Why change the brake pads?

Changing the brake pads on your 4x4 is important for optimum braking performance, especially on the front axle. It's easy to do if you have the right equipment, and this tutorial will help you.

In this article, we explain step by step how to change the front and rear brake pads on your vehicle.

We changed the front and rear brake pads on a Nissan Y60. 

This tutorial is valid for many 4x4 models

 

TOOLS REQUIRED

To change the front and rear brake pads on your 4x4, you need :

. Jack

. Cross spanner

. Axel stand

. Ratchet spanner + extension + sockets 

. Hammer

. Flat screwdriver

. Spanner

. Piston plunger if necessary

. Lubricant

. Brake cleaner

. Cleaning cloths

 

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY

To give you an idea of the level of difficulty of our tutorials, we've graded them from 1 to 5.

Changing front and rear brake pads is level 1.

 

WORKSHOP

PARTS

Find the brake pads to suit your vehicle:

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