Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation




NOTE
Both the front and rear disc brake pads can be serviced using the same procedure.

  1. Using a syringe, siphon brake fluid from the reservoir, leaving reservoir approximately 1 / 2 full.
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  3. Raise and properly support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the wheel assemblies.
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  7. Remove the lower pin bolt from the brake caliper.
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  9. Swivel the caliper up and away from the torque member. Tie the caliper to a suspension member so that it is out of the way.
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  11. Lift the 2 brake pads out of the torque member.
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  13. Remove the inner and outer shims. Remove the 2 pad retainers if they are not attached to the pads.
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  15. Check the pad thickness and replace the pads if they are less than 0.079 in. (2mm) thick.
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To install:

  1. Install the inner and outer shims into the torque member.
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  3. Install a pad retainer to the bottom of each pad.
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  5. Install the pads into the torque member.
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  7. Use a C-clamp or hammer handle and press the caliper piston(s) back into the housing.
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  9. Untie the caliper and swivel it back into position over the torque plate so that the dust boot is not pinched. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
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  11. Check the condition of the pin boot. Gently pull on it to expel any trapped air.
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  13. Install the wheel and lower the vehicle.
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  15. Pump the brakes until the pedal is firm and check the level of brake fluid. Road-test the vehicle.
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