Rear Brake Caliper Overhaul



Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health.
  • Avoid breathing dust particles.
  • Never use an air hose or brush to clean brake assemblies. Use an appropriate vacuum cleaner.


Remove, disassemble, inspect, reassemble, and install the caliper, and note these items:

  • Do not spill brake fluid on the vehicle; it may damage the paint; if brake fluid gets on the paint, wash it off immediately with water.
  • To prevent dripping brake fluid, cover disconnected hose joints with rags or shop towels.
  • Clean all parts in brake fluid and air dry; blow out all passages with compressed air.
  • Before reassembling, check that all parts are free of dirt and other foreign particles.
  • Replace parts with new ones as specified in the illustration.
  • Make sure no dirt or other foreign matter gets into the brake fluid.
  • Make sure no grease or oil gets on the brake discs or pads.
  • When reusing brake pads, always reinstall them in their original positions to prevent loss of braking efficiency.
  • Do not reuse drained brake fluid. Use only clean genuine Honda DOT 3 or DOT 4 Brake Fluid from an unopened container. Using a non-Honda brake fluid can cause corrosion and shorten the life of the system.
  • Do not mix different brands of brake fluid as they may not be compatible.
  • Coat the piston, piston seal groove, and caliper bore with clean brake fluid.
  • Replace all rubber parts with new ones whenever disassembled.
  • After installing the caliper, check the brake hose and line for leaks, interference, and twisting.