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Nissan Altima Rear Brakes Change Instructions


Your Nissan Altima automobile comes standard with disc brakes on the front and rear wheels. Disc brakes use friction, produced by two pads being forced against a flat rotor, to cause the vehicle to stop. The friction causes the pads to slowly wear, and, eventually, you will need to replace them. If you drive aggressively in stop-and-go traffic, you will need to change the pads more frequently. Plan to spend approximately an hour replacing the rear brake pads.

Tools Used: Tools, Lug wrench, Jack, Two jack stands, Brake cleaner, Rags, Drip pan or newspapers, Piece of wire or string, Large C-clamp, Torque wrench, Brake fluid

Change the Rear Brakes

Open the hood, and remove the cap from the brake master cylinder, located on the driver’s side, near the firewall.