Front Brake Pads and Rotor Replacement DIY Nissan Quest 2011-2017
Learn how to change front brake pads and rotors on Nissan Quest 2011-2017. To replace front brake pads on a Nissan Quest you need new brake pads and rotors plus about two to three hours of your time. The typical DIY cost to change Nissan Quest front rotors is $100-$180 vs. $450-$800 at the auto repair shop or dealership.
Symptoms of worn Nissan Quest brakes
- Nissan Quest Brake Warning Light On,
- Nissan Quest screech, grinding noise when braking,
- Vibration or pulsating in brake pedal or steering wheel when braking
- is 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.
What you will need
Instructions on how to change Nissan Quest brakes
Park vehicle on a level surface. Engage the parking brakes on your Nissan.
Loosen the lug nuts before you jack up your Nissan or you will have a hard time getting the lug nuts lose.
Jack up the car and remove the wheel.
Next, you will need to loosen the 17mm caliper bolts to get the brake caliper out.
Remove brake caliper. Do not let the brake caliper hang on the brake hose.
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.
Use a breaker bar to remove two 19mm bracket bolts.
Remove rotor from your Nissan Quest and install new rotor.
Reinstall new rotor. Reinstall caliper bracket and torque it to spec which is typically 50-100 ft/lb.
Clean shims and apply grease to the back of brake pads, guide pins and shims.
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 manufacture recommendation. Typical torque: 70-90 Ft/Lbs
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