Nissan Sentra/Pulsar/NX 1982-1996 Repair Guide

Adjustments

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See Figures 1 and 2



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Fig. Fig. 1: View of the select stopper plate-1982-86 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 2: Adjusting the select stopper plate clearance-1982-86 vehicles

SHIFTER LINKAGE



On 1982-86 models shifter linkage adjustment is possible. On models from 1987-96 there are no provisions for linkage adjustment.

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Under the vehicle, at the shift control area, loosen the select stopper securing bolts.
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  5. Shift the gear selector into 1st gear.
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  7. Adjust the clearance between the control lever and select stopper by sliding the select stopper so that the clearance is 1.00mm.
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  9. Torque the stopper securing bolts to 28-44 inch lbs. (3-5 Nm). Check that the control lever can be shifted without binding or dragging.
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SHIFTER ASSEMBLY



See Figures 3, 4, 5 and 6



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Fig. Fig. 3: Shift control assembly-1982-86 vehicles



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Fig. Fig. 4: Shift control assembly-1987-90 Pulsar



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Fig. Fig. 5: Shift control assembly-1987-90 Sentra



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Fig. Fig. 6: Shift control assembly-1991-94 Sentra

On 1982-86 models all shifter adjustments are performed by adjusting the shift linkage. On 1987 and later models the shifter and shift linkage is not adjustable. If a problem is suspected with the shift mechanism locate and replace the worn or damaged component.

CLUTCH SWITCH



See Figure 7



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Fig. Fig. 7: Clutch switch measurement (clearance C) points

This procedure applies to all models equipped with a clutch interlock switch

  1. Pull the carpet up and back from underneath the clutch pedal assembly.
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  3. Verify that the clutch pedal height is properly adjusted. The measurement is from the floor pan to the top of the pedal pad.
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  5. Inspect the clearance between the end of the clutch switch threads and the rubber stopper. This clearance is referred to as clearance C . The measured clearance should be 0.012-0.039 in. (0.3-1.0mm).
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  7. If clearance C is not within specifications, the switch can be adjusted by loosening the locknut and screwing the clutch switch in and out.
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  9. Once proper clearance is obtained, tighten the switch locknut to 9 ft. lbs. (13 Nm).
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  11. Place the carpet down underneath the clutch pedal assembly.
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WARNING
Make sure that carpet is completely pushed down or pedal binding can occur.

  1. Replace the floor mats.
  2.  
  3. Check the clutch switch for proper operation.
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