Nissan Car Altima & Sentra 1999-06

Sunroof

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Power Sunroof



Diagnosis & Testing
  1. If there is excessive wind noise, check the wind deflector (if equipped) and make sure the sunroof is adjusted.
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  3. If there are water leaks, inspect the following:

    Sunroof adjustment
     
    Drain hoses
     
    Weatherstrip
     

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  5. If the sunroof rattles, inspect the following:

    Sunroof adjustment
     
    Weatherstrip
     
    Link and wire assembly
     
    Drain hoses
     

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  7. If there is excessive operation noise, inspect the following:

    Sunroof adjustment
     
    Weatherstrip
     
    Link and wire assembly
     

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Removal & Installation
Motor & Switch
Altima

CAUTION
Never run the removed sunroof motor as a single unit.



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Fig. Identifying sunroof motor components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Close glass lid assembly
  4.  
  5. Remove the map lamp from sunroof switch bracket (2).
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  7. Remove the sunroof screws.
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  9. Disconnect harness connector and remove sunroof motor (3) from sunroof unit assembly front end rail.
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  11. To install, move sunroof motor laterally little by little so that the gear is completely engaged into the wire on the sunroof unit assembly, and the mounting surfaces become parallel.
    CAUTION
    Before installing the motor, be sure to place the link and wire assembly in the symmetrical and fully closed position.

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  13. Install the sunroof motor screws and tighten to 20 inch lbs (2.3 Nm).
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  15. To complete installation, reverse remaining removal procedure.
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Sentra


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Fig. View of sunroof components

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove headlining.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect front and rear drain hoses (G).
  6.  
  7. Remove the two screws securing sunroof motor to the sunroof assembly (H).
  8.  
  9. Remove the sunroof motor and bracket (J).
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  11. To install, reverse removal procedure.
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