Question about 2001 Nissan Sentra
Want to change the front brake pads and rotors. What tools do I need?
You will need a jack and 2 jack stands to get the front wheels off the ground (break the lug nuts loose before lifting) and support the vehicle.
You will need the lug nut wrench (or a 1/2 inch breaker bar and 21 MM socket) to remove the wheel.
You will need a 14 MM wrench to remove the caliper bolts and possibly a flat head screwdriver to pry the caliper off of the pads if it is difficult.
You will need a big pair of channel lock pliers to compress the piston back into the caliper bore to allow room for the new pads.
You may need a hammer to hit the rotors to break them loose if they are rusted into place on the hub- a couple good shots should break them free if needed.
You will also need a wire brush and some good brake grease (available at any parts store). You will want to see any place that the pads contact a stationary surface and clean this area and apply a film of the grease to these points to prevent binding and uneven pad wear.
Hope this is helpful!!
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Posted on Nov 17, 2008
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