Suspension, Steering and Brakes Brake pad shims

Discussion in '7th Generation (2003-2008) [Acura TSX]' started by jeffers, Friday 19th Oct, 2012.

  1. jeffers Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hello fellas,just developed a slight squeal on front right brake, pads new just before purchased car, quick look today revealed no caliper shims or carriers, does anyone know if shims can be bought ,if so where from, many thanks
  2. Howdy, if you buy Honda pads the shims come with them, otherwise you could maybe buy 3M cut-out & stick on ones from ebay, or just try using copper grease and see if that cures it without putting shims on.
  3. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

    England CJ Leeds
    Are these pads genuine of aftermarket,the 7th Generation front pads does not have any shims the inner pad toward the piston has a three prong clips which sits inside the piston.

    Aftermarket one are known to sequel more than OEM ones,additionally if it is incorrectly set on the piston it makes it worse, lube and cleaning will have it working good.
  4. jeffers Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hello sayama,put copper grease on back of pads earlier,just wondering if i could get carriers that fit in calipers.done the wifes Jazz brakes, all had shims and carriers, none on my accord.
  5. CJ is right mate, no shims on the fronts, I was getting mixed up with the rears, there are no carriers available either from Honda but genuine pads should fit okay.

    did you use genuine Honda & whereabouts did you put the grease on?