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Old 15 May 2004, 08:19 pm
davetest
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Default 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

Hello all,
trying to figure this out. I think they could do with
tightening a little. When driving, seems like almost all the
braking is from the front.
Had to replace the front pads at 15K miles.

I'm suspicious that the reason for this is because the rear
drums are not optimaly adjusted.

Any info apprecitaed.
Dave
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Old 15 May 2004, 10:13 pm
Charlie S
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

Expect to replace the front disks at least twice before having to
replace the rear drums. 15K miles is too soon unless you live in San
Francisco and are driving up and down steep hills all the time.
Were all the 4 pads worn the same? Did you use Drake grease on the
Calipers so the inner and outer pads wear evenly?
Check your driving habbits.....are you riding the brakes? Also your
wife and kids.

On Sun, 16 May 2004 01:19:48 GMT, davetest
<davexnetzerotwo@hooya!.com> wrote:

>Hello all,
>trying to figure this out. I think they could do with
>tightening a little. When driving, seems like almost all the
>braking is from the front.
>Had to replace the front pads at 15K miles.
>
>I'm suspicious that the reason for this is because the rear
>drums are not optimaly adjusted.
>
>Any info apprecitaed.
>Dave


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Old 17 May 2004, 12:10 am
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

On Sat, 15 May 2004 20:13:23 -0700, Charlie S <chasa@rcn.com> wrote:

>Expect to replace the front disks at least twice before having to
>replace the rear drums. 15K miles is too soon unless you live in San
>Francisco and are driving up and down steep hills all the time.
>Were all the 4 pads worn the same? Did you use Drake grease on the
>Calipers so the inner and outer pads wear evenly?
>Check your driving habbits.....are you riding the brakes? Also your
>wife and kids.

driving habits OK - never had this problem on
any previous cars.

Do the back brakes on this Honda adjust themselves?
Perhaps by use of the handbrake?
Somebody must have an insight on this?

Dave
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Old 18 May 2004, 12:27 am
Charlie S
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

My experience with rear drum brakes is that they do adjust. I had a
bad experience with the replacing of the rear drums on my '92 Accord,
so I made sure that my '01 Accord has 4 wheel disks.

The pads that only lasted 15K miles could have been poor quality soft
pads.

I prefer to buy my Brake Pads from Auto Parts stores that sell to
mechanics and if they have a choice, I prefer to buy the better
quality.

There is a lot of junk for sale out there.

Changing pads is an easy job but changing Honda drums is a frustrating
job.



On Mon, 17 May 2004 05:10:48 GMT, davetest
<davexnetzerotwo@hooya!.com> wrote:

>On Sat, 15 May 2004 20:13:23 -0700, Charlie S <chasa@rcn.com> wrote:
>
>>Expect to replace the front disks at least twice before having to
>>replace the rear drums. 15K miles is too soon unless you live in San
>>Francisco and are driving up and down steep hills all the time.
>>Were all the 4 pads worn the same? Did you use Drake grease on the
>>Calipers so the inner and outer pads wear evenly?
>>Check your driving habbits.....are you riding the brakes? Also your
>>wife and kids.

>driving habits OK - never had this problem on
>any previous cars.
>
>Do the back brakes on this Honda adjust themselves?
>Perhaps by use of the handbrake?
>Somebody must have an insight on this?
>
>Dave


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Old 24 May 2004, 12:29 am
Bruce Jones
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

Drum or Disk brakes?

Drum brakes: from a stop, backup and come to a complete stop. Won't hurt to
make the car rock slightly, that's when they self-adjust. Do this 4 - 5
times. This will turn the self-adjusteing gear and adjust the drum brakes.



Disk brakes: you cannot help adjustment on disc brakes, the caliper piston
will automatically adjust for pad wear.



Good luck



"davetest" <davexnetzerotwo@hooya!.com> wrote in message
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> On Sat, 15 May 2004 20:13:23 -0700, Charlie S <chasa@rcn.com> wrote:
>
> >Expect to replace the front disks at least twice before having to
> >replace the rear drums. 15K miles is too soon unless you live in San
> >Francisco and are driving up and down steep hills all the time.
> >Were all the 4 pads worn the same? Did you use Drake grease on the
> >Calipers so the inner and outer pads wear evenly?
> >Check your driving habbits.....are you riding the brakes? Also your
> >wife and kids.

> driving habits OK - never had this problem on
> any previous cars.
>
> Do the back brakes on this Honda adjust themselves?
> Perhaps by use of the handbrake?
> Somebody must have an insight on this?
>
> Dave



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Old 24 May 2004, 12:34 am
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

Bruce Jones wrote:
> Drum or Disk brakes?
>
> Drum brakes: from a stop, backup and come to a complete stop. Won't hurt to
> make the car rock slightly, that's when they self-adjust. Do this 4 - 5
> times. This will turn the self-adjusteing gear and adjust the drum brakes.
>



============

Did you mean to say 'use the PARK BRAKE TO come to a complete stop....?
The manual probably says to use the park brake regularly..... Even if
the car is an automatic.

=====================


'Curly'

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Old 24 May 2004, 12:44 am
jim beam
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Default Re: 2000 accord SE - rear drum brakes self-adjusting ?

it's the foot brake that operates the rear drum self-adjuster. if you
have any worries, apply the foot brake _hard_ 10 - 20 times. that
should pick up any slack caused by "gentle" driving. the advice about
using the hand brake is in case the transmission locking pawl is not
engaged properly - the car can roll.

saw that on a u-haul once. the driver parked, got out, & climbed in the
back. the transmission made a "tink" noise, then a ratcheting sound as
it rolled down a steep grade into some parked cars. ugly.

and i live in san francisco. i have 50k on my pads and they're only
about 70% worn. beware dealers/parts shops that want to sell you stuff
because they think you don't know any better.

davetest wrote:
> On Sat, 15 May 2004 20:13:23 -0700, Charlie S <chasa@rcn.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Expect to replace the front disks at least twice before having to
>>replace the rear drums. 15K miles is too soon unless you live in San
>>Francisco and are driving up and down steep hills all the time.
>>Were all the 4 pads worn the same? Did you use Drake grease on the
>>Calipers so the inner and outer pads wear evenly?
>>Check your driving habbits.....are you riding the brakes? Also your
>>wife and kids.

>
> driving habits OK - never had this problem on
> any previous cars.
>
> Do the back brakes on this Honda adjust themselves?
> Perhaps by use of the handbrake?
> Somebody must have an insight on this?
>
> Dave


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