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Nissan Sentra Service Manual: Replacement operations

Description

This section is prepared for technicians who have attained a high level of skill and experience in repairing collision- damaged vehicles and also use modern service tools and equipment. Persons unfamiliar with body repair techniques should not attempt to repair collision-damaged vehicles by using this section.

Technicians are also encouraged to read Body Repair Manual (Fundamentals) in order to ensure that the original functions and quality of the vehicle can be maintained. The Body Repair Manual (Fundamentals) contains additional information, including cautions and warning, that are not including in this manual. Technicians should refer to both manuals to ensure proper repairs.

Please note that these information are prepared for worldwide usage, and as such, certain procedures might not apply in some regions or countries.

The symbols used in this section for cutting and welding/brazing operations are shown below.





  1. Mark cutting lines.
  1. Cut position of outer pillar
  2. Cut position of inner pillar
  1. Align cutting line with notch on jig. Clamp jig to pillar.
  2. Cut outer pillar along groove of jig. (At position A)
  3. Remove jig and cut remaining portions.
  4. Cut inner pillar at position B in same manner.

Hoodledge


Hoodledge

Change parts


Change parts

  1. Front hoodledge
  2. Radiator core support upper
  3. Front strut housing (LH)
  4. Hoodledge connector

Front


Front Side Member


Front Side Member

Change parts


Change parts

Front Pillar

OUTER


  1. Recommended sectioning location

REINFORCEMENT


INNER


  1. Stitch mig welds

Dash Side

Work with front pillar reinforcement removed.


  1. Stitch mig weld

Center Pillar

OUTER

Change parts


Change parts

  1. Center pillar portion of body side outer recommended sectioning area.


  1. 165 mm (6.5 in)
  2. 140 mm (5.5 in)
  3. 45 mm (1.8 in)

Removal

  1. Use a cut off wheel to make pre-measured cut in upper center pillar outer body side.


  1. Cut the sill area (A) between the sill plate holes (B) on the lower center pillar outer body side.


  1. Drill spot welds that attach the center pillar outer body side. Only drill through the outer panel.


  1. Remove the center pillar outer body side.

Installation


Installation

Match welds locations from removed part onto new panel and weld into place.

REINFORCEMENT

Work after center pillar outer has been removed.


Roof Front


Roof


REMOVAL Front


REMOVAL

  1. Remove the headlining. Refer to INT-40, "Removal and Installation".
  2. Remove the roof side moldings (RH/LH). Refer to EXT-32, "Removal and Installation".
  3. Remove the windshield glass. Refer to GW-12, "Removal and Installation".
  4. Remove the rear window glass. Refer to GW-26, "Removal and Installation".
  5. Drill out spot welds using a 8.0 mm (0.31 in) spot weld removing bit (A) on the windshield and rear window glass flanges.

NOTE:

Only drill through the first layer of metal (the roof outer panel)


  1. Use an angle head grinder and a 3.18 mm (0.125 in) cutting wheel (A) to grind through the first layer only.

NOTE:

Only grind through the first layer of metal (the roof outer panel)


  1. Remove roof panel (1).

PREPARATION


PREPARATION


  1. Weld through primer

Front


  1. Grind all mating surfaces around the roof flanges.
  2. Test panel for proper alignment and fit.
  3. Remove panel.
  4. Compare to the removed panel, then drill 8.0 mm (0.31 in) holes in the same location on the new roof panel.
  5. Use 3M weld through primer to prime body side upper and the front and rear window flanges

INSTALLATION


  1. Body side upper spot welds
  2. Plug welds
  1. Clamping pliers

Front


  1. Check the dimensions and fit.
  2. Use clamping pliers to retain the roof panel to the front and rear window flanges.
  3. Plug weld as necessary.
  4. Dress welds as necessary to allow proper glass fit.
  5. Refer to NISSAN approved panel refinishing
  6. Install the headlining. Refer to INT-40, "Removal and Installation".
  7. Install rear window glass. Refer to GW-26, "Removal and Installation".
  8. Install windshield glass. Refer to GW-12, "Removal and Installation".
  9. Install roof side moldings (RH/LH). Refer to EXT-32, "Removal and Installation".

Outer Sill

Work after the front pillar reinforcement, center pillar reinforcement, and rear fender have been removed.


Rear Fender Front


Rear Fender


  1. Recommended cut zone
  2. Bonded hem flange

Rear Panel Front


Rear Panel


Rear Floor Rear


Rear Side Member Extension


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