Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Fenders

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of fender removal and installation-1982-86 Sentra; others similar



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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of fender removal and installation-1983-86 Pulsar; others similar

Use masking tape and heavy rags to protect the painted surfaces around the fender area. This procedure will help avoid expensive paint damage during fender removal and installation.

  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely. Raise the hood and support.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the front bumper as outlined in this section.
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  7. Remove the inner fender well.
  8.  
  9. Open the door and remove the fender retaining bolt.
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  11. Remove the fender bolts and disconnect all electrical connectors.
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  13. The fender will be caulked around the seams. With the aid of a heat gun, remove the fender from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Undercoat the new fender with an approved body undercoating. Coat all seams with body caulk to help prevent rust.
  2.  
  3. Install the fender and loosely install the retaining bolts.
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  5. Align the fender to the body and tighten the bolts to 12-14 ft. lbs. (16-20 Nm).
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  7. Install the front bumper and wheel well.
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  9. Connect all electrical connectors.
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  11. Install the front wheel and slowly lower the hood and check alignment. Realign if necessary.
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