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This article provides instructions on how to change rear brake pads and rotor on Nissan Quest 2011-2017.

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Here are some signs that indicate that the rear Nissan Quest brake pads need to 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)
  • Nissan Quest brake pedal needs to be pressed all the way down or very hard for the car to stop.
  • The parking brake doesn't hold

What you will need


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  1. Park vehicle on a level surface. Engage the parking brakes on the Nissan.
  2. Loosen the lug nuts before you jack up your Nissan but don't remove them yet. Remove wheel to change rear brake pads on Nissan Quest 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  3. Jack up the car and remove the wheel. 
  4. Next, you will need to loosen the 14mm caliper bolts to get the brake caliper out.  How to replace rear brake pads on Nissan Quest 2011-2017
  5. Remove brake caliper. Do not let the brake caliper hang on the brake hose.
  6. Press the brake caliper piston in. Pistons need to be pushed back into the caliper in order to accommodate the new rotor and brake pad. Because the rear brake caliper has the emergency/parking brakes integrated into it, the cylinder may need to be rotated for it to go back. 
  7. Use a breaker bar to remove bracket bolts.Nissan Quest change rear brake rotors diy
  8. Remove the rotor from the car. 
  9. Install the new rotor. Reinstall the caliper bracket and torque it to 85Nm. Nissan Quest Replace rear Rotor DIY Guide 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
  10. Clean shims and apply grease to the back of brake pads. Apply silicone-based grease to the ends of the brake pads. Clean and apply grease to rear brake pads Nissan Quest
  11. Rember to clean and apply grease to caliper guide pins. 
  12. Reinstall new brake pads. Install the brake caliper bolts and torque to 20-25 ft/lb. 
  13. 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.)