Honda Car Forum


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

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2008, 03:04 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Default Help with CRV Brake issue

I am working on a friend's CRV. She took it to a shop because of a bad vibration. They changed her brake fluid, said the old fluid was contaminated, but also said she might need a whole new system - master cyl, calipers, etc. Well, I'm trying to give a 2nd opinon and maybe do the work; I have plenty of experience, but not on these vehicles.
Here's what I find: First, I should say that in a test drive, the brakes seemed fine. Perhaps they didn't release completely, because the vehicle slows down faster than I would think correct when you coast. Now I've tried to bleed the brakes with my mityvac. I seem to get a fair amount of air and a tiny amount of fluid out. And it takes a LOT of vaccum to pull any fluid out. I can't get anything out of the LF caliper, already checked the bleeder screw, it isn't clogged. But I did get a squirt out of it when I left it open and braked. After bleeding the rears and tightening the bleeder screws, the brake pedal is always soft, requires a few pumps to stiffen up. I've repeated this a few times; not sure whether to keep at it, or if there is some reason why the ordinary procedures I've used on other cars don't seem to be working here. Any ideas? I may have to resort to the assistant method if I can find one ...
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 Mar 2008, 03:23 am
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2
Default Re: Help with CRV Brake issue

I should have mentioned it is a 1998 CRV.
Reply With Quote

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
2003 Civic Brake Issue schardt Honda Technical 0 24 Jan 2008 01:16 am
98 civic brake drag issue loewent via Honda 2 20 31 Aug 2007 07:18 am
98 civic brake drag issue loewent via Honda 2 0 27 Aug 2007 12:27 am
brake issue? loewent via Honda 2 3 03 Aug 2007 07:57 pm
Odyssey Brake Issue jjharr317 Honda 3 1 24 Mar 2006 12:04 am

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 am.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.