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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Accord - Brakes - 4/1/2014
    Breaks seem week. compared to our other hondas breaks
    273,000, no check enginge lights. Maybe a grinding sound backing down the driveway.
    • Pepe
      4/1/2014 Pepe
      Have you checked your brake fluid? It may be low. Or worn out brake pads.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Honda Accord - Brakes - 4/1/2014
    Breaks seem week. compared to our other hondas breaks
    273,000, no check enginge lights. Maybe a grinding sound backing down the driveway.
    0 answer
  • ajay
    ajay - 2006 Honda Civic - Brakes - 3/10/2014
    Can one resurface the rotors themselves? Or how much would that cost to get that done? Or is it better to replace?
    I own Honda Civic 2006 I was getting to hear noise off and on not everyday, noise would come and go every few days while driving on a highway. I have been informed by the dealer that my brakes are gone and rotors need to be resurfaced. The cost involved being HONDA ...
    • Jimm
      3/10/2014 Jimm
      The rotor resurfacing is often more expense than replacing the rotors. It depends on; the surface condition of the rotor (inboard and outboard) friction surfaces, and the thickness of the rotors remaining. Resurfacing the brake rotors requires a specialized piece of equipment called a brake lathe.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the brake rotors from around $13.60 each and the front disc brake pads from around $6.10 (axle set) for your vehicle. These aftermarket parts are same as OEM (original) quality genuine parts - you do not need to have the dealership perform this work.

      To get an idea of how simple and how to perform this work - check these websites; and the 'How-To-Guides' or for the specific steps.
      3/10/2014 ajay
      Thanks Jimm, I was considering of doing it by myself. I truly appreciate your help.
  • wck
    wck - 2001 Honda Civic - Brakes - 3/7/2014
    Brakes lock up after I drive an turn car off
    Only after I drive for a while
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Honda Civic - Brakes - 2/27/2014
    Took in for B1 service at dealer, over $200. Told brakes had to be lubricated as not done at factory
    (Mileage is 26,000. Cost includes oil change, rotate tires and usual inspections.)
    • Jimm
      2/27/2014 Jimm
      So basically, you paid $200.00 for an engine oil and filter change. All the other B1 service items are simple inspections.

      If the dealership has noticed a factory defect - in the brake calipers need lubricating - why are they not taking care of this defect for you? They should be doing everything in their power to correct the situation - especially if the vehicle is still under the warranty period at 26k miles. If this were my vehicle - I'd make an insistance.

      I'd recommend finding a new delearship, or better yet - purchase a repair manual and learn to perform these basic maintenance items yourself in the future.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Honda Pilot - Brakes - 2/11/2014
    A "woo-woo" scraping sound.
    A "woo-woo" scraping sound from my rear wheel when I first start out, then OK. I don't use the parking brake very often.
  • Cybage 1
    Cybage 1 - 2001 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/24/2014
    Test question
    Brake pad pressure not forming up.
    0 answer
  • Cybage QA
    Cybage QA - 2000 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/21/2014
    This is the test question.
    Testing question.
    0 answer
  • Cybage 1
    Cybage 1 - 2004 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/17/2014
    This is a test Question. Please ignore...
    This is a test Question. Please ignore...
    0 answer
  • Cybage 1
    Cybage 1 - 2000 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/17/2014
    Brakes and engine are not working.
    Engine is making noise.
    • Jimm
      1/17/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - what type of noise? Under what conditions - during start-up, during idle speeds? Please post a reply with as many details as possible for further assistance. Use the 'Diagnose' feature on the AutoMD website for guidelines.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Honda Civic - Brakes - 12/2/2013
    Intermittent noise that sounds like it is coming from the left rear.
    The car has 130k has been services regularly. It sounds like a brake roar. We removed all 4 wheels and pads where in good shape. The wheels turned freely with manual turn and a visual inspection of bearing appears to be fine. This happens when you brake but not ...
    • Jimm
      12/2/2013 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn wheel / axle bearing, worn rear drum brake hardware / springs - to allow the rear brake shoes to rub the inside of the brake drum under certain brake conditions.
      Pull (remove) the rear wheels and brake drums to fully inspect the rear brake shoes, brake hardware - especially retract springs, plus check the rear axle bearing for excess play / runout - more thorough than simple visual check.
      Try these sources;,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      Utilize the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the steps to check / inspect the rear axle bearings, hub / axle end assemblies and the rear drum brakes.

      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the rear hub assembly and / or rear wheel bearing from around $24.00 to around $53.00 each, and the drum brake hardware kit (both sides) from around $4.00 - for your vehicle. Be sure to replace the rear axle bearings / hub subassemblies in pairs (both sides at the same time) - due to mileage, wear / age considerations.
  • Greg's VA Vehicles
    Greg's VA Vehicles - 2006 Honda Civic - Brakes - 11/9/2013
    Front brake/bearings bad?
    At certain times (generally after driving for a longer period of time) when I brake I get a grinding noise from the front of the car. My steering wheel shakes too. My rotors are new w/in the last 12 months and show no signs of scoring or ridges. the brake pads have ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/9/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If your steering wheel shakes while braking, this indicates rotors spinning out of round which might happen if youi have a bad wheel bearing, but can also be a warped rotor. I have seen rotors warp in 6 months so that cannot be a confirmation that rules out rotors. As for the grind sound, if the brake pads used were not genuine Honda parts I have heard of grind sound complaints. make sure the splash shields are not bent and almost touching or even grazing the spinning rotor. Wheel bearings that are bad do not remain quiet until braking, so I think that rules out wheel bearings according to your details.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 11/3/2013
    Car rides ok for short distance and then when applying brakes makes a loud noise (not grinding) no warning on dash
    not sure if brakes or front end
    0 answer
  • zzverdii
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/8/2013 HouseCallAuto
      In the main fuse panel you likely have a missing or burnt fuse #35 (a 20 amp fuse)
  • kfred
    kfred - 2005 Honda Civic - Brakes - 10/8/2013
    I seem to have to really push into the break pedal for it to grab. Does my pedal need adjusting?
    Brakes don't seem to be responding unless I push into the pedal pretty decently
    • Mayor
      10/8/2013 Mayor
      First thing I would do is check the brake fluid level. If that is correct you may have a bad master cylinder.