Honda Accord/Prelude 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Wheel Cylinder

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When inspecting the cylinders for leakage, just lift the outer lip of the boot and check for fluid. A slight moistness, usually covered with brake dust, is normal. Any sign of wetness or running fluid is cause for immediate replacement.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

  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. Remove the brake drum and shoes.
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  5. Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder. Plug the line.
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  7. Remove the 2 wheel cylinder retaining nuts on the inboard side of the backing plate; remove the wheel cylinder.
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Fig. Fig. 1: After the retaining nuts are unscrewed, remove the wheel cylinder from the backing plate

To install:
  1. Install the cylinder; tighten the nuts to 6 ft. lbs. (8 Nm).
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  3. Connect the brake line and tighten the fitting to 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the brake shoes and drum.
  6.  
  7. Bleed the brakes.
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  9. Install the wheel; lower the car to the ground.
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  11. If equipped, enable the SRS system and connect the negative battery cable.
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