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B14 95-99 chassis 1995-1999 Sentra and 1995-1998 200SX

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post #1 of 36 Old Jan 30th, 2003, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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B14 Sunny (Japanese) Questions

I have a 1996 B14 Sunny 4wd that was imported used from Japan to Trinidad. I wonder if anyone in this forum can help me in getting info on this car. The car has a GA15 engine and is 4wd. I'm looking for a repair manual for this vehicle. Haynes & Chiltons does not cover the 4wd version (as far as my searches on amazon.com etc have shown).

Anyone able to help?

I'm also looking to do a few mods..upgrading to 4-wheel disc brakes and eventually dropping in a SR20DE or DET if I can get it. I can get a SR20DE with a 4wd tranny for about US2,500 or less here in Trinidad, but will not do the engine swap if I can't upgrade the braking system. The problem I have with the brake upgrade is that my mechanic said that the rear discs used on the front wheel drive models will not fit on my 4wd model. Any info on what will work?

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this is purely a guess but i dont think that u necessarily have to upgrade the breaks right away unless you are Autocrossing or doin 120mph all the time.

as for the motor and tranny. here in the US you can get a USDM and JDM sr20de pretty cheap($400-$600). you could even buy Bluebird SR20DET here for $1700US. im sure you would even be able to find somebody that got a 4WD tranny with a swap that they cant do anything with. shipping is probably where it would kill the wallet.

i hope that help atleast a little
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The price I stated for the SR20DE included engine, tranny, stock ecu and wiring harness. I friend had one in his shop a while back and was offering it to me for approx. 1250US - installed.

As per the brakes, the current stock front disc/rear drum setup is pretty sucky..that's why i want to upgrade..for better braking performance..plus if i get that out of the way...here comes the SR20 swap...

besides...this is probably the extent of the mods i'll do on the car...i'm not into racing, but do want a better performing car rather than stock. I'll also prefer to keep the car automatic (not my preference but the wifey can't drive a stick).
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Hey Randal..unfortunately I can't help with your current prob but if you don't mind could you give me a rough estimate on how much it costs (US) to get the necessary parts for a power window conversion. I'm talking second-hand obviously from one of those salvage yards or parts yards.

I'm talking about the switches /w harness, motors and regulators. Panels aren't an issue but I guess it can't hurt to get an estimate there either.

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Naemus, I can check it out for you since this weekend I probably will be looking through some of the scrapyards here to see if I can get some seats from the B13 GTS.

It might be cheaper to get the complete doors and take what you want from them and junk the remainder. A door might run about US$50 each. If you get the complete doors from the yard, most likely you can negotiate with them throw in the harness etc.

Complete doors are easy to find for B13 & B14 Sentras as almost anyone who dealt with the importation of knocked down foreign used vehicles will have loads of them lying around. The price I stated above is the likely price per complete door.

If you know anyone coming to Trini (esp around Carnival time), you can get them to check it out for you. Tell them to ckeck in "The Bamboo" since there is a large concentration of f/u dealers there.
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Thanks for the feedback man. Timing is everything...few months ago I knew a guy who was going to TT and was getting parts for my cousin's b13... at the time I was strapped for cash (still am now but not as bad).

But I didn't think the complete doors were as cheap as US $50!!

importing 4 doors (sea freight) might still end up more expensive than getting someone to go to the yard and strip the parts or something. I will definitely talk to some men next week on de case. Thanks bruddah

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Wait a minute...They made a 4wd B14 Sunny?Anyone have any information on this car-like a technical diagram of the AWD system,undercar photograph,etc?Maybe I can figure out how to fulfill my AWD fantasy with my "new" B14 instead of finding a B13! PLease,Please Pleeeeze give some info!!!!!

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Unfortunately, that's what I've been trying to find myself. The Haynes and Chiltons manuals that cover these models (US Version) do not have any reference to the 4wd models.

I have a cousin in the Marines posted in Japan and he looked around for me for a shop manual, but couldn't find any that were written in english. My original intent in putting up this post was that those forum members in the UK, Australia, New Zealalnd or South East Asia may have been able to help in locating an english language version of a shop/repair manual for the 4wd Sunnys.

On another note, I know that the conversion from rear drum to rear disc brakes have been beaten to death in these forums. However, I would have liked to find out if this process can be done as easily on the 4wd models, without hacing to do major alterations to the rear suspension in these vehicles.

It is a project that I want to do a.s.a.p. since I want to slap in a SR20DE engine in this baby, but will only do so if I can upgrade the braking system so that I can actually stop with a SR20 in the car.

Any one able to help?????????????
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Also, from looking at my car, the suspension & chassis is almost exactly the same as the 1993-1994 B13 Sunny. So I would guess thst if you had a 1995-1996 Sentra, the parts from a B13 would fit without any problems. However, this observation is limited to the Japanese domestic models, I don't know if the US models are exactly the same.
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Ok. I didnt see this post. Randal, do you have a Digital Camera or a scanner so you can take some pics for me? I would love to see pics of this car from the exteriour to underneath it. I am really interested in this. Please help if you can.

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will do as soon as I get to the mechanic. I don't have a ramp at home

could be a couple of weeks tho...might be down there next week sometime
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Same thing Slowestrice said.I'd love some pics too!

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Cause if this it true to my eyes, not saying I dont belive you at all Randall. Then I will try my hardest to find the entire bottom of a wrecked one from anouther country to have it imported with all the drivetrain as well. It would be alot easier to do with the B14 4WD than converting the B14 to AWD with the Rnn14 chassis.

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Ok I found a shit load of differant pics, but I didnt relize that you cant have alot on one post so I might do it later.



Randal does the back of your car look like this?


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that's the rear view of what was sold as the 1995/96 B14 here in Trinidad. The back view of my car is slightly different.

you can see what my car looks like front/rear/dash/engine at the following url:

http://guide.officenet.co.jp/cgi-bin...=newresult.asp
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