Emergency brakes were originally used to stop a vehicle during a failure of the regular brakes. However, emergency brakes are now used primarily to keep the vehicle from moving while parked because the regular brakes on a Nissan Maxima rarely fail. Emergency brakes most often need to be replaced as a result of disuse, which can cause the components to rust and seize.
Tools Used: Tools, Emergency brakes kit, Flare nut wrench, Silicone-based grease, Socket wrench set, Torque wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Nissan Maxima will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Nissan Maxima use the disc brakes on the rear wheels. Remove the rear wheels and the bracket bolt for the parking brake cable with a socket wrench.