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2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement

Guide on how to replace the front brake pads and rotor of the Nissan Rogue Sport 2017+.

2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Front Brake Pads & Rotor Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 1 hour - 2 hours
DIY COST $ 100 - 300
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a safe flat-level surface.The Nissan Rogue Sport 2017+.

     

  2. Loosen the lug nuts of the front wheel by turning them counterclockwise using the lug nut wrench.
  3. Jack up the vehicle at the front and support the vehicle with jack stands.
  4. Remove the lug nuts and carry the wheel away from the vehicle.Removing the front wheel of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  5. 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.Turning the steering wheel to the left to have wider access to the bolts of the carrier and caliper.

     

  6. 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.Loosening the 14mm bolts on the caliper.

     

  7. Insert a flat screwdriver on the caliper and use it to push the piston back into the caliper.Pushing the piston on the caliper using a flat screwdriver.

     

  8. Pull the caliper up and check if the piston is already pushed into position. If not, use the old brake pad and the brake pad spreader to push the piston in.Checking the piston on the caliper.

     

  9. Remove the upper 14mm bolt on the caliper and pull the caliper out of the carrier. Then tie the caliper to the sturt so that it doesn't hang by the hose. Setting the caliper aside to where the brake cables wont be stretched.
  10. 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.Removing the brake pads on the carrier.

     

    Removing the brake pads on the carrier.
  11. Remove the two 19mm bolts on the carrier by turning them counterclockwise using a 19mm socket. Then remove the carrier from the vehicle.Removing the 19mm bolts holding the carrier.

     

    Removing the carrier from the rotor.
  12. Remove the rotor by pulling it out. If the rotor is difficult to remove, use a hammer to push the rotor out.Removing the rotor of the vehicle.

     

    Removing the rotor of the vehicle.
  13. Clean the carrier using a wire brush. Make sure to use a mask to prevent inhaling the dust on the carrier.Cleaning the carrier of the vehicle.

     

  14. Pull the guide pins out from the carrier and wipe them clean.
  15. Add a tiny bit of grease caliper on the guide pins and insert them back into the carrier.
  16. 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.
  17. Line up the new rotor into the vehicle and press it in to set it into place.Installing the new rotor of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  18. Place the carrier back to the rotor and reinstall its 19mm bolts by turning them clockwise using the 19mm socket.Reinstalling the carrier back to the rotor.

     

  19. Line up the new brake pads into the carrier and press them in to set them in place. Make sure that the brake pads are on the proper orientation.Installing the new front brake pads of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

    Installing the new front brake pads of the Nissan Rogue Sport.
  20. Place the caliper back to the carrier and reinstall its 14mm bolts. Use a wrench to hold the guide pins and prevent them from spinning when tightening the bolts.Reinstalling the caliper back to the carrier.

     

  21. Carry the wheel back to the vehicle and reinstall the lug nuts.
  22. Remove the jack stands and lower the floor jack.
  23. Press the brake pedal a few times to put the pressure back to the brake caliper.
  24. Torque the lug nuts to 90 lb-ft. 

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Notes

Tips & Warnings 


  • Brake dust can cause health issues. Wear a mask and gloves when working on the brake system
  • Do not press the brake pedal while the brake caliper is removed. This can cause injuries or can cause the brake pistons to extend out. 
  • Do not hang the brake caliper. Instead, use a wire to hang the brake caliper so that the brake hose does not stretch. 
  • If brake fluid falls on the paint or other parts, wipe it off with a clean cloth or wash it off with water when possible. 

Before you drive 


  • Pump the brakes a few times and test the brakes before getting the car back on the road. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Should I bleed brakes before or after changing pads?

  • No. Bleeding the brakes is not necessary when changing the pads. If you have to replace the brake caliper, you will need to bleed the air. 

Should You Replace Brake Rotors And Pads Together?

  • It is recommended to replace brake pads and rotors at the same. Not required to replace the rotor unless the rotor has damage or has created an edge( lip) on the outside diameter indicating that it is worn out. 

Safety Tips

Auto Repair Safety Notes