Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Service Precautions


The Honda 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 tool 07HAA-SG00101 or equivalent to relieve pressure. Improper procedures or failure to discharge the system pressure may result in severe personal injury and/or property damage.

If the vehicle is equipped with an air bag or Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) system, always properly disable the system before commencing work on the ALB system. Air bag wiring and connectors are yellow; do not use electrical test equipment on these circuits.
Certain components within the ALB system are not intended to be serviced or repaired individually. Only those components with removal and installation procedures should be serviced.
Do not use rubber hoses or other parts not specifically specified for the ALB system. When using repair kits, replace all parts included in the kit. Partial or incorrect repair may lead to functional problems and require the replacement of other components.
Lubricate rubber parts with clean, fresh brake fluid to ease assembly. Do not use compressed air to clean parts; damage to rubber components may result.
Use only brake fluid from an unopened container. Use of suspect or contaminated brake fluid can reduce system performance and/or durability. Never reuse brake fluid recovered during bleeding or pressure release procedures.
A clean repair area is essential. Perform repairs after components have been thoroughly cleaned; use only denatured alcohol to clean components. Do not allow ALB components to come into contact with any substance containing mineral oil or petroleum based products; this includes used shop rags.
The control unit is a microprocessor similar to other computer units in the vehicle. Insure that the ignition switch is OFF before removing or installing controller harnesses. Avoid static electricity discharge at or near the controller.
Never disengage any electrical connection with the ignition switch ON .
Avoid touching connector pins with fingers.
Leave new components and modules in the shipping package until ready to install them.
To avoid static discharge, always touch a vehicle ground after sliding across a vehicle seat or walking across carpeted or vinyl floors.
If any arc welding is to be done on the vehicle, the ALB control unit should be disconnected before welding operations begin.
Never allow welding cables to lie on, near or across any vehicle electrical wiring.
If the vehicle is to be baked after paint repairs, disconnect and remove the control unit from the vehicle.