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2017+ Nissan Rogue Sport Rear Brake Pad & Rotor DIY

Guide on how to replace the rear brake pad and rotor on a Nissan Rogue Sport 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

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

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat-level ground surface. Secure the front wheels using wheel chocks so that the vehicle does not move in any direction. Parking the vehicle on a safe flat ground level.

     

  2. Loosen the lug nuts of the rear wheel by turning them counterclockwise using a lug wrench.
  3. Jack up the vehicle's rear and support it with jack stands.
  4. Remove the lug nuts and carry the wheel of the vehicle.Removing the rear wheel of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  5. 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.Loosening the 14mm guide pin bolt on the caliper.

     

    Removing the 14mm lower guide pin bolt on the caliper.
  6. Pull the caliper up and remove the brake pads from the carrier by prying them out using a flathead screwdriver.Removing the brake pads on the carrier by prying it out.

     

  7. Push the piston on the caliper by placing the old brake pad and pushing it using a piston pusher tool.Turning the brake pusher clockwise to push the piston in.

     

  8. Pull the caliper out from the carrier and set it aside so the brake hose won't stretch.Removing the caliper out from the carrier.

     

     

  9. 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.Loosening the 17mm bolt on the carrier using a breaker bar.

     

    Loosening the 17mm bolt on the carrier using a breaker bar.
  10. Remove the metal clips attached to the carrier by prying them out using a flat screwdriver.Removing the metal clips on the carrier.

     

  11. Clean the carrier using a wire brush to remove the corrosion. Do not breathe the dust and wear your mask when cleaning it.
  12. Line up the new metal clips to the carrier by pushing them into their proper orientation.Installing the new metal clips on the carrier.

     

  13. 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. Removing the rotor by pushing it out using a hammer.

     

    Removing the rear rotor of the vehicle.
  14. Wipe the new rotor clean, line it up to the vehicle, and push it in to set it into place.Installing the new rotor of the Nissan Rogue Sport.

     

  15. Place the carrier back to the vehicle and reinstall its 17mm bolts by turning them clockwise using the 17mm wrench.Reinstalling the carrier back to the rotor.

     

  16. Line up the new brake pads into the carrier and press them in to set them into place. Make sure to place them in their proper orientation.Installing the new brake pads of the Nissan Rogue.

     

    Installing the new brake pads of the Nissan Rogue.
  17. Wipe the guide pins clean and add a tiny amount of caliper grease to the guide pins.
  18. Line up the caliper back to the carrier. Then slide the guide pins back to the carrier and caliper.Reinstalling the guide pins back to the caliper.

     

  19. Tighten the guide pin bolts by turning them clockwise using a 14mm wrench.Reinstalling the guide pin bolts back to the carrier.

     

    Reinstalling the guide pin bolts back to the carrier.
  20. Reinstall the rear wheel back to the vehicle. 
  21. Remove the jack stands and release the floor jack.
  22. Torque the lug nuts. 
  23. Press the brake pedal a few times to place pressure back to the brake caliper.

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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