Vital Brakes Maintenance Information

Accord 03-08

  1. Dom
    This is for all Honda Accord DIYers who plan to work on their Accords. The entire braking system is one of many safety equipment on your car, working and maintaining them is very critical to ensure a safe car. The exploded diagrams shown below are to give all owners the correct procedure in dismantling and assembling whilst working on the braking system. However the most important part is to get the correct torque setting for all the fasteners. Tightening these vital fasteners to their recommended torque setting with a torque wrench will ensure the brakes are fitted and maintained as per manufacturer guidelines.

    You will never have any nasty surprises of calliper falling off their carriers,unwanted noises,bolts shearing off nor will you do any damage to any of the components if you work within these parameters. The biggest source of braking problems is guess work, incorrect procedure or tightening the fasteners in an uneven manner which will cause invisible long term damage.
    The advantages of tighten fasteners with a torque wrench are embed into the hyper-links above which give the whole picture.

    Brake Bleeding Sequence
    if you are planning to bleed your cars brake fluid please refer to this bled sequence diagram, to fully flush the system of all the old brake fluid you will require 2 litres of Genuine Honda brake fluid .

    The 7th Generation Accord Saloons and Tourers Front
    This is applicable for CL7, CL9,CM1,CM2 ,CN1 & CN2 chassis code


    The 7th Generation Accord Saloons Rear
    This is applicable for CL7, CL9 & CN1 chassis code

    The 7th Generation Accord Tourer Rear
    This is applicable for CM1, CM2 & CN2 chassis code

    The 7th Generation Accord Saloons and Tourers Front with ATR (CH1) dual piston calliper

    This is applicable for CL7, CL9,CM1,CM2 ,CN1 & CN2 chassis code for owners who have removed the stock callipers and gone in favour of the CH1 dual piston callipers for the extra bite. Please note CL7 & CM1 owners for this upgrade you will need to upgrade to 300mm front brake disc from the existing 280mm front brake disc to accommodate the bigger disc pads. The upgrade is relatively bolt on the carrier dimension are similar to the CH1 and is a direct bolt on to the front knuckle you can even fit a Honda NSX front calliper for you wanted!

    Make sure that the caliper pins are installed correctly. Upper caliper pin A and lower caliper pin B are different. If these caliper pins are installed in the wrong location, it will cause vibration, uneven or rapid pad wear, and possibly uneven tyre wear

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  1. foxleys
    Great info, thanks.
  2. Nels
    Clear simple diagrams of all components, showing parts to be greased and torque settings, together with some top tips.
    An 'aid memoire’, essential for brake maintenance.