Is the emergency brakes of your Nissan Quest weak and soft? This article provides instructions on changing rear brake pads and rotors on Nissan Quest 2011-2017.
Some signs indicate that the rear Nissan Quest brake pads must be replaced.
- Nissan Quest Brake Warning Light On,
- Nissan Quest Screech, grinding noise when braking,
- Vibration or pulsating brake pedal or steering wheel when braking
(Often caused by warped Nissan Quest rotors)
- The Nissan Quest brake pedal must be pressed very hard for the car to stop.
- The parking brake doesn’t hold
What you will need
- Nissan Quest Rear Brake Pads
- Nissan Quest Rear Rotor
- Brake Pad Grease
- Mechanic Metric Toolset
- Torque Wrench
- Vehicle Jacks
- Jack Stands
- Park vehicle on a level surface. Engage the parking brakes on the Nissan.
- Loosen the lug nuts before you jack up the Nissan but don’t remove them yet.
- Jack up the car and remove the wheel.
- Next, loosen the 14mm bolts to get the brake caliper out.
- Remove the brake caliper. Do not let the brake caliper hang on the brake hose.
- Press the brake caliper piston in. Pistons must be pushed back into the caliper to accommodate the new rotor and brake pad. Because the rear brake caliper has the emergency/parking brakes integrated, the cylinder may need to be rotated for it to go back.
- Use a breaker bar to remove bracket bolts.
- Remove the rotor from the car.
- Install the new rotor. Reinstall the caliper bracket and torque it to 85Nm.
- Clean shims and apply grease to the back of brake pads. Apply silicone-based lubricant to the ends of the brake pads.
- Rember to clean and apply grease to caliper guide pins.
- Reinstall new brake pads. Install the brake caliper bolts and torque to 20-25 ft/lb.
- Install the wheel. Slowly lower your Quest to the ground. Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to the manufacturer’s recommendation (70-90 ft-lbs.)
We hope you find the Nissan Quest Rear Brake Pad Replacement guide helpful. Check these troubleshooting and repair guides for more help on your Nissan.