The original purpose of Emergency Brakes was to stop your vehicle in an emergency. Fortunately, the brakes on a Nissan Altima rarely fail, and the emergency brakes are most commonly used to keep the vehicle from moving while parked. The most likely type of failure for emergency brakes is when the brake cable rusts and seizes after being unused for a long period.
Tools Used: Tools, Emergency brakes kit, Flare nut wrench, Silicone-based grease, Socket wrench set, Torque wrench
Replace Emergency Brakes
Determine which type of emergency brakes your Nissan Altima will need. Emergency brakes typically function by activating the regular braking system on the driving wheels. The emergency brakes for the Nissan Altima use the disc brakes on the rear wheels. Remove the rear wheels and the bracket bolt for the parking brake cable with a socket wrench.