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94 Accord LX Rear Caliper Piston

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Old 11-24-2014, 04:54 PM
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I was trying to replace my rear brake pads on my 94 Accord LX (disc brakes), but I couldn't figure out how to back up the caliper pistons. Save buying a locknut wrench (I have a C-clamp), is there a quick and dirty way to get this done?


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Old 11-24-2014, 05:21 PM
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They "screw in". There is a "+" on the face of the piston. There is a ~$8 tool you can buy or try some other means. I've used a big flat head screw driver (I mean big), the flat end of a good size pry bar and I think one time I fould a flat file that was the right size to fit in the slot.
 
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To retract the rear piston, you have to turn it clockwise. They sell a tool specifically for that where you use with a ratchet and extension, or you can use pliers or a large flat-head screwdriver in between the grooves to turn it.

The inner Honda brake pad has a tab, you should turn the piston till it is a "+" to align with the installed pad.
 
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Old 11-24-2014, 05:24 PM
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After thought.....when the new pads go on. Be sure the small tab/nub on the backing plate seats into the slot. So you might have to twist the piston in or out a bit to get one of the slots straight up and down so that tab seats into it.

EDIT: too slow, RB got there before me
 
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We're posting at the same time.
 
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At least we are on the same page......:thumbup: - hope you have a good T Day
 
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You also have a Happy T Day.
 
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Thanks for the info, guys!

And warm holiday greetings all around. Cheers, everybody!!
 
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Originally Posted by poorman212 View Post
They "screw in". There is a "+" on the face of the piston. There is a ~$8 tool you can buy...
Actually, could I get a link to the item, or a search term? I was going to look it up on Advance Auto, but I didn't know what to type into the search bar.

Thanks in advance!
 
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There are different brands available; but, look up "Lisle 28600 Disc Brake Piston Tool." That's what I use.
 

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