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post #1 of 19 Old 02-22-2010, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
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Rear Brake Caliper Replacement

I went to the dealer for my regular oil change and was advised that the right rear caliper was stuck in the "on" position and needed to be replaced. I had them order the part and planned on having them replace it for $295. However after reading that calipers should be replaced in pairs, I'm concerned that replacing one wouldn't be wise. Is it ok to replace just one caliper or should they always be replaced in pairs? And is this price reasonable for just one side? Has anyone else had caliper problems yet on their Accord?

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$295 for one side sounds way too pricey. I'm sure you can find it a bit cheaper from an online Honda dealership.

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My Accord gets uneven pad wear (rears), but that is the only "problem" I have had.

It is ok to replace just one side; typically both side wear at the same rate, so its just logical to replace pads on both sides.

$300? To much if you ask me.
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General rule of thumb for things like that is to replace in pairs.

If one side is gone, the other can't be far behind.

how many kms. on your car? If you keep bringing the car back to the dealership, then they should should provide a brake service job. ie: clean/Lubricate sliders, clips etc.
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My Accord gets uneven pad wear (rears), but that is the only "problem" I have had.

It is ok to replace just one side; typically both side wear at the same rate, so its just logical to replace pads on both sides.

$300? To much if you ask me.
He's talking about the caliper itself, not the pads.

I think replacing one caliper should be fine, but see if they'll rebuild it for you instead, or check for a better price online (google honda parts)

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Brand new oem rear caliper can be bought for about $120.

I just had my rear passenger-side caliper replaced because just like yours, it was locked up and chewing through pads (the outside pad wore down to the metal twice in about 4k miles). I found a caliper on car-part.com for $40 and got the family mechanic to replace it, along with installing new rear rotors and pads for $100. I bought all the parts myself though.

Just got everything done on Friday and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this fixed the problem.
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Thanks guys for all our help- I had a mechanic friend replace both calipers and pads for me for $285 total. We bought OEM calipers for $83 each and pads for $30 and he charged me $90- car rides like brand new again.

BTW- I had 88,000 mostly carefree miles- only achiles heel seems to be the braking system.

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I had to replace both rear calipers on my wife's 2004 accord EX. We have got only fluid without bubbles coming out of the bleed screw but still no pedal and the emergency brake does not work. Are there any special bleeding procedures that I am missing or do we just need to bleed more? It seems strange that the ebrake does work.

That should be emergency brake doesn't work.Thanks for any suggestions.
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I'm about to embark on the same procedure, although only for the rear driver's side. Did you get any advice / resolution on this issue?
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The rear caliper is a screw type piston and when hyper extended, then jams up.
Simple rule is to change the pads at 2mm left on them
Works like a charm
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what about the parking brake assembly attached to rear caliper?
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does the e brake cable just need tightening? You can do that usually under the center console. Had to tighten mine on the 2003 when I replaced the rotors

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Brand new oem rear caliper can be bought for about $120.

I just had my rear passenger-side caliper replaced because just like yours, it was locked up and chewing through pads (the outside pad wore down to the metal twice in about 4k miles). I found a caliper on car-part.com for $40 and got the family mechanic to replace it, along with installing new rear rotors and pads for $100. I bought all the parts myself though.

Just got everything done on Friday and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that this fixed the problem.
It's Alive. Ok, I'm reviving this 5 year old thread because I'm experiencing the same issue.

I'm having the same issue with my rear passenger caliper. I thought it was just wear and tear and only need new pads and rotors. However, after further investigating the problem and doing further research online I believe the caliper might be the culprit. It's gotten worse and I can hear the rotors - pads rubbing without pressing the brakes. So like ike, the caliper gets locked and its now chewing through the pads/rotors. My accord is a manual so I use the parking brake everyday. I'm really considering just swapping it with a manufacturer caliper. Did the new caliper fix the problem, ike?

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does the e brake cable just need tightening? You can do that usually under the center console. Had to tighten mine on the 2003 when I replaced the rotors
Hopefully I don't encounter an ebrake problem after the installation. Never changed my calipers before, hopefully I succeed on the first attempt. Any tips are appreciated.

I'm upgrading to larger rotors as well. I'm just waiting for fastbrakes to ship the caliper bracket adapters as they are needed for this mod. I already received Brakemotive driller/slotted rotors and Akebono ProAct Premium Ceramic Brake Pads. I will be wasting money if the problem originates from the caliper, as the problem will not address. I want to get right the first time.

Any Input? Suggestions? Tips?

Also, is the pilot rotor upgrade the only OEM rear brake upgrade for our 7th gen accords? The hybrid caliper has different part numbers but I don't know much about compatibility or advantage of the swap. Thanks for your time.
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You need to replace the caliper, and you do not need original manufacture part, which is very expensive. I've been running a rebuilt one from Auto Zone for 6 months now and it's fine.

The rear calipers need to be serviced every 6 months to avoid issues:
- re-lube glide pins
- lubricate e-brake spring mechanism
- re-apply anti-seize to edge of brake pads
- re-apply anti-squeal grease to the backing shim plates of pads

I think the rear Pilot rotors are 12.3" which works with the relocation brackets from Fastbrakes.
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Did the new caliper fix the problem, ike?

Also, is the pilot rotor upgrade the only OEM rear brake upgrade for our 7th gen accords? The hybrid caliper has different part numbers but I don't know much about compatibility or advantage of the swap. Thanks for your time.
Yes the new caliper fixed the uneven pad wear problem. I just checked them last weekend and they have plenty of life left and they are wearing nice and even.

The pilot rotor upgrade is the only OEM rear brake upgrade I've seen. The front brakes do the most work so there really isn't much need for huge calipers in the rear. With the RL calipers up front and the pilot rotors in the rear, my car stops on a dime.

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