Acura Coupes and Sedans 1986-1993 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1 through 8



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Fig. Fig. 1: Loosening the lower caliper bolt



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the caliper bolt to swing the caliper up



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the shims from the pads.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Removing the pads from the pad retainers



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Fig. Fig. 5: Caliper assembly-1986-89 Integra



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Fig. Fig. 6: Caliper assembly-1990-93 Integra



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Fig. Fig. 7: Caliper assembly-1986-90 Legend



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Fig. Fig. 8: Caliper assembly-Vigor & 1991-93 Legend

  1. Raise and support the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the wheels.
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  3. Except on the 1991-93 Legend, remove the lower caliper bolt and pivot the caliper up, away from the rotor. On the 1991-93 Legend, remove both bolts.
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  5. Remove the pads, shim and pad retainer spring. Clean all points where the shoes and shim touch the caliper and mount. Apply a thin film of silicone grease to the cleaned areas.
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To install:
  1. Place the pad retainers in position.
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  3. Install the pads and shims.
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  5. Loosen the bleed screw slightly and push in the caliper piston to allow mounting of the caliper over the rotor. Fluid will escape, so be prepared to catch the fluid. Tighten the bleed screw.
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  7. Pivot the caliper down over the rotor and install the caliper bolts. Torque to the following:

    1986-89 Integra: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     
    1990-93 Integra: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    1986-90 Legend: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    1991-93 Legend: 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Vigor: 36 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     

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  9. Depress the brake pedal until the pads are seated against the rotor.
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INSPECTION



See Figures 9, 10 and 11



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Fig. Fig. 9: Measure only the lining thickness and exclude the backing plate



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Fig. Fig. 10: Inspect both pads as uneven wear can indicate a caliper problem



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Fig. Fig. 11: Inspect the pad retainers for a tight fit

  1. Remove the brake pads and measure the thickness of the brake lining.
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  3. The thickness should be greater than:

    1986-89 Integra: 0.12 in. (3.0mm)
     
    1990-93 Integra: 0.06 in. (1.6mm)
     
    1986-90 Legend: 0.06 in. (1.6mm)
     
    1991-93 Legend: 0.06 in. (1.6mm)
     
    Vigor: 0.06 in. (1.6mm)
     

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  5. Inspect the pad retainers for a tight fit.
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  7. If the pads are worn unevenly, there may be a problem with the caliper. If the inside pad is worn more than the outside pad, the caliper may be sticking on the slides. If both pads on one side of the car are worn more than the other side, the side with the unworn pads may have a sticking caliper piston.
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