Honda Accord Front Brake Pads Replacement Guide + Pictures

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Paul Michaels, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. 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 -

    I hope someone finds it to be useful.

    Paul Michaels
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Paul Michaels, Sep 28, 2010
  2. Paul Michaels

    Tegger Guest


    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.
    Tegger, Sep 29, 2010
  3. Paul Michaels

    Tegger Guest

    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.
    Tegger, Sep 29, 2010
  4. Paul Michaels

    Seth Guest

    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...
    Seth, Sep 29, 2010
  5. Paul Michaels

    Cameo Guest

    So no donation from you? ;-)
    Cameo, Sep 29, 2010
  6. Paul Michaels

    jim beam Guest

    some people are programmed only to broadcast, never receive.
    jim beam, Sep 29, 2010
  7. Paul Michaels

    Tony Harding Guest

    Also check out but never leave. :)
    Tony Harding, Sep 29, 2010
  8. Paul Michaels

    Clete Guest

    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.
    Clete, Sep 29, 2010
  9. Paul Michaels

    Seth Guest

    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.
    Seth, Sep 29, 2010
  10. Paul Michaels

    jim beam Guest

    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
    jim beam, Sep 29, 2010
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