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I was wondering if changing the brake pads on my 2004 altima would be the same as changing pads on any other car. I dont know if my buddy if feeding me crap or not. He said that newer vehicles equipped with abs systems need a scanner hooked up to the ecm in order to fully retract the piston into the caliper without damaging the abs system. Was my buddy feeding me a bunch of lies or do you really need special equipment nowadays to do a simple brake job?
 

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I was wondering if changing the brake pads on my 2004 altima would be the same as changing pads on any other car. I dont know if my buddy if feeding me crap or not. He said that newer vehicles equipped with abs systems need a scanner hooked up to the ecm in order to fully retract the piston into the caliper without damaging the abs system. Was my buddy feeding me a bunch of lies or do you really need special equipment nowadays to do a simple brake job?
Special equipment not needed at all. I changed all four rotors with new pads all around and the only thing that was slightly out of the norm were the little braces that made removing the rears a lil more difficult than doing brakes on the other cars. No problem at all. I just used a c-clamp to retract the pistons back enough to do what I had to do. :fluffy:
 
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