Suspension, Steering and Brakes 8th Generation saloon rear brakes change

Discussion in '8th Generation (2008-2015) [Acura TSX]' started by AccordCU2, Tuesday 26th May, 2015.

  1. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Any of you fine people ever changed rear brakes (discs and pads)on 8th Generation Accord saloon?
    I have never done this myself and will be attempting it in next few weeks until i mess it up probably and get car towed to the Honda to correct my mess.



    Might sound stupid now but question i have is there any difference in process between front and rear?Any special tools required?
    I never done the fronts either but have watched other people doing it so decided to "try" and do it myself.
    Have to learn one day i suppose and start somewhere.
    I know brakes are important and i shouldn't be messing with it if i don't know what i am doing but i guess you can't learn if you don't try.

    Diagrams or diy pics process would be much appreciated.

    Many thanks
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    The principle is the same on most models @AccordCU2
    There are these two guides for 8th gens from @Ichiban
    Vital Brakes Maintenance Information
    Handbrake Adjustment

    These guides for the 7th Generation Accords

    Front Brake Disk and Pad Replacement
    Front Brakes: Strip, Clean, Lubricate & Paint
    Rear Disc Brake & Pad Replacement

    You will need a piston wind back tool and maybe an impact driver for the disc screws, but there are listings on the guides.
    I'm sure the others will be able to add the detail.

    Hope it goes well for you.
     
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  3. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thanks @Nels

    Will see how it goes lol.
    Fairly confident i can do it,seen other people do it few times.
    Just really wanted to know difference in process between rear and front.
    I'll prepare my swear tin and get recovery truck on standby just in case
     
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  4. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    If you've seen it done, and have the guides at hand, you should be fine. As you say, we've got to start somewhere.
    Do you have access to another car or someone that can get you to Halfords etc if there was a hiccup?

    It may also help to take lots of pictures as you go along to help with what went where. Also worth being very methodical about where you put the bits you take off as some will need to go back on. I have magnetic trays, but pushing bolts etc through a piece of cardboard works just as well.

    Don't forget your gloves. Brake dust is horrible stuff.
     
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  5. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I am sure one of my neighbours would sort me out with the car or whatever i need.
    I will take lots of pictures just in case i get confused where what goes ha ha ha.

    Got load of tools,gloves etc.
    Need to buy or borrow piston wind back thingy.

    Thanks again Nels.
    I will report back and brag if i am successful. If you don't hear back from me it means i failed miserably :lol:.
     
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  6. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    All bits needed arrived yesterday. 20150529_181638. 20150529_181628.
    Big thanks to Lee for speedy delivery.
    Just need good weather next weekend to give it my best shot at fitting everything.
    Fingers crossed i don't mess it up.
     
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  7. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    @Nels i changed front discs and pads today.
    Will do rears next weekend.

    No drama and with right tools i managed to do it fairly easy ish.

    Only thing i discovered something not so good which unfortunately will have to be done by Honda because i am out of my depth to do this.

    There is a tear in caliper seal.
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    Anyone have any idea how much will this set me back and is Honda best option for this?

    Thanks
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Well done @AccordCU2 :GoodJob:
    I think what you need is No.8, 45006-SEA--E01, Seal Kit, £39.10 It shouldn't be too difficult to change just the one that's split.

    2008 Front Brakes.


     
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  9. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Cheers Nels,thats very helpful.
    There is a tear on both pistons unfortunately (i have dual piston calipers).

    Will ring Lee tomorrow and order for both front side.

    Hope rears are ok,won't know until i strip them next weekend.
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    @DeviateDefiant could you please have a look for me is this available to buy from Honda and how much is it.
    I know you boys have access to Honda part numbers etc.
    I would be much grateful.

    Thanks
     
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  10. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    The complete refurb set for your dual piston calipers, the seals, new slider boots, assembly grease etc is 01463-TL0-G50 (#1), Honda's list price is £79.15 - with club discount that could be anywhere between about £55-75 dependant on what a dealer's margin is on it.

    B__2201.

    It can be a bugger getting the pistons out and back in at times, @Nighthawk will tell you the fun with the ATR. But your car's less than half her age, so you shouldn't find it as difficult.
     
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  11. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Thank you very much Leo.
    I'll get on to Lee tomorrow and see how soon he can get it for me.
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    @Pottermus have you got any of the above that Leo posted in stock?
    If you do have them i would like to order two,one for each side.
    Thanks
     
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  12. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    I can get caliper pistons in and out with my eyes shut @DeviateDefiant :teasing:
     
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  14. Nighthawk Guest

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    Make sure the wind back tool is clockwise right thread. Good luck. Removing the piston itself isnt too bad, its the seal boot which is challenging without the proper kit.
     
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  15. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    Remember I'm running ATR front discs and calipers @DeviateDefiant, so I'm accustomed to things being seized :Rolf:
    I'll have to show you guys the trick to getting the caliper back in :Grin:
     
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    The piston is easy, its always the dust boot with the piston i struggle with. Normally put the boot ridges hanging off the bottom of the piston and use its flexibility to get it in its ridges before seating the piston
     
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  17. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Ordered 2 kits now.
    Thanks @DeviateDefiant .
     
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  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Apologies @AccordCU2 for digging up the wrong caliper diagram. :dunce:
    I'll try harder next time. :blush:
     
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  19. AccordCU2 Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    don't worry about that @Nels .
    You did better then me.
    Got bits needed now on order so hopefully it will be repaired next week.
    Thanks for taking time to look for the info for me,appreciated.
     
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