Are the brakes of your Nissan Rogue feel weak and soft? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing your vehicle’s front brake pads and rotor. This guide is a step-by-step procedure for removing and replacing the front brake pads and rotor of the Nissan Rogue Sport 2017+.
What you will need
- Front Brake Pads Nissan Rogue Sport
- Front Rotor Nissan Rogue Sport
- Floor Jack
- Jack Stands
- Lug Nut Wrench
- Mechanic Metric Toolset
- 14mm Socket
- 19mm Socket
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Caliper Grease
- Park the vehicle on a safe flat-level surface.
- Loosen the lug nuts of the front wheel by turning them counterclockwise using the lug nut wrench.
- Jack up the vehicle at the front and support the vehicle with jack stands.
- Remove the lug nuts and carry the wheel away from the vehicle.
- Turn the steering wheel to the left/right (depending on which side you are working on) to have better access to the bolts of the carrier and caliper.
- Loosen the upper 14mm bolt and remove the lower 14mm bolt on the caliper. Use a 14mm socket and turn it clockwise to loosen and remove the bolts.
- Insert a flat screwdriver on the caliper and use it to push the piston back into the caliper.
- Pull the caliper up and check if the piston is already pushed. If not, use the old brake pad and the brake pad spreader to push the piston in.
- Remove the upper 14mm bolt on the caliper and pull the caliper out of the carrier. Then tie the caliper to the strut, so it doesn’t hang by the hose.
- Remove the brake pads from the carrier by pulling them out. If the brake pads are difficult to remove, use a flat screwdriver to pry out the brake pads.
- Remove the two 19mm bolts on the carrier by turning them counterclockwise using a 19mm socket. Then remove the carrier from the vehicle.
- Remove the rotor by pulling it out. If the rotor is difficult to remove, use a hammer to push the rotor out.
- Clean the carrier using a wire brush. Make sure to use a mask to prevent inhaling the dust on the carrier.
- Pull the guide pins out from the carrier and wipe them clean.
- Add a tiny bit of grease caliper on the guide pins and insert them back into the carrier.
- Clean the new rotor by wiping it using an oil absorbent cloth. Also, you can use a brake cleaner to remove the oil on the new rotor.
- Line up the new rotor into the vehicle and press it in to set it into place.
- Place the carrier back to the rotor and reinstall its 19mm bolts by turning them clockwise using the 19mm socket.
- Line up the new brake pads into the carrier and press them to set them in place. Make sure that the brake pads are in the proper orientation.
- Place the caliper back into the carrier and reinstall its 14mm bolts. Use a wrench to hold the guide pins and prevent them from spinning when tightening the bolts.
- Carry the wheel back to the vehicle and reinstall the lug nuts.
- Remove the jack stands and lower the floor jack.
- Press the brake pedal a few times to put the pressure back on the brake caliper.
- Torque the lug nuts to 90 lb-ft.
We hope you find the 2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.