Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) EG/EH/EJ/EK/EM1 Discussion

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Old 08-08-2004, 10:24 AM
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well, this morning got up and started to change my brake pads. I changed the front two, but dont have time for the rear two, the thing is i have a crappy drum brakes in the back. I dont like it at all. I opened it up and it looked like a bit** to replace the brake pads in the drums, and also i have work in like a hr, so i dont know what tools i need etc. for the rear ones. But my front two are fine they were a peice of cake. So after i quit on the rear ones i decided to take it out for a test drive around the corner. But it felt a little light... when i press the brakes. YES i pumped the brakes after i put the front two on. But why does it feel a little LIGHT.. is it supposed to be like that orr what?
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Old 08-08-2004, 10:35 AM
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If you opened them, did you bleed them well enough? Seat the pads?
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did you bleed them at all?
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if you played with the drum brakes you probably reseted the adjuster. if its light just adjust the thing...then pull the e-brake like all the way a couple of times....i dont remember what the number of clicks there should be but yea. hope i helped
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Default Re: brake trouble.. (Bad_EG6)

quite offten you will that the pedal feels a bit spongie after replaceing the pads, this is normal, you just need to give the new pads to settle in.
as long as the car is stopping ok then you have nothing to worry about.
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how do you bleed them...? all i did was take off the bolt...(front brakes) for the caliper then... lifted up the caliper and took out the old ones and put in the new ones and pushed the little pistons in with my fingers then put on, then PUMPED THE BRAKES till it got really hard.. and thats it..
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yeah, i didnt bleed them, ill do that 2day. But i dont know how to do my rear drum brakes. It seems very difficult! I dont have the right tools. I searched it, there is not ONE SITE THAT TELLS YOU HOW TO DO IT CLEARLY... Where can i get the tools?
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If you want to work on your own car. I would suggest you get the Honda Shop manual for your car. Don't waste your money on anything other Haynes or Chilton. Invest in the Honda Manual. You'll be happy you did. Trust me on this one.

Tools, buy Craftsman from Sears, most have a life time garrenty, you break it they replace it.

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yeah, sears sounds good. but i dont know what the tool is. It looks like a weird wrench(for the rear drum brakes). im a noob, cant even change all of my brakes dude.
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im pretty sure its a simple 10 mm...
but if not its a 10mm brake wrench, just ask for that i looks alot more ridgid than a simple wrench.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by smithby &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you want to work on your own car. I would suggest you get the Honda Shop manual for your car. Don't waste your money on anything other Haynes or Chilton. Invest in the Honda Manual. You'll be happy you did. Trust me on this one.

Tools, buy Craftsman from Sears, most have a life time garrenty, you break it they replace it.

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where can i get this manual? and how much are they?
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by thrty8street &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">

where can i get this manual? and how much are they?</TD></TR></TABLE>

I think he's refering to the Helms
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