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Nissan Rogue Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
How to change the rear disc brake pads on a 2nd generation 2014 to 2018 Nissan Rogue SUV with the part numbers.

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2016 Rogue Rear Wheel
Pry Off Wheel Cover
Remove Hub Cap
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the second generation 2014, 2015, 2016 and the updated 2017 or 2018 model year Nissan Rogue SUV in changing the rear disc brake pads and lubricating the caliper slider pins.

Owners of other Nissan or Infiniti vehicles such as the Murano, Altima, Titan, Versa, Sentra, Maxima, Leaf, 370Z, GT-R, Juke, Pathfinder, Armada, Patrol, Skyline, Cube, X-Trail, Xterra, Qashqai, Rogue Sport, NV200, NV400, Teana, Q50, Q70, Q60, QX30, QX50, QX56, QX60, QX70 and QX80 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

A few compatible replacement sets of new rear brake pads with their part numbers are as follows: Bosch BC905, Akebono ACT905, DuraGo BP905 C, Wagner ThermoQuiet QC1393, Centric 103.09050, Monroe CX1393 and TRW TPC1393.

The tools needed to complete this procedure include a plastic automotive pry bar tool, a lug nut wrench, a floor jack, two jack stands, wheel chocks, a 14mm socket, a 3/8" drive ratchet, a 14mm wrench, an "F" clamp and a tube of brake caliper grease.

Wheel Cover Removed
Slightly Loosen Lug Nuts
Raise SUV - Jack Stands
The first two steps are to park the SUV on a level surface and turn off the ignition.

Place wheel chocks on both sides of the front tires to prevent the vehicle from moving.

Make sure that the emergency / parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is not released, you won't be able to pull the rear caliper out of the bracket.

Use a plastic automotive pry bar tool to gently remove the plastic wheel cover.

Set the wheel cover aside in a safe place.

Slightly loosen the five lug nuts on the rear wheel by turning them counterclockwise with the tire iron.

Raise the rear of the SUV with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands.

Spin Off Five Lug Nuts
5 Lug Nuts Removed
Caliper, Bracket, Rotor
Spin off the 5 lug nuts and set them aside in a safe place.

Pull off the rear wheel to reveal the caliper, bracket, rotor and the suspension.

Rear Brake Caliper
Loosen Lower Caliper Bolt
Loosen Upper Caliper Bolt
The rear brake caliper is held in place to the bracket by two bolts on the back side of the caliper with the bolt heads facing in towards the cargo area.

Loosen the lower caliper bolt by turning it clockwise (as seen from the outside of the vehicle) with the 14mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet.

If you have trouble getting your socket and ratchet to fit over the upper caliper bolt, just use a standard 14mm wrench.

Loosen the top caliper bolt by turning it clockwise (as seen from the outside of the SUV).

Pull Out Bolt / Slider Pin
Lift Up Brake Caliper
Lubricate Caliper Slider Pins
Spin out the two caliper bolts which also act as the caliper slider pins.

Lift the caliper off the old brake pads and out of the bracket.

Rest the caliper on the suspension or suspend it from the spring with a bungee cord.

Try to avoid stressing, bending, kinking or pulling on the rubber brake fluid hose.

Set the caliper bolts / slider pins aside in a safe place.

Wear Bar - Bottom Inner Pad
Remove Old Brake Pads
Replace Pad Abutment Clips
Pull the old brake pads out of the bracket and make a mental note of where the wear indicator or "squeal" bar is located.

On this 2016 Rogue, the wear indicator bar was situated at the bottom of the inner brake pad.

If your set of new rear brake pads included replacement brake hardware, pull the old pad abutment clips out of the top and bottom of the bracket.

Clean off the bracket with brake parts cleaner spray.

Apply a thin layer of brake caliper grease to the bracket and the pad abutment clips where they will come in contact with each other and the ends of the new brake pads.

Push the new pad abutment clips in to the top and bottom of the bracket.

Attach "F" Clamp
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Twist Off Brake Fluid Cap

In order for the caliper to fit over the thicker new brake pads, the caliper piston needs to be compressed back.

Attach the "F" clamp to the caliper and use the rear of an old brake pad to evenly distribute the pressure across the piston.

Move to the right rear area of the engine bay (close to the windshield and the driver's seat) and locate the master brake fluid reservoir.


Compress Caliper Piston
Replace Brake Fluid Cap
Wear Bar - Bottom Inner Pad

Slowly turn the "F" clamp handle in the clockwise direction to push the piston back in to the caliper.

Repeatedly check the brake fluid in the reservoir to make sure it doesn't overflow.

Clean up any spilled brake fluid immediately since it can easily damage painted surfaces.

Try to avoid pinching or otherwise damaging the rubber dust boot that surrounds the caliper piston.

Continue compressing the caliper piston until it just about flush with the rubber sleeve.

Since brake fluid is hygroscopic (easily absorbs moisture from the air), be sure to replace the brake fluid reservoir cap as soon as possible.

Twist the brake fluid reservoir cap on in the clockwise direction.

Thoroughly clean off the brake rotor, caliper bracket, lug nut studs and the brake caliper assembly with brake parts cleaner spray. Do not use compressed air or blow with your mouth to clean off the brake parts since inhaling brake dust can be harmful to your health. Brake dust may be carcinogenic (causes cancer) if inhaled.

 If your Rogue previously exhibited shuddering, pulsating, or vibrations in the rear end while braking, you might need to have your rotors "turned" (resurfaced) or just replace them with brand new rotors. If this is the SUV's first rear brake job and the rotors appear to be in excellent condition, you should be able to just change the pads with excellent results.

To remove the existing rotors and install new ones, remove the two bolts on the rear of the caliper bracket that attach it to the steering knuckle. Remove the bracket and set it aside in a safe place. Then loosen the old rotor with a rubber mallet, pull it off, and slide the new one in its place.

Install New Brake Pads
Push Pads Against Rotor
Lower Caliper Over Pads
Insert the new brake pads in to the bracket with the wear indicator bar situated at the bottom of the inner brake pad.

Push the two brake pads together until they are flush against the rotor.

Carefully lower the caliper over the new pads and in to the bracket.

Caliper Slider Pins / Bolts
Re-Insert Lower Bolt / Pin
Replace Top Bolt / Pin
In order for the caliper to operate smoothly, the two caliper slider pins need to be well lubricated.

Apply a thin layer of brake parts lubricant grease to the smooth parts of the caliper slider pins / bolts.

Line up the bolt holes in the caliper with their corresponding holes in the bracket.

Re-insert the two caliper slider pins / bolts.

Spin in the bolts a few turns by hand in the counterclockwise direction (as seen from the outside of the SUV) to help prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten Top Caliper Bolt
Rubber Valve Cap
Brake Fluid Bleeder Valve
Tighten the two caliper bolts by turning them counterclockwise (as seen from the outside of the SUV) with the 14mm socket or wrench to just past hand tight or about 25 lb-ft of torque.

Double check that the two caliper bolts are tight before moving on to the next steps.

If the brake pedal has felt soft or spongy recently, the brake fluid might be contaminated with moisture or the brake lines may contain air bubbles.

It would be best to bleed the brake lines at this time in order to flush out the old fluid and replace it with new DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid. For more on this topic, check out my Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With An Assistant DIY Guide or alternatively the Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With A Power Bleeder Guide.

The brake fluid bleeder valve is covered by a rubber cap and located just below the top caliper bolt.

Replace Rear Wheel
Spin On 5 Lug Nuts
Slightly Tighten Clockwise

Push the rear wheel back in to place over the lug studs.

Spin on the 5 lug nuts a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Slightly tighten the lug nuts with the tire iron in a criss cross or star pattern.

Carefully lower the car from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

Lower SUV From Stands
Torque To 83 lb-ft
Tap On Plastic Hub Cap
Continue progressively tightening the five lug nuts in a "criss cross" or "star" pattern to about 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight or about 83 lb-ft of torque.

It would be best to use a torque wrench or an impact wrench with an 80 lb-ft torque stick to properly tighten the lug nuts.

Sit in the driver's seat of the SUV and firmly push the brake pedal a few times to restore the brake line pressure.

Check the brake fluid in the reservoir and verify that it is at the proper level. If it is low, add some new DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid.

To break in your new rear brake pads, just drive normally for the first few hundred miles while trying to avoid any hard or "panic" stops which might glaze over the new pads and cause them to be noisy and not perform as well.

It's also a good idea to regularly check your driveway, parking spot or garage for drops of brake fluid which may indicate a leak, check the brake fluid level in the reservoir, and also verify that the lug nuts are still tight.

Be sure to record the brake pad change in your SUV's service records.

For more, check out all of my 2014-2018 Nissan Rogue DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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