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Nissan Primera (from 1990 to 1992, the year of issue)

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Nissan Primera
Routine maintenance and servicing
The routine maintenance schedule
Current Care
General information on setting up
Check of levels of liquids
Checking the status of the tire and the pressure therein
Replacing the motor oil and oil filter
Check the fluid level of steering hydrostrengthening
Checking automatic transmission fluid
The rotation of the wheels
Check and replacement of hoses of the engine compartment
Check the status, tension adjustment and replacement of belts
Check and adjust the idle speed of the engine and the level of CO
Checking the status of the battery, care it and gymnastics
Check and replacement of spark plugs
Check and replacement candle explosive wires, distributor cap and slider
Checking the oil level in manual gearbox
Check and adjustment of backlashes of valves
Checking and lubricating the throttle actuator rod
Replacing the air filter
Check the fuel system
Check the functioning of the cooling system
Checking the exhaust system
Checking the suspension components and steering
Check condition of protective covers of power shafts
Check the brake system
Check and replace wiper blades
Transmission Fluid Replacement
Drain, rinse and refill the cooling system
Replacement of the fuel filter
Changing gear oil manual transmission
Cooling and heating
The power supply system and exhaust
Electrical system motor
Manual transmission, differential and the main transfer
Automatic Transmission
Coupling and power shafts
Suspension and steering
Onboard electric

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Check the functioning of the cooling system

Every year or every 20,000 km

Many serious violations in the work related to the engine cooling system fault. If the car is equipped with an automatic transmission, its function and service life are also directly related to the operation of the cooling system.

Check the cooling system must be done when the engine is cold, so it's best to do it before the first day of the current trip or not earlier than three hours after the engine is switched off.


  1. Slowly, being careful in case the engine is still not completely cooled, remove the radiator cap. Thoroughly rinse the inside and outside with clean water. Also flush the radiator filler neck. The presence of traces of corrosion in the filler neck means that the cooler must be replaced (see. Section Drain, rinse and refill the cooling system). Coolant within the radiator should be relatively clean and transparent. If it has a brownish color, drain system and fill it with new coolant.
  2. Carefully inspect radiator hoses, heater hoses and which have a smaller diameter. Check the coolant hoses over the entire length, making replacement of any cracked, swollen or worn hose. Cracks are easier to spot when you squeeze the hose by hand. Pay special attention to the clamps that hold the hose on the components of the cooling system. These collars can cut or pierce hoses that lead to the leakage of the coolant.

Hoses, as well as belts, tend to fail at the most inopportune moment - in order to avoid the hassles associated with the rupture of a radiator or heater hoses, carefully inspect them, as shown in the figure.

  1. Make sure of reliability of fastening of all hose connections. Leaking coolant is usually manifested in the form of white or rust-colored deposits in breach of the seal. If your car uses a wire-type clamps, then maybe it makes sense to replace them with collars of screw type.
  2. Use compressed air or a soft brush, clean the front of the radiator (and the air conditioning condenser, where it is available). Remove all insects, leaves and other foreign objects trapped in the cooling fins. Be very careful not to damage the edges and do not cut your fingers on them.
  3. If the coolant level is constantly falling, and you do not find any leaks should be tested pressure radiator cap and the entire cooling system.

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