FRONT BRAKE ROTOR
NOTE:On Accord models, hub and bearing assembly must be removed to remove rotor.
Loosen lug nuts with vehicle weight on tires. Pry lock tab away from spindle nut, and loosen nut. Raise and support vehicle. Remove lug nuts and spindle nut. Remove wheel assembly. Remove caliper assembly, and support to one side.
Remove cotter pin and nut from tie rod end. Using Ball Joint Remover (07941-6920003, separate tie end and lift tie rod out of knuckle. Remove cotter pin from lower control arm ball joint, and loosen castle nut half the length of joint threads. Using ball joint separator, separate lower ball joint from control arm. Remove nut. Remove nub/knuckle from control arm.
Remove upper ball joint shield. Remove cotter pin and nut from upper ball joint. Using Ball Joint Remover (07MAC-SL00200), separate ball joint from upper control arm. Slide drive axle shaft from knuckle and hub assembly. Remove hub/knuckle assembly.
Remove the four bolts that attach hub unit to brake rotor, then separate the hub unit from the brake rotor.
To install hub/knuckle, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. Use NEW spindle nut, and stake after tightening.
REAR BRAKE ROTOR
Removal & Installation
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheels. Remove caliper assembly, and suspend using wire. Check rotor runout before removal. Detach and remove two 6-mm rotor retaining screws.
Install two 8 x 1.25 x 12-mm bolts in existing holes. To prevent warpage, alternately turn bolts 2 turns at a time until disc can be removed from hub.
Clean rotor of all rust, and inspect rotor surfaces for cracks and grooves. Resurface or replace rotor as necessary. To install, reverse removal procedure. Tighten retaining screws. Bleed hydraulic system (if necessary).
Monday, December 1st, 2008 AT 9:52 PM