Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



Accord And Prelude
Front
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump
     
    Wheels
     
    Brake hose clamp from the strut or knuckle by removing the retaining bolts
     
    Lower caliper retaining bolt and pivot the caliper upward
     
    Pad shim and pad retainers
     
    Disc brake pads from the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks. If any heavy scoring is present, the rotor must be replaced.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers. Apply a disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads and shims. The pad with the wear indicator goes in the inboard position.
     

  4.  
  5. Compress the caliper piston so the caliper will fit over the pads.

    Caliper by pivoting it down into position and tighten the mounting bolt to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm)
     
    Brake hose to the strut or knuckle, if removed
     
    Wheels
     
    Brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir and install the cap
     

  6.  

Rear
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Dust shield
     
    2 caliper mounting bolts
     
    Caliper from the bracket
     
    Pads, shims and pad retainers
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any dirt or dust. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks and machine or replace, as necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers. Apply a disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads and shims. The wear retainer on the inboard pad faces down.
     

  4.  
  5. Use a suitable tool to rotate the caliper piston clockwise into the caliper bore, enough to enable the caliper to fit over the pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicon grease, and avoid twisting the boot.

    Brake caliper, aligning the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad. Tighten the mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    Wheels
     
    Brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir
     

  6.  

Civic
Front

NOTE
Two distinct types of front caliper are used on these vehicles. The caliper body will be marked either 5410 or 2056 , according to type. Servicing procedures are similar, but the different calipers use different pads.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Use a suction pump to remove some brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Brake hose clamp from the steering knuckle
     
    Lower caliper retaining bolt and pivot the caliper up
     
    Disc brake pads, shims, and pad retainers from the caliper
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Pad retainers. Apply brake grease to the inner side of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainers. Make sure the wear indicator on the inner pad is facing up.
     

  2.  
  3. Compress the caliper piston with a suitable tool so that the caliper will fit over the pads.
  4.  
  5. Pivot the caliper down into position. Install the caliper bolts and tighten them as follows:

    5410 calipers: 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    2056 calipers: 25 ft. lbs. (35 Nm) (top) and 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm) (bottom)
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the reservoir with clean brake fluid.
  8.  
  9. Install the front wheels.
  10.  

Rear
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Use a suction pump to remove some brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheels
     
    Caliper dust shield
     
    2 caliper mounting bolts
     
    Caliper from the bracket and hang it out of the way with a piece of wire
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainers from the caliper
     

  6.  

To install:

  1. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks and machine or replace if necessary.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following: Pad retainers. Apply brake grease to the inner side of the shims and to the back of the disc brake pads.Pads, shims, and pad retainers

    Pad retainers. Apply brake grease to the inner side of the shims and to the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads, shims, and pad retainers
     

  4.  
  5. Rotate the caliper piston clockwise into the caliper bore enough to allow the caliper to fit over the brake pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicon grease. Avoid twisting the piston boot. Brake caliper. Align the groove in the piston with the tab on the inner pad. Tighten the mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).Master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluidRear wheels

    Brake caliper. Align the groove in the piston with the tab on the inner pad. Tighten the mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (23 Nm).
     
    Master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid
     
    Rear wheels
     

  6.  

S2000
Front
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: Small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pumpWheelsLower caliper bolt, while holding the pin with a wrench. Pivot the caliper up for access to the pads.Pad shim and pad retainersDisc brake pads from the caliper

    Small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump
     
    Wheels
     
    Lower caliper bolt, while holding the pin with a wrench. Pivot the caliper up for access to the pads.
     
    Pad shim and pad retainers
     
    Disc brake pads from the caliper
     

  4.  

To install:

  1. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks. If any heavy scoring is present, the rotor must be replaced.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following: Pad retainers. Apply a disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.Pads and shims. The pad with the wear indicator goes in the inboard position.

    Pad retainers. Apply a disc brake pad lubricant to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
     
    Pads and shims. The pad with the wear indicator goes in the inboard position.
     

  4.  
  5. Compress the caliper piston so the caliper will fit over the pads. Caliper by pivoting it down into position and tighten the mounting bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm)WheelsBrake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir and install the cap

    Caliper by pivoting it down into position and tighten the mounting bolt to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm)
     
    Wheels
     
    Brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir and install the cap
     

  6.  

Rear
 
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