1997 Nissan Maxima brake replacement how-to

Tiny
DIZZYCHILLD
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  • 1997 NISSAN MAXIMA
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
My brakes just started grinding, and I wanted to attempt to repair it myself. I was hoping you could give me a complete how-to guide to do it all myself. I believe the rear brakes are ok. The front brakes are the ones giving me a hard time. Thank-you for any info you can give me.
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Monday, March 30th, 2009 AT 12:39 PM

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Tiny
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You can visit our Popular Service Repairs page to read on this repair along with watching some great instructional videos on there as well. The link is below..

http://www.2carpros.com/how_to/how_to_replace_brakes.htm

I will also post the replacement procedures for your specific vehicle's front brake pads.

Since your brakes are making a grinding noise, don't forget to inspect the brake rotors to ensure they have not been damaged. Do this by feeling the surface of the rotor (while cool ! ) to ensure it is smooth and has no grooves in it. If they rotors are warped you will noticed this when applying your brakes, if you get vibrations through the steering wheel during braking then this indicates warped brake rotors.

REMOVAL:
Raise and support the front of the vehicle, then remove the wheels.
Remove the bottom guide pin from the caliper and swing the caliper cylinder body upward.
Remove the brake pad retainers and the pads.

((( removing the bottom guide pin ... )))


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_0900c1528007663a_1.jpg



INSTALLATION:
Compress the piston of the disc brake caliper.
Install the brake pads and caliper assembly.
Lubricate the guide pin. Tighten the guide pin to 16-23 ft. lbs. (22-31 Nm).
Install the wheels.
Apply the brakes a few times to seat the pads. Check the master cylinder and add fluid if necessary. Bleed the brakes, if necessary.

((( Compressing the piston into the caliper )))


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_0900c1528007663d_1.jpg



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