Quest 1995-1996

Brake Pads

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Inspection



Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-2000

Nissan Quest 1993-2000



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Fig. Measure brake pad thickness in several places around the pad with a ruler or Vernier caliper

Measure the brake pad for wear using a ruler or Vernier caliper. The lining thickness should be 0.08 - 0.3807 inch (2 - 9.67mm). If the lining is thinner than specifications or there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, make the necessary repairs and replace the brake pads.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Mercury Villager 1993-1999

Nissan Quest 1993-2000


CAUTION
Older brake pads or shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

  1. Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap. Using a syringe, such as a turkey baster, siphon brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir until it is approximately 1 / 3 full. Discard the removed fluid.
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  3. Loosen the lug nuts on the front wheels.
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  5. Apply the parking brake, block the rear wheels, then raise and safely support the front of the vehicle securely on jackstands.
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  7. Remove the front wheels.
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  9. Using a Torx ® T-40 bit, remove the two caliper bolts.
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  11. Lift the caliper and brake pad assembly from the rotor using a rotating motion.
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  13. Suspend the caliper from the strut with wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
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  15. Using a screwdriver, release the outboard brake pad retainer and, with another screwdriver, pry the pad from the caliper.
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  17. Using a large C-clamp placed on the inboard brake pad, compress the caliper piston until it is fully seated.
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  19. Remove the inboard brake pad from the caliper.

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    Fig. Use a Torx ® T-40 bit to remove the caliper bolts



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    Fig. Lifting the caliper and brake pad assembly from the rotor



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    Fig. Suspend the caliper from the strut with wire



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    Fig. Using two screwdrivers to remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper



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    Fig. Removing the inboard brake pad from the caliper

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To install:

  1. Remove any dirt or rust build-up from the inside of the caliper in the brake pad contact area.
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  3. Install the inboard pad in the caliper piston. Install the outboard pad, making sure that the clips are properly seated.
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  5. Position the caliper on the rotor.
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  7. Install the two caliper bolts and tighten them to 18 - 25 ft. lbs. (24 - 34 Nm).
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  9. Install the wheels. Tighten the lug nuts to 72 - 87 ft. lbs. (98 - 118 Nm).
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  11. Pump the brake pedal several times prior to moving the vehicle to position the brake pads to the rotor.
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  13. Refill the master cylinder reservoir as necessary, using only new DOT 3 or equivalent brake fluid.
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  15. Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.
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