Sentra 2008

Brake Calipers

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.



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Fig. 2007 front disc brakes



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Fig. 2009 front disc brakes, except SPEC-V



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Fig. 2009 front disc brakes--SPEC-V



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Fig. 2010-12 front disc brakes, except SPEC-V



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Fig. 2010-12 front disc brakes--SPEC-V

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the front wheels and tires.
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  5. Secure the disc rotor using wheel nuts.
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  7. Drain the brake fluid.
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  9. Remove the union bolt and copper washers, and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper assembly.
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  11. Remove the torque member mounting bolts, and remove the brake caliper assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the torque member mounting bolts

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To install:

  1. Install the brake caliper assembly to the vehicle and tighten the torque member mounting bolts to 122 ft. lbs. (165 Nm).
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  3. Install the brake hose and copper washers to the brake caliper assembly, and tighten union bolt to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
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  5. Refill with new brake fluid and perform the air bleeding.
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  7. Check that no drag is present for the front disc brake.
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  9. Install the wheels and tires.
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