Just another run of the mill brake pad and rotor replacement. This time it is on the back of a Nissan Murano. These are a little tricky to get the rear calipers of but not to bad. -Enjoy!
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46 thoughts on “Nissan murano: rear brake job”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars shawn Lee says:

    Thanks for the videos. I always go to them when working on my vehicles. Keep us updated on parts and the ones hard to find. I am from mansfield ohio and know the weather conditions make cars hard to work on. I differently appreciate the electircal problems you diagnose. Makes me realize i can do this work my self. When i should let a professional like you work with it.!

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars gabriel coccagna says:

    Very thorough instructions I thought this video was great. Thanks now I’ll have to try it on mine. Gabe

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ralph Gutierrez says:

    Great video and directions.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars HavanaFly says:


  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ripd97 says:

    "Don't follow this video for instructions" had me 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Robbins says:

    I so thankful that we dont have as much trouble with rust whereI live. We do have to be careful buying used vehicles here that come from Michigan and other northern states.

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ilya says:

    Thoroughly enjoyable video! Great job and great commentary. Will be doing this on my wife’s Murano this week

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ozzy Krahn says:

    i wont drive a nissan, unless ford gets realy stupid

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tony Flores says:

    "Wrenching like the amish"😂

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike C says:

    Thanks for the video. Do you crack the Master Cylinder so you are able to push the piston back?

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Henry Gonzalez says:

    Why is it when you say the name Nissan you say it in a manner as if you hate or dislike the brand so much. My Nissan will be the next million mile vehicle.

    On a positive note I do admire your quality of work, and attention to details.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Super Nova says:

    do you think a 20 year plumber can do this job himself? i have all the tools except the lift

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars CasualFan says:

    I must be honest. I painted my brake pads with brake grease and I ended up warping my rotors. rookie mistake.
    so when you gave the disclaimer I looked around embarrassingly.

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ABC r.c.s says:

    Oh to late wish I'd have known that before I ran over that honda….

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ABC r.c.s says:

    I don't hear ding dong I hear moonnn eee

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars NightForce 1 says:

    I may be weird but I enjoy doing brakes and suspension rebuilds, they're oddly satisfying…

    I don't enjoy doing exhaust systems…

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars BUZ1952 Z says:

    You torque stuff to factory specs like I do, by feel. I've never had anything fall off my brakes.

    Excellent video.

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Farey says:

    The heaven without rust is called California

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Farey says:

    I have a Murano and you can get the lower caliper bolt if you jack up the rear tire a bit to clear the control arm

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Eric Turner says:

    I got 9 years out of the factory battery in my Honda Accord. She was cranking slower and slower, so I ordered a battery from Sears and went to pick it up. I went to the normal place you pick up orders, but discovered I had to go across the parking lot to the Sears automotive center. Went out to my car… and she wouldn't start! Walked across the parking lot, picked up the new battery, carried it back to my car, installed it, dropped off the old one, and drove home. I guess I got as much life out of that battery as I could!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Chiodetti says:

    Murano's look simple. Famous last words!

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Crosby says:

    13.40 ”that will stop the sqeakin 😂

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sixty Grit says:

    Eric, you edited out repositioning the rotor so the adjuster lined up… 😉

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dswan1 says:

    I love watching your brake and rotor videos keep on making them!!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Able1240 says:

    Sir how many miles on the Murano.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars joseph prosser says:

    “Amish style” brilliant!

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chuck thomas says:

    Altima is the same way. Never pull control arm. Take the bracket off with the caliper. Assemble the pads on the bracket after collapsing the caliper. You can remove rotor while it's all out if the way

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars montefiveforty1 says:

    I always grease the hub also to prevent the rotor from sticking next time.

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hasooniisback716 says:

    Hey how's it going buddy!!! I always watch your videos and I'm amazed all the time by your work. You are such a good honest mechanic and I'd love to bring my vehicle to u to get it repaired. I just wanted to ask you if you knew how far it is to get to u..?! I live in rochester new york and I was wondering how far of a drive is it to u.. Let me know when u get a chance please!! I have a 2006 jeep srt8 and I have the code u0100 and I keep having stalling issues and loss of power for a split second when I floor it all the way . the code says miscommunication with the pcm . thank you in advance .

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Peter H says:

    Really cool and informative video buddy, and a great brake job.
    Thanks and keep on wrenching 👍

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kenneth BROWN says:

    Question: Why does the squeaker go on the inside?

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kamdaddypurp says:

    Had a mechanic I go to tell me I needed inner and outer tie rods on both sides to fix the shaking so I took it to another all I needed were new tires

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars spelunkerd says:

    That's interesting to see a window put into the rotor to get at the parking brake adjustment screw. With the loss of metal from drilling out that hole, the rotor would have a mass imbalance, so I wonder if they put a compensating weight on the inside to rebalance the rotor. Or, maybe with rotors being so light and thin these days, it isn't significant….

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Av8tore71 says:

    The one caliper pin had a black tip, where does the black tip go? On the top or bottom and what does it do?? Why different??

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MIKE WILL BIKE says:

    You ever thing about using marine products (lubricants or parts/fasteners) on certain vehicles to combat rust. More expensive i know- but its getting to the point where they should start putting zincs on vehicle frames from factory 🤣

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars The22hyster says:

    I had my brake cleaner in my hand, just waiting for the moment you brought yours out but that moment never came…………..crying big tears.

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wiserguy says:

    Before tightening to factory specs were you tempted to put Loctite on the caliper bracket bolts? They seemed to have been coated with something when you removed them. Also, just to upstage the Buick, my 11 year old Jeep GC diesel (180,000 km or about 108,000 miles) still has the original battery, brakes, shocks and struts which are still all good. More vehicles like this could put mechanics out of business. So far it has only needed a serpentine belt and tires but it has a few rust blisters on the fenders as we use a lot of road salt in Canada too. I enjoy your channel, good camera work, great commentary and lots of nice tools. I don't have as many wrenches, but what I do have gets used because I also have a 2004 Dakota with 140,000 on which everything needs to be replaced again.

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars fcporto0629 says:

    Eric I love you and your videos but please no more brake job videos for a little while

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Paul Carroll says:

    Eric, i am coming up on 8 years on an ac delco battery. Going to try to get as long as i can out of it. Lol

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jesse Lyons says:

    You must do more brake jobs then alignments.

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Adam Trombino says:

    I'm glad you did this vid. It's been common for Nissan, Hyundai, and Kia to bury the caliper bolts, and even saddle bolts, behind their multi-link rear suspension for several yrs. Alot of DIY guys take a whole pile of stuff apart, when a bit of strategy is all it takes.

  42. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars 426 HEMI says:

    Test drive and music awesome and fast  🙂   BUT…brake job with no brake cleaner?!?!?

  43. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve 1961P. says:

    I LIVE IN HEAVEN!!!! But I come from about 40 miles North of you and don't miss rust and slush one damn bit!!

  44. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ryan Dye says:

    11 years on a battery? Here in the Mohave desert I feel lucky to get 3 years out of one. The 115* summers really suck the life out of them.

  45. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Smitty Smithsonite says:

    I've come to really dislike Nissans, but that looked fairly straightforward … aside from all the room they give you to remove the caliper pins, lol. Reminds me of a Ford Expedition front end component (can't recall if it was the upper or lower control arm) – they could've put the bolt in from the opposite direction, so that it could be removed … but NOoooooo … they had to install it in the direction of the frame! Just like that car you did where you had to drop the whole cradle to extract a couple bolts. Never been so mad in my life on that job. Ford engineer's ears were ringing that day!

    Never saw the red stuff before. I've been using the purple stuff for close to 10 years. Works great. I'm one of those people that isn't big on changing things. I still eat 4 scrambled eggs for breakfast, as I have for over 30 years now … and I get the same meals – every time – at McD's, BK, and Subway whenever I go to those places. Probably why I get so mad at auto engineers – they change things 3x a model year! 😁

    Trying to catch up on my Youtube vids – just not enough hours in a day. Still trying to get caught up work wise. Fixed a Stihl FS80, a Husqvarna, and Poulan (chin-saw) saw, a Kubota TG1860, a J/D LX172, a Polaris 90 ATV, cooling fan in a PT Cruiser (which later melted down for unknown reasons after it puked all it's coolant out – towed that toilet here today with a blown head gasket … and got to lay down in a nice, warm parking lot puddle full of tobacco spit and some kind of pee, to hook up my winch to the rear axle … and got to make TWO trips, since I forgot the keys the first time …🤬 ), mounted & balanced a front tire for a Yamaha Roadstar 1700, and fixed and delivered another J/D, an old White, and a fancy Simplicity Prestige 4×4. It's lawn season!! Haven't even started my RD350 since October! Blaspheme!! I still have to do a strut overhaul, rear shocks, and redo a modification I made to the OD solenoid in the tranny in the Volvo. Solenoid fails and kicks you into 3rd gear while you're doing 80 on the highway – great design there. I fixed that by cutting a slot from one port to another in the solenoid … but I guess it wasn't big enough. Works great when warm … but when cold, it won't hit OD until you hit 4,500 rpm. The Dremel cookie wasn't thick enough I figure – another pass next to it should do it. 👍 That solenoid's only job is to allow manual shifting (by button) from OD to 3rd (same thing mashing the pedal to the floor will do). Saw no use for that, so was easier & cheaper than replacing the failed solenoid.

    Somewhere, some place, there was someone who lubed up their pads and rotors, and then attempted to sue Permatex! I'd bet on that! They probably lived in MA, too … 🤣

  46. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars MjA says:

    I'll be visiting Patreon.. 🙂

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