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With all the focus on the front brake problems, I just about overlooked the rears. They started squealing over the last two-three weeks and I finally took a look at them this week.

At 41000 miles they are worn to minimums. The inboard driver's side pad was the only one to have a small piece that looked like it crumbled off the side.

I ordered replacement pads (Autozone $30) and swapped them out this morning. It's a pretty easy job, but a couple of observations to pass along:

- Jacking up the rear of the truck requires much greater extension of the factory jack than the front. Make sure you have a good, wide-based jack stand for safety. I also put a chalk behind the front tire to keep the truck from rocking back.
- To compress the caliper piston you'll need a clamp or vise.
- Expect that you'll have to pull out a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder when you're done. Mine was just over the max line after I put the new pads in.

All new front brakes and new rear pads - I'm hoping this takes me to 100k without problems.
 

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What about the 3 yr/unlimited miles??

I understand that the normal wear and tear is generally not covered under warranty....BUT....you have an '04. I thought the deal was that Nissan sent a letter that gave the brakes a 3 year/unlimited mileage warranty. The unlimited part is what I'm asking about. Any thoughts guys????
 

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Warranty doesn't apply to parts meant to wear - brake pads in particular.

Also - you can search for my other posts about why I'm not overly anxious to spend more time taking my truck to Nissan. At least this is normal wear and tear, not a factory defect.
 
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