Nissan Quest 2001-02 and 2004-06

Brake Shoes

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Removal & Installation



2001-02 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
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The rear drum brakes use an internal rear wheel cylinder with expanding shoes and lining that are applied against a rotating brake drum. An incremental brake adjuster screw is actuated whenever sufficient wear occurs. Brake adjustment takes place in forward or reverse braking but not with parking brake application.



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Fig. Rear drum brake assembly and related components-2001-02 models

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Parking brake rear cable and conduit from the parking brake lever
     
    2 brake shoe hold-down springs and the 2 brake shoe hold-down pins
     


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    Fig. Remove the upper retracting spring-2001-02 models

    Upper retracting spring
     


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    Fig. Remove the lower retracting spring-2001-02 models

    Lower retracting spring
     
    Brake adjuster screw
     
    Rear brake shoes and linings from the brake backing plate
     
    Parking brake lever clip and washer
     
    Parking brake lever from the secondary brake shoe and lining
     

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To install:

  1. Clean all parts well.
  2.  
  3. Inspect the wheel cylinder for signs of leaking. Service as required.
  4.  
  5. Inspect the retracting springs for heat damage, bends or damage to the coils or shank or loss of tension. A good retracting spring will make a full thud when dropped on a concrete floor. A heat-damaged retracting spring that has lost tension will make a distinctive ringing sound when dropped on a concrete floor.
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  7. Check the brake backing plate for signs of scoring. The shoe contact points must be smooth and have a light coating of lithium grease. Verify that the brake lining thickness is between 0.059-0.232 in. (1.5-5.9mm). Failure to replace worn rear brake shoes will result in a scored drum.
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  9. Inspect the brake drum for scratches, scoring, bell mouth and out-of-round conditions. Remove minor scores on a brake drum with sandpaper. Do not refinish brake drums to remove scoring marks. A brake drum surface that is highly polished can cause the brakes to lock up. Remove polished surfaces with sandpaper or refinish the brake drum. Refinish a brake drum that is out-of-round enough to cause vehicle vibration or noise when braking. Remove only enough surface metal to true-up the brake drum. Brake drum maximum inside diameter is shown on each drum. If the maximum inside diameter shown on the brake drum is exceeded through wear or refinishing, replace the brake drum. After a brake drum is refinished, wipe the refinished surface with a cloth soaked in clean denatured alcohol. If one brake drum is refinished, the brake drum on the opposite side of the vehicle should also be refinished to the same diameter. The standard inner brake drum diameter is 9.840 inches (250.0mm). Replace the brake drum if worn beyond 9.900 inches (251.5mm).
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  11. Install or connect the following:

    Parking brake lever to the secondary brake shoe and lining with a new parking brake lever clip
     
    Secondary (rear) shoe on the backing plate and the brake shoe hold-down spring and pin
     
    Primary (front) shoe on the backing plate and the brake shoe hold-down spring and pin
     
    Parking brake rear cable and conduit to the parking brake lever
     
    Lower retracting spring to the rear brake shoes Apply a light coat of high-quality grease to the threaded areas of the adjuster nut and adjuster socket. Turn the adjuster nut all the way down on the brake adjuster screw, then loosen the adjuster12
     

  12.  
  13. Install or connect the following:

    Brake shoe adjusting lever on the adjuster lever pin
     
    Upper retracting spring in the slot on the secondary shoe and in the slot on the brake shoe adjusting lever. The brake shoe adjusting lever should contact the brake adjuster screw.
     
    Brake drum
     
    Tire and wheel and torque the fasteners to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
     

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    Fig. These size checks should be made and the retracting springs- condition checked. Replace questionnable parts-2001-02 models



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

  1. The rear brakes do not require adjustment when being serviced to obtain a firm brake pedal feel. To achieve a firm brake pedal after servicing the rear brakes, sharply apply the brake pedal several times while driving the vehicle alternately forwards and backwards. Check the brake operation by making several stops while driving forward. If the rear brake shoes are manually adjusted, the additional action of the brake shoe adjuster can cause the brakes to become over-tightened and result in binding or overheated rear brakes.
  2.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  

The rear drum brakes use an internal rear wheel cylinder with expanding shoes and lining that are applied against a rotating brake drum. An incremental brake adjuster screw is actuated whenever sufficient wear occurs. Brake adjustment takes place in forward or reverse braking but not with parking brake application.

Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Rear drum brake assembly and related components-2001-02 models

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Brake drum
     
    Parking brake rear cable and conduit from the parking brake lever
     
    2 brake shoe hold-down springs and the 2 brake shoe hold-down pins

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the upper retracting spring-2001-02 models

     
    Upper retracting spring

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Remove the lower retracting spring-2001-02 models

     
    Lower retracting spring
     
    Brake adjuster screw
     
    Rear brake shoes and linings from the brake backing plate
     
    Parking brake lever clip and washer
     
    Parking brake lever from the secondary brake shoe and lining
     

  2.  

To install:

  1. Clean all parts well.
  2.  
  3. Inspect the wheel cylinder for signs of leaking. Service as required.
  4.  
  5. Inspect the retracting springs for heat damage, bends or damage to the coils or shank or loss of tension. A good retracting spring will make a full thud when dropped on a concrete floor. A heat-damaged retracting spring that has lost tension will make a distinctive ringing sound when dropped on a concrete floor.
  6.  
  7. Check the brake backing plate for signs of scoring. The shoe contact points must be smooth and have a light coating of lithium grease. Verify that the brake lining thickness is between 0.059-0.232 in. (1.5-5.9mm). Failure to replace worn rear brake shoes will result in a scored drum.
  8.  
  9. Inspect the brake drum for scratches, scoring, bell mouth and out-of-round conditions. Remove minor scores on a brake drum with sandpaper. Do not refinish brake drums to remove scoring marks. A brake drum surface that is highly polished can cause the brakes to lock up. Remove polished surfaces with sandpaper or refinish the brake drum. Refinish a brake drum that is out-of-round enough to cause vehicle vibration or noise when braking. Remove only enough surface metal to true-up the brake drum. Brake drum maximum inside diameter is shown on each drum. If the maximum inside diameter shown on the brake drum is exceeded through wear or refinishing, replace the brake drum. After a brake drum is refinished, wipe the refinished surface with a cloth soaked in clean denatured alcohol. If one brake drum is refinished, the brake drum on the opposite side of the vehicle should also be refinished to the same diameter. The standard inner brake drum diameter is 9.840 inches (250.0mm). Replace the brake drum if worn beyond 9.900 inches (251.5mm).

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. These size checks should be made and the retracting springs- condition checked. Replace questionnable parts-2001-02 models

  10.  
  11. Install or connect the following:

    Parking brake lever to the secondary brake shoe and lining with a new parking brake lever clip
     
    Secondary (rear) shoe on the backing plate and the brake shoe hold-down spring and pin
     
    Primary (front) shoe on the backing plate and the brake shoe hold-down spring and pin
     
    Parking brake rear cable and conduit to the parking brake lever
     
    Lower retracting spring to the rear brake shoes
     
    Apply a light coat of high-quality grease to the threaded areas of the adjuster nut and adjuster socket. Turn the adjuster nut all the way down on the brake adjuster screw, then loosen the adjuster 1 / 2 turn. Install the adjuster screw in the slots on the rear brake shoes. The wider slot on the socket must fit in the slot on the primary (front) brake shoe. The slot on the adjuster nut end must fit into the slots in the secondary (rear) brake shoe and parking brake lever.
     

  12.  
  13. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    In most all cases, manual brake adjustment IS NOT recommended. Adjustment is performed by driving the vehicle and applying the brakes.



    Brake shoe adjusting lever on the adjuster lever pin
     
    Upper retracting spring in the slot on the secondary shoe and in the slot on the brake shoe adjusting lever. The brake shoe adjusting lever should contact the brake adjuster screw.
     
    Brake drum
     
    Tire and wheel and torque the fasteners to 72-87 ft. lbs. (98-118 Nm).
     

  14.  
  15. The rear brakes do not require adjustment when being serviced to obtain a firm brake pedal feel. To achieve a firm brake pedal after servicing the rear brakes, sharply apply the brake pedal several times while driving the vehicle alternately forwards and backwards. Check the brake operation by making several stops while driving forward. The self-adjusting mechanism will sufficiently adjust the rear brake shoes without any manual tightening at the brake shoe adjuster. If the rear brake shoes are manually adjusted, the additional action of the brake shoe adjuster can cause the brakes to become over-tightened and result in binding or overheated rear brakes.
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