Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Brake Caliper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 6



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the caliper assembly-1986-89 Integra



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Fig. Fig. 2: Removing the caliper assembly-1990-93 Integra



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing the caliper assembly-1986-90 Legend



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the caliper assembly-Vigor & 1991-93 Legend



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Fig. Fig. 5: Remove both caliper bolts to remove the caliper assembly



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Fig. Fig. 6: Removing the caliper bracket after the caliper has been removed


CAUTION
The Acura anti-lock brake system contains brake fluid under extremely high pressure within the pump, accumulator and modulator assembly. Do not disconnect or loosen any lines, hoses, fittings or components without properly relieving the system pressure. Use only a bleeder T-wrench 07HAA-SG00100 or equivalent to relieve pressure.Improper procedures or failure to discharge the system pressure may result in severe personal injury and/or property damage.

  1. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper if replacing the caliper. The brake line does not have to be disconnected if the caliper is not being replaced.
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  3. Remove the caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper. Remove the brake pads.
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  5. Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts and remove the bracket.
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To install:
  1. Install the bracket and torque the bolts to:

    1986-89 Integra: 53 ft. lbs. (78 Nm)
     
    1990-93 Integra: 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    1986-90 Legend: 56 ft. lbs. (78 Nm)
     
    1991-93 Legend: 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Vigor: 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     

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  3. Install the pads, shim and calipers. Connect the brake line, if disconnected. Replace the crush washers and torque the banjo bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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OVERHAUL



See Figures 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11



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Fig. Fig. 7: Make sure the pad spring is in place when reassembling the caliper



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Fig. Fig. 8: Place a block of wood in the caliper to prevent the piston from flying out



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Fig. Fig. 9: Use a non-metallic tool to remove the seals from the housing



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Fig. Fig. 10: Positioning of the seals in the housing



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Fig. Fig. 11: Press the piston back into the housing using brake fluid as a lubricant

  1. Remove the caliper and clean with alcohol.
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  3. Place a block of wood in the caliper and use low pressure air to force the piston out of the housing.
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  5. Use a non-metallic tool to remove the seals from the housing.
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  7. Clean the inside of the housing with alcohol and check for pitting and scoring on the housing and piston. Replace any excessively damaged parts.
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  9. Lubricate the brake parts with clean brake fluid. Install the seals with silicone grease. Install the dust boot with silicone grease.
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  11. Apply silicone grease to the piston and press into the housing. Make sure the boot fits into the groove in the piston and it is not twisted.
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  13. Replace the sliders and springs. Lubricate the sliding portions with silicone grease and install the caliper.
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