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Old 23 Apr 2007, 08:02 pm
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Default 98 Accord EX Rear Caliper ?

Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this Saturday.
The front brakes are no problem at all. I have a question on the rear that
pertains to the parking brake on the caliper. How difficult is this to
reset? I have looked in the normal places for assistance (AutoZone repair
guides) but they do not list this year. Any advice (or links) appreciated.
It looks like it is a mechanical cam through the caliper.
TIA
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Old 23 Apr 2007, 08:50 pm
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"GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
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> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.




They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and what
you're looking at.

Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of money
on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things like brakes.



> I have a question
> on the rear that pertains to the parking brake on the caliper. How
> difficult is this to reset? I have looked in the normal places for
> assistance (AutoZone repair guides) but they do not list this year.
> Any advice (or links) appreciated. It looks like it is a mechanical
> cam through the caliper.
>
>



If the parking brake is actuated through a lever on top of the caliper,
then the lever must be hard against its post (once piston slack is taken
up) before the cable is adjusted.

If the levers are not against their posts, back off the parking brake cable
adjuster until the levers are against their posts, then take up the parking
brake cable's slack.

Make certain that the clevises can swivel freely. If they are seized, PB
cable adjustments will be incorrect.

Incorrection will also result if the caliper pistons are seized, which is a
distressingly common occurrece.

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Old 23 Apr 2007, 08:58 pm
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Default Re: 98 Accord EX Rear Caliper ?

Tegger wrote:
> "GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
> news:iGcXh.353033$5j1.124248@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>
>> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
>> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.

>
>
>
> They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and what
> you're looking at.
>
> Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of money
> on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things like brakes.


now thats not fair! honda brakes are light and strong. light is good
for handling. light and strong is comparatively expensive. check out
some of that clunking junk ford use some time.

>
>
>
>> I have a question
>> on the rear that pertains to the parking brake on the caliper. How
>> difficult is this to reset? I have looked in the normal places for
>> assistance (AutoZone repair guides) but they do not list this year.
>> Any advice (or links) appreciated. It looks like it is a mechanical
>> cam through the caliper.
>>
>>

>
>
> If the parking brake is actuated through a lever on top of the caliper,
> then the lever must be hard against its post (once piston slack is taken
> up) before the cable is adjusted.
>
> If the levers are not against their posts, back off the parking brake cable
> adjuster until the levers are against their posts, then take up the parking
> brake cable's slack.
>
> Make certain that the clevises can swivel freely. If they are seized, PB
> cable adjustments will be incorrect.
>
> Incorrection will also result if the caliper pistons are seized, which is a
> distressingly common occurrece.
>

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Old 24 Apr 2007, 06:56 am
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jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
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> Tegger wrote:
>> "GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
>> news:iGcXh.353033$5j1.124248@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>>
>>> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
>>> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.

>>
>>
>>
>> They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and
>> what you're looking at.
>>
>> Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of
>> money on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things
>> like brakes.

>
> now thats not fair! honda brakes are light and strong.




And seize/rust amazingly fast compared to, say, Toyota brakes.



> light is good
> for handling. light and strong is comparatively expensive. check out
> some of that clunking junk ford use some time.




I have. Plastic pistons? No thanks.


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Old 24 Apr 2007, 07:53 am
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"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
news:Xns991C5078BCA3Ftegger@207.14.116.130...
> jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
> news:LL2dneB_SbHG-bDbnZ2dnUVZ_sLinZ2d@speakeasy.net:
>
>>
>> light is good
>> for handling. light and strong is comparatively expensive. check out
>> some of that clunking junk ford use some time.

>
>
>
> I have. Plastic pistons? No thanks.
>
>

Plastic pistons?!?!



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Old 24 Apr 2007, 09:01 am
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"Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
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> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
> news:Xns991C5078BCA3Ftegger@207.14.116.130...
>> jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
>> news:LL2dneB_SbHG-bDbnZ2dnUVZ_sLinZ2d@speakeasy.net:
>>
>>>
>>> light is good
>>> for handling. light and strong is comparatively expensive. check out
>>> some of that clunking junk ford use some time.

>>
>>
>>
>> I have. Plastic pistons? No thanks.
>>
>>

> Plastic pistons?!?!
>
>
>
>



Yep. Light-blue plastic. They crumble around the edges.

Wanna buy a Ford?

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Old 24 Apr 2007, 05:41 pm
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"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "Michael Pardee" <michaeltnull@cybertrails.com> wrote in
> news:OpCdncRhHt4jYLDbnZ2dnUVZ_vGinZ2d@sedona.net:
>
>> "Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
>> news:Xns991C5078BCA3Ftegger@207.14.116.130...
>>> jim beam <spamvortex@bad.example.net> wrote in
>>> news:LL2dneB_SbHG-bDbnZ2dnUVZ_sLinZ2d@speakeasy.net:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> light is good
>>>> for handling. light and strong is comparatively expensive. check out
>>>> some of that clunking junk ford use some time.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I have. Plastic pistons? No thanks.
>>>
>>>

>> Plastic pistons?!?!
>>
>>
>>
>>

>
>
> Yep. Light-blue plastic. They crumble around the edges.
>
> Wanna buy a Ford?
>
> --
> Tegger
>
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>

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Old 24 Apr 2007, 09:27 pm
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On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 01:50:42 +0000, Tegger wrote:

> "GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
> news:iGcXh.353033$5j1.124248@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>
>> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
>> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.

>
>
>
> They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and what
> you're looking at.
>
> Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of
> money on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things like
> brakes.


Are they still pressed on? My '88 and I think a friend's 91 had them
pressed on. They were a BITCH!



>
>
>
>> I have a question
>> on the rear that pertains to the parking brake on the caliper. How
>> difficult is this to reset? I have looked in the normal places for
>> assistance (AutoZone repair guides) but they do not list this year. Any
>> advice (or links) appreciated. It looks like it is a mechanical cam
>> through the caliper.
>>
>>
>>

>
> If the parking brake is actuated through a lever on top of the caliper,
> then the lever must be hard against its post (once piston slack is taken
> up) before the cable is adjusted.
>
> If the levers are not against their posts, back off the parking brake
> cable adjuster until the levers are against their posts, then take up the
> parking brake cable's slack.
>
> Make certain that the clevises can swivel freely. If they are seized, PB
> cable adjustments will be incorrect.
>
> Incorrection will also result if the caliper pistons are seized, which is
> a distressingly common occurrece.


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Old 24 Apr 2007, 09:36 pm
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=?iso-2022-jp?q?Hachiroku_=1B$B%O%A%m%=2F=1B=28B?= <Trueno@AE86.gts>
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> On Tue, 24 Apr 2007 01:50:42 +0000, Tegger wrote:
>
>> "GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
>> news:iGcXh.353033$5j1.124248@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>>
>>> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
>>> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.

>>
>>
>>
>> They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and
>> what you're looking at.
>>
>> Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of
>> money on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things
>> like brakes.

>
> Are they still pressed on? My '88 and I think a friend's 91 had them
> pressed on. They were a BITCH!




It was only Accord-based cars that had pressed-on front rotors, and only up
to '97.




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Old 24 Apr 2007, 09:40 pm
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Ok, I understand so far. When resetting the piston will is screw in cw or
ccw?
TIA
GM

"Tegger" <tegger@tegger.c0m> wrote in message
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> "GM" <comments7407@att.net.no.spam.net> wrote in
> news:iGcXh.353033$5j1.124248@bgtnsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net:
>
>> Going to help the neighbor replace the brakes on his Honda this
>> Saturday. The front brakes are no problem at all.

>
>
>
> They might be...Unless you know exactly what you're looking for, and what
> you're looking at.
>
> Honda brakes are a bit, well, finicky. Honda typically spends lots of
> money
> on engines and "safety", but then recoups the cost on things like brakes.
>
>
>
>> I have a question
>> on the rear that pertains to the parking brake on the caliper. How
>> difficult is this to reset? I have looked in the normal places for
>> assistance (AutoZone repair guides) but they do not list this year.
>> Any advice (or links) appreciated. It looks like it is a mechanical
>> cam through the caliper.
>>
>>

>
>
> If the parking brake is actuated through a lever on top of the caliper,
> then the lever must be hard against its post (once piston slack is taken
> up) before the cable is adjusted.
>
> If the levers are not against their posts, back off the parking brake
> cable
> adjuster until the levers are against their posts, then take up the
> parking
> brake cable's slack.
>
> Make certain that the clevises can swivel freely. If they are seized, PB
> cable adjustments will be incorrect.
>
> Incorrection will also result if the caliper pistons are seized, which is
> a
> distressingly common occurrece.
>
> --
> Tegger
>
> The Unofficial Honda/Acura FAQ
> www.tegger.com/hondafaq/



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