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I own an 87 Nissan Sunny/Sentra coupe with the 1.6 fuel injected motor. I recently started to hear a low end knock when motor is under load (idles fine). Car has 57,000 original miles on it. My question is can I access and replace the crank bearings while motor is still in car or is it a "motor out" job. Its a shame because the car is in such great shape (no rust) Thank you all!!
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You should be able to remove the oil pan without pulling the engine. You'll have to support the front of the engine and the bottom of the transaxle. Remove the exhaust pipe that runs under the oil pan from the exhaust manifold. Remove the cross member that's under the oil pan.
 

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You should be able to do it; that's the way I did it on my B11 Sentra, years ago, which is pretty similar as far as the engine and center cross-member (which I believe needs to be removed for access).
 

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I had same care wish i still had it..I had it with stick shift the only thing i had to replace was ball joints
 

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Hey everyone!
I own an 87 Nissan Sunny/Sentra coupe with the 1.6 fuel injected motor. I recently started to hear a low end knock when motor is under load (idles fine). Car has 57,000 original miles on it. My question is can I access and replace the crank bearings while motor is still in car or is it a "motor out" job. Its a shame because the car is in such great shape (no rust) Thank you all!! View attachment 7459
 

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That's one great car! An original Nissan.. My Sister had one that was identical to yours.It looks like it's in excellent shape! Let me know if you are interested in selling it.
 
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