Service & Repair Explanation:
Remove the wheels. For disc brakes, remove the brake caliper and then remove the Honda brake pads. Inspect the rotors for signs of damage or excessive wear. Replace or resurface the rotor as necessary. Inspect the brake caliper and brake hoses for damage and leaks. Replace the Honda brake pads. For drum brakes, remove the brake drum. Remove the Honda brake shoes. Inspect the brake hardware, wheel cylinders and hoses for damage. Inspect the brake drum for damage, or excessive wear. Replace or resurface the drum as necessary. Clean the brake drum and backing plate. Replace the Honda brake shoes. Reinstall the brake drum. Adjust the brakes as necessary. Reinstall the wheels and torque the lug nuts to the Honda vehicle manufacturer's specifications.
Why is the service or repair important?
This repair is all about safety. Your vehicle's brake system is only as good as your brake pads and/or brake shoes. The safety of you and your family depends on your brake system working properly and stopping your vehicle - every time. Aside from the obvious safety issues, neglecting the maintenance of your brake pads and shoes can cause the friction material on your brake pads and shoes to completely wear out. This can cause the steel backing on your brake pads or shoes to contact the rotors or drums and will destroy the rotors or drums, leaving you with an expensive repair bill.