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Old 17 Jun 2010, 08:07 am
Shaun
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Default Pull Wheels to Inspect Brtakes?

One of the "B" service items on the Maintenance Minder list for my 07
Accord is Inspect Front and Rear Brakes. Do you have to pull the wheels
to do that properly?
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Old 17 Jun 2010, 09:40 am
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On 06/17/2010 06:07 AM, Shaun wrote:
> One of the "B" service items on the Maintenance Minder list for my 07
> Accord is Inspect Front and Rear Brakes. Do you have to pull the wheels
> to do that properly?


yes. you may be able to see one of the pads through the caliper and
wheel holes, but not the other. and it's the one you can't see that
typically wears fastest.

personally, i would do this simple task myself and not allow the dealer
the ability to sell you new pads you may not need. you can get a basic
but reliable jack and stands from sears for about $60. a lug nut torque
wrench is a great investment at this point too.


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Old 18 Jun 2010, 01:46 am
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"jim beam" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
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> On 06/17/2010 06:07 AM, Shaun wrote:
>> One of the "B" service items on the Maintenance Minder list for my 07
>> Accord is Inspect Front and Rear Brakes. Do you have to pull the wheels
>> to do that properly?

>
> yes. you may be able to see one of the pads through the caliper and wheel
> holes, but not the other. and it's the one you can't see that typically
> wears fastest.
>
> personally, i would do this simple task myself and not allow the dealer
> the ability to sell you new pads you may not need. you can get a basic
> but reliable jack and stands from sears for about $60. a lug nut torque
> wrench is a great investment at this point too.
>
>
> --
> nomina rutrum rutrum

I would add to that either an inexpensive micrometer or calipers (measuring
kind) and measure pad and rotor thickness to check against the "book".

DaveD


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Old 18 Jun 2010, 06:34 am
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"Shaun" <sheep@sheep2.net> wrote in message
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> One of the "B" service items on the Maintenance Minder list for my 07
> Accord is Inspect Front and Rear Brakes. Do you have to pull the wheels to
> do that properly?


They ought to rotate the tires at the same -- which will allow them to check
the brakes.

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Old 18 Jun 2010, 07:05 am
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On 6/18/10 7:34 AM, tww1491 wrote:
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> "Shaun" <sheep@sheep2.net> wrote in message
> news:hvd6mc$s4f$1@news.albasani.net...
>> One of the "B" service items on the Maintenance Minder list for my 07
>> Accord is Inspect Front and Rear Brakes. Do you have to pull the
>> wheels to do that properly?

>
> They ought to rotate the tires at the same -- which will allow them to
> check the brakes.



Actually, that's where I was going with this thread. My Mileage Minder
actually shows B12. #2 is the air cleaner and cabin filter-- which I did
myself. #1 is a tire rotation.

The dealer wants to charge me an extra $39 to rotate the tires-- on top
of the B service costs. The way I see it, $39 is a fair price to charge
someone who drives up for a tire rotation-- logging the car in, taking
it into the shop, putting it up on the hoist, removing the wheels, etc.

But if they've already got the car up in the air with the wheels off,
it's a rip off to charge me $39 to put them back in a different location
rather than the same one.

If they won't throw the rotation in, I'll just do it myself too.
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