CR-V 2007-2008

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
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  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the tire/wheel assembly.
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  7. Remove the caliper mounting bolts, then lift the caliper assembly away from the brake rotor.
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  9. Use a suitable piece of wire to suspend the caliper assembly. This will prevent the weight of the caliper from being supported by the brake flex hose which will damage the hose.
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  11. Once the caliper body and brake pads are removed, unfasten the caliper bracket mounting bolts, then remove the bracket from the rotor.
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  13. Remove the rotor retaining screws.
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  15. Remove the brake rotor by pulling it straight off the wheel mounting studs, or if seized in place, remove the stubborn brake rotor by threading in two 8 x 1.25mm bolts two turns at a time until the brake rotor is released.

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    Fig. With the caliper and brake pads removed, loosen and remove the two bracket mounting bolts



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    Fig. Remove the bracket from the knuckle



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    Fig. The use of a hand impact driver may be necessary to remove the brake rotor retaining screws



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    Fig. Close up view of the brake rotor retaining screws



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    Fig. Remove a stubborn brake rotor by threading in two 8 x 1.25mm bolts two turns at a time until the brake rotor is released

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To install:

  1. If necessary, completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool.
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  3. Install the brake rotor onto the wheel hub and tighten the mounting screws to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
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  5. Install the caliper mounting bracket and secure with the retaining bolts.
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  7. Install the caliper and pad assembly over the brake rotor and mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
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  9. Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid.
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  11. Install the tire/wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
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  13. Pump the brake pedal until the brake pads are seated and a firm pedal is achieved before attempting to move the vehicle.
    CAUTION
    Do not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.

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  15. Road test the vehicle to check for proper brake operation.

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    Fig. View of rear brake assembly mounting with torque specifications

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