Nissan 240SX/Altima 1993-1998 Repair Guide

Trunk Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




WARNING
To prevent damage to the vehicle, two people should perform this procedure.

  1. Open and support the trunk lid.
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  3. Matchmark the trunk lid hinges to the trunk lid for installation reference.
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  5. Note the spacing between the rear fender and trunk lid for alignment reference.
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  7. Protect the body with a cover to prevent damage to the paint.
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  9. Remove the trunk lid-to-hinge bolts.
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Take care not to let the trunk lid slip when the bolts are removed.

  1. Remove the trunk lid from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Position the trunk lid on the vehicle and hand-tighten the retaining bolts.
  2.  
  3. Align the matchmarks and tighten the trunk lid bolts to 12-12 ft. lbs. (16-19 Nm).
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  5. Carefully lower the trunk lid to check for proper alignment.
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  7. Adjust the trunk lid alignment as necessary.
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See Figures 1 and 2

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear body components-Altima



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the rear body components-240SX

ALIGNMENT



  1. The trunk lid can be adjusted fore-and-aft and side-to-side by loosening the trunk lid bolts.
  2.  
  3. Reposition the trunk lid as required and tighten the trunk lid bolts to 12-12 ft. lbs. (16-19 Nm).
  4.  
  5. To raise or lower the trunk lid in relation to the fenders, add spacers between the trunk lid and hinges.
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  7. Check the trunk lid lock (striker) alignment for proper trunk lid closing, and adjust as necessary.
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