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1995 2 WD NIssan Pathfinder front brake rotor replacement

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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The dealer just performed a brake job on the front disc on our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder - new pads; turned rotors. Now the pedal is spongy. What needs to be done or checked.

If the brakes are spongy after a brake job the dealer should have blead them as part of the repair procedure...bleed the brakes and the pedal should firm up again.

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Front brakes on all modern cars are disc brakes. The front brakes generally provide 80% of the stopping power, and so tend to wear faster than the rear. Replacing them - pads, rotors and calipers - is quite simple once you understand the process, and can save you a great deal of money. These instructions will include a full front brake replacement. Also, having a service manual for your vehicle will save your sanity, as well as time and money. If you only need pads, or pads and rotors, but not calipers, skip the steps for replacing calipers. Repeat the steps below for each side of the car as necessary.
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here's a good instructional video on replacing the rotors... any more information you need feel free to ask.


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Yes it valid because the car has done 40K on it and brakes pads needs to changed and changing air filter will give good mileage...

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