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  • mike188
    mike188 - 2006 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 3/23/2012
    Video Link to Noise My Car is Making Not sure if it's brakes, debris stuck somewhere, or something else? Description: Noise is inconsistent. It happens both when I am not touching the brakes and when I am braking. The only time it doesn't happen is when I am at a complete ...
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  • yuyita
    yuyita - 1999 Honda Accord - Brakes - 3/22/2012
    Can u tell me what's wrong with the break light is showing on dash board
    i went to an appointment and i had parked on a slight hill and pulled my emergency break every since that day my break light stays on. and also because im a woman men mechanics tend to cheat me out of more money i want to know how much will shop charge to replace a ...
    • EG9 K20A3
      3/22/2012 EG9 K20A3
      I wanna make something clear here.

      Is it the E-Brake light symbol or the bottom light where the OPEN DOOR lights on the cluster are it reads "Brake Lamp"
  • murina77
    murina77 - 1997 Honda Accord - Brakes - 3/8/2012
    We just had the left side axle and front brakes changed together with a brand new pair of front tires
    problem is everytime i go up to about 60 the car vibrates when i am slowing down. the brake pedals vibrate the most. also when i am in traffic or the car is idling it is really loud. thanks!!!
    • Spoon Sports
      3/8/2012 Spoon Sports
      problem is everytime i go up to about 60 the car vibrates - Probably you didnt balance your tires

      "the brake pedals vibrate the most." probably the disc was not seated properly during the install

      "also when i am in traffic or the car is idling it is really loud. " - You mean idle is high?

      I need more clarificatory answers from you
  • Frank
    • Spoon Sports
      3/5/2012 Spoon Sports
      Oh yes, a classic Civic :)

      For the back remove the dust shield for the nut. Then remove said nut and remove hub/bearing. If they are rear disks you will need to remove the caliper and rotor.

      For the front remove the knuckle from the car including removing the brakes. Then press out the hub, remove the snap ring and press out the bearing. Installation is the reverse of removal.

      Yes this is for the front...the difference are not lightyears apart anyway
  • qneo
    qneo - 2003 Honda Civic - Brakes - 3/1/2012
    What makes a soft scraping/screaming sound from the front passenger wheel? It stops the moment I depress the brake.
    It'll start when I go over a slight bump, but if the road is very smooth, it doesn't seem to make the noise.
    • wayne
      3/1/2012 wayne
      sounds like the brake pads may need replaced.
  • carlo
    carlo - 1983 Honda Prelude - Brakes - 3/1/2012
    I just bought this car where do i go for recall
    TSBs (1) Recalls (1) 1983 Honda Prelude Fuel System, Gasoline Recall 92V028001 Campaign Number: 92V028001 Manufacturer: American Honda Motor Co. Date Manufactured: Apr 26, 1993 Mfr's Report Date: Apr 15, 1993 Vehicles Affected: 920583 Component: Fuel System, ...
    • Jimm
      3/1/2012 Jimm
      Try the local dealership. Good luck - given the vehicle age - they may not provide the recall service, as some recalls have start and end (expiration) dates. There is never any harm in trying, though.
  • red
    red - 1987 Honda Accord - Brakes - 2/29/2012
    Put on new brake shoes,drums,spring kit and I still have vibration under normal braking .
    Have vibration like warped brake drum replaced still a problem
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/29/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Do you feel this vibration coming from the rear of the car, can you be sure it's from the rear and not the front?
      2/29/2012 red
      Yes for sure from rear when I pull e brake feel vibration
      2/29/2012 HouseCallAuto
      One drum will be hotter than the other and that will identify the side. If you only had this problem after replacing everything then I say you have a defective / out of round drum, however, if it was doing this before then you have a bent rear spindle.
      2/29/2012 red
      Wouldn't the tire wooble going down road w/ bent spindle
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/29/2012 HouseCallAuto
      No because all you need to cause vibration that you can feel like you detail is maybe .020" runout. Identifying the cause here is a basic 20 minutes or less of spinning the tire while applying the brake slightly and comparing sides or even spinning the drum on each side with the tire off and looking for the abnormality. There is no mystery here. As you have described a severe vibration coming from the rear by applying the parking brake (an excellent strategy) It leaves only the brake drum or the spindle as a cause. What about what I asked you? Had this before you replaced everything or not?
      2/29/2012 red
      2/29/2012 HouseCallAuto
      I have seen this happen as a result of a hard impact with a curb where the tire slams the curb parallel to the curb after a slide out on ice. Sometimes it bends the wheel and other times it bends the spindle. Another thing you could do to elimate the drum is to swap drums left to right and see if the vibration changes to the other side or stays the same.
      2/29/2012 red
      Thank for info going to do bushings but now I'm going to check the run out on spindle
  • Ronald
    • Spoon Sports
      2/10/2012 Spoon Sports
      You feel any dragging when braking or it doesnt?
    • 3J
      2/22/2012 3J
      maybe a wheel bearing or a brake hanging up
  • tim
    tim - 2006 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 2/19/2012
    How do you change disk brakes on 2006 crv Honda
    Want to replace breaks
    • CVO
      2/19/2012 CVO
      CR-V And Passport
      Most disc brake pads are equipped with wear indicators. If a squealing noise occurs from the brakes while driving, check the pad wear indicator plate. If there is evidence of the indicator plate contacting the brake disc, the brake pad should be replaced.

      Remove 1 / 2 of the volume of brake fluid from the master cylinder to prevent overflow when the caliper piston is compressed.
      Raise and safely support the vehicle.
      Remove the wheel and tire assemblies.
      Remove the brake caliper without disconnecting the brake line. Support the caliper with a length of wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
      On some disc brake systems it is not necessary to remove the caliper when installing new brake pads. Remove the lower slide bolt and rotate the caliper upward to remove the pads.

      Remove the brake pads and shims. Inspect the brake rotor and machine or replace as necessary. Check the minimum thickness (specification is cast into the rotor) before machining.

      To install:

      Use a suitable tool to push the caliper piston into its bore.
      Apply a thin coat of grease to the rear face of the brake pad and install the shim. Install the brake pads.
      Install the calipers. Lubricate the caliper bolts and boots. If equipped with a 4-cylinder engine, tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). If equipped with a 6-cylinder engine, tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
      Install the wheel and tire assemblies and lower the vehicle.
      Apply the brakes several times to seat the pads before moving the vehicle. Check the fluid in the master cylinder and add as necessary.

      For further information, see this
  • john
    john - 2004 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 2/10/2012
    Front brakes locked up, stop lights stay on
    • Spoon Sports
      2/10/2012 Spoon Sports
      This problem MAYBE caused by the ABS (Antilock brake syStem) hydraulic control unit, u will need to have the Honda dealer test the unit and find out if it is defective or the electronic control module is the problem.

      At first i was thinking it was a stuck caliper or something related to it but i stick with the module. Whats the mileage?
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/10/2012 HouseCallAuto
      I don't think it is a coincidence that the brake lights are staying on. I would suspect that something is holding the brake pedal from returning all the way or a sticking master cylinder.
  • vincent
    vincent - 1983 Honda Accord - Brakes - 2/1/2012
    The problem is when we are driving and we use the brakes the calipers lock up
    the master cylinder has been replaced and the right caliper has been replaced and and th ebrake booster is brand new and the front brakes continue to lock up due to the pressure in the brake lines do not depressurize and it does it after we hit the brakes when we ...
    • thoiroi27
      2/1/2012 thoiroi27
      check for the clips both side these clips are on the flexible hose and these hose lead to the caliper it use 10mm bolt. i think someone may over tie. uncrew couple turn or may be more and try brake see that release the pressure. this problem happen to me 30 year ago it take me 2 moths to find the problem
      good luck hope this is your problem. I am 100% this is the problem
    • monteur
      2/1/2012 monteur
      I would advise you to replace the flexible brake hoses on both sides.Because of the age of the vehicle these flexible hoses tend to swell on the inside so that they restrict the flow of brake fluid back to the master cylinder.This keeps the pressure in the calipers causing the brakes to lock up.
  • Pa.Cio
    Pa.Cio - 1996 Honda Civic - Brakes - 2/1/2012
    My brake pedal feels very stiff and hardly stops the car when I apply full pressure down. What's wrong?
    I've bled all the brakes, it's topped off with dot 3 fluid. There's no brake fluid leaks, the hose from the manifold to the booster is attached. But for some reason the brake pedal is really hard or stiff and I have to push the brakes as hard as I can just to slow ...
    • TechSam
      2/1/2012 TechSam
      Brake booster bad/leaking replace it.
  • harmonicat
    harmonicat - 1985 Honda Civic - Brakes - 1/13/2012
    Does this car have disc brakes on the rear
    Rear brakes squealing
    • Jay Giron
      1/13/2012 Jay Giron
      It has rear drum brakes, but it might be modified to disc brake system.
  • GReeser
    GReeser - 1998 Honda Civic - Brakes - 1/11/2012
    I hear a progressive knock while braking. Happened after changing brake pads & resurfacing rotors due to wear.
    I just purchased it about 4 months ago. The vehicle has about 160k on chassis & said weren't sure about motor as it had been changed. This symptom occurred after I did the front brakes. I re-greased caliper guide pins & upper & lower pad/shim contact points. ...
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  • sam1987
    sam1987 - 2003 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/9/2012
    What's wrong with the car when push brake it's shaking