Originally Posted by svrocks
I'm new to this form and I was wondering if there is any information on how to change rotors and brake pads for a 06 accord?
thanks in advance!
Assuming that you have all for disc's it's pretty simple.
1)Lift the car in a place that you can easily remove the wheel and get access to the brakes.
2)Remove the wheel
3)Remove the two pin bolts on the top portion of the caliper
4)Slid out the slid pins
4)Remove the two set bolts on the bottom portion of the caliper
5)Gentle remove the caliper (be sure that you don't ever have the working
mechanism suspended by its own weight)
^Seriously very important do not let it hang by the brake line suspend it somehow I usually use a wire hanger cut in half
6)Now the that you can remove the pad portion of the caliper you can take it and put your new pads in. Be sure that you greased the pads and pins.
If all your doing is changing your pads repeat in reverse order.
Once the wheel and caliper has been removed it's pretty easy to get to the disc
Looking head on at the disc there should be several bronze screws in the disc. There are three for the front and two for the rear.
1)Remove the set screws (these usually will need to be removed with carefully taking an air hammer and starting the motion, 90% of the time they strip if done otherwise.)
2)With some effort the disc should come off with the screws removed
3)Once the disc has been removed simply install the new disc in the reverse order.
4)It may be needed that you will have to install new set screws the part number is 93600-06014-0H and there only about .50 each.
5)Reinstall the caliper and the brakes are almost done
Any time there is a change to a friction part on a car, it needs to learn to "bite" more often called bedding your breaks. To do this with the brakes there will be several low speed stops.
1)From 5-10 MPH make several low speed stops. These are not panic stops, just a low speed stop.
2)After this is done its time to take it to an area that you can drive without traffic.
3)Once traveling at about 60 MPH brake several times (not completely) to allow the discs to heat up
4)From this point you make several near stops.... from a speed of 60 MPH you will hit the brakes hard to a slower speed of 10 MPH. All this time it is important to not stop the car. Once stopped you have ruined the process and possibly even your new discs
5)After about the 8th time this has been completed it is time to let the brakes cool. The brakes are now extremely hot and need to cool. So drive at about 60 MPH without hitting your brakes (if needed you can slow down but do your best to find a spot that you can drive uninterrupted.
Now if you have chosen stock or near stock set-up you should be done. In some cases another round of bedding is needed. And if pedal feel isn't firm enough after bedding, you may want to bleed your brakes.
That should be it for you. I can post some pictures if you need, I'm going to be installing my rear brakes within the next day or two.