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Old 02/21/2010, 03:36 PM   #4
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Default Re: ACCORD CAPTIVE ROTORS

Now comes the easy stuff:

Start prepping the brake pads, spray them and let them dry for 2-3 minutes ........and also take a few minutes to shoot some brake cleaner onto the rotor ( YOU DO NOT WANT ANY OIL ON THEM AT ALL).






Next, Take the caliper compressor tooland socket...place them inside the caliper. Take the 10mm wrench and open up the bleeder valve on the caliper just enough to let the fluid out. Start turning the caliper tool and compress the caliper back into the housing slowly. By opening up the bleeder valve, it prevents damage to the master cylinder because of the pressure you are applying to it with the tool.



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Now you can start putting the pads back in................place the caliper back into place and tighten the bolts down......always ensure that the rotor stays clean and not full of greasy hand prints.




Once everything is complete...............double check that everything is tight, cotter pins are in place, axle nut has notch beat in, brake lines secured bolts on hub are tightened etc. etc.


THE LAST STEPS ON THIS LITTLE PROJECT REQUIRE EITHER A FRIEND OR A BRAKE BLEEDER.
I OPTED TO USE MY WIFE AS THE HELPER............HAD HER PUMP THE BRAKES THREE TIMES..........THE THIRD TIME LEAVING IT IN ALL THE WAY. At that point you open the bleeder valve on the caliper and let the pressure out. Do the same until no air comes out or the brake pedal starts getting harder and harder......also make sure you are adding brake fluid to the master cylinder while getting this precedure done.

Once you feel the brake pedal get harder it is now time to put the wheels back on!!!

Tighten everything to specs..........lower the car...............and take a small ride around your street to ensure you have no big issues, weird sounds, etc.
DO NOT GO FAST FOR THIS......IF SOMETHING IS WRONG, well lets just say you'll find out the hard way!!!



So, that is it..................you have completed a job that normally would pull shit loads of money out of your pocket to do.

FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT WANTING TO TACKLE THIS PROJECT....YOU KNOW WHO TO CALL OR PM. I HAVE A SET PRICE FOR THESE AND SHOULD ONLY TAKE A DAY TO DO UNLESS THE MACHINE SHOP IS BUSY!!!

ENJOY AND DRIVE SAFELY!!

Last edited by importsusa; 02/21/2010 at 09:14 PM.

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