Question about 2004 Honda Accord
I have a 2004 Honda Accord EX, 4 cyl. Well it is time for new front brakes. After pricing around, I was wondering if the rotors can be removed off the vehicle to turn. Also is the Honda disc pads good or should I go to an aftermarket company? I have over 70,000 miles on the car and never changed them yet.The back ones where changed already.
If you just need resurfacing and it isn't warped, they can be resurfaced but "on the vehicle", that is the way Honda designed them on this year Accord. The dealer is not the only place that has the equipment to do this, though.
Removing the front rotors is not a trivial task on this model. However, if your CV joints are clicking or the boots cracked and you plan on keeping the car for another 100k miles then consider replacing:
Axle oil seals
Flexible brake line
Upper and Lower Ball Joints
Tie rod ends
The biggest labor is removing the rotor as it is sandwiched between the sealed bearing and the hub, and the hub is pressed into the bearing with a hydraulic press. The bolts for the bearing are blocked by the CV joint. You have to detach at least one ball joint and remove the axle nut to gain access to the bolts that hold the wheel bearing on to remove the rotors.
Don't skimp on the rotors as many aftermarket ones will warp and with the labor involved in replacing them, you don't want to do it again.
Posted on Jun 06, 2010
The original pad lasts longer than after market brands and fit better, put it Honda original pads and resurface the rotors.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
This tutorial will help you : http://www.ehow.com/how_4719219_off-brake-rotors.html
Some after market brake pads are better than the company fitted ones, but they will be more costly.
Posted on Jun 01, 2010
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