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I need step by step info to replace my front brakes for a 04 xter

I need to replace my front brakes for a 2004 Nissan Xterra. Need step by step instruction.

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DRAIN SOME BRAKE FLUID FROM MASTER CYLINDER USING A LARGE SYRINGE THAT BAKERY USE.DONT REMOVE TOO MUCH ABOUT 2/3 THIRDS.THIS ALLOW ROOM FOR FLUID WHEN YOU COMPRESS CALIPER PISTON.AFTER REMOVING SOME BRAKE FLUID.SAFELY RAISE AND SUPPORT VECHICLE USING JACK STANDS.REMOVE FRONT WHEELS OR TIRES.THEN REMOVE THE TOP BOLT FROM CALIPER.AND SWING THE CALIPER OPEN AND REMOVE THE PADS.COMPRESS THE BRAKE CALIPER PISTON USING A LARGE C CLAMP.USE A PIECE OF WOOD 4 INCHES LONG AND WIDE.PLACE IT AGAINST THE PISTON AS YOU TIGHTEN THE C CLAMP TO COMPRESS PISTON BACK IN BORE.BECAREFUL NOT TO DAMAGE PISTON AND SEAL. WHEN DONE.INSTALL NEW BRAKE PADS.THEN PUT IN THE TOP BOLT TO BRAKE CALIPER THEN PLACE THE WHEELS OR TIRES BACK ON VECHICLE.LOWER VECHICLE TO THE GROUND MAKE SURE THERE IS BRAKE FLUID IN MASTER CYLINDER. THEN PUT TOP BACK ON MASTER CYLINDER .PUMP THE BRAKE PEDAL UNTIL BRAKES FEEL SOLID. THEN REMOVE MASTER CYLINDER CAP ADD MORE BRAKE FLUID TO CORRECT LEVEL.THEN PLACE CAP BACK ON.YOU ARE BACK IN BUSINESS.MAKE SURE BRAKES FEEL SOLID BEFORE GETTING ON HIGHWAY.

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I suggest that you visit the autozone.com website and register the car. It doesn't cost anything and you will have access to an online repair manual for the car. Pretty handy. The steps for replacing the brakes should be available there. Hope this helped and best wishes.

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