I have a 1994 Honda Accord LX 4door sedan, I have to replace all four rotors and front and rear brake pads, what are the sizes of my rotors 10 inch or 11 inch? what are the sizes of my brake pads or do I need that when I go to the part store
Model : accord lx 4door
the rotors are 10".....and will cost around $40+/-each for the front and $30+/- each for the rear..you don't need the size of the pads,this car has only one size,just tell the retailer you want them for your accord lx
Except 1990-95 Accord
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the two 6mm screws securing the brake disc
Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the bolt and guide pin from the caliper bracket, then remove the bracket
Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the brake disc from the caliper assembly
See Figures 4 and 5
Fig. Fig. 4: Remove the 4 bolts retaining the hub unit to the steering knuckle and remove the hub unit/rotor assembly
Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the 4 bolts, then separate the hub unit from the brake rotor
See Figures 6 and 7
Fig. Fig. 6: Measuring brake disc run-out using a dial indicator
Fig. Fig. 7: Use a micrometer to measure the thickness and to check for parallelism .
CAUTION Brake pads and shoes may contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air. Avoid inhaling any dust from brake surfaces. When cleaning brakes, use commercially available brake cleaning fluids.
See Figures 1 and 2
The front brake pads may be inspected without removal. With the front end elevated and safely supported, remove the wheel(s). Unlock the steering column lock and turn the wheel so that the brake caliper is out from under the fender.
View the pads (both inner and outer) through the cut-out in the center of the caliper. Remember to look at the thickness of the pad friction material (the part that actually presses on the disc) rather than the thickness of the backing plate which does not change with wear. Replace the brake pads if the remaining lining is below 3 / 32 in. (2.4mm).
Fig. Fig. 1: The pads can be viewed through the inspection hole
Remember that you are looking at the profile of the pad, not the whole thing. Brake pads can wear on a taper which may not be visible through the window. It is also not possible to check the contact surface for cracking or scoring from this position. This quick check can be helpful only as a reference; detailed inspection requires pad removal.
Fig. Fig. 2: It is best to remove the pads to check for taper
See Figures 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
CAUTION If the car was recently driven, the brake components will be hot. Wear protective gloves.
Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the lower caliper retaining bolt ...
Fig. Fig. 4: ... and pivot the caliper upward, off the pads
Fig. Fig. 5: Remove the pads, shims ...
Fig. Fig. 6: ... and pad retainers
Fig. Fig. 7: Front brake pad components
Braking should be moderate for the first 5 miles or so until the new pads seat correctly. The new pads will bed best if put through several moderate heating and cooling cycles. Avoid hard braking until the brakes have experienced several long, slow stops with time to cool in between. Taking the time to properly bed the brakes will yield quieter operation, more efficient stopping and contribute to extended brake life.
Fig. Fig. 1: Rear disc assembly used on 1984-85 Accords and 1984-87 Preludes
Fig. Fig. 2: Rear disc removal on 1986-95 Accords and 1988-95 Preludes
See Figures 3 and 4
Fig. Fig. 3: Measuring the brake disc run-out
Fig. Fig. 4: Use a micrometer to measure the thickness and check for parallelism
See Figure 1
Fig. Fig. 1: The piston must be rotated to seat it in its bore
See Figure 2
this is the last question, I also need to replace both front axels according to my neighbor he looked at the covers and i had grease all over them and the boots were ripped. Is he correct and if he is what do I ask the part store and how much apprx will it cost.
yes,he maybe correct..just ask for the drive axles...these may cost around $90+/- each...
owns a repair shop....25 years