Sentra 2008

Hood

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Inspection



Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012


WARNING
If the hood lock cable is bent or deformed, replace it.

  1. Check that the secondary latch is properly engaged with the secondary striker by the hood's own weight.

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    Fig. Check that the secondary latch is properly engaged with the secondary striker by the hood's own weight

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  3. While operating the hood release handle, carefully check that the front end of the hood is raised by approx. 0.79 inch (20 mm). Also check that the hood release handle returns to the original position.
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  5. Check that the secondary hood release operates at 29.4 N (3.0 kg) or below.
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  7. Confirm that the static closing force of the hood is 35-44 kg-m (343-441 Nm).
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  9. Check the hood lock lubrication condition. If necessary, apply -body grease- to the points.

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    Fig. Check the hood lock lubrication condition. If necessary, apply -body grease- to the points as shown

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Alignment



Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

LATERAL/LONGITUDINAL CLEARANCE ADJUSTEMNT

  1. Remove the front fenders. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Seat the hood hinge bolts without torquing.
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  5. Install the front fenders. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
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  7. Adjust the hood assembly so that the right and left side clearance dimensions are within specification.
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  9. Remove the front fenders. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
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  11. Tighten the hood hinge bolts to the specified torque.
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  13. Install the front fenders. Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
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SURFACE MISMATCH ADJUSTMENT

  1. Remove the front grille. Refer to Grille in the Body Section.
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  3. Position the hood lock aside.
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  5. Adjust surface level difference of hood, fender, and headlamp according to the fitting standard dimension, using RH and LH bumper rubbers.
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  7. Install the hood lock and adjust until the center of the striker and the hood lock are vertically aligned.
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  9. Press the hood lightly with approximately 3 kg (29 N) of force and adjust.

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    Fig. Press the hood lightly with [approx. 29 N (3 kg] of force and adjust A and B as shown.

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  11. After adjustment tighten hood lock bolts to the specified torque.
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  13. Install the front grille. Refer to Grille in the Body Section.
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Removal & Installation



Hood Assembly

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the nuts and the hood assembly.
    WARNING
    Two technicians should be used to avoid damaging the hood or windshield during removal.



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    Fig. Remove the nuts (a) and the hood assembly (1).

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To install:


WARNING
Two technicians should be used to avoid damaging the hood or windshield during removal.

  1. Install the nuts and the hood assembly. Tighten the hood hinge nuts to 122 inch lbs. (14.6 Nm).
    NOTE
    After installing, perform fitting adjustment.



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    Fig. Exploded view of the hood assembly fitting adjustment & components

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Hood Lock

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the front grille (LH). Refer to Grille in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the hood lock bolts.

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    Fig. Remove the hood lock bolts

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  5. Remove the hood lock from the hood lock cable.
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To install:

  1. Install the hood lock to the hood lock cable.
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  3. Install the hood lock bolts. Tighten the hood lock bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23.6 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the front grille (LH). Refer to Grille in the Body Section.
  6.  

Hood Hinge

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the hood assembly.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front fender (s). Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts and the hood hinge.

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    Fig. Remove the bolts (a) and the hood hinge (1).

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To install:


NOTE
Before installing the hood hinge, apply anticorrosive agent to the surface that makes contact with the hood ledge.


NOTE
After installing, perform fitting adjustment.



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Fig. Exploded view of the hood assembly fitting adjustment & components

  1. Install the bolts and the hood hinge. Tighten the hood hinge nuts to 122 inch lbs. (14.6 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the front fender (s). Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section
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  5. Install the hood assembly.
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Hood Lock Cable

Specific to:

Nissan Sentra 2007-2012

  1. Remove the front grille (LH/RH). Refer to Grille in the Body Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the fender protector (LH). Refer to Fenders & Body Panels in the Body Section.
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  5. Remove the hood lock. Refer to Hood Lock in the Body Section.
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  7. Disconnect the hood lock cable from the radiator core support and the underside of the hood ledge.
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  9. Remove the instrument lower finisher. Refer to Instrument Panel in the Body Section.
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  11. Push the grommet from the upper dash into the passenger compartment and remove the hood lock cable.
    WARNING
    While pulling the cable, be careful not to damage (peel) hood opener cable outer surface on edges of body through hole.



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    Fig. Hood lock cable location

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To install:

  1. Pull the hood lock cable through the hole in the upper dash and into the wheel well.
    NOTE
    Be careful not to bend the cable too much, keeping the radius 3.94 in (100 mm) or more.

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  3. Check that the cable is not offset from the positioning grommet, and push the grommet into the upper dash hole securely.
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  5. Apply sealant around the grommet.

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    Fig. Apply sealant around the grommet (at * mark)

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  7. Connect the hood lock cable to hood lock.

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    Fig. Connect the hood lock cable to hood lock

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  9. After installing, check the hood lock adjustment and the hood opener operation.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the hood assembly fitting adjustment & components

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