Altima 2007-2009

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2007-2008


CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Raise and safely support vehicle and remove tires.
  2.  
  3. Secure disc rotor using wheel nuts.
    WARNING
    Put matching marks on wheel hub assembly and disc rotor if it is necessary to remove rotor.

  4.  
  5. Attach a tube to the brake bleeder and drain brake fluid from caliper.
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  7. Remove union bolt, and then remove brake hose from caliper assembly.
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  9. Remove mounting bolts from torque member and remove caliper assembly from vehicle.

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    Fig. Front brake caliper assembly

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To install:


WARNING
Before installing torque member, wipe oil and grease from mounting surface of steering knuckle and torque member.

  1. Install torque member and tighten the bolts to 98 ft. lbs. (132 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install brake hose to caliper assembly.
  4.  
  5. Refill with new brake fluid and bleed air.
  6.  
  7. Check front disc brake for drag.
  8.  
  9. Install tires to the vehicle.
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Specific to:

Nissan Altima 2009-2010

  1. Remove front wheel and tires.
  2.  
  3. Drain brake fluid.
  4.  
  5. Remove union bolt and disconnect brake hose from caliper assembly. Discard the copper washers.
    CAUTION
    Do not reuse copper washers.



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    Fig. Remove union bolt (A) and disconnect brake hose from caliper assembly; note protrusions (B)

  6.  
  7. Remove torque member bolts, and remove brake caliper assembly.
    CAUTION
    Do not drop brake pad.



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    Fig. Remove torque member bolts, and remove brake caliper assembly

  8.  
  9. Remove disc rotor. If reusing the disc rotor apply matching marks as shown.
    CAUTION
    Put matching marks on wheel hub assembly and disc rotor, if it is necessary to remove disc rotor.



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    Fig. If reusing the disc rotor apply matching marks as shown



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    Fig. Exploded view of front brake caliper assembly

  10.  

To install:

  1. Install disc rotor, align the matching marks if installing the original disc rotor as shown.
    CAUTION
    Align the marks on disc rotor and wheel hub at the time of installation when reusing disc rotor.

  2.  
  3. Install brake caliper assembly to vehicle, and tighten torque member bolts to the specified torque.
    CAUTION
    Do not allow oil or any moisture on all contact surfaces between steering knuckle and caliper assembly, bolts, and washer.

  4.  
  5. Install brake hose to brake caliper assembly with new copper washers. Align the brake hose tab between the protrusions on the caliper assembly as shown. Tighten union bolt to the specified torque.
    CAUTION
    Do not reuse copper washers.

  6.  
  7. Refill with new brake fluid and bleed air from the brake hydraulic system.
  8.  
  9. Check front disc brakes for drag.
  10.  
  11. Install front wheel and tires.
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