I would inform nissan if i should book an appointment.


I am just a student, but have been told by these guys it would cost roughly 1900 quid. I do not have any warranty as it expired in january. What should I do. The car drives fine , other than the minor juddering when it is cold. I cannot hear anything strange, the car sounds normal.


Any advise would be appreciated, how much do you think it should cost if it is the timing belt?

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Micra will be a K12 if its on a 53. Only the diesel has a timing belt the rest have a chain.


If it's a petrol it will be a CR engine I do no the QG engine fitted in Primeras and Almeras has a problem with timing chain stretch that puts the management light on due to cam and crank position sensors going out of phase but wasn't aware it effected the CR engine.


If it needs a chain it will be financially painful as the labour time is 8.8 hours don't have a parts price to hand but it is a Nissan so they won't be cheap.

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I have decided to pop into a local garage tomorrow , not nissan. The service for the car is due now. I hope the chain is not needed to be replaced. But it has like 33k plus miles on the clock so who knows?


And this is the only major issue the car has given me since having it for more than a year, I bought it second hand also.:Cry:

yes it is a petrol, so a chain!! oh and guess what, my dipstick unit just came off... talk about shoddy manufacturing.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Ask them if they will replace the cam position sensor as a gesture of goodwill I bought a 51 plate 80000 mile primera with the management light on. The car hadn't been in a Nissan garage since it was 18 months old.


I spoke to Nissan garage on the phone and told them it needed a cam sensor and they got me a goodwill claim from Nissan for both the crank and cam position sensors.


Didn't even have to take it in. Sent parts to me and I fitted them myself as it only takes a few minuets and was more convenient than taking it to them.

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