2000 Honda Accord how to replace rear disc rotors and pads

Tiny
DKLINGINSMITH
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  • 2000 HONDA ACCORD
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 75,000 MILES
How do I replace the rear disc brake rotors and pads?
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 1:13 PM

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Tiny
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Hello and thanks for donating


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2372.jpg



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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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I have the caliper off and the two bolts holding the rotor removed. The rotor is frozen.

There are two brass screws, phillips head, that appear to be holding the rotor on. Do they need to be removed? If so, how? The axle turns when I apply pressure to remove the screws.

What is the spindle nut? Where is it and how I remove it?

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david
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 2:15 PM
Tiny
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The solid red arrow in pic below is pointing to spindle nut..remove it with a breaker bar and correct size socket.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/261618_Noname_2373.jpg



yes those 2 screws need removed, just follow steps in previous post to do so..you have to remove those 2 screws then replace them with 8x 1.25 x 12mm bolts. use these bolts to "push" out the disc rotor.. just lower rearend onto a block to prevent axle from rotating while loosening those screws
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 3:14 PM
Tiny
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I removed the old disc, and put the new disc on.

I didn't need to remove the spindle nut In fact, I was told not to by a mechanic at Advance Auto who works there part time. An impact wrench was needed to remove the screws.

I'm having trouble getting the brake caliper to fit over the new pads. The new pads are quite a bit thicker than the pads I took off. I put the new pads into the brake caliper mount, and am trying to get the caliper to fit over them, but they are too thick. The pad with the metal extention was placed on the back side of the rotor.

How should I install the pads and reconnect the caliper? Should the caliber be able to slide over the new pads in the mount, or am I installing them wrong?

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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
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You have to retract the caliper piston into it's housing so the new pads will fit.
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Sunday, June 27th, 2010 AT 10:35 PM

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