How to Service a Brake Caliper on a 2002 Acura RSX

How to Service a Brake Caliper on a 2002 Acura RSX

The Acura RSX is equipped with a disc brake on all four wheels. All four breaks have indicators of wearable brake wear. When the brake pads need to be replaced, you will hear a specific metallic “scary” sound when putting the brakes. Keeping the brakes on your car in a proper position is very important for your safety and safety of others. There is a list of instructions for the service of the following brake calipers and the replacement of brake pads on the exclusive RSX.

Remove the five wheel lug nuts, then remove the wheel.

Remove the two 8 x 1.0 mm bolt from the caliper. Remove the caliper body, then using the rubber straps or something similar, hang the caliper body on the car safely from there, ensuring that there is no weight or stress on the rubber flex tube.

Remove the two brake pads and observe. Measure the thickness of friction material on the pads. Pad should be replaced if the thickness of friction material is 3 mm or less.

Remove the two 12 x 1.25mm caliper bracket bolts. Remove the caliper bracket from the car.

Remove rubber shoes from pad retainers, caliper pins and caliper brackets.

Clean the caliper pins well! Also make sure the caliper bracket is cleaned, as well as pad retainers if they are being reused.

If the current brake pad is being reused, then apply a very fine sandpaper on the friction surface and lightly clean the pad. Take out any brake material in the drain in the middle of the pad!

Apply some anti-beds on both sides of the pad retainer (front and rear). In addition, apply some anti-siege lightly in the inner parts of the caliper bracket, in areas where pad retainers sit. Restore pad retainers on the caliper bracket.

Re-install the caliper bracket on the car with two 12 x 1.25 mm bolts. Tighten 108 N.m or 80 feet (24.4 m) -lbs bolt.

Apply a healthy amount of brake grease / lubricant inside each caliper pin and rubber shoes. Put two pins and boots in the caliper bracket, make sure the shoes are sitting properly in the bracket.

Apply some anti-saage lightly for two tips for the brake pad, then place them in the pad retainers on the bracket.

Install the caliper body on the caliper bracket, above the two brake pads, to ensure that the caliper pin is positioned correctly. If new brake pads are being installed, then the caliper piston will need to be compressed to fit the caliper. Also make sure the flex tube is properly positioned without loop or kink.

Install the two 8 x 1.0mm bolts into the caliper. Tighten the bolts to 32 N.m or 24 ft-lbs.

Install wheel and five wheel lug. Luge nuts for 108 nmm or 80 feet (24.4 m) -groups.

Creative Commons License

Leave a Reply