You have to be turning the caliper clockwise to be able to compress it. There are grooves on it that will help you do this. I used needle pliers.
the piston needs to be turned counter clock wise while compressing the piston
HOW CHANGE BRAKES ON NISSAN MAXIMA
change rear brakes on a 2004 Nissan maxima
some do 4 wheel disc brakes came on the se model
Maxima comes with Auto adjustments. All you need to adjust is brake pedal free movement.
no because the maxima is a 5 lug and the sentra is 4 lug
i like to bleed them from rear passenger to front driver then rear driver to right front but if its abs brakes i was told to bleed both back then both front
If the brakes are disk on the rear they can't be push or pressed in they have to be screwed in by turning the piston clock wise try this it should work. That is what I did on my 1994 Nissan Maxima becareful not to damage the rubber dust boot on the piston.
If there are disc brake, it could be frozen caliper slides or a frozen caliper piston. If they are drum brakes, it could be a frozen wheel cylinder.
you take a pair of plyers or a caliper kit from autozone and turn in the calipers. You have to turn them clockwise to make them go back in. do not try and compress them in, you will damage them.
dont compress, take brake caps off and it's self adjusting so turn it back clockwise,. behind the brake pads. For Rear Brakes: Use either a needle-nose pliers (difficult) or a "brake tool" (available at any autoparts store) to rotate the piston. For Front Brakes: Just use a C-clamp to (gently!!!) push the piston inward. The Piston in the rear brake caliper screws in. There are two holes to insert a tool into to rotate the piston. Get the special tool at any auto parts store, It'll be worth the $4 or $5 dollars.
brakes are over adjusted
brake calibers might need replacing,the pistons might be getting stuck,its easy to replace.
Hi I am assuming "change the brakes" refers to the Brake Pads, front and rear ? If this is correct the job in hand is straight forward. However, if you are completely replacing the brakes eg: Upgrade, then that's a whole new venture.
If you can't compress the piston with a C clamp back in to position to fit the new brake pads I would suggest replacing the caliper completely.
Try replacing your brake calipers.
Answer how to change brakes on late modeyou need to turn the piston in, instead of pushing or forcing it back in like you would on the front end! clockwise screws the piston in. Longnose pliers or a special tool on a ratchet can be used. nicoclub.com has a page with instructions and pictures.The question " How do you replace the front brake pad of a 1993 Nissan Maxima?"has an answer talks about front and rear brakes that applies here since Nissan and infinity are similar.
Hopefully you've done brakes before, if you have there's really no surprises, just make sure you take off the tires.
How to change rear brakes on 1998 Nissan quest
Yes it is possible to replace brakes yourself. If you have the tools and a little background in cars, you should not have a problem replacing the brakes on the car.
the thing is you can't
There's no guarantee that they will. Disc brakes have a higher initial cost and are prone to heating more quickly than foundation drum brakes.
No you dont have to. All I did was was pump the brakes with the car running
The pads or shoes wear out and need replacing.