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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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Checking the suspension components and steering

Every year or every 20,000 km

Components of a steering drive and suspension should be checked regularly. Worn or damaged suspension components and the steering gear can cause excessive and dangerous tire wear, deterioration of driving performance and handling and increased fuel consumption. For more information on the components of the suspension and steering systems, refer to Chapter Suspension and steering.

Check strut


  1. Park the vehicle on level ground, switch off the engine and cock a lay brake. Check the tire pressure.
  2. Click on one of the corners of the car, then release it, paying attention to the movement of the body. He must cease to swing and get in the starting position after one or two strokes.
  3. If the vehicle continues to swing or not returned to its original position, the possible reason is worn or weakened strut suspension.
  4. Repeat the above procedure for each of the other three corners of the car.
  5. Poddomkratte car and reliably establish it on support.
  6. Inspect the rack for signs of leakage of hydraulic fluid. Light liquid film is not cause for concern. If a leak is detected, make sure that the liquid flows because of the rack and not from somewhere else. If it is still leaking out of the rack, replace the rack in a pair on one axis (or all four).
  7. Check the installation and the integrity of the racks. Check the upper support struts for damage and wear. In the event of such replace the rack.
  8. If necessary, replace the rack, refer to the instructions of the Head Suspension and steering. Always replace both components on the same axis, otherwise it may be a threat to the security of the car. If possible, try to replace all four components are included.

Checking the status of the steering system and suspension


  1. Inspect the components of the steering system for damage and deformation. Look for signs of fluid leakage, damaged gaskets, protective covers and couplings.
  2. Clean the lower end of the knuckle. Ask the assistant to grab the bottom edge of the wheel and shake it, and themselves at this time, watch the movement of ball joints that connect the knuckle with a lever. Inspect the protective covers of spherical support for breaks. If you find a play or torn or leaking protective covers, a spherical support (support) should be replaced.
  1. Inspect the protective covers of spherical support for breaks (indicated by arrow).
  1. Grab each of the front wheels of the front and rear edges and try to turn it into the front edge and the rear outside to check for play in the steering transmission. If backlash is found, check for loose mounting of the steering mechanism and hinges of steering drafts. If weakened attachment, tighten them. If weakened tie rods, then the cause may be worn joints (first check the reliability of a tightening of nuts). For more information on the steering system and suspension can be found in Chapter Suspension and steering.

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