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

Hatchback or Tailgate Lid

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Open the lid and disconnect the rear defogger harness if so equipped.
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  3. Mark the hinge locations on the lid for proper relocation.
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  5. Position rags between the roof and the upper end of the lid to prevent scratching the paint.
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  7. Support the lid and remove the support bolts the hinge retaining bolts and remove the lid.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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Be careful not to scratch the lift support rods. A scratched rod may cause oil or gas leakage.

ALIGNMENT





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Fig. Fig. 1 Typical adjustment points for the rear hatchback

  1. Open the hatchback lid.
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  3. Loosen the lid hinge to body attaching bolts until they are just loose enough to move the lid.
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  5. Move the lid up and down to obtain a flush fit between the lid and the roof.
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  7. After adjustment is completed tighten the hinge attaching bolts securely.
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