Sentra 2008

Doors

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Adjustment



Door Hinges
Front

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

Longitudinal Clearance

  1. Remove the front fender. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the front door hinge bolts.
  4.  
  5. Install the front fender. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  6.  
  7. Open the front door and adjust up or down at the rear edge according to specification.
  8.  
  9. Remove the front fender. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  10.  
  11. Tighten the front door hinge bolts to 15 ft. lbs. (20.6 Nm).
  12.  
  13. Install the front fender. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  14.  

Surface Height Adjustment

  1. Loosen the front door hinge nuts.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the surface height difference of the fender and the front door according to specification.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the front door hinge nuts. Refer to Doors in the Body Section.
  6.  

Striker Adjustment

  1. Loosen striker mounting screws to allow movement with the striker.
    1. This movement will help in the door alignment.
    2.  
    3. Tighten the striker screws to 144 inch lbs. (16.7 Nm).

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      Fig. Loosen striker mounting bolts to allow movement with the striker



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      Fig. Exploded view of the door fitting adjustments components

    4.  

  2.  

Rear

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

Longitudinal Clearance

  1. Remove the center pillar upper and lower garnishes. Refer to Panels & Trim in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Open the front door and loosen the rear door hinge bolts.
  4.  
  5. From inside the vehicle, loosen the upper hinge nut. Open the rear door, and raise or lower the rear door at the rear edge according to specification.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the rear door hinge bolts and nut.
    1. Tighten the rear door hinge bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23.7 Nm), and the rear door hinge to center pillar nut to 21 ft. lbs. (28.8 Nm).
    2.  

  8.  
  9. Install the center pillar upper and lower garnishes. Refer to Panels & Trim in the Body Section.
  10.  

Surface Height Adjustment

  1. Loosen the rear door hinge nuts.
  2.  
  3. Adjust the surface height difference of front and rear doors according to specification.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the rear door hinge nuts. Refer to Doors in the Body Section.

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    Fig. Loosen striker mounting bolts to allow movement with the striker



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    Fig. Exploded view of the door fitting adjustments components

  6.  

Door Latch Striker

Loosen striker mounting bolts to allow movement with the striker. Tighten the bolts to 144 inch lbs. (16.7 Nm).



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Fig. Loosen striker mounting bolts to allow movement with the striker

This movement will help in the door alignment.

Removal & Installation



Front Door

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
When removing and installing the front door assembly, support the door with a jack and cloth to protect the door and body.


NOTE
When removing and installing front door assembly, be sure to carry out the fitting adjustment.


NOTE
After installing, apply touch-up paint onto the head of the hinge nuts.


NOTE
Check the hinge rotating part for lubrication. If necessary, apply -body grease-.


NOTE
Operate with two workers, because of its heavy weight.


NOTE
Check front door open/close operation after installation.

  1. Remove dash side finisher.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the front door harness connectors.
  4.  
  5. Remove the front door harness grommet, and then remove the harness from the front pillar.
  6.  
  7. Remove the check link bolt from the front pillar.

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    Fig. Remove the check link bolt from the front pillar

  8.  
  9. Remove the front door hinge nuts and the door assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the front door hinge nuts (a) and the door assembly (1).

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the front door hinge nuts and the door assembly. Tighten the nuts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the check link bolt to the front pillar. Tighten the bolt to 132 inch lbs. (14.7 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front door harness grommet, and then install the harness to the front pillar.
  6.  
  7. Connect the front door harness connectors.
  8.  
  9. Install dash side finisher.
  10.  

Rear Door

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
When removing and installing the rear door assembly, support the door with a jack and cloth to protect the door and body.


NOTE
When removing and installing rear door assembly, be sure to carry out the fitting adjustment.


NOTE
After installing, apply touch-up paint onto the head of the hinge nuts.


NOTE
Check the hinge rotating part for poor lubrication. If necessary, apply -body grease-.


NOTE
Operate with two workers, because of its heavy weight.


NOTE
Check rear door open/close operation after installation.

  1. Remove the rear door harness grommet.

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    Fig. Remove the rear door harness grommet

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the rear door harness connector.

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    Fig. Disconnect the rear door harness connector

  4.  
  5. Remove the check link bolt from the center pillar.

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    Fig. Remove the check link bolt from the center pillar

  6.  
  7. Remove the rear door hinge nuts and the door assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the rear door hinge nuts (a) and the door assembly (1)

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install the rear door hinge nuts and the door assembly. Tighten the nuts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
  2.  
  3. Install the check link bolt from the center pillar. Tighten the bolt to 132 inch lbs. (14.7 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the rear door harness connector.
  6.  
  7. Install the rear door harness grommet.
  8.  

 
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