Honda Insight 2000-2006

Brake Pads


Removal & Installation

Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  5. Remove the wheel
  7. Remove the lower bolt caliper bolt.
  9. Pivot the caliper up and hold the pads.
  11. Remove the pad springs.
  13. Remove the pads and shims.
  15. Remove the pad retainers.
  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Coat both sides of the shims and the backs of the pads with brake grease. Torque the lower bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brakes-Insight