Brake Pads Removal & Installation – Civic ’92-95

by NinjaX on June 21, 2010

Front brake pad removal and installation applies to all Honda Civic models between 1992-1995. Rear disc pad removal and installation applies to only EX and Si models.

WARNING: Take care not to breath in brake dust. Brake dust is filled with asbestos which causes mesothelioma cancer and could result in development of a tumor. Mesothelioma destroys tissue and organs and have the potential to spread to other parts of the body. Always clean brake parts with a certified brake parts cleaner before working on the brake system. This will reduce the amount of exposure to asbestos.

FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD REMOVAL

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle. Remove wheels. Remove caliper bolt and brakeline bracket bolts. Pivot caliper aside. Remove pads and pad shim. Remove pad retainers (if equipped).
  2. Using a vernier caliper, measure brake friction pad thickness. Measurement does not include pad backing thickness. Minimum brake pad thickness is .06″ (1.6 mm).

Replace brake pads in axle sets of 4 pads. Ensure grease, brake fluid and other contaminants do not contact lining surface. Inspect and clean rotor, and resurface it if necessary.

FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD INSTALL

  1. Lubricate sliding surfaces with high temperature silicone grease. Install pad retainers. Apply Molykote M77 compound to back of pads and both sides of pad shims.
  2. Install inner and outer pad shims. Install brake pads. Ensure brake pad with pad wear indicator is installed inside. Loosen bleeder screw, and slowly push piston into caliper bore.
  3. Tighten bleeder screw. Ensure brake fluid does not contaminate pads. Position caliper, and install lower pin or caliper bolts. Depress brake pedal several times to seat pads. Bleed brakes as necessary. See brake bleeding procedure located on top of this page.

REAR DISC BRAKE PADS REMOVAL – HONDA CIVIC 1992-1995 EX and Si

Raise and support rear of vehicle. Remove wheels. Remove caliper shield (if equipped). Detach parking brake cable from caliper. Remove caliper mounting bolts. Remove caliper from bracket. Suspend caliper using wire. Remove brake pads.

To inspect rear pads use a vernier caliper, measure friction pad thickness. Service limit is .06″ (1.5 mm).

REAR DISC BRAKE PADS INSTALLATION – HONDA CIVIC 1992-1995 EX and Si

  1. Apply Molykote M77 compound to both sides of inner and outer pad shims. Install brake pads and shims. Rotate caliper piston clockwise in caliper (if necessary). Ensure cutout in piston aligns with tab on inner pad.
  2. Avoid twisting piston boot. If boot is twisted, back out piston and reposition boot. Install brake caliper and parking brake cable. Install caliper shield. Tighten shield mounting bolts to specification. See bottom of page
  3. Pump brake pedal several times to seat pads. Bleed brakes as necessary. See brake bleeding procedure located on top of this page.

TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

Ft. Lbs. (N.m)

  • Backing Plate Mounting Bolt: 48 (65)
  • Brake Pedal Rod Lock Nut: 11 (15)
  • Caliper Guide Pin Bolt (Front) Civic & Civic del Sol
    • “A” Bolt: 26 (35)
    • “B” Bolt: 20 (27)
  • Caliper Mount Bracket Bolt
    • “Front: 81 (110)
    • “Rear :29 (39)
  • Flexhose-To-Caliper Banjo Bolt: 26 (35)
  • Master Cylinder-To-Power Unit Nut: 11 (15)
  • Power Booster Push Rod Lock Nut: 11 (15)
  • Rear Spindle Nut: 136 (185)

INCH Lbs. (N.m)

  • Caliper Shield: 89 (10)
  • Power Booster Mounting Nut: 115 (13)
  • Rear Wheel Cylinder Mounting Nut: 80 (9)

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