Nissan Sentra 2007-2012
NISSAN recommends DOT 3 Brake fluid.
Never reuse drained brake fluid.
Be careful not to splash brake fluid on painted areas; it may cause paint damage. If brake fluid is splashed on painted areas, wash it away with water immediately.
To clean or wash all parts of master cylinder and disc brake caliper, use clean brake fluid.
Never use mineral oils such as gasoline or kerosene. They will ruin rubber parts of the hydraulic system.
Use flare nut wrench when removing and installing brake tube.
If a brake fluid leak is found, the part must be disassembled without fail. Then it has to be replaced with a new one if a defect exists.
Turn the ignition switch OFF and remove the connector of the ABS actuator and electric unit (control unit) or the battery terminal before performing the work.
Always torque brake lines when installing.
Burnish the brake contact surfaces after refinishing or replacing rotors, after replacing pads, or if a soft pedal occurs at very low mileage.
Clean brake pads and shoes with a waste cloth, then wipe with a dust collector.
During ABS operation, the brake pedal may vibrate lightly and a mechanical noise may be heard. This is normal.
Just after starting the vehicle, the brake pedal may vibrate or motor operating noises may be heard from engine compartment. This is normal due to the self-check operation.
Stopping distance may be longer than that of vehicles without ABS when vehicle drives on rough, gravel, or snow-covered (fresh, deep snow) roads.
When an error is indicated by ABS or another warning lamp, collect all necessary information from customer (what symptoms are present under what conditions) and check for simple causes before starting diagnosis. Besides electrical system inspection, check brake booster operation, brake fluid level, and fluid leaks.
If incorrect tire sizes or types are installed on the vehicle or brake pads are not Genuine NISSAN parts, stopping distance or steering stability may deteriorate.
If there is a radio, antenna or related wiring near the control module, ABS function may have a malfunction or error.
If aftermarket parts (car stereo, CD player, etc.) have been installed, check for incidents such as harness pinches, open circuits or improper wiring.