how to change front brake pad on nissan rogue

need new pad is 2012 same as 2014 rogue

My car has 53000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

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The front brake pads are changed no different that the 2012 version. You remove the caliper and push back the piston and then lube slides for calipers and install new pads. Recommend rotor replacement or resurface anytime new pads are installed so the pads can break in properly. If you decide you need help with this, a professional from YourMechanic can assist you in the replacement of your brake pads.

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If you`re hearing a nasty squeal when you press on the brake pedal, then it may be time to change your brake pads. Changing your brakes is a fairly simple process for the avid DIYer and we`d rate it a 2 out of 5 wrenches in difficulty. Depending on what vehicle you have, this project could take between 45-2 hours.
The first thing to consider is that your brakes and rotors come in pairs — the front and the rear. You can replace your brake pads in pairs (the front or the rear) at the same time or separately. If your front brake pads are in need of repair or replacement, your mechanic can fix this issue independently.
Changing your own pads and rotors is a great way to save on brake replacement costs. Not only is this a great way to save money, it`s a relatively straightforward job that can be done by a moderately skilled DIYer in a couple of hours.
Brake rotors are circular discs connected to each wheel (two in the front and two in the back). Rotors are designed to turn motion (kinetic energy) into thermal energy (heat).
Additionally, brake rotors may also need replacement when any of the following signs appear: After pressing the brake pedal, the driver feels a vibration in the steering wheel and/or the brake pedal. Cause: Pad Deposits. Brake pad material can collect on the face of the rotor and create high spots.
Some common symptoms of bad rotors include vibration or pulsation in the steering wheel, high-pitched squealing noise when braking, shaking steering wheel, brake pedal pulsing, vehicle taking a long time to stop, loud bangs while braking, large edges on the outer part of the brake rotor, and scratch marks on the rotor.
As a general rule, you should get your brake pads replaced every 10,000 to 20,000 miles to keep wear to a minimum. When it comes to your rotors, you have a bit longer. Your rotors should be replaced between 50,000 and 70,000 miles to keep your brakes in peak health.

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Low brake pedal and anti-lock brakes are not kicking in.
ANSWER : The brake pedal is working to stop the vehicle, but there may be air in the controller unit causing the ABS brakes to not function. I recommend bleeding the brake system from the farthest location from the master cylinder to the master cylinder including the ABS unit. If the brakes are still spongy after a full bleed, then the controller will need to be replaced. If you need further assistance with your brake pedal being spongy, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

Front steering/suspension shaking while braking
ANSWER : Hello. It is possible that you could have a control arm bushing that has failed. When a control arm bushing fails and the brakes are applied, the vehicle will display these exact same symptoms that you described. I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a qualified professional to inspect your steering and suspension parts for worn control arm bushings. If any excessive wear is found in the control arm bushings, I would recommend having them replaced as soon as possible because this can result in a safety issue. If you need help getting this taken care of, a certified professional can diagnose the suspension and brake system to verify the problem and move forward with appropriate repairs.

Hi Jay I would like to know when I need to change Brakes Pads and Rotors on my 2014GLK 350. I was given these for the Front Rotors
ANSWER : The brake pads are replaced, and the rotors either resurfaced or replaced, when the friction material on the pads has worn down to about 1.5 mm above the steel backing plate of the pad. You can often visually determine the state of wear without even removing the wheels by carefully looking at the pads as they sit in the torque plate. If you want the pads evaluated, simply request a brake inspection and/or ask a mechanic to state about how much pad material is left on your brakes as measured in millimeters. If you are above 1.5 mm, the brakes are not yet worn out. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.

I purchased performance brake pads and rotors however I only have a front pair of rotors.. 2014 Ford Mustang
ANSWER : Hi there – while there may be a very slight performance gain to be had by also replacing the rear rotors, you will be fine without doing so unless the rear brake rotors are severely grooved or otherwise worn. The rear brakes contribute 40% or so of total stopping power, so optimizing front brake performance will accomplish the greatest improvement. For professional assistance with this repair, I recommend brake replacement performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, and give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

Rear brake job
ANSWER : Hello, thank you for writing in. These situations are understandably questionable. The service providers at a lot of common oil changing and tire repair centers will quote you for a variety of things that can be updated. This does not always mean you are in dire need for more repairs. If braking seems to be harder, spongy, or takes longer, then you have reason to be concerned. Otherwise, you should check the amount of brake pad material left on the calipers. This can be visually inspected without too much trouble. Remove the wheel and physically measure the amount left, compare them to your vehicle specifications. It is a little early to worry about brake fluid or the rotors. However if the brake fluid is low, the rotors are warped from a hard stop, or there are obvious issues you should look into the system further. Only further inspection will confirm or deny the recommendations. For a second inspection, contact our service department to schedule an appointment.

Supportive bar attached to brake pedal interrupts proper braking process
ANSWER : It’s possible to have someone alter the brake pedal or adapt a brake pedal from a different vehicle. You may call around to some customization shops to see if anyone is interested in taking on the project. But first, I would try reaching out to the selling dealer with your concern – especially since it is a new model. Good luck.

Horrible grinding sound after recently replaced front and back brakes and rotors.
ANSWER : Hi there. Were there shims installed on the old pads? New shims on the new pads? Missing shims can create noise while braking which is why the antiseize worked for a short time. What brand/level of brake pads did your husband install? Usually, the lowest priced pads are the noisiest. The antisieze that he installed is not recommended to be put on brake components as the high temperatures of these parts can cause the lubricant to run and contaminate the pads and rotors. There are specifically designed brake pad shim lubricants designed to withstand these high temperatures; these are the only ones that should be used if needed. I strongly suggest having a qualified technician perform an inspection to avoid replacing unnecessary parts and a possible safety concern. Your Mechanic has several available technicians that can assist you with a brakes are making a noise inspection.

Cost of disc brake, pad front and rear.also, rotors brake shoes and pads. Belt serpentine
ANSWER : The fastest way to obtain a quote is to use YourMechanic’s repair and diagnostic services portal. From that page, you can peruse all of the services and pick and choose whichever services suit your needs. Here are the individual page links as well to save you time:

For brake pads, use brake pad service page.

For brake rotors, use the brake rotors service page.

And, finally, for the serpentine belt, use the drive belt replacement service page

At each page, simply click on the "Get a Quote " link to obtain detailed pricing. Once you request the desired services, the responding certified mechanic will get the ordered repairs promptly accomplished right at your location. If you have further questions or concerns, do not hesitate to re-contact YourMechanic as we are always here to help you.