My brake warning light is on?

Tiny
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My brake warning light is on they say I need rear brakes can you help me save money please?
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Thursday, September 13th, 2018 AT 3:26 PM

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Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how perform the repairs on your car:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here is a YouTube video from our site on how to compress the rear caliper piston when performing a rear brake job:

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace the brake pads and rotors on your car and it shows what special tools are needed to perform this repair. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 AT 11:12 PM
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RICKY N RHODES
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How do I push in a rear brake caliper on a 2008 Honda Accord?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:31 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Rotate the caliper piston clockwise into the cylinder, then align the cutout in the piston with the tab on the inner pad by turning the piston back.
Lubricate the boot with rubber grease to avoid twisting the piston boot.
If the piston boot is twisted, back it out so it is positioned properly here is a video to show you

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

Please let us know if you need anything else to get the problem fixed.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:31 AM (Merged)
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2008 Honda Accord LX, My front brakes squeak when in reverse. There is no sound when I am driving in forward. So I need to do a brake job to save money can you help me?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

Here is the information you requested. Here is a guide to help you step by step with instructions in the diagrams below to show you how perform the repairs on your car.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here is a YouTube video from our site on how to compress the rear caliper piston when performing a rear brake job.

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

I've attached picture steps below on how to replace the brake pads and rotors on your car and it shows what special tools are needed to perform this repair. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
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I started changing the rear brake pads on my car, and everything was going good until I tried to compress the caliper piston. I used a C clamp with all my might, but was unable to get it to even budge. I tested to see if it was stuck by pushing down on the emergency brake lever arm on the back of the caliper and the piston moved outward (compressed), so it's not stuck. I'm not sure what the problem is. Any ideas? Is there a check valve somewhere that I need to open? I'm confused because when I did the front brake pads, I had no problem at all.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

The rear piston will not be able to be compressed like a conventional piston. Yours is ratcheting and will need to be screwed in. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here is a YouTube video from our site showing how to compress the rear caliper piston:

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

I've attached picture steps below showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
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Really do not understand how to do the job can you help?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello,

Check our link below how to replace brake pads and rotors

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Check the diagrams below how to remove and reinstall brakes with the inspections, check how to measure the rotors lateral run out by using dial indicator, and rotors thickness by using micrometer and compare with the specification tables.

let us know if you need more help thank you.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:32 AM (Merged)
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ITS4CRAIGSLIST01
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Does the brake pads need to be lubed when doing the brakes?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

You will not need to lube the pads themselves but the slider pins are important. You will see where to lube in the picture steps below. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here is a YouTube video from our site showing how to compress the rear caliper piston.

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

I've attached picture steps below showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
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Feels like the brakes are bad I need to replacement them can you give me instructions to do so please?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Here are a couple guides that will help with this. Plus a video of how to replace the brakes on a civic which is pretty similar to your vehicle.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-front-brake-pads-and-rotors-fwd

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HrWXRdD2ug

Lastly I attached the process below from the manual on how to replace these. Let us know if you have questions. Thanks
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
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RIVERWITHANA
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I'm one that never uses my e-brake. I took my car in for it's 3000 mi maintenance about a week and a half ago and since then the red brake light keeps coming on in the early morning on my drive to work. If I pull over and turn the car off the light goes off until the next day. Can you let me know what to ask at the repair shop so I don't get hosed. I don't want to take it to the dealer but that's where I developed the problem.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I'm Danny.

It's possible your brake warning light is coming on due to excessive wear of the brake pads causing the brake fluid level to drop in the brake master cylinder. Having a low brake fluid level will trigger the red brake light indicator to come on. Here is a tutorial showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

Here is a YouTube video from our site showing how to compress the rear caliper piston:

https://youtu.be/j8YwfSKEzZo

I've attached picture steps below showing how to replace the rear brake pads and rotors on your car. Hope this helps and thanks for using 2CarPros
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:33 AM (Merged)
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FORGIOCO
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How do I adjust rear brakes?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Hi forgioco,

The rear brakes are self adjusting and requires no adjustments. However the handbrake cable must be adjusted correctly for the self adjustment to work. It must have sufficient free travel.
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:34 AM (Merged)
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I just have a general question in reference to taking the rear brake rotor off the spindle in order to replace the rear bearing hub assembly. There are screws holding the rotor on and I cannot get them loose-tried heat/chisel/PB blaster/impact driver/end punch nothing budged them. I need them off in order to remove the rotor to get to the assembly. My question is, how important are these screws since the rotor is held on by the caliper? Also, can I simply drill them out and not replace them?
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hello, I am Danny.

You pretty much answered your own question! Yes, those are installed from the factory. I have had quite a few I had to destroy to take off. If you do destroy them the new hub assembly will have the new threads/location in it brand new! Just get two new screws and voila! back to factory. I have attached a hub assembly tutorial but sounds like you already know. Hope this helped and thanks for using 2CarPros.
Danny-

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/bearing-hub-replacement
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 AT 11:38 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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How to change rear brake pads
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