brake pad replacement

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by noobiedoobie, May 8, 2007.

  1. noobiedoobie

    noobiedoobie Guest

    I have put 40,000 km on my 2005 Honda Odyssey and have had no problems
    thus far except the A/C condenser got hit by a stone and needed
    replacement. Common design flaw (or should I say design intention) on
    the Odyssey. Repair bill over 800 bucks to replace this. They stick
    it right up front where it waits for rocks and pellets to hit it.
    Anyway, I checked the front brake pads for wear by taking them out and
    inspecting them and found that they had worn down but not enought that
    they needed replacing, so I put them back on. I found that I didn't
    need to take the wheel off to determine this; I could see the wear
    level from the side of the caliper through the wheel rims. I bought a
    full set of brake pads from a Honda dealer for the front and back
    wheels and will replace them when I hit 50K km.
    I need info on how to replace or remove the spark plugs out of the
    engine. Are there any schematics out there on the engine compartment?
    noobiedoobie, May 8, 2007
  2. noobiedoobie

    motsco_ Guest

    That's why lots of folks add mesh screen of various types / prices to
    deflect stray pebbles that cost $800. You can buy all kinds or DIY. I've
    used plastic gutter guard for one of my CR-V's but it was a lot of work.
    Take a look at

    motsco_, May 8, 2007
  3. noobiedoobie

    noobiedoobie Guest

    I checked out the site but I couldn't find info on the mesh screens...?
    noobiedoobie, May 8, 2007
  4. noobiedoobie

    Andy Guest

    Most condensers are out in the open!, The need air! Put some hardware wire
    in front of it...Don''t Tailgate!! >

    Get a manual from Helms
    , They are the best and it will pay for itself in one job!
    Andy, May 8, 2007
  5. noobiedoobie

    Sid Guest

    How about them Honda Brake pads. I have 86,000 miles on my 1999 4-cyl
    Accord sedan and it still has the original pads. I bought OEM replacements
    at about 30k in anticipation of them wearing out, but they are still sitting
    on the shelf.
    Sid, May 9, 2007
  6. noobiedoobie

    noobiedoobie Guest

    You're kidding! What's the mileage? I was surprised at the lack of
    wear on the pads. I had a mind to return the pads but reconsidered
    since I would eventually replace them anyway, but that's 160 bucks
    sitting on my shelf in the garage, and I don't know if the dealer
    would provide a refund for return.
    noobiedoobie, May 9, 2007
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