A Honda Accord's disc brakes have two brake pads mounted inside a brake caliper, which is mounted to a metal frame around the rotor. When you push the car's brake pedal, a piston inside the caliper forces the brake pad to squeeze the rotor, which stops the car. A squealing noise from the brakes may indicate the brake pads are worn and need replacement.
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Things you need
- Lug wrench
- 2 jack stands
- Socket set
- Brake tool
- New brake pads
Loosen the five lug nuts on each front wheel using the lug wrench, turning clockwise. Raise the Honda Accord's front end using the jack and lower it onto jack stands. Remove the lug nuts from each wheel and pull the two front wheels off the frame.
Remove the bolts from the rear right and left side of the caliper using the ratchet and corresponding socket. Pull the caliper off the rotor and pull off the pad from the caliper.
Place the brake tool inside the caliper so the push arm is on the piston and the metal plate is on the frame of the caliper. Turn the handle until the piston retracts into the caliper.
Place the new pads into the caliper and push them down until they lock into place. Place the caliper onto the rotor and push it down until the mounting holes on the caliper line up with the mounting holes on the frame around the rotor. Insert the bolts and tighten them.
Replace the wheels and wheel nuts. Raise the Accord off the jack stands. Remove the jack stands and lower the Accord to the ground. Tighten the wheel nuts, turning clockwise.
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