Are the brakes of your Nissan Quest weak and soft? Learn how to change front brake pads and rotors on Nissan Quest 2011-2017.

What you will need

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  • Front Brake Pads
  • Front Rotors
  • Brake Pad Grease
  • Mechanic Metric Toolset
  • Torque Wrench


  1. Park vehicle on a level surface. Engage the parking brakes on your Nissan.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts before jacking up the Nissan, or you will have a hard time getting the lug nuts to lose. Remove wheel to change front brake pads on Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  3. Jack up the car and remove the wheel.
  4. Next, loosen the 17mm bolts to get the brake caliper out.How to replace front brake pads on Nissan Quest 2011-2017
  5. Remove the brake caliper. Do not let the brake caliper hang on the brake hose.
  6. Press the brake caliper piston in. Pistons must be pushed back into the caliper to accommodate the new rotor and brake pad.
  7. Use a breaker bar to remove two 19mm bracket bolts. Nissan Quest change front brake rotors diy
  8. Remove the rotor from your Nissan Quest and install a new rotor.
  9. Reinstall the new rotor. Reinstall the caliper bracket and torque it to spec, typically 50-100 ft/lb.Nissan Quest Replace Front Rotor DIY Guide 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  10. Clean shims and apply grease to the back of brake pads, guide pins, and shims. Clean and apply grease to front brake pads Nissan Quest
  11. Reinstall new brake pads. Install the brake caliper bolts and torque to 20-25 ft/lb.
  12. Install the wheel. Slowly lower your Quest to the ground. Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to manufacture recommendations. Typical torque: 90 Ft/Lbs.

That’s it. Replacing the front brake pads and rotors on a Nissan Quest takes about one to two hours.

We hope you find the Nissan Quest Front Brake Pad & Rotor Replacement DIY guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.

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