Acura_MDX_2001-2006

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



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

    Front wheels
     

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  5. Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump.

    Brake hose clamp from the knuckle by unfastening the retaining bolts
     
    Lower caliper retaining bolt and pivot the caliper upward, off of the pads
     
    Pad shim and pad retainers
     
    Disc brake pads from the caliper

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front caliper components-2001-02 models



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    Fig. Exploded view of the front caliper components-2003-06 models

     

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To install:

  1. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust from the lip of the disc or rotor. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks. If any heavy scoring is present, the rotor must be replaced.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers. Apply molybdenum brake grease to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads and shims. The pad with the wear indicator goes in the inboard position.
     

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  5. Push in the caliper piston so the caliper will fit over the pads. This is most easily accomplished with a pad spreader or large C-clamp.

    Caliper down into position and tighten the mounting bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the knuckle, if removed
     
    Wheels
     

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  7. Add brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir and install the cap.
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  9. Depress the brake pedal several times and make sure that the movement feels normal. The first brake pedal application may result in a very long pedal action due to the pistons being retracted. Always make several brake applications before starting the vehicle. Bleed the system if necessary.
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