Question about 2001 Nissan Altima
If the orginal drums there might be a lip of rust and metal buildup that needs to be cleaned off. try also backing the adjuster off to allow the drum to go over the shoes, do the shoes look the same as the old ones, just more materal? Don't forget to adjust the shoes back to the drum so you gte a good pedal feel, and the rear brakes will work properly
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
You have to back up the star nut in the bar which holds the brake shoes apart. It is located on the opposite side of the spindle from the brake cylinder. There is a plate with spring tension on it which prevents the star nut from backing up in normal operation. With one hand, pull this plate to take it out of contact with the star nut wheel and screw the star nut back into the casing. Screw it in just enough to get the brake back on. A little tweaking may be necessary later to get even braking on both sides of the car.
Posted on Oct 02, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Have you tried a big c clamp and squezing it that way also try to loosen the emergency brake tensioner its in the back part of the brake assembly use a flat head to loosen it
Posted on Oct 28, 2009
I also could not compress the rear caliper piston on my 1998 Nissan Altima. That is, until I was checking the Haynes manual for what kind of lubricant to use on the caliper pins for the new caliper I bought because I thought the old caliper was frozen.
IT SCREWS IN! See those 4 notches on the caliper piston? Using needle nose pliers inside 2 of the slots, turn the piston clockwise. It gets easier after a turn or two. Wallah, the piston is collapsed.
%@!#^%($^*#^ Nissan changing the rules.
Posted on Jun 09, 2012
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