Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:WheelsLower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotorPads, shims, and pad retainer springs

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following: Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracketHigh temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.Pads and shimsInner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to the following: Integra and RSX: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)TL and RL: 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)CL: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)

    Integra and RSX: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    TL and RL: 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    CL: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
     

  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

2001-03 TL Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

2001-04 RL Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

2004-06 TL Models With Automatic Transmission

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Tighten the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

2004-06 TL Models With Manual Transmission

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the pad pins using a 5 / 32 inch pin punch from the outside to the inside of vehicle, and remove the pad spring.

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    Fig. Remove the pad pins using a 5/32 inch pin punch-2004-06 TL model with a manual transmission



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    Fig. Remove the pads-2004-06 TL model with a manual transmission

  4.  
  5. Remove the brake pads.
  6.  
  7. Clean the caliper.
  8.  
  9. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks.
  10.  
  11. Mount the piston compressor tool on the caliper.
  12.  
  13. Press in the outside and inside pistons with the brake caliper wrench so the caliper will fit over the pads.

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    Fig. Mount the piston compressor tool on the caliper-2004-06 TL model with a manual transmission

  14.  
  15. Remove the tool.
  16.  
  17. Apply Molykote CU-7439 PLUS PASTE to the back of the brake pads. Wipe excess grease off the pads.
    CAUTION
    Contaminated brake discs or brake pads reduce stopping ability. Keep grease off the brake disc and pads.

  18.  
  19. Install the brake pad with the wear indicator on the outside bottom.
  20.  
  21. If you are reusing the brake pads, always reinstall the brake pads in their original positions to prevent a momentary loss of braking efficiency.
  22.  
  23. Install the pad spring.
  24.  
  25. Hold the pad spring, and install the pad pins into the caliper from the inside to the outside of vehicle using the tool.
  26.  
  27. Install the front wheels.
  28.  
  29. Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work.
    NOTE
    Engagement of the brakes may require a greater pedal stroke immediately after the brake pads have been replaced as a set. Several applications of the brake pedal will restore the normal pedal stroke.

  30.  
  31. After installation, check for leaks at the brake hose and line joints or connections, and retighten if necessary.
  32.  

2005-06 RL Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheels.
  4.  
  5. Turn and twist out the clip from the caliper hole and pull the clip out from the pad pins.
  6.  
  7. Remove the pad pins and the pad spring.
  8.  
  9. Remove the pad.
  10.  
  11. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust, and check for grooves and cracks.
  12.  
  13. Check the brake disc for damage and cracks.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Install the brake caliper piston compressor on the caliper.
  2.  
  3. Press in the piston with the brake caliper piston compressor 07AAE-SEPA101 so that the caliper will fit over the pads. Make sure the piston boot is in position to prevent damaging it.
    NOTE
    Be careful when in pressing the piston the brake fluid might overflow from the master cylinder's reservoir.

  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper piston compressor.
  6.  
  7. Apply M-77 assembly paste to both sides of the pad shim, back of the brake pads and the other contact areas. Wipe excess assembly paste off the pads. Contaminated brake discs or pads reduce stopping ability.
  8.  
  9. Install the brake pads correctly. Install the brake pad with the wear indicator on the inside.
  10.  
  11. If you are reusing the brake pads, always reinstall the brake pads in their original positions to prevent a momentary loss of braking efficiency
  12.  
  13. Install the pad spring. Hold the pad spring and install the pad pins into the caliper from the outside to the inside of vehicle.
  14.  
  15. First insert the clip ends to the pad pins and then twist the clip into the caliper hole to stabilize.
  16.  
  17. Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work.
    NOTE
    The brakes may require a greater pedal stroke immediately after the brake pads have been replaced as a set. Several applications of the brake pedal will restore the normal pedal stroke.

  18.  
  19. After installation, check for leaks at the brake hose and line joints or connections, and retighten if necessary.
  20.  
  21. Reinstall the front wheels, then test-drive the vehicle.
  22.  
  23. Check for leaks.
  24.  

CL Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

Integra & NSX Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

RSX Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm) on the 14 inch model, or 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm) on the 16 inch model.
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

TSX Models

CAUTION
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up and away from the rotor
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainer springs
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers in position on the caliper bracket
     
    High temperature brake grease to the back side of the pads and both sides of shims and wipe off the excess.
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Inner brake pad with the wear indicator facing upward
     

  4.  
  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Torque the bleed screw to 84 inch lbs. (9 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque the bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (50
  8.  
  9. If disconnected, install the brake pad wear indicator connector. Install the wheels.
  10.  

 
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