Honda DIY Front Brake pad change
The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, and I do not take any responsibility
for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at
your own risk!
Aim: Change front brake pads on Civic, Integra, CRX. note this method wont work on Prelude and Accords.
big Screw driver
Caution: donít let brake fluid get on your paint work, it will damage your paintwork.
Jack the front of the car up securely and safely, use Jack stands and remove the front wheels
look at the level of your brake fluid and suck some out to get it half full.
use the tip of a big screw driver to pry the piston back into the caliper. try to catch pad and lever against the caliper ( green arrows in pic bellow ), lever in the direction of the red arrow's. 1st just lever the pad just a bit say 3 or 4mm. enough to get your screw driver tip between the pad and the rotor.
get your screw driver in there and try to push from the center of the pad pushing the piston inwards.
look at the brake fluid level, its time to suck some out
undo the bottom caliper bolt.
slide the caliper upwards. it should stay there, and remove the old brake pads, and fit the new pads in there place. put the bottom in 1st then push the top in. note the red arrow pointing to the squealer. These pads with the squealers must go on the inside of the rotor and the squealer on top.
also add any shims and grease that may come with your pads.
check your caliper slide pins for free movement in and out. side them with your hands. make sure there not seized. ( red arrows bellow )
make sure the pads are firmly against the rotor, ( green arrows above ) slide the caliper down and in place and do up the bolt you removed, do it up tight but not snap it type of tight.
repeat steps 2 to 9 on the other side.
depress the brake pedal several times to allow the pistons to move out onto the pads and push them onto the rotors.
check your brake fluid level and add some or remove some if necessary.
put your wheels on and make sure your wheel nuts are tight.
lower you car from the stands
double check your wheel nuts, press the brake pedal again, check your brake fluid level.
road test time. before you drive off make sure you have a good brake pedal
now this is not just a road test, you have to bed the pads in.
this is my way of bedding in the pads
drive up to about 40KM/h to 50 KM/h make sure there is no cars behind you, and press on your brake pedal firmly not to lock up the wheels though and do not allow the car to come to a stop. Slow to about to 15KM/h, then back off the brakes, speed up to 40KM/h to 50 KM/h again and repeat the firm braking. do this 3 to 4 times.
do this pretty much ASAP, donít go for a drive to find a good spot to do it. do it down your street. also be careful as the 1st 2nd brake attempts wont be as good as they should be.
Disclaimer: The following is provided as a GUIDE ONLY, I do Not† take any responsibility for the outcomes of someone else doing the following. You follow these steps at your own risk!