Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Brake Drums

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Removal & Installation



2001-02 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  

The rear drum brakes used on these vehicles are conventional expanding shoe-type with the brake shoe lining applied to the inside of the rotating drum. An incremental brake adjuster screw is designed to actuate whenever sufficient wear occurs.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel and tire
     
    Brake drum by pulling it from the wheel studs
     

  2.  
  3. If necessary for brake drum removal, pry off the access hole plug from the access hole. Insert a screwdriver and a brake adjustment tool. Press the screwdriver against the adjusting lever to disengage it from the adjuster. Loosen the adjuster using the brake adjusting tool.
  4.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Brake shoe adjustment may need to be loosened to remove the brake drum-2001-02 models


To install:

  1. Clean all parts well. It is good practice to inspect the wheel cylinder for leaks anytime the brake drum is removed. If a new replacement brake drum is being installed, inspect it for a protective coating on the machined inside braking surface. Remove any coating with suitable solvent.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake drum onto the wheel studs
     

  4.  
  5. In most all cases, manual brake adjustment IS NOT recommended. Adjustment is performed by driving the vehicle and applying the brakes.

    Tire and wheel and torque the fasteners to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Adjust the rear brake shoes by sharply applying the brakes several times while driving the vehicle alternately forwards and backwards. Check the brake operation by making several stops while driving forward.
  8.  

2001-02 Models Only
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  

The rear drum brakes used on these vehicles are conventional expanding shoe-type with the brake shoe lining applied to the inside of the rotating drum. An incremental brake adjuster screw is designed to actuate whenever sufficient wear occurs.

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel and tire
     
    Brake drum by pulling it from the wheel studs
     

  2.  
  3. If necessary for brake drum removal, pry off the access hole plug from the access hole. Insert a screwdriver and a brake adjustment tool. Press the screwdriver against the adjusting lever to disengage it from the adjuster. Loosen the adjuster using the brake adjusting tool.

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Brake shoe adjustment may need to be loosened to remove the brake drum-2001-02 models

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all parts well. It is good practice to inspect the wheel cylinder for leaks anytime the brake drum is removed. If a new replacement brake drum is being installed, inspect it for a protective coating on the machined inside braking surface. Remove any coating with suitable solvent.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Brake drum onto the wheel studs
     

  4.  
  5. In most all cases, manual brake adjustment IS NOT recommended. Adjustment is performed by driving the vehicle and applying the brakes.

    Tire and wheel and torque the fasteners to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm)
     

  6.  
  7. Adjust the rear brake shoes by sharply applying the brakes several times while driving the vehicle alternately forwards and backwards. Check the brake operation by making several stops while driving forward.
  8.  

 
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