Why are the rear brake pads on my 2 yr old Accord worn and needing replacement before the front pads if I don't ride the brakes and I don't wait until the last minute to apply the brakes?
Many of the OEM (stock) pads that come on cars are chosen not with performance in mind, but noise levels and softness. Many aftermarket pads can last a lot longer and provide shorter stopping distances. We recommend EBC and Hawk pads that are built to a much higher standard with better materials and typically are much more economical that replacement pads from the deal, even more so when you account for the fact they in most cases they will last much longer for you. Cheers, GPI Performance
What does it mean if the brake warning light on the instrument panel goes on when turning or accelerating in your '92 Honda Accord?
Screeching can be caused by two things and both indicate the brakes are worn to the point of needing replacement. The brake pads have rivets in them to hold them together and when they wear down to the rivets the rivets screech. The other thing is on disc brakes there is a wear sensor that drakes against the rotor if the brake pad get too worn.
Are the rear disc brakes or rear drum brakes? If they are disc brakes, ther is no adjustment. If they are drum brakes, you adjust them by backing up and hitting the brakes. Do it in an empty parking lot. If they are drum style brakes, simply put the van in reverse, and accelerate backwards about 10 feet, and jam on the brakes.. repeat a few times and the auto-adjusters will tension the shoes against…
It varies go greatly there is no real answer. Depends on your driving habits and so much more. I have known a Corolla to need front brakes at 20,000 miles and another went 75,000 miles, Keep in mind that the front brakes do 70% of the stopping and the replacement interval is directly proportional to that.
Can you convert a 1993 Honda accord with drum brakes to disc brakes without buying after market components?
When the pads reach the wear indicator, which you will hear as a squeal. Odd as it may seem, The rear brake pads will more than likely wear out before the front on your Accord. This is common on a Honda. How long they will last depends on how you drive, but expect to replace the rear pads at around 60,000 miles. The front should last 75,000 miles. But again, it depends on how and…
Check your BRAKE FLUID LEVEL. It has a sensor in it to trigger that light if the level is low. If it's low, you need to find out why. There a VERY FEW reasons for it to be low, as you will never "LOSE" brake fluid unless there is a leak. So........... A: You have a leaky line or hydraulic part (caliper, master cylinder, wheel cylinder) B: Your pads and or shoes have worn to…
Why does the brake lamp come on and stay on only when i press on the brakes when i go to put it in drive on my 92' Honda accord ex?
I just had the front brakes 'done'. I called about 6 places, some named brand and some 'garage', and the average cost was about $130-$140. This includes new pads and resurfacing. Also realize my front brakes are disc brakes, my rear brakes are drum brakes. Drum brakes are about $50-$60 more. They broke it down to $60 parts $70 labor.