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L2690 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L2690
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$63.49
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2004 Nissan Altima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2002 - 2008 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima S 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SE 6 Cyl 3.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SL 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SL 6 Cyl 3.5L
  • 2006 Nissan Altima Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 Nissan Altima S 6 Cyl 3.5L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Includes brackets(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L2691 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L2691
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$59.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2002 - 2004 Nissan Altima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2002 - 2008 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima GLE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima GXE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2003 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.5L Made Before 12/2003
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima S 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SE 6 Cyl 3.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SL 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2005 - 2006 Nissan Altima SL 6 Cyl 3.5L
  • 2006 Nissan Altima Base 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2006 Nissan Altima S 6 Cyl 3.5L
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideNotes : Includes brackets(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1218B Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1218B
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$49.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1989 - 1990 Nissan 240SX XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1989 - 1998 Nissan 240SX SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1989 - 1998 Nissan 240SX Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 Nissan Axxess SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 Nissan Axxess XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 - 1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 - 1992 Nissan Stanza XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1993 Nissan Axxess 4x4 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1993 Nissan Axxess Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1998 Nissan 240SX LE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1992 Nissan Stanza SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideCondition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L3338 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L3338
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$108.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2006 Nissan Armada LE 8 Cyl 5.6L With 350mm Front Rotor, With Akebono Calipers
  • 2006 Nissan Armada SE Off-Road 8 Cyl 5.6L With 350mm Front Rotor, With Akebono Calipers
  • 2006 Nissan Armada SE 8 Cyl 5.6L With 350mm Front Rotor, With Akebono Calipers
  • 2007 - 2015 Nissan Armada All Submodels All Engines
  • 2008 - 2015 Nissan Titan All Submodels All Engines
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada SL 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada SV 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan S 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan SL 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan SV 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 8 Cyl 5.6L Bracket Included
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L3339 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L3339
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$110.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2006 Nissan Armada LE 8 Cyl 5.6L For Models With 350mm Front Rotors; For Models With Akebono Calipers
  • 2006 Nissan Armada SE Off-Road 8 Cyl 5.6L For Models With 350mm Front Rotors; For Models With Akebono Calipers
  • 2006 Nissan Armada SE 8 Cyl 5.6L For Models With 350mm Front Rotors; For Models With Akebono Calipers
  • 2007 - 2015 Nissan Armada All Submodels All Engines
  • 2008 - 2015 Nissan Titan All Submodels All Engines
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada SL 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Armada SV 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan S 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan SL 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2017 - 2018 Nissan Titan SV 8 Cyl 5.6L
  • 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum Reserve 8 Cyl 5.6L Bracket Included
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1218 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1218
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$55.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1989 - 1999 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 1993 - 2001 Nissan Altima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2000 - 2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2002 - 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2004 Nissan Sentra S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1219 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1219
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$55.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1989 - 1999 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 1993 - 2001 Nissan Altima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2000 - 2001 Nissan Sentra SE 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2002 - 2006 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2003 Nissan Sentra Limited Edition 4 Cyl 2.5L
  • 2004 Nissan Sentra S 4 Cyl 2.5L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1219B Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1219B
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$49.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1989 - 1990 Nissan 240SX XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1989 - 1998 Nissan 240SX SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1989 - 1998 Nissan 240SX Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 Nissan Axxess SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 Nissan Axxess XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 - 1992 Nissan Stanza GXE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1990 - 1992 Nissan Stanza XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1993 Nissan Axxess 4x4 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1993 Nissan Axxess Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1991 - 1998 Nissan 240SX LE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1992 Nissan Stanza SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideCondition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1672 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1672
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$70.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 Nissan D21 Base 4 Cyl 2.4L 4WD
  • 1993 Nissan D21 Base 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1993 - 1994 Nissan D21 SE 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1994 Nissan D21 XE 4 Cyl 2.4L 4WD
  • 1994 Nissan D21 XE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 Nissan Pickup SE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 Nissan Pickup XE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 - 1997 Nissan Pickup XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1996 - 1997 Nissan Pickup SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1998 Nissan Frontier All Submodels All Engines
  • 1999 Nissan Frontier SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1999 - 2004 Nissan Frontier XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier SC 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier SE 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier XE 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Frontier Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1673 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1673
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$70.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1993 Nissan D21 Base 4 Cyl 2.4L 4WD
  • 1993 Nissan D21 Base 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1993 - 1994 Nissan D21 SE 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 1994 Nissan D21 XE 4 Cyl 2.4L 4WD
  • 1994 Nissan D21 XE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 Nissan Pickup SE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 Nissan Pickup XE 6 Cyl 3.0L 4WD
  • 1995 - 1997 Nissan Pickup XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1996 - 1997 Nissan Pickup SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1998 Nissan Frontier All Submodels All Engines
  • 1999 Nissan Frontier SE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 1999 - 2004 Nissan Frontier XE 4 Cyl 2.4L
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier SC 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier SE 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2001 Nissan Frontier XE 6 Cyl 3.3L 4WD
  • 2002 - 2003 Nissan Frontier Base 4 Cyl 2.4L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1792 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1792
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$52.49
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 - 1997 Nissan Sentra All Submodels All Engines
  • 1995 - 1998 Nissan 200SX Base 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1995 - 1998 Nissan 200SX SE 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1998 Nissan Sentra Base 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1998 - 1999 Nissan Sentra XE 4 Cyl 1.6L
Product Details
Location : Front Passenger SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L1793 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L1793
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$54.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 Nissan 200SX Base 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1995 - 1997 Nissan 200SX SE-R 4 Cyl 2.0L
  • 1995 - 1997 Nissan Sentra All Submodels All Engines
  • 1995 - 1998 Nissan 200SX Base 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1995 - 1998 Nissan 200SX SE 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1998 Nissan Sentra Base 4 Cyl 1.6L
  • 1998 - 1999 Nissan Sentra XE 4 Cyl 1.6L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Without Bracket(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L2000 Rear Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L2000
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$89.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 - 2000 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
Product Details
Location : Rear Passenger SideNotes : Includes brackets(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L2001 Rear Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L2001
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$89.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 1995 - 2000 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.0L Made Before 10/2000
Product Details
Location : Rear Driver SideNotes : Includes brackets(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

L2604 Front Left OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Part Number: P15L2604
0 Reviews
Vehicle Info Required to Guarantee Fit
$56.99
Vehicle Fitment
  • 2000 Nissan Maxima All Submodels All Engines
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima GXE 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary Edition 6 Cyl 3.0L
  • 2001 Nissan Maxima SE 6 Cyl 3.0L
Product Details
Location : Front Driver SideNotes : Includes brackets(s)Condition : RemanufacturedSeries : Autospecialty By PowerstopType : Caliper & HardwareQuantity Sold : Sold individuallyWarranty : 90-day / 3000-mile Powerstop limited warrantyProp 65 Warning :

Warning SymbolWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Arsenic, Chromium (Hexavalent compounds), Nickel and Cobalt, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.

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Nissan Brake Caliper Customer Reviews

Powerstop® L2691 Front Right OE Stock Replacement Caliper
Mar 14, 2021
Better than the original ones
Wow, they are better and heavier than the original ones.
CURT WARD
VERIFIED PURCHASER
Purchased on Mar 04, 2021

Nissan Brake Caliper Guides

Many components are required to bring your Nissan to a complete stop. The final components in the process, and arguably the most important, are the Nissan brake caliper and the brake pads it houses. When the brake pedal is depressed, the user input is multiplied by the vacuum brake booster, and the final force is used to compress the pistons in the master cylinder. The master cylinder sends the hydraulic force through the lines to activate the pistons of the caliper, and finally the brake pads are pressed into the Nissan brake caliper. The friction of the brake pads is used to actually stop the vehicle. Ensuring that the Nissan brake caliper is in good working is a necessity for safety, and inspecting it does not even require the removal of the tire, in most cases. In open wheels, the caliper can be seen directly through the empty space, but in closed wheels, the tires may need to be turned. If the Nissan brake caliper is moving freely in and out, and there is no sign of a leak in the area, the unit should be in good condition. Small seals within the pistons of the Nissan brake caliper are often a cause of failure, because the hydraulic fluid will loose pressure at that wheel. Corrosion and dirt can also gather within the device, completely stopping its motion, even with proper fluid pressure. Fortunately, our online catalog has the perfect Nissan brake caliper to fit your vehicle, at a highly reduced cost, compared to the price of a replacement from the dealership. With our quick order processing, you will have good brakes again soon.

Quick Tips to Help You Buy the Right Nissan Brake Caliper

As a part of your car's braking system, your Nissan brake caliper is important to keep you safe in the road. The brake caliper is primarily responsible for creating the friction between the brake disc and the brake pad to make your car slow down or halt. It is the part that allows all the other components in the braking system to carry out their functions, since it is the one piece that sets the braking process into action. The brake caliper is always in constant use, so it is fairly subject to natural wear and tear. Also, when the seal in your engine gets damaged, water passes through your pistons' sealing gaskets, causing the brake caliper to malfunction. Obviously, this is not an ideal situation, since a malfunctioning brake caliper means less safety and more risks on the road. So, as soon as you see the tell-tale signs of a damaged brake caliper, head straight to the car parts store and get your car a new one. Here is a guide to help you buy the right brake caliper for your car.

Based on vehicle identification number

There are brake calipers that are especially made for each car make and model. If you want to stick with the default brake caliper for your car, you should check for your car's vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a 17-digit combination of letters and numbers that you will find in many places within your car. The first three digits signify the manufacturer of the vehicle. The fourth to ninth digits tell you the model. The remaining digits can be either your model year code or the factory where your vehicle was built. With the VIN, you can be sure that you're getting the right Nissan brake caliper for your car. Just present the VIN to any car parts seller and you'll be sure to get the right fit.

Floating calipers vs fixed calipers

If you want to be more liberal in choosing your Nissan brake caliper, then you have two main choices in terms of type: floating calipers and fixed calipers.

A floating brake caliper is made of cast iron, which makes it the more common type of caliper for original equipment applications. In a floating caliper, there can be one or more pistons that push against the posterior of the brake pad. This type of caliper is called such because it is attached to a bracket that allows it to slide freely or to “float.” The only problem that you can find with a floating brake caliper is its heavy weight, which can cause uneven wear in the pads. But the good thing about the floating type is that it can be powerful in causing your car to halt in the streets. Unless you're into car racing which requires aggressive braking, you're good to go with a floating brake caliper.

On the other hand, a fixed brake caliper is made from aluminum, a soft metal that makes it a lot lighter than the floating kind. This type of caliper does not inflate under the heat and stress that ensue from braking. One downside to installing a fixed brake caliper is its huge size, which can limit your choices of wheels later on. Although it is significantly lighter than a floating caliper, the fixed caliper takes up more space because of the number of pistons you can connect to it. On a positive note, the fixed caliper's design makes it stronger and more durable than a floating caliper. As a result, it gives a more positive pedal feel, which is ideal for long-term car racing.

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