Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide + Pictures

I created a quick guide for changing out the front brake pads on a
2008 to 2010 Honda Accord sedan. It should be the same procedure on
the Accord coupe and other Honda vehicles like the Civic.
New pads range anywhere from $20 to $60 and you'll just need a few
common tools.
Here's the page -
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I hope someone finds it to be useful.
Cheers,
Paul Michaels
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Reply to
Paul Michaels
Paul Michaels wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@q2g2000vbk.googlegroups.com:
Hmm.
Jack stands for "added" safety? I think you need to reconsider your regular use of this concept.
No mention of the anti-squeal shims on the backs of the pads.
No mention of making sure the pins are still free to slide properly.
No mention of making sure the pads are loose on their mount bracket.
No mention of torque figures, or even the need to tighten stuff properly.
No mention of the dozen or so routine checks any good mechanic will perform as a matter of course to detect problems that may be forming, while he's in there doing the brake work in the first place.
It is completely unnecessary to remove the master cylinder reservoir cap while pushing the piston back in.
Your howto is OK for those who are dealing with a very new car, and/or live in a fairly warm, dry area. For anybody else, it's not so OK.
But then you never acknowledge any replies to your howto posts unless they are complimentary, so you'll ignore this one too.
Reply to
Tegger
Paul Michaels wrote in news: snipped-for-privacy@q2g2000vbk.googlegroups.com:
And here's this doozy: "If your car is prone to brake squealing, apply a product such as the CRC Disc Brake Quiet gel to the back of the new pads where they come in contact with the caliper."
If the brakes squeal, You've done something wrong, or the pads are crappy aftermarket. Or both.
Reply to
Tegger
And he still hasn't added the must do step to his oil change guide on making sure the old filter gasket is completely gone from block despite it haven't been pointed out...
Reply to
Seth
On Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:57:50 +0000 (UTC), Tegger wrote:
Jeez give him a break. He says.....
Please note, I am not a professional mechanic. This guide is for illustrative purposes only. If you have any doubts, do not proceed and consult with your dealership. I assume no responsibility for damage to your vehicle, persons, property or pets.
Reply to
Clete
Would maybe give him a break if he responded to feedback and incorporated it into said guide. But he just dumps an incomplete guide onto unsuspecting people all the while asking for donations.

Reply to
Seth
no dude, you're missing two important facts:
1. he's just a spammer asking for money.
2. he's a dangerous idiot without the first clue on either basic vehicle maintenance safety or procedure.
bottom line - his postings are worse than worthless, they're positively dangerous. if you're taken in one time by the thin veneer of "help" that's portrayed, you need to wise up to the fact that he's a repeat offender.
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jim beam

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