Guides Rear Brakes: Replace Discs and Pads

Accord 03-08 Saloon

  1. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Nels submitted a new resource:

    Rear Disk Brake & Pad Replacement - Accord 03-08

    Read more about this resource...
     

    Attached Files:

    Loading...
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,129
    6,381
    516
  3. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Still got a few more things to do, including a new exhaust, but HH are doing that one for me !
     
    Loading...
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,129
    6,381
    516
    Whats up with the exhaust bud? or is it the manifold?
     
    Loading...
  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Nothing to worry about. Rear box, the original, is starting to go. :Tea:

    I'm somewhat paranoid about the manifold and the timing chain though, but they're ok so far :Thumbup:
     
    Loading...
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    30,129
    6,381
    516
    10 year is standard life for back boxes. yours is a 53 so its good life expectancy. just change the oil in your car every 5k you will never have the timing chain issue.
     
    Loading...
  7. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

    United Kingdom Leo Northants
    9,206
    2,976
    3
    Great guide @Nels , added it to the Guides & DIY section. In future you can add guides there yourself, just click the "Add Resource" button at the top right of the page.
     
    Loading...
    Nels likes this.
  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Thanks DD.
    Know what to do for next time :Thumbup:
     
    Loading...
    DeviateDefiant likes this.
  9. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Matt Peterborough
    1,157
    202
    1
    @Nels When you put the rear pads on did you also fit the squeal (wear indicators) clips as well? I didn't seem to have enough space, they got in the way of the caliper.

    Glad to see you used lots of copper grease on the hub surfaces as well. lol
     
    Loading...
  10. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    The wear clips did get in the way when putting the caliper back on.
    They fit on the bottom of the outer pad on each side.
    I tapped them back on with a small panel pin hammer, after the caliper went on.
    I took the photo before I did this though. Sorry

    There really wasn't that much copper grease, was there?

    IMG_5755 2.
     
    Loading...
  11. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Matt Peterborough
    1,157
    202
    1
    The pads I took off mine didn't have them on for some reason so I wasn't sure whether they went on the inner or outer pads. I thought they would have gone on the inner pads as they're the ones which can't be seen easily. It will be a lot easier to refit them to the outer pad. :Wink:

    I meant between the disk and the wheel hub. lol There's not as much as there is on mine, I wanted to make sure I wouldn't have to use a hammer again to get the disc off next time.
     
    Loading...
  12. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Your clips may have either not been on originally, or could have been pushed off if put on the top.
    They were reasonably tight on the new pads, but easily knocked off.
    At the end of the day, they're not essential, as long as you keep an eye on them as they wear.
    Totally agree with your sentiments about the grease to make it easier for next time.
    I put a little on almost all bolts too, even the ones on the garden gates :Smile:
     
    Loading...
  13. Doc Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Matt Peterborough
    1,157
    202
    1
    I keep an eye on the pad thickness anyway so they're not necessary but as I have them....
    I pulled them off as I couldn't get them to fit but they'll go back on easily enough.
    I put a bit of copper grease on all the bolt threads as well as they were all quite tight when I was getting them off.
     
    Loading...
  14. narcosis Senior Member ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Would this be the same for the 8th Generation?
     
    Loading...
  15. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Loading...
  16. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    How long do the exhausts last on petrol Accords nowadays?
     
    Loading...
  17. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Phil Salisbury
    610
    208
    1
    Nice write up @Nels, I'll be doing my fronts during the summer service.

    The back boxes on my '03 were changed by a previous owner but I'm not sure if that was due to corrosion or if they just wanted something louder.
     
    Loading...
  18. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Thanks for the exhaust info @Phil1978. :Thumbup:
    Were you planning on changing the discs too?
    If so, have you got an impact driver?
    I wouldn't have got my 4 discs off without one.
     
    Loading...
  19. Phil1978 Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    Phil Salisbury
    610
    208
    1
    Yeah discs too, I invested in a Snap-on impact driver years ago, it is a life saver I must say.
     
    Loading...
  20. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Much better than the basic one I've got.
    Glad you're sorted.
     
    Loading...