how to replace nissan qashqai brake pads

How To Replace Nissan Qashqai Brake Pads

Friday, December 4th, 2015


Posted by: Milner

How To Replace Nissan Qashqai Brake Pads.

Before we begin, there are a few things you need before you can replace the Nissan Qashqai brake pads, and they are;

  • Front Wheel Nut – 21mm
  • Brake Caliper Bolt – 14mm
  • Nissan Qashqai front brake pads or rear brake pads

Now that you have located the parts you need, you will need to remove your wheel using the wheel nut. Once you have removed your wheel, the brake disk and caliper will now be exposed and will look like this;


Now you have the brake disks and calipers exposed, you will now need to use your brake caliper bolt and loosen and remove the bolt at the bottom of the caliper (make sure you only remove the bottom bolt, YouTube video below will help). Once you have loosened the bolt, you will be able to lift the caliper up, exposing the brake pads. Now, simply remove your old brake pads.

Before you put your new brake pads on, remove the cap from the brake fluid reservoir. The reason for doing this is because when you push the pistons back, it will cause the brake fluid to rise up. The reason you need to push the pistons in the brake calipers back is to make room for the new brake pads to fit.

Now you have pushed the pistons back, make sure you remove any brake bust that maybe on your brakes. Dust is the main cause of brake squeak and can also make brakes stick.

Apply copper grease to your new brake pads, this will prevent brake squeel and other noises.

You are now ready to fit your brake pads to your Nissan Qashqai. Simply fit the new ones where the old ones used to be.

Now you have fitted your new brake pads, simply pull the caliper back down covering the brake pads – tighten the bolt back onto the brake caliper with the 14mm brake caliper bolt.

You have now successfully fitted your new brake pads. Simply put your tyre back on and you’re good to go!

For all you visual learners, simply follow the video below;

You can buy front discs and front pads for Nissan Qashqai, along with rear Nissan Qashqai brake pads, sets, and other Nissan Qashqai parts from our website.


(Make sure you test your brakes and ease them in gradually before travelling long distances, going off-roading, and braking sharply. Stay safe!)

Nissan Qashqai Brakes – Brake Pads and Brake Discs from Milner Off Road

Are you looking for a new set of brakes, brake pads and brake discs for your Nissan Qashqai? Here at Milner Off Road, we stock a wide array of brake solutions for the Nissan Qashqai. Milner Off Road are one of the leading suppliers of 4×4 parts and accessories, we understand the importance of stocking the best possible brakes for your Nissan Qashqai, without having to pay a hefty price tag.

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4 responses to “How To Replace Nissan Qashqai Brake Pads”

  1. Ron gray says:

    Great easy job completed cheers

  2. Milner says:

    You’re welcome, Ron. Glad we could help.

  3. Charliy Spark says:

    Hey Guys,
    Great video, I was wondering how you would go about changing the rear pads on the 2014 model, with the electric handbrake. Do you need a diagnostic tool or not?

    Many thanks

    • Milner says:

      Hi, If I remember correctly if your Qashqai has actuators on the calipers to operate the handbrake a diagnostic tool will be needed. If not, then it should be operated from a solenoid box which should not need diagnostics. If you’re unsure, it might be worth taking it to a local mechanic to sort for you.

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