Sentra 1997

Brake Calipers


Removal & Installation

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
    Parking brake cable and the lock spring
    Brake fluid hose from the caliper
    Torque member bolts
    Caliper pin bolts and remove the caliper


To install:

  1. Turn the piston clockwise back into the caliper body. Remove some brake fluid from the master cylinder, if necessary. Take care not to damage the piston boot.
  3. Coat the pad contact area on the mounting support with a silicone based grease.
  5. Install or connect the following:

    New pads, shims and the pad springs
    Caliper body into position and torque the caliper pin bolts to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm)
    Torque member bolts to 28-38 ft. lbs. (38-52 Nm)
    Brake fluid hose, using new copper washers, and tighten the flare nut to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm)
    Lock spring and the parking brake cable

  7. Bleed the brake system and top off the master cylinder as necessary.
  9. Replace the wheels.

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    Fig. Rear disc brakes