Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide




Front and Rear

See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the door hinge retaining bolts

  1. Place a jackstand beneath the door to support its weight.

Place a rag at the lower edge of the door and the jackstand to prevent damage to the painted surface.

  1. To remove door without the hinges, remove the bolts and lower the door.
  3. To remove the door with the hinges, remove the front fender and hinge retaining bolts.
  5. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Torque the hinge bolts to 15-20 ft. lbs. (21-29 Nm).

When installing hinge, coat the hinge link with recommended multi-purpose grease.


Front and Rear

See Figures 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 2: After loosening the retaining bolts, use a prytool to adjust the door hinge

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Fig. Fig. 3: The door lock striker can be adjusted in 4 directions

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.