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.