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How to Replace Front Brakes 08-12 Nissan Rogue

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How to Replace Front Brakes 08-12 Nissan Rogue

Created on: 2017-04-14

How to repair, install, fix, change or replace your own worn, squeaky, fading old front brakes on 08, 09, 11, 12 Nissan Rogue.

  1. step 1 :Removing the Wheel
    • Loosen the lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  2. step 2 :Removing the Brakes
    • Remove the two 14mm guide pin bolts from the caliper
    • Pull off the brake caliper
    • Hang the caliper aside with a bungee cord
    • Remove the two 19mm bolts from the caliper bracket
    • Pull off the caliper bracket
    • Slide off the brake rotor
    • Remove the brake pads from the caliper bracket
  3. step 3 :Preparing the Brakes
    • Pry the shims off the caliper bracket with a flat blade screwdriver
    • Clean the caliper bracket with a wire brush
    • Clean the brake shims with a wire brush
    • Apply brake grease to the shim mounting area on the caliper bracket
    • Clip the shims onto the caliper bracket
    • Pull out the caliper slide pins
    • Clean any old grease or debris off the pins with a paper towel
    • Apply brake grease to the pins
    • Slide the pins into the bracket
    • Clean the hub surface with a wire brush
    • Use a power sander if necessary
    • Apply brake grease to the hub surface
  4. step 4 :Installing the Brakes
    • Slide the rotor onto the hub backwards
    • Spray the back of the rotor with brake parts cleaner
    • Slide off the rotor
    • Slide the rotor onto the hub normally
    • Spray the front of the rotor with brake parts cleaner
    • Put the caliper bracket into place
    • Install the two 19mm bolts into the caliper bracket
    • Put the brake pads into the caliper bracket
    • Apply brake grease to the back of the pads
    • Compress the brake caliper piston with pliers
    • Remove the bungee cord
    • Place the caliper onto the bracket
    • Fasten the 14mm bolts into the caliper
  5. step 5 :Installing the Wheel
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds of torque in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement

  • General Tools

    Jack Stands

    Wire Brush

    Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

    Brake Parts Cleaner

    Bearing Grease

    Bungee Cord

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

    Slip-Joint Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

    Socket Extensions

    Torque Wrench

    Ratchet

    1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

    Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

    14mm Socket

    18mm Socket

    19mm Socket

    21mm Socket

Installation Video
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In this video, we're going to be working with our 2009 Nissan Rogue all-wheel drive. We're going to show you how to remove and replace your vehicle's front brakes. If you like this video, please click subscribe. We have a ton more information on this and many other vehicles. If you need these parts for your car, you can follow the link down in the description over to 1AAuto.com. Here are the items you'll need for this repair.

Crack all of your lug nuts loose with a 21 millimeter socket and a breaker bar. Raise and support your vehicle. We're using a lift to make this easier to show you what's going on, but this can easily be done at home with a jack and jack stands. Remove the rest of your lug nuts, either by hand or with the help of a 21 millimeter socket. These are kind of deep into the wheel, so it helps to use a socket. Remove your wheel and tire from the vehicle.

Using a 14 millimeter socket and ratchet, loosen and remove the two caliper guide pin bolts. Remove your caliper, and using a bungee cord, mechanic's wire, or some zip ties, secure the caliper up and out of harm's way.

Loosen the two 19 millimeter caliper bracket bolts with a 19 millimeter socket, and you can use a ratchet, but ours are pretty stuck, so we're going to be cracking them loose with a breaker bar, and then switching to a ratchet once we've got them moving. You can then remove the caliper bracket from the vehicle. Remove your rotor. Remove the pads from the caliper bracket.

Here we have our old brake parts that we removed from our vehicle, and our new parts from 1AAuto.com. As you can see, these parts are exactly the same dimensionally. We have the same size rotors here. We also have the same brake pads. However, our old ones, obviously, are worn down from being on the vehicle for some time, and these actually aren't quite bad enough that I would replace these normally, but you can see the condition of our rotor is pretty terrible, so we're going to go ahead and install these new brake pads and rotors. They're going to go in direct fit, just like your original equipment, get your vehicle stopping safely, and fix you up right.

Pop out your old retaining clips, and ours actually aren't in bad shape, so we're going to clean these up in just a second. Using a wire brush, clean off the surfaces of the caliper bracket. Now, you don't have to make these perfect. You really just want to remove the heavy buildup of rust and other debris. We'll then clean of the brake shims the same way. If yours are heavily rusted and corroded, or won't come clean, go ahead and put a new set on there, but ours look pretty good.

Put a small amount of brake grease onto the caliper bracket. Reinstall your shims. Apply a new coat of grease to those as well. Remove the brake pins and grease those up as well. If the old grease on there looks like it's in rough shape, go ahead and wipe it off with a paper towel. Reinstall it until it pops into the boot, and do the same thing for the other pin.

Using a wire brush, clean off the rust on the hub surface. Ours is pretty bad, so we're actually going to use some power tools for this. You should do the same thing if you have them available to you. After you've cleaned off the majority of the rust from the hub surface, apply a thin coat of brake grease. This will help to keep future rust from building up, as well as preventing our rotor from getting frozen on there.

Install your rotor backwards and spray it down with brake parts cleaner to remove all of the chemicals they put to prevent it from rusting while they're in storage. Then, flip it around and install it the right way, and spray down this side as well.

Reinstall the brake caliper bracket, as well as the two 19 millimeter bolts. Install your new brake pads into the shims. Apply a thin coat of brake grease to the back of the pads as well.

Using a pair of groove jaw pliers, slowly and carefully compress the piston back into the brake caliper. Remove the bungee cord, or whatever you used to secure your brake caliper out of the way, and reinstall the caliper as well as your two 14 millimeter bolts, which we'll tighten down as well. Tighten up your 14 millimeter bolts with a socket and ratchet. There's no need to counter-hold these, because they have flats on them that will engage into the caliper, prevent them from rotating.

Reinstall your wheel and tire, as well as all five of your lug nuts. Now, I'm just going to use a 21 millimeter socket, and bring the lug nuts down as tight as I can by hand using that. With the vehicle lowered partially, so just a little bit of weight is on the tires to keep them from turning, we'll torque our lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds in a cross pattern.

Thanks for watching. Visit us at 1AAuto.com for quality auto parts, fast and free shipping, and the best customer service in the industry.

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Jack Stands
  • Wire Brush
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Brake Parts Cleaner
  • Bearing Grease
  • Bungee Cord

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Slip-Joint Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 14mm Socket
  • 18mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket
  • 21mm Socket

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