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How to Replace Front Brakes 02-06 Nissan Altima

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How to Replace Front Brakes 02-06 Nissan Altima

Created on: 2021-01-16

Check out this video to learn how you can replace the worn or squeaky front brakes on your 02-06 Nissan Altima.

  1. step 1 :Remove the wheel
    • Loosen the lug nuts with your lug wrench.
    • Raise and secure the vehicle.
    • Remove the lug nuts and set the wheel aside.
  2. step 2 :Remove the old brakes.
    • Check the thickness of your brake pads, and observe your rotors for deep gouges or excessive wear.
    • Loosen the caliper bolts with your 14 mm socket and ratchet.
    • Pry out the brake pads and brake pad brackets.
    • Use your 22 mm socket and breaker bar to unbolt the caliper bracket.
    • Remove the old brake rotor.
  3. step 3 :Install the new brakes
    • Clean the brake rotor with brake parts cleaner.
    • Use a wire brush to clean up the brake caliper bracket and the brake pad brackets.
    • Install the new brake rotor, and secure it in place while you install the calipers with a lug nut.
    • Put the caliper and brake pad brackets onto the rotor.
    • Bolt the caliper bracket down with your 22 mm wrench and torque the bolts to 100 ft lbs.
    • Apply anti-seize grease to the edges of your brake pads where they contact the brake pad brackets.
    • Use a large c-clamp to compress the caliper and mount it onto the caliper bracket.
    • Tighten the 14 mm bolts to 25 ft lbs.
    • Remove the lug nut you used to hold the rotor steady.
  4. step 4 :Put the wheel back on
    • Mount the wheel and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and use a star pattern to torque the lug nuts to 100 ft lbs.
    • Pump your brakes and do a couple test stops in the driveway before test driving.

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Anti-Seize Grease

    Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    21mm Socket

    14mm Socket

    22mm Socket

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the front brakes on this 2003 Nissan Altima, it's the same process on the Altima's from 2002 to 2006. We show on the passenger side but it's the same process on the driver's side. The items you'll need for this is new brake pad and router kit from 1AAuto.com, flat blade screwdriver, 14 mm, 21 mm and 22 mm sockets and ratchet, a wire brush, a large C clamp, brake cleaner, brake grease and jack and jack stands. Start off by removing your wheel, if you don't have air power tools you are going to want loosen the lug nuts while the vehicle is on the ground and then jack it up and remove them the rest of the way. Now to inspect your brakes, you just want to look in here and you can see how much life is left on your brake pads. Ours is in pretty rough shape. Then the next thing you want to do is just check your router for any deep gouges.

You want to pry in here with a screwdriver to push the caliper piston into place, this will make it easier to remove the caliper and then you want to remove this two 14mm bolts. Then you can pull that caliper off and you want to set aside and secure it with a wire tie or something up and out of the way and then pry off the brake pads. Pry off your brake pad slides. Next you want to remove these two 22 mm bolts, you can see Don uses a piece a pipe to give him some extra leverage to help break those bolts free. Once those bolts are removed, your caliper bracket will come right off and then using a hammer you want to hit the back of your router to break it free and pull that off as well. On the right is the old router and brake pads, on the left is the new ones from 1A Auto. Using some brake cleaner, clean up your new router. Use a wire brush to just clean up your caliper bracket a little bit. Also clean up your brake pad slides. Take some brake grease and just apply it to the ends of the brake pad on these tabs. Then take your caliper bracket and make sure that these slide bolts have grease on them. If they don't, apply some. Both of ours are all set.

Now put your new router into place and put on one lug nut just to hold into place. Then take your caliper bracket and put that into place and replace those two 22 mm bolts. Then just torque these bolts to 100 foot pounds. Push your brake pad slides back into place. Push your brake pads into place and if you need to you can use a hammer, just carefully tap into place. Then bring your caliper down and using a large C clamp, you just want to twist that piston in until it's flat. In the end it should look like this. Now you can put the caliper into place and you want to put it over those slide bolts and then replace those two 14 mm bolts and torque them to about 25 foot pounds. Replace your wheel, hub caps and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily, lower the vehicle and tighten them the rest of the way. Then you want to torque the lug nuts in a crossing pattern to 100 foot pounds. After doing any repair on the brakes, before taking it out onto the road it's important to do a couple of things first. First you want to just pump the brakes until the brake firms up and then you want to do a stop test from 5 miles per hour and then 10 miles per hour.

We hope this helps you out. Brought to you by www.1AAuto.com, your source for quality replacement parts and the best service on the Internet. Please feel free to call us toll-free 888-844-3393. We're the company that's here for you on the Internet.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Anti-Seize Grease
  • Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 21mm Socket
  • 14mm Socket
  • 22mm Socket

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