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What tools are needed to change the front disc pads on a 2000 Nissan Frontier?

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2015-07-17 17:29:09
2015-07-17 17:29:09

Well, aside from just a metric set of sockets or box wrenches, Nissan may also have used an 8mm Hex Drive (Allen key) or a Torx Style caliper bolt (probably a T-45 or T-50. A C-Clamp or channel locks and some brake grease should be about it. I can't remember if that's a dual caliper piston setup, if it is, be sure to use an old brake pad to evenly compress the caliper.

I changed out my pads with nothing but a set of metric wrenches. Just take off the brake fixture, bleed the brake line(s) to make room for installing the new ones, re-mount the fixture, and, when finished, refill the fluid reservoir and get all the air out of the lines. It was a heck of a lot cheaper than taking it to a mechanic. One warning, though: if you don't get OEM brakes you'll probably need a grinder to remove an extra raised nipple that shouldn't be there. This will depend on what brand of brakes you purchase, but be aware of this problem BEFORE you buy them. I'd suggest bringing the original(s) and matching them to a near exact pair instead of taking the word of a Pepboys/AutoZone worker. Goodluck!

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need a 14 mm regular wrench

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