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

Updated on February 27, 2020
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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

Model
Year
Acura CL
2001-2003
Acura RL
1999-2004
Acura TL
1999-2008
Acura TSX
2004-2010
Honda Accord
2005-2012

Rear Brake Pad Compatibility

Model
Year
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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