Question about 2003 Honda Civic
How can i tell if i need new rotors on the rear brakes for my 2003 honda civic sedan?
If the brakes pads are completely worn down. ( You will be able to hear metal on metal when you stop or you can visually look and see that they are down to metal) But sometimes when you hear the metal sound when stopping, it's not actually the pad that has worn down but a little tab on the pad as a warning to the driver that you should have the brakes checked soon or they will be down to metal. I just noticed that you said rear brakes. Most of the time, not always, but usually in the rear of the car you have brake shoes that are enclosed with brake drums, so you are unable to see how bad the shoes are worn down until you remove the drum. But I also noticed you rotors and that would indicate that you have disc brakes in the rear. Rotors and brake pads go together and Drums and brake shoes go together. But basically if your pads or shoes are still good, the only true way to find out if you need to replace your rotor or drum would be to remove it. Minimum specs are stamped on the rotors and drums so you are only able to have them machined usually once. Another bit of info just so you know, about 75% of your braking is the fronts,the rear brakes last a long time usually and if you say it's a 2003, unless the car has been driven fairly hard, it's highly unlikely that you need to replace them yet.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
You could take the tires off and have a look at them on what kind of shape they are in. but most likely you need to replace the Brake pad(s) instead.
Posted on Jul 30, 2009
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.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Apr 30, 2014 | 2005 Honda Accord
Jun 27, 2012 | 1992 Honda Civic
Feb 25, 2010 | 2007 Honda Civic GX NGV Sedan
Oct 23, 2009 | 1990 Honda Civic
Aug 20, 2009 | 1987 Honda Civic
Aug 09, 2009 | 2002 Honda CR-V
Jun 02, 2009 | 2005 Honda Civic
Feb 06, 2009 | 1993 Honda Civic 4 Door
Dec 14, 2008 | 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
40 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!