Nissan/Datsun 200SX/510/610/710/810/Maxima 1973-1984 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Type AN12H Caliper
  1. Raise and support the rear of the car with jackstands. Remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the clip at the outside of the pad pins.
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  5. Remove the pad pins. Hold the anti-squeal springs in place with your finger.
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  7. Remove the pads.
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To install:

  1. First clean the end of the piston with clean brake fluid.
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  3. Lightly coat the caliper-to-pad, the yoke-to-pad, retaining pin-to-pad, and retaining pin-to-bracket surfaces with grease. Do not allow grease to get on the rotor or pad surfaces.
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  5. Push the piston into place with a prytool by pushing in on the piston while at the same time turning it clockwise into the bore. Then, with a lever between the rotor and yoke, push the yoke over until the clearance to install the pads is equal.
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  7. Install the shims and pads, anti-squeal springs and pins. Install the clip. Note that the inner pad has a tab which must fit into the piston notch. Therefore, be sure that the piston notch is centered to allow proper pad installation.
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  9. Apply the brake a few times to center the pads. Check the master cylinder fluid level and add if necessary.
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Types CL11H and CL9H Caliper


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Fig. Fig. 2 Remove the parking brake cable mounting brace bolt where indicated (arrow)-type CL11H caliper



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Fig. Fig. 3 To remove the rear brake pads, unbolt the caliper and remove it



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Fig. Fig. 4 Have a wire ready to secure the caliper, to prevent strain on the hydraulic brake hose



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Fig. Fig. 5 Remove the outer brake pads from the caliper



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Fig. Fig. 6 Remove the inner brake pads from the caliper-note the wear indicator location (arrow)



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Fig. Fig. 7 Pliers work to turn in the piston-you may also buy an inexpensive, specialized tool to do this

  1. Raise the rear of the car and support it with jackstands. Remove the wheel.
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  3. Remove the pin bolts and lift off the caliper body.
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  5. Pull out the pad springs and then remove the pads and their shims.
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  7. Clean the piston end of the caliper body and the area around the pin holes. Be careful not to get oil on the rotor.
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  9. Using a pair of needle nosed pliers, carefully turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
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  11. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with a silicone based grease.
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  13. Install the pads, shims and the pad springs.
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Always use new shims.

  1. Position the caliper body in the mounting support and tighten the pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm.).
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  3. Replace the wheel, lower the car and bleed the system.
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Types CL11HB and CL14B Caliper
  1. Raise the vehicle and support it on jackstands. Remove the rear wheel.
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  3. Remove the two pin bolts and the lock spring. Remove the caliper, suspending it above the disc so as to avoid putting any strain on the hose.
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  5. Remove the pad retainers, pads, and shims.
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Do not depress the brake pedal when the cylinder body is in the raised position or the piston will pop out. Avoid damaging the piston seal when removing/installing the pads and retainers.

  1. Check the level of fluid in the master cylinder. If the fluid is near the maximum level, use a clean syringe to remove fluid until the level is down well below the lip of the reservoir. Then, press the caliper piston back into the caliper by turning it clockwise (it has a helical groove on the outer diameter). This will allow room for the installation of the thicker new pads.
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  3. Install the new pads using new shims in reverse order of the removal procedure. Tighten the caliper pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. Make sure you pump the brakes and get a hard pedal before driving the car!
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