Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Doors

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Front or Rear


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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the door, remove the mounting bolts indicated

  1. Place a jack or stand beneath the door to support its weight.
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Place a rag between the lower edge of the door and jack or stand to prevent damage to painted surface.

  1. Remove door without hinge.
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  3. Remove the door hinge.
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  5. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
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When installing hinge, coat the hinge link with recommended multipurpose grease.

ADJUSTMENT



Front or Rear


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Fig. Fig. 2 A special tool may be available to aid with the adjustment of the hinge, if needed



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Fig. Fig. 3 Exploded view of the front door mounting and components



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Fig. Fig. 4 Exploded view of the rear door mounting and components



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Fig. Fig. 5 To help align the door, adjust the door lock striker



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Fig. Fig. 6 Take the opportunity to lubricate the lock mechanism with a suitable lubricant when adjusting the door



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Fig. Fig. 7 Prior to removing the hood, trace a line around the hood hinge to gain room to work

Proper door alignment can be obtained by adjusting the door hinge and door lock striker. The door hinge and striker can be moved up and down fore and aft in enlarged holes by loosening the attaching bolts.

The door should be adjusted for an even and parallel fit for the door opening and surrounding body panels.

 
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