Is your Nissan Rogue brake feel soft and weak? Learn how to fix the problem by replacing your vehicle’s rear brake pads and rotor. This guide is a step-by-step procedure for replacing the rear brake pad and rotor on a Nissan Rogue Sport 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
What you will need
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- Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Brake Pads
- Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Rotor
- Floor Jack
- Jack Stands
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Caliper Grease
- Mechanic Metric Toolset
- 14mm Wrench
- 17mm Wrench
- 17mm Socket
- Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface. Secure the front wheels using wheel chocks so the vehicle does not move in any direction.
- Loosen the lug nuts of the rear wheel by turning them counterclockwise using a lug wrench.
- Jack up the vehicle’s rear and support it with jack stands.
- Remove the lug nuts and carry the wheel of the vehicle.
- Loosen the upper 14mm guide pin bolt and remove the lower 14mm guide pin bolt on the caliper by turning them counterclockwise using a 14mm wrench.
- Pull the caliper up and remove the brake pads from the carrier by prying them out using a flathead screwdriver.
- Push the piston on the caliper by placing the old brake pad and pushing it using a piston pusher tool.
- Pull the caliper from the carrier and set it aside so the brake hose won’t stretch.
- Remove the carrier from the rotor by removing the two 17mm bolts on the backside of the carrier. Turn the bolts counterclockwise using a breaker bar with a 17mm socket to remove them.
- Remove the metal clips attached to the carrier by prying them out using a flat screwdriver.
- Clean the carrier using a wire brush to remove the corrosion. Do not breathe the dust, and wear your mask when cleaning it.
- Line up the new metal clips to the carrier by pushing them into their proper orientation.
- Ensure the other wheels are secured, and the vehicle won’t roll off. Release the parking brake. Remove the rotor from the vehicle by pulling it out. If the rotor doesn’t come off easily, use a hammer to push the rotor out. Spraying penetrating fluid can help as well.
- Wipe the new rotor clean, line it up to the vehicle, and push it in to set it in.
- Place the carrier back in the vehicle and reinstall its 17mm bolts by turning them clockwise using the 17mm wrench.
- Line up the new brake pads into the carrier and press them to set them. Make sure to place them in their proper orientation.
- Wipe the guide pins clean and add a tiny amount of caliper grease to the guide pins.
- Line up the caliper back to the carrier. Then slide the guide pins back to the carrier and caliper.
- Tighten the guide pin bolts by turning them clockwise using a 14mm wrench.
- Reinstall the rear wheel back to the vehicle.
- Remove the jack stands and release the floor jack.
- Torque the lug nuts.
- Press the brake pedal a few times to place pressure back on the brake caliper.
We hope you find the 2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Brake Pad & Rotor DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.