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Mitsubishi Outlander Sport Rear Brake Pads Replacement Guide
How to change the rear brake pads on a 3rd generation 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport with the part numbers.

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2015 Outlander Sport Rear Wheel
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Slightly Loosen 5 Lug Nuts
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Raise Rear of SUV

This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the third generation (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017) Mitsubishi Outlander Sport in changing the rear disc brake pads and lubricating the caliper slider pins.

Owners of other Mitsubishi vehicles such as the Lancer, Outlander, Mirage, ASX, RVR, Galant, I-MIEV, Montero, Eclipse, 3000GT, Endeavor, Raider, Diamante, Attrage, Carisma, Colt, Grandis, Magna, Pajero and the Space Star may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The tools and other items needed to complete this procedure include a lug nut wrench, a floor jack, two jack stands, a 14mm socket with a 3/8" drive ratchet, a Lisle 28600 disc brake piston tool and a tube of brake parts lubricant grease.

A few compatible replacement sets of rear brake pads with their part numbers are as follows: Wagner PD1037, Power Stop Z23-1679, Centric 105.16790, Mitsubishi 4605B070, Monroe GX1679 and ACDelco 17D868C.


Please verify the correct replacement part numbers by using the Amazon Part Finder website. The correct brake pads can vary depending on the model year of your Outlander Sport.
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Spin Off 5 Lug Nuts
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Five Lug Nuts Removed
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Rotor, Bracket, Caliper
The first two steps are to park the SUV on a level surface and turn off the ignition.

Make sure that the emergency / parking brake is not engaged. If the parking brake is not released, you won't be able to remove the rear brake calipers.

Place wheel chocks on both sides of the front tires to prevent the SUV from moving.

Slightly loosen the five lug nuts by turning them counterclockwise about 1/4 to 1/2 turn with the tire iron.

Carefully raise the rear of the SUV with the floor jack and securely support it with at least two jack stands.

I prefer to work on one side of the car at a time to keep three tires on the ground for extra safety.

Spin off the 5 lug nuts and set them aside in a safe place.

Remove the rear wheel to reveal the rotor, bracket, caliper and suspension.

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Rear Brake Caliper
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Loosen Top Caliper Bolt
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Loosen Bottom Caliper Bolt
The rear brake caliper is held in place to the bracket by two bolts on the back side of the caliper with the bolt heads facing in towards the center of the SUV.

Loosen the top caliper bolt by turning it clockwise (as seen from the outside of the SUV) with the 14mm socket and a 3/8" drive ratchet or a 14mm wrench.

Then loosen the bottom 14mm caliper bolt by turning it clockwise (as seen from the outside of the car).

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Remove Lower Bolt
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Remove Upper Bolt
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Two 14mm Bolts Removed
Spin out the two caliper bolts and set them aside in a safe place.
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Pull Caliper Off Pads
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Rest Caliper On Suspension
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Wear Bar - Bottom Inner Pad
Carefully pull the rear caliper out of the bracket and off the old pads.

Try to avoid stressing, kinking, bending or pulling on the rubber brake hose.

Rest the caliper on the suspension or suspend it from the spring with a bungee cord or some twine.

Pull the old inner and outer brake pads out of the bracket.

Make a mental note of where the wear indicator bar or the "squeal" bar is situated on the old pads.

On this 2015 Outlander Sport, the wear indicator bar was located on the bottom of the inner brake pad.

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Remove Old Outer Pad
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Replace Pad Abutment Clips
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Remove Caliper Slider Pins
If your new set of rear pads includes replacement brake hardware, pull the old metal pad abutment or "anti-rattle" clips out of the top and bottom of the bracket.

Apply a thin layer of brake caliper grease to the to new pad abutment clips where they will come in contact with the bracket or the new brake pads.

Push the new pad abutment clips in to the top and bottom of the bracket.

In order for the brake caliper to operate smoothly, the two caliper slider pins need to be well lubricated.

Pull the two caliper slider pins out of their rubber dust boots. Apply a thin layer of brake parts lubricant grease to the pins before pushing them back in to place.

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Lubricate Both Pins
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Lisle Disc Brake Piston Tool
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Rotate Back Caliper Piston
The Outlander Sport is equipped with "screw-in" type rear caliper pistons that need to be turned back with a special tool such as the Lisle 28600 disc brake piston tool.

(If necessary, you could also try twisting back the caliper piston with a pair of needle nose pliers.)

Test fit the various sides of the tool until you find the side that has the best grip on the piston.

Attach the piston tool to a short extension bar and the 3/8" drive ratchet.

Slowly turn the ratchet in the clockwise direction to retract the piston back in to the caliper until it is just about flush with the rubber dust boot surrounding it.

Check the brake fluid reservoir in the engine bay to make sure it doesn't over flow.



 

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Screw In Caliper Retracted
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Replace Caliper Slider Pins
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Install New Outer Brake Pad

Thoroughly clean off the brake rotor, caliper bracket, brake caliper assembly and the lug studs with brake parts cleaner spray. Do not use compressed air or blow with your mouth to clean off the brake parts since inhaling brake dust can be harmful to your health. Brake dust may be carcinogenic (causes cancer) if inhaled.

Apply a thin layer of brake parts lubricant to any area where there is metal to metal contact such as the outer lip of the caliper piston. Do not apply brake caliper grease to the friction surface of the new pads or the rotor.

 If your Outlander Sport previously exhibited shuddering, pulsations, or vibrations in the rear end during braking, you may need to have your rotors "turned" (resurfaced) or just replace them with brand new rotors. If this is the first rear brake job on your SUV and the rotors appear to be in excellent condition, you should be able to just replace the pads with great results.

To remove the existing rotors and install new ones, remove the two bolts on the rear of the caliper bracket that attach it to the steering knuckle. Then loosen the old rotor with a rubber mallet, pull it off, and slide the new one in its place.

I recommend buying the Wagner PD1037 "ThermoQuiet" brake pads since they have excellent reviews on Amazon. If you have an earlier 2011 or 2012 model year Outlander Sport, the Wagner PD868 "ThermoQuiet" pads are the correct part.

Please verify the correct part numbers by using the Amazon Part Finder website to make sure you buy the correct pads.

Install the two new brake pads in to the bracket with the wear indicator bar situated at the bottom of the inner brake pad.

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Wear Bar - Bottom Inner Pad
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Push Pads Together
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Lower Caliper Over Pads
Push the two pads together until they are flush against the rotor.

Carefully lower the caliper over the new pads and in to the bracket.

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Spin In Top Caliper Bolt
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Replace Bottom Caliper Bolt
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Tighten Counterclockwise

Line up the two bolt holes in the caliper with their corresponding holes in the caliper slider pins within the bracket.

Spin in the two caliper bolts a few turns by hand in the counterclockwise direction (as seen from the outside of the SUV) to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Tighten the two caliper bolts by turning them counterclockwise (as seen from the outside of the car) to just past hand tight or about 30 lb-ft of torque.

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Tighten Lower 14mm Bolt
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Rubber Valve Cap
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Brake Fluid Bleeder Valve
Double check that the two caliper bolts are tight before moving on to the next steps.

If your brake pedal has been feeling soft or spongy, the brake fluid might be contaminated with water or the brake lines may contain a few air bubbles. It would be best to bleed the brake lines at this time in order to flush out the old fluid and replace it with new DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid.

For more on this topic, check out my Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With An Assistant DIY Guide or alternatively the Brake Line Fluid Bleeding With A Power Bleeder Guide.

The brake fluid bleeder valve is located underneath a rubber cap on the back side of the caliper near the top 14mm bolt.

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Replace Rear Wheel
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Spin On 5 Lug Nuts
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Slightly Tighten Clockwise
Push the rear wheel back in to place.

Spin on the five lug nuts a few turns in the clockwise direction to prevent them from becoming cross threaded.

Slightly tighten the 5 lug nuts with the tire iron in a "star" or "criss cross" pattern.

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Lower Car From Stands
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Torque To 80 lb-ft
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Rear Brake Pads Replaced

Carefully lower the rear of the SUV from the jack stands by using the floor jack.

Continue progressively tightening the five lug nuts in the clockwise direction in a "criss cross" or "star" pattern to about 1/4 to 1/3 turn past hand tight or 80 lb-ft of torque.

It would be best to use a torque wrench or an electric impact wrench with a torque stick to make sure that the lug nuts are properly tightened.

Sit in the driver's seat of the car and firmly pump the brake pedal a few times to restore the brake line pressure. Check the brake fluid in the reservoir and verify that it is at the proper level. If it is low, pour in some fresh DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake fluid from a new bottle.

To break in your new rear brake pads, just drive normally for the first several hundred miles while trying to avoid any hard or "panic" stops which might glaze over the new pads and cause them to become noisy or not perform as well.

It's also a good idea to regularly check your driveway, garage or parking spot for drops of fresh brake fluid which may indicate a leak, check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and also verify that the lug nuts are still tight.

For more, check out all of my 2011-2017 Mitsubishi Outlander DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.
 

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