Nissan Frontier, Xterra 1998-05

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the appropriate tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolt attaching the brake hose to the caliper. Plug the brake hose to prevent brake fluid loss.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper support mounting bolts and lift the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
  8.  

To install

  1. Position the caliper assembly onto the knuckle and install the bolts. Make sure the rotor fits between the brake pads. Torque the bolts to 53-72 ft. lbs. (72-92 Nm) for 2001-03 4-cyl. Frontier; 101-130 ft. lbs. (137-177 Nm) for all others.
  2.  
  3. Using new copper washers, connect the brake hose to the caliper. Torque the brake hose attaching bolt to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Apply the brake pedal and inspect the system. Ensure proper operation and no leakage.
  8.  
  9. Install tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle and road-test.
  10.  


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    Fig. Front disc brake components-2001-02



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    Fig. Front disc brake components-2003


  1. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the appropriate tire and wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolt attaching the brake hose to the caliper. Plug the brake hose to prevent brake fluid loss.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper support mounting bolts and lift the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
  8.  

To install

  1. Position the caliper assembly onto the knuckle and install the bolts. Make sure the rotor fits between the brake pads. Torque the bolts to 101-130 ft. lbs. (137-177 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Using new copper washers, connect the brake hose to the caliper. Torque the brake hose attaching bolt to 12-14 ft. lbs. (17-20 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Apply the brake pedal and inspect the system. Ensure proper operation and no leakage.
  8.  
  9. Install tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle and road-test.

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    Fig. Front disc brake caliper-Frontier

  10.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the brake fluid, as necessary.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolt attaching the brake hose to the caliper. Plug the brake hose to prevent brake fluid loss.
  10.  
  11. Remove the caliper support mounting bolts and lift the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
  12.  

To install

  1. Position the caliper assembly onto the knuckle and install the bolts. Make sure the rotor fits between the brake pads. Torque the bolts to specification.
  2.  
  3. Using new copper washers, connect the brake hose to the caliper. Torque the brake hose attaching bolt to specification.
  4.  
  5. Bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Apply the brake pedal and inspect the system. Ensure proper operation and no leakage.
  8.  
  9. Install tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle and roadtest.

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    Fig. Front disc brake and related components-1998-2002



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    Fig. Front disc brake and related components-2003-2004



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    Fig. Front disc brake and related components-2005

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