Infiniti Car 1998-05

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about13
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake cable mounting bracket bolt and lock spring.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  12.  
  13. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Push the piston into the cylinder body by turning the piston clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate the caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking brake cable and install the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Check and then refill the master cylinder if needed.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolt and lock spring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper pin bolt.
  10.  
  11. Pivot the caliper body downward.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the pad springs and then remove the pads and shims.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  2.  
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the pads, shims, and the pad springs.
  6.  
  7. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake cable mounting bracket bolt and lock spring.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  12.  
  13. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Push the piston into the cylinder body by turning the piston clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate the caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking brake cable and install the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Check and then refill the master cylinder if needed.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolt and lock spring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper pin bolt.
  10.  
  11. Pivot the caliper body downward.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the pad springs and then remove the pads and shims.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  2.  
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the pads, shims, and the pad springs.
  6.  
  7. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake cable mounting bracket bolt and lock spring.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  12.  
  13. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Push the piston into the cylinder body by turning the piston clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate the caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking brake cable and install the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Check and then refill the master cylinder if needed.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolt and lock spring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper pin bolt.
  10.  
  11. Pivot the caliper body downward.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the pad springs and then remove the pads and shims.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  2.  
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the pads, shims, and the pad springs.
  6.  
  7. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  8.  
  9. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Place an old pad over the caliper piston. Use a C-clamp to compress the piston.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm) for the front caliper and 25-30 ft. lbs. (33-42 Nm) for the rear caliper.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Check and refill master cylinder if needed.
  8.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake cable mounting bracket bolt and lock spring.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  12.  
  13. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Push the piston into the cylinder body by turning the piston clockwise.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate the caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it according to the illustration.
  4.  
  5. Connect the parking brake cable and install the bracket.
  6.  
  7. Install the wheels.
  8.  
  9. Check and then refill the master cylinder if needed.
  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolt and lock spring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper pin bolt.
  10.  
  11. Pivot the caliper body downward.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the pad springs and then remove the pads and shims.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  2.  
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the pads, shims, and the pad springs.
  6.  
  7. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts according to the illustration.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cap from the master cylinder reservoir and extract about 1 / 3 of the brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lower pin bolt.
  8.  
  9. Pivot the caliper body upward and secure it with a length of wire. Remove the retainers and inner and outer shims and pads.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Place an old pad over the caliper piston. Use a C-clamp to compress the piston.
  2.  
  3. Install the new pads and shims and rotate caliper down onto rotor. Install the pin bolt and torque it according to the illustration.
  4.  
  5. Install the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Check and refill master cylinder if needed.
  8.  

Standard Brakes
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the parking brake cable mounting bolt and lock spring.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the cable from the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Remove the upper pin bolt.
  10.  
  11. Pivot the caliper body downward.
  12.  
  13. Pull out the pad springs and remove the pads and shims.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  2.  
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with grease.
  4.  
  5. Install the pads, shims, and the pad springs.
  6.  
  7. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts according to the illustration.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheels.
  10.  
  11. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  12.  

With Brembo Brakes
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove clips from pad pins.
  6.  
  7. Remove pad pins while holding down cross spring, then remove cross spring from caliper.
  8.  
  9. Using pliers, remove pad and shim from caliper.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Apply grease to brake pad back side.
  2.  
  3. Compress the pistons of the disc brake caliper.
  4.  
  5. Install pads.
    NOTE
    Install pad with wear sensor on the outer side.


    NOTE
    The side of pad (shim) with the larger cutouts should be on the entry side of the disc rotor spin.

  6.  
  7. Insert upper pad pin from the inner piston side and press firmly to the outer piston side through the hole in the top of pads.
  8.  
  9. Place the top of the cross spring under the top pad pin; while pressing bottom of cross spring against pads, insert lower pad pin from the inner piston side and press firmly to the outer piston side through the hole in the top of pads.

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    Fig. Make certain cross spring passes UNDER pad pins.

  10.  
  11. Insert clips in the small hole at the end of pad pins.
    CAUTION
    If clips are not fully attached, pad pin or the pad could fall out while vehicle is in motion.

  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary.
  16.  

 
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