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Old 24 Aug 2007, 05:36 am
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Default is there an easier way to change the front disc brakes on a 1991 honda accord lx?

is there an easier way to change the front disc brakes on a 1991 honda accord lx?
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 05:40 am
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Yes....jack up the radiator cap and slide a new automobile under it.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 05:46 am
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The brakes on the 1991 Honda Accord are about the easiest to change on the planet! Of course, an easier way would be to have someone else do it for you!1. Remove wheel2. Remove lower caliper bolt3. Swing caliper assembly up and remove pads4. Remove two phillips head screws from the rotor5. Unbolt two mounting bolts from the caliper mount6. Lift caliper/caliper mount assy. from rotor.7. Change rotor to new one.8. Reinstall caliper/caliper mount.9. Swing caliper up and compress caliper piston fully into caliper using an 8" C clamp10. Install new pads11. Swing caliper assembly over new pads and reintalll lower caiper bolt.12 Put wheel back on.Your service manual should tell you the torque values for all the bolts, i.e. caliper mount: 85ft.lbs, Caliper lower bolt: 36ft.lbs, lug nuts: 85 ft.lbs. Also, be sure you have enough room in your brake master cylinder to handle the brake fluid you push back into it from the caliper pistion. If it's full, suck some out with paper towels.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 05:48 am
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I'm with Les on this one... They are easy to change, I change the ones on 1994 Honda accord, it is sooooo easy, and I'm a woman!!
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 05:54 am
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Boy are Les and Leigh wrong on this one. I think maybe they are confusing a 91 Accord with a Civic. The rotors are located BEHIND the hub on that car. They are NOT held on by two screws (and the wheel and lug nuts) like most rotors. To change the rotor the entire knuckle has to be removed from the car, the hub seperated from the knuckle, and the rotor unbolted from back of the hub. Honda changed this design later, but that's the way it was on the 91. Check out the 91 Honda Service Manual pages 18-12 through 18-13. I've done this several times on my 91 and its A LOT of work.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 06:00 am
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their is no easyer way for this car what u have to do is to remove the tire then remove the axle nut push in the cv shaft to make shure it is loose then you can attach a slide hammer to the hub and pull it off that way but u need to watch the bolts that hold the rotor to the hub the heads can be rounded very easyly
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 06:04 am
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you have to remove the 4 bolts and you have to remove the pressed on hub to remove the rotor. Try using a big slap hammer and bolt it on to the lug nut and give it a few good whacks. It should come off. You might want to replace the wheel bearings after you get the rotors off,just so if the bearings are bad 500 miles later,you don't have to do the whole job again.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 06:08 am
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there is only one why to change the front breaks and it is the right way.
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