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Acura or Honda Front and Rear Brake Pad Replacement (With Video)

Hardlymoving writes about do-it-yourself automobile maintenance on various makes and models.

Acura / Honda Front And Rear Brake Pad Replacement

Acura / Honda Front And Rear Brake Pad Replacement

This video will show you how to service the front and rear brake pads and rotors on a 2004 Acura TL. Since the brake components are shared with other Honda vehicles (i.e. CL, TSX, RL & Accord), this video's instructions can be used as a guide for other vehicles.

On this particular job, I found that the vehicle's front rotors showed little wear. I had them removed and resurfaced rather than replaced. The rear rotors were also in good condition and the owner elected to have only the pads replaced.

Choosing Brake Pads

I prefer Akebono brake pads, but when I am rushed I get pads from local vendors. For this job, I went to AdvanceAuto and got "platinum rated" replacement pads, their most expensive. I have had good success with these platinum rated pads. Their kit comes with new shims, abutment clips and brake grease. The shims in this kit are glued onto the new pads, while the other surface of the shim (which contacts the caliper piston and caliper ear) is coated with an anti-friction material designed to slide on the contact surfaces, without grease, to prevent brake squeal.

Front Brake Pad Compatibility

ModelYear

Acura CL

2001-2003

Acura RL

1999-2004

Acura TL

1999-2008

Acura TSX

2004-2010

Honda Accord

2005-2012

Rear Brake Pad Compatibility

ModelYear

Acura CL

2001-2003

Acura CSX

2006-2010

Acura Legend

1991-1995

Acura RDX

2007-2012

Acura RL

1996-2004

Acura TL

1999-2008

Honda Civic

2002-2004

Honda CR-V

2002-2004

Honda Element

2003-2011

Honda Odyssey

1995-1998

Isuzu Oasis

1996-1999

This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

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