Tip & How-To about 1995 Nissan Pickup
If you are in need of replacing the front brake rotors on your Pathfinder it is an easy job, and here is how you can do it and save some money. First you will want to chock the wheels, loosen the lugs, jack the vehicle up, remove the wheel, remove the bolts that hold the wheel assembly to the caliper, there are 8 total, (you will want to have someone pressing the brake pedal so the wheel assembly will not turn during the bolt removal) then you will take the brake caliper, and assembly off. Then you will take the bearing dust cover off, you can do this by using a flat/common screwdriver and a hammer, (just make sure that you do not punture the dust cover) there you will see a keeper washer that has 2 screws in it, remove those screws, and use the flat/common screwdriver to take the washer out. You will now see what appears to be the same kind of washer, and you will notice that the spindle is threaded; using a metal punch, or a common screwdriver and a hammer you will use one of the holes on the nut and gently tap it free. Once you loosen and remove the nut the whole wheel assembly will come off (the wheel bearing needs to be kept free of debris, it will be the first thing that comes off when you pull the assembly off) and you will then be able to replace the rotor. This is a great time to replace the wheel assembly grease seals and bearings, if they are bad. Once you have replace the rotor, just reverse the steps above. When you are at the stage to reinstall the brake caliper, you will want to remove the top off of the master cylinder resivor and use a caliper spreader to open the caliper so it will fit over the new rotor.
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