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: WheelsCaliper dust shield, if equippedBoth caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.

    Wheels
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
  4.  


WARNING
Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  1. Install or connect the following: Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removedWheels and lower the vehicle

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  2.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

2004-06 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 in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheels
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Compress the brake caliper.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

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 rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Release the parking brake.
  6.  
  7. Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts while holding the caliper pins) with a wrench being careful not to damage the pin boot, and remove the caliper. Check the hose and pin boots for damage and deterioration. Thoroughly clean the outside of the caliper to prevent dust and dirt from entering inside.
  8.  
  9. Support the caliper with a piece of wire so it does not hang from the brake hose.
  10.  
  11. Remove the pad shims and brake pads.
  12.  
  13. Remove the pad retainers.
  14.  
  15. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust and check for grooves and cracks.
  16.  
  17. Check the brake disc/drum for damage and cracks.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Apply M-77 assembly paste to the retainers on their mating surfaces against the caliper bracket.
  2.  
  3. Install the pad retainers. Wipe excess assembly paste off the retainers. Contaminated brake discs and pads reduce stopping ability. Keep assembly paste off the discs and pads.
  4.  
  5. Install the pad retainers.
  6.  
  7. Apply M-77 assembly paste to the pad side of the shims and back of the brake pads and the all other contact. Wipe excess assembly paste off the pad shims and brake pads. Contaminated brake discs or pads reduce stopping ability.
  8.  
  9. Install the brake pads and pad shims on the caliper bracket. Install the inner brake pad with its wear indicator facing on top.
  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 Push in the piston (A) so the caliper will fit over the brake pads. Make sure the piston boot is in position to prevent damaging it when installing the caliper.
    NOTE
    Be careful when pushing in the caliper, brake fluid might overflow from the master cylinder's reservoir.

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  13. Apply M-77 assembly paste to the piston edges on their mating surfaces against the inner pad shim.
  14.  
  15. Install the brake caliper.
  16.  
  17. Install the caliper bolts, and torque them to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm) while holding the caliper pins with a wrench being and careful not to damage the pin boot.
  18.  
  19. Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work, then road-test the vehicle.
    NOTE
    The brake 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.

  20.  
  21. After installation, check for leaks at the hose and line joints and connections, and retighten if necessary.
  22.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

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
     
    Caliper dust shield, if equipped
     
    Both caliper mounting bolts and pull the caliper off the bracket. Be sure to hang the caliper with a piece of wire so no tension is on the brake line.
     
    Pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the pads and shims touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Apply high temperature brake grease to the pads and shims. Install the pads and shims, making sure the inner pad has the wear indicator facing down.
  2.  
  3. Rotate the brake caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, using a locknut wrench (part # 07916-6390001). Align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
    WARNING
    Lubricate the piston boot with grease to avoid twisting the piston boot. If the piston boot is twisted, back the piston out so it sits properly.

  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper on the bracket and torque the bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm)
     
    Parking brake cable and the dust shield, if removed
     
    Wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  6.  

 
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