Brakes specs on MD Inspection Report-99 Honda Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Per, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Per

    Per Guest

    Do these specs indicate that my brakes will need to be replaced soon?
    How many more miles do you think i'll get with these specs? Any Help is
    appreciated. Thanks.

    Drums/Discs: Left Front .854 inches line .827 inches/Rear right 8.661
    inches line 8.700 inches.
    Pads/Linings: Left Front 8/32 Right Rear 4/32.
    Per, Nov 7, 2005
  2. Per

    N8N Guest

    I assume that "line" actually is "limit" sounds like your rear rotors
    are too worn to pass, I would get new pads and rotors for the rear.
    Fronts look OK. Actually your rear pads are probably OK but it would
    be silly to not get new pads at the same time you get rotors.

    good luck,

    N8N, Nov 7, 2005
  3. Per

    Julie P. Guest

    How did they ever get those specs begin with? Most states don't allow
    mechanics to pull wheels to inspect brakes during an inspection unless they
    have evidence they are worn. I would never let them touch my wheels. If
    anything, I would pull the wheels for them.
    Julie P., Nov 7, 2005
  4. Per

    Guest Guest

    MD inspections require checking front and rear brakes, I think. Its
    been awhile...
    MD is one of those only-one-inspection required states, so they are a
    royal pain. Same with CT.

    NY requires checking linings on 1 front and 1 rear wheel. No minimum
    depth required, just can't be scraping. If linings are not visible, the
    wheel gets pulled.

    In CT any *suspected* rust (a small bubble) would be attacked with an

    Guest, Nov 7, 2005
  5. Per

    N8N Guest

    Indeed. They are *required* to pull at least one wheel, front and
    rear, and to mic the rotors or drums, as appropriate. And yes, it is a
    royal PITA. It is a rare car that can get through MD inspection on the
    first shot, if it's more than a couple years old. Of course, since
    it's a one shot deal, people can drive all sorts of crap, so long as it
    passed inspection when they bought it...

    N8N, Nov 7, 2005
  6. Per

    Shep Guest

    Just a correction on NYS, a front wheel must be pulled no matter what, rear
    shoes fail under 1/32 if riveted 1/16 if bonded. If front are on the wear
    indicators they fail, deeply scored or rusted rotors can also fail.
    Shep, Nov 7, 2005
  7. Per

    Julie P. Guest

    In Maine, they are not allowed to pull your wheels unless they notice/hear
    something. They are simply allowed to look at the front wheel brakes with
    the wheel on. They cannot touch the rear wheel (for drum brakes) at all
    unless they notice something. The idea is to get cars in and out fast and
    not go on a fishing expedition. Of course, inspection only cost $10 there
    when I was there in the late 90's. May have gone up a little since.

    Julie P., Nov 7, 2005
  8. Per

    Per Guest

    Thanks Nate, yes I meant "limit" not"line". The thing is, my car did
    pass inspection with these specs. I wonder if I have any recourse with
    the inspection station, which is actually a Honda dealership.
    Per, Nov 7, 2005
  9. Per

    Steve W. Guest

    Strange that the Maine DMVs web sight shows that brakes are a required
    part of inspection. No restrictions in there that I saw in terms of how
    they are inspected.
    Steve W., Nov 7, 2005
  10. Per

    Julie P. Guest

    I took an official State of Maine Vehicle Motor Inspection course in 1999 at
    a vocational school. Mechanics are not allowed to pull the wheels, unless
    they hear or see something that would lead them to think there is a problem.

    Julie P., Nov 7, 2005
  11. Per

    Julie P. Guest

    Steve, the above is just the Maine motor vehicle statutes. The official
    mechanics inspection manual issued by the State Police is about 100 pages
    long and goes into much further detail about inspection mechanics should and
    should not do. I'll see if I can dig up my copy later tonight.

    Julie P., Nov 7, 2005
  12. Per

    Kevin G Guest

    The drum reading looks like an inside measurement; the more the wear the
    higher the reading. The drum still has metal left to wear.

    Kevin G, Nov 10, 2005
  13. Per

    N8N Guest

    Duh. you're right, I wasn't looking at the numbers. I just ASSumed
    that a vehicle that new would have 4-wheel discs and was looking for a
    number larger than the limit.

    In that case everything is legal and the only "marginal" part would be
    the rears but they still probably have a lot of life left in them
    unless you drive hard.

    N8N, Nov 10, 2005
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