Question about 1993 Acura Vigor
Changing the pads isn't too bad, you will need some tools of course, and an C clamp. First, jack the section up you plan on working on and remove the wheel. Then, you will see your caliper staring right at you. There will be two bolts on the back side that screw in toward you, remove those. Then, you should be able to pull the caliper from the rotor. The brake pads are usually all the same. Just watch when you pull them off, and replace the same way, usually just a clip on the back of the pad that locks into the caliper. One pad on the outside may be free hanging. Before putting the new pads on, you will have to take your C clamp, and put it on the housing of the caliper to push the brake piston in so you have room for the new pads. This is easy, but a neccessity. I will advise you to take the cap off of your brake reservior under the hood on the drivers side firewall, and place a towel, or a rag underneath because the fluid comes out sometimes if you have added fluid during the interval before the brake change. Now, with the piston pushed in, and the new pads ready, now would be the time to toss your new rotor on if you have one. Just slide the old off, and slide the new on. Then, line the caliper back up on your rotor making sure the pads stay in place, replace the bolts in the caliper, and there you go. Also make sure to chock your tires to prevent rolling, and also give yourself a chance when your done to pump your brakes til they get stiff and ready. Make sure you replace your reservior cap before applying the brakes, or your fluid will purge from the reservior and make a mess. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 25, 2009
SOURCE: Change Front Brake pads
(10) Install master cylinder fluid reservoir cap.
Hope this helps...I know it's extremely difficult to find manuals for these cars. These instructions are straight out of the factory service manual.
Posted on Mar 12, 2010
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