2003 Honda Accord Rubber boot around brake caliper

Tiny
JVPRAZAK
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  • 2003 HONDA ACCORD
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 125,000 MILES
I was replacing brake pads on front disks and noticed the rubber boot around the outside of the caliper has a hole in it. Is that simply a dust cover that I don't need to worry about, or is it something I need to replace? Any idea what it takes to replace it?
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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 AT 5:29 PM

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Tiny
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Hi jvprazak,

This might look simple but is a very important part of the caliper system.

A broken dust cover will allow water and dirt to get to the slider bolts and jam it up in time. It will cause inefficient braking and unbalanced pads wear.

Get the repair kit and replace it, should not cost much. Remember to clean and lubricate the slider bolts with appropriate grease, should come together with the pack.
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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 6:58 AM

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