Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Brake Caliper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. If equipped with an air bag, disconnect the negative battery cable and properly disable the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), as detailed in Chassis Electrical .
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  3. Loosen the lug nuts, then Raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands.
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  5. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the caliper shield.
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  9. Disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever on the caliper by removing the lock pin.
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  11. Remove the banjo bolt and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose immediately.
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  13. Remove the 2 caliper mounting bolts and the caliper from the bracket.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Use new gaskets on the banjo bolt and tighten it to 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
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  17. Tighten the caliper bracket bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  19. Bleed the brake system. Adjust the parking brake if necessary.
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  21. If equipped, enable the SRS system and connect the negative battery cable.
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OVERHAUL



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

The use of special tools or their equivalent is required for this procedure.

  1. With the caliper removed from the car, remove the pad spring from the inside of the caliper housing.
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  3. Rotate the piston to remove the piston and boot. Take great care not to damage the components.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Rotate the piston to remove the piston and boot

  1. After removing the circlip, remove the washer, adjusting spring and the nut from the piston.
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  3. Carefully remove the piston seal.
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  5. Install Honda tool 07960-SA50002 or an equivalent spring compressor between the caliper body and the spring guide.
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  7. Turn the shaft of the special tool to compress the adjusting spring; remove the circlip with snapring pliers.
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Fig. Fig. 2: A special tool is needed to compress the spring

  1. Once released, remove the spring cover, adjusting spring spacer, bearing and adjusting bolt.
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  3. Remove the sleeve piston; remove the pin from the cam.
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  5. Disassemble the return spring, parking nut, spring washer, lever, cam and cam boot.
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Fig. Fig. 3: Disassemble the return spring, parking nut, spring washer, lever, cam and cam boot

To install:
  1. After cleaning and inspecting all parts for wear or deterioration, pack the needle bearing with grease. Coat a new cam boot with grease and install it into the caliper.
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Fig. Fig. 4: Apply grease to the areas shown

  1. Install the cam with the threaded end up.
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  3. Install the lever, spring washer and parking nut. Tighten the nut to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  5. Install the return spring.
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  7. Install the pin into the cam. Install a new O-ring onto the sleeve piston.
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  9. Install the sleeve piston. The hole in the bottom of the piston must align with the pin in the cam; the two pins on the piston must align with the holes in the caliper.
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Fig. Fig. 5: The sleeve piston and pin must be properly aligned

  1. Install a new cup with its groove facing the bearing side of the adjusting bolt.
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  3. Install the bearing, spacer adjusting spring and spring cover onto the adjusting bolt. Install the bolt into the cylinder bore.
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  5. Install rear caliper guide tool 07973-SA50000 or an equivalent into the cylinder. The cut-out on the tool must align with the tab on the spring cover.
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Fig. Fig. 6: Installing the rear caliper guide

  1. Install the spring compressor (used earlier) and compress the spring until it bottoms. Make sure the caliper guide doesn't bind or hang-up while the spring is being compressed.
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  3. Remove the caliper guide. Make sure the flared end of the spring cover is below the clip groove.
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  5. Install the circlip. Make certain it is seated properly before removing the spring compressor.
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Fig. Fig. 7: Make certain the circlip is seated properly before removing the spring compressor

  1. Install the adjusting nut, spring and washer into the piston and secure the assembly by installing the circlip.
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  3. Coat a new piston seal and boot with silicone grease; install them into the caliper.
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  5. After coating the outside of the piston with silicone grease, install the piston on the adjusting bolt. Rotate the piston clockwise during installation. Take great care not to damage the piston boot.
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  7. Install the pad retainer.
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