Question about 1998 Honda Accord

1 Answer

How do I change the rear disc brakes? How do you get the piston to go in?

How do i chnage the rear brakes on a 1998 honda accord

Posted by on

  • Jmac427 May 11, 2010

    remind me? are these the ones that have been pressed on???? if so youll probably need impact tools or a slide hammer to get them off

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

First you should think about getting a repair manual. These will have detailed instructions complete with pictures and safety warnings. If you can't spend the $20 on a manual then here is what you need to do.

Just so you know I have done this on my 1994 Accord so there may be specific operations that differ on a 1998. I can give you some good general instructions. Also read through all the instructions before beginning.

Open the hood and take the cover off of the master cylinder reservoir. This will release the hydraulic pressure in the brake system. Remove the covers from both rear wheels and loosen the lug nuts, but do not remove them. Block both front wheels and release the parking brake. Jack the vehicle up one side at time and put the vehicle on jack stands. Remove both rear wheels. When replacing the pads you must do both sides of the car. Complete one side of the car before going to the other. This way you have a reference if you forget how something goes together.

With the wheel off you can now remove the brake caliper. You can remove the caliper shield if you like (it covers the rear portion of the caliper including the area where the parking brake is attached). Remove the caliper by removing the bolts holding it to the mounting bracket. My personal experience has been that these can be very tight. Make sure you are twisting them the correct direction and be careful to not round out the bolt. With the caliper removed you can now remove the brake pads and other hardware.

Remove both the inner and outer pads. If you are going to replace the pad retainers remove them as well. Prepare your new pads for installation. Install new pad retainers first if you removed them. Before putting the new pads on you should apply an anti squeal lubricant. Most auto parts stores will include this with your purchase of brake pads. On my Honda the inside and outside pads are different. The inside pad has a wear indicator on it. This looks like a flat doubled over piece of metal sticking out from the bottom of the pad. When the pad is installed the wear indicator is at the bottom.

Now you have to retract the piston in the caliper. On my Honda the piston is round with a groove in the shape of an X in the middle. Retract the piston by turning it clockwise. If you don't get the piston retracted the caliper won't fit over the new pads. Now replace the caliper. Make sure that the piston is oriented with the tab on the inner pad. The piston should slide over this tab until the tab rests in the center of the X. Secure the caliper by replace the bolts you removed. I found this difficult to do when replacing all the hardware. The new hardware will want to push the caliper out of place and lining up the holes for the bolts has to be exact. It is easiest to do this when the car is on a lift and you can work on the brakes at shoulder height. Now replace the caliper shield then do the other side.

You are now ready to test your work. Put the wheels back on and lower the car. Tighten the lug nuts again after you remove the jack. Put the cover back on the master cylinder reservoir. Pump the brakes several times to restore pressure. Put the parking brake on and start the car. Pump the brakes again and visually inspect the rear brakes for any leaking fluid (just for the off chance that you made a major goof). Also check the level of fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.

You should check your brakes in an isolated area before doing regular driving. I also like to check my job on the lug nuts after my first trip. You would be surprised how many shops and people forget to tighten them properly.

You may also want to check your parking brake. When you have the vehicle up on jack stands with the wheels on you should be able to rotate the wheels without any rubbing on the pads (of course the parking brake has to be off too). If there is any rubbing then your parking brake may be too tight, or you may have a problem with a caliper. Parking brake adjustment can be done easily as can replacement of a caliper. Make sure that your parking brake is not rubbing when released, and that is applying enough pressure when engaged.

Posted on May 24, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I want to change rear drum brakes to disc brakes on a 1992 honda accord lx 4dr


you would need to take the WHOLE system from another honda ...ALL OF IT ...it would be better to buy another car......
you CANNOT just replace the rear break/axle system.

Aug 21, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

When changing the breaks on a 92 honda accord how do you move the piece that is kinda like a piston to put the new disc's on


the piston thing is a brake caliper, remove the 2 bolts behind it then pull caliper off.tip''insert screwdriver in hole on caliper then pry back to compress caliper so you dont have to open bleeder valve when going back with new brakes,

Aug 12, 2010 | 1992 Honda Accord

1 Answer

How to change brake pads on 94aerodeck


front or rear? in front only need to remove the 2 screws of caliper, remove it and compress the caliper piston with a c-clamp put the new pads, caliper and tight the screws. For rear is the same procedure but need a tool for compress the caliper piston, looks like http://www.chain-auto-tools.com/pics/AMR450L.jpg and in this page is how to use need to turn clockwise and press for compress it http://image.superstreetonline.com/f/9520063/130_22_z+acura_rsx_s_brake_install+compress_piston.jpg

Jun 01, 2010 | 1994 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Are any special tools needed to change the brake pads and discs front and rear on a 2005 2.2i-ctdi Accord. ie pushing back the caliper pistons? Thanks, Martyn from England


The manual indicates that a C-clamp (of appropriate size) can be used to compress the piston back into the bore. The fluid in the brake master cylinder will, of course, rise when you do that, so you will have to make sure that the master cylinder tank doesn't overflow (might have to siphon off a little fluid).

Regarding the discs. Sometimes they are stuck to the hubs. If that is the case, you will have to use two 8mm bolts, threaded into the empty holes in the disc (after you remove the lug nuts OR retaining screws that attach the disc to the hub), and evenly tighten them until the disc is forced off the hub.

I assume that you know about disconnecting brake lines and dealing with caliper nuts and retaining clips and that sort of thing, but they require no special tools.

Hope this answers your question.

Jan 24, 2010 | 2005 Honda Accord

2 Answers

2008 Honda Accord rear brakes


I had a car with rear disk brakes, and to get caliper piston back I had to use a C-clamp to compress it. Give it a try.

Jan 04, 2010 | 2008 Honda Accord

1 Answer

2008 honda accord replace rear brakes


no, 12mm wrench or ratchet on 12mm socket. the piston is tough to push back in. its a twist in type and you will need some force to push and twist the piston back in. - note rear brake pads wearing out on the new 08-09 accords are very common and if under 16-18 thousand miles it may be covered. honda knows about this problem

Oct 19, 2009 | 2008 Honda Accord

2 Answers

2006 honda accord rear brake pads


You can screw the rear caliper pistons back in, by using a needle nose pliers and turning the cross or x notch in a clockwise direction. both caliper pistons will turn the same way. The reason they "screw" out, is for positive locking pressure when the parking brake is engaged.

Jul 18, 2009 | 2006 Honda Accord

2 Answers

Attempting to change brakes and cannot get piston to compress at the wheel. How do I do this?


Disc ?? Drum ??

I will assume disc out of majority...

Take off the master cap to allow back presure..
At the caliper - us a C clamp to push it in..

Hope this helps !!
rate me good ;o)

Jul 14, 2009 | 1995 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Rear disc brakes - 2000 Chev Impala - Calipers won't open enough


How did you depress the pistons? Did you use a heavy duty Air tool clamp? I'v done brake jobs in my driveway using basic cheep clamps and only manpower. Been successful. Also done total ceased you would not believe Just took Some Nasty brute force and the right tool You should be good to go.

GL

Mar 23, 2009 | 2004 Honda Accord

1 Answer

1999 honda accord ex v6


The back brakes on my Honda Accord are disc brakes. After removing the brake cylinder assembly you will see the brake cylinder piston end has a slot in it. The short pin on the back side of the inner brake pad fits into this slot, but also it is used to 'Turn' (clock-wise) the piston back into the cylinder so you fit the assembly back over the new 'thicker' pads. You can not 'press' this piston back into the cylinder.

Nov 30, 2008 | 1999 Honda Accord

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Honda Accord Logo

678 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74945 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7697 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...