Honda Car Forum


 

Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Honda Acura > Honda 2

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 15 Sep 2003, 10:33 am
Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
least those things I am aware of.

Thanks.


Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 15 Sep 2003, 01:43 pm
N.E.Ohio Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

If you aren't sure, do one side at a time, so you can check how it
should look.
There is one thing I've done about every year on my '92. Take a
regular old hammer, and knock off the corrosion that forms at the outer
edge of the rotor, front and back sides. Keep your hands and everything
clean.
Think about loosening the bleeder at the caliper when you push the
piston back in. You will see how dirty the brake fluid is. May want to
have the brake fluid changed too. bob too

Bob wrote:
>
> Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
> out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
> no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
> Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
> torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
> least those things I am aware of.
>
> Thanks.

Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 15 Sep 2003, 09:04 pm
Jafir Elkurd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

I'm pretty sure the OEM brand is nissin.

"Bob" <Bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
news:rpmbmv0qaiuvv79p33nnkaj15jht5urge3@4ax.com...
> Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
> out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
> no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
> Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
> torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
> least those things I am aware of.
>
> Thanks.
>
>



Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 15 Sep 2003, 09:09 pm
Jafir Elkurd
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

Nope... I guess that's just on the coupe...

"Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
news:vmcrt515i3a61c@corp.supernews.com...
> I'm pretty sure the OEM brand is nissin.
>
> "Bob" <Bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:rpmbmv0qaiuvv79p33nnkaj15jht5urge3@4ax.com...
> > Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
> > out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
> > no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
> > Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
> > torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
> > least those things I am aware of.
> >
> > Thanks.
> >
> >

>
>



Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 16 Sep 2003, 08:49 am
Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

That's right. Nissen on the coupe, Akebono on the sedan.

Thanks for the tip on the brake fluid, and on knocking the corrosion
off the rotors. I already considered doing that, glad to have some
backup on my thoughts.

Bob

On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 21:09:23 -0500, "Jafir Elkurd"
<jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote:

>Nope... I guess that's just on the coupe...
>
>"Jafir Elkurd" <jafir@nospam.no.spam.hotpop.com> wrote in message
>news:vmcrt515i3a61c@corp.supernews.com...
>> I'm pretty sure the OEM brand is nissin.
>>
>> "Bob" <Bob@nospam.com> wrote in message
>> news:rpmbmv0qaiuvv79p33nnkaj15jht5urge3@4ax.com...
>> > Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
>> > out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
>> > no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
>> > Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
>> > torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
>> > least those things I am aware of.
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> >

>>
>>

>


Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 18 Sep 2003, 09:06 am
Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

Well, this went superbly. The genuine Honda pads were well worth the
ease of installation and peace of mind. I used a very simple one-man
brake bleeder to flush all of the old fluid from the system, front and
rear, adjusted the rear brakes while I was back there, and installed
the new front pads, all in about 3.5 hours. If I had to do it again,
I could probably do it in 2.

The bleeder is a simple piece of tubing with a one-way valve at the
end. I slipped it over the loosened screw and pushed the brake pedal
to the floor, several times, until all of the fluid came out clear and
fresh. Furthest wheel from the master cylinder first.

I have seen a lot of debate on the groups on the worthiness of
changing brake fluid. Should I/shouldn't I? All I have to say is, go
spend $10 on a bleeder like this and it's a simple job. I have changed
fluid before and it's always been a two-man job, and a hassle. "OK."
"Ok what"? "Push". "You sure?" "PUSH"!" "OK, let up." "I already did."
"Damn".

Just keep the master cylinder pretty full during the whole process to
avoid sucking air.


On Mon, 15 Sep 2003 11:33:32 -0400, Bob <Bob@nospam.com> wrote:

>Having never done brake pads on an Accord before, what should I watch
>out for, if anything? The rotors are true and in good shape, there is
>no pulsing or grooving, so I am leaving them alone. I am using OEM
>Honda Akebono pads, with the factory grease, and I do not intend to
>torque my wheel bolts over 80 lbs when putting them back on, so at
>least those things I am aware of.
>
>Thanks.
>


Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 18 Sep 2003, 04:55 pm
N.E.Ohio Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

Where'd ya get it? bob too

Bob wrote:

> The bleeder is a simple piece of tubing with a one-way valve at the
> end.

Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 19 Sep 2003, 07:38 am
Bob
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Replacing front brake pads on '91 Accord.

I think my Dad picked it up at NAPA.

On Thu, 18 Sep 2003 21:55:01 GMT, "N.E.Ohio Bob" <rgstroud@neo.rr.com>
wrote:

> Where'd ya get it? bob too
>
>Bob wrote:
>
>> The bleeder is a simple piece of tubing with a one-way valve at the
>> end.


Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
diagram on how to replace front brake pads on a civic 1999 joseph2velez@yahoo.com Honda 2 0 25 Jun 2007 07:10 pm
front brake pads Trace Origin Honda 3 4 07 Oct 2004 08:13 am
98 Accord - front ball joints are bad before original front brake pads? Cris Fuhrman Honda 3 5 22 Sep 2004 08:00 am
integra - replacing brake pads hippo Acura 2 17 Apr 2004 02:45 am
honda brake pads(disc brakes) vs. other premium pads Stempis Rhubank Honda 3 10 26 Oct 2003 08:38 pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:51 pm.


Attribution:
Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc.
HondaCarForum.com is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaCarForum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.