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Old 05 Jul 2004, 09:06 am
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Default Accord - Changing Brake Rotors - Tools/Procedure?

I want to change the brake rotors on my 97 Accord EX 4 Cylinder. Can
I do this with non-air tools and what tools do I need to get the hub
nut off! What is the procedure!

Someone I know tried to do this with a 3/8 inch breaker bar - the bar
broke. He jacked the car up before applying leverage on the hub nut
and had someone hold the wheel in place by hold the brakes. Seemed
like this was not the way to go.

Do you need to use 3/4 inch socket? How do you get the nut
loose.....put the transmission in park, leave wheels on ground, have
long wrench and apply force down toward the ground?
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Old 06 Jul 2004, 08:25 am
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Default Re: Accord - Changing Brake Rotors - Tools/Procedure?

ummmmm, unless I am off my rocker, you don't need to remove
the hub nut, just the retaining screws on the rotor. The
easiest way to remove these is with an impact screwdriver,
the kind you hit with a hammer, and it turns and exerts
downward pressure at the same time.

Should take about 10 minutes, if its anything like my 98
civic.
t

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Old 06 Jul 2004, 07:30 pm
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Default Re: Accord - Changing Brake Rotors - Tools/Procedure?

these accords (I think its 90-97 models) are a pain in the ass when it comes
to rotor resurfacing or replacement. we use an on-car brake lath to
resurface them at the dealership I work at. I haven't replaced any but, I
know they're pressed onto the hub, or hub bearing, one of the two. theyres 4
bolts that need to be taken of, then the axle bolt needs come off. i highly
recommend impact tools. at least a half inch drive.
<kiselink@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> I want to change the brake rotors on my 97 Accord EX 4 Cylinder. Can
> I do this with non-air tools and what tools do I need to get the hub
> nut off! What is the procedure!
>
> Someone I know tried to do this with a 3/8 inch breaker bar - the bar
> broke. He jacked the car up before applying leverage on the hub nut
> and had someone hold the wheel in place by hold the brakes. Seemed
> like this was not the way to go.
>
> Do you need to use 3/4 inch socket? How do you get the nut
> loose.....put the transmission in park, leave wheels on ground, have
> long wrench and apply force down toward the ground?



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Old 08 Jul 2004, 08:45 pm
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Default Re: Accord - Changing Brake Rotors - Tools/Procedure?


Check out the following document for reference.

http://www.federal-mogul.com/fmeconn...loads/3501.pdf

It took a lot of hammering with a 2 lb. sledge to remove the rotors
but they finally came off. IMHO, a bad design to require the hub
and bearing to come off just to remove the rotor.

My breaker bar w/ a 1/2" drive and 3 foot pipe removed the nut after
hitting the lock tab thingy with a punch as to unlock the little divit
from
the axle. It was still tight.

chuck smoko

kiselink@mindspring.com wrote:

> I want to change the brake rotors on my 97 Accord EX 4 Cylinder. Can
> I do this with non-air tools and what tools do I need to get the hub
> nut off! What is the procedure!
>
> Someone I know tried to do this with a 3/8 inch breaker bar - the bar
> broke. He jacked the car up before applying leverage on the hub nut
> and had someone hold the wheel in place by hold the brakes. Seemed
> like this was not the way to go.
>
> Do you need to use 3/4 inch socket? How do you get the nut
> loose.....put the transmission in park, leave wheels on ground, have
> long wrench and apply force down toward the ground?


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