Nissan Pathfinder 1996-05

Parking Brake Shoes

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Adjustment



With Rear Disc Brakes
  1. Remove the driver-s side lower instrument panel.
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  3. Partially depress the parking brake pedal to access the adjusting nut.
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  5. Insert a deep socket wrench to rotate the adjusting nut and loosen the cable until tension is sufficiently released. Then, disengage the parking brake pedal.

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    Fig. Location of the adjusting nut

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  7. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
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  9. Remove the rotor and measure inner diameter at widest point using a suitable Drum Brake Clearance Gauge tool.
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  11. Transfer the measurement, minus 0.6 mm, to the parking brake shoes and adjust accordingly.

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    Fig. Measure the inner diameter of the rotor, then transfer that measurement (minus 0.6mm) to the parking brake shoes and adjust accordingly

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  13. Using the lug nuts, secure the rotor to the hub to prevent it from tilting.
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  15. Rotate the disc rotor to make sure there is no drag.
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  17. Adjust the cable as follows:
    1. Operate the parking brake pedal 10 or more times with a force of 110 lbs. (490 N).
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    3. Rotate the adjusting nut with deep socket to adjust pedal stroke to specification. Pedal stroke : 4-5 notches under force of 44 lbs. (196 N).
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    5. With parking brake pedal completely disengaged, make sure there is no drag on the parking brake.
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With Rear Drum Brakes
  1. Adjust clearance between the shoe and drum as follows:
    1. Release the parking brake lever and loosen adjusting nut.

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      Fig. Release the parking brake lever and loosen adjusting nut

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    3. Depress the brake pedal fully at least 10 times with engine running.
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  3. Pull the parking brake control lever 4-5 notches. Then adjust the lever by turning the adjusting nut.
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  5. Pull control lever with 44 lbs. (196 N) of force.
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  7. On 1996-98 vehicles, check that the lever stroke is 7-9 notches, and operation is smooth.
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  9. On 1998 and later vehicles, check that the lever stroke is 6-8 notches, and operation is smooth.

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    Fig. Pull up on the parking brake lever with the proper amount of force

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  11. Bend the warning lamp switch plate to ensure the following:
    1. Warning lamp comes on when lever is lifted 1 or more notch.
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    3. Warning lamp goes out when lever is fully released.

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      Fig. Exploded view of the parking brake cables and related components-with rear drum brakes

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Removal & Installation



Disc Brakes

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.


WARNING
Remove the disc rotor only with the parking brake pedal completely disengaged.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Remove the rear disc rotor, as outlined earlier in this section.
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  7. Remove the rear Halfshaft, as outlined in the Drive Train Section.
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  9. Disconnect the ABS sensor from the harness connector. Then, remove the ABS sensor wire from the grommet mounts.
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  11. Remove wheel hub and bearing assembly.
    NOTE
    Withdraw ABS sensor harness through back plate when removing wheel hub and bearing assembly.

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  13. Remove the return springs.
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  15. Remove the adjuster.
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  17. Remove the retainers, anti-rattle pins and shoes.
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  19. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the toggle lever.
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  21. Remove back plate.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the parking brake shoes-Pathfinder with rear disc brakes

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To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of removal. Note the following:

    Apply brake grease to the specified points during assembly.
     
    Install the adjuster so that threaded part expands when rotating it in the direction shown by the arrow, as shown in the accompanying illustration.
     
    Shorten adjuster by rotating it in the opposite direction as shown by the arrow in the accompanying illustration.

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