Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Remove the master cylinder cover and remove half the quantity of brake fluid so the reservoir is half-full.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
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  5. Remove the two caliper mounting bolts and the caliper from the bracket.
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  7. Remove the pads, shims and pad retainers.
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To install:
  1. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks and machine or replace, as necessary.
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  3. Install the pad retainers. Apply Molykote® or a suitable disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads. Do not get any lubricant on the braking surface of the pad.
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  5. Install the pads and shims.
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  7. Use a suitable tool to rotate the caliper piston clockwise into the caliper bore, enough to fit over the brake pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicone grease to avoid twisting the piston boot.
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The piston to the rear disc brake caliper must be screwed back into the bore. The correctly fitting tool is commercially available and should be sought to ensure you will be able to complete this procedure.

  1. Install the brake caliper, aligning the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad. Tighten the mounting bolts.
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  3. Install the wheel and tire assemblies and lower the vehicle.
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  5. Check the fluid in the master cylinder and add, as required, then replace the master cylinder cover. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the pads.
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