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  1. DIY Brake Bleed Bottle

    Maintenance and Service
    Tools Drill 3/32” drill bit ⅜” drill bit Vice Material Empty 32 oz /1 liter plastic bottle 3’ of ¼” plastic tubing 4” zip tie Extra cap for bottle (optional) Notes Pick a bottle with a flat base or a base wider than the top, so it will be less likely to tip over. You don’t want it too...
  2. New rear brakes squeal when rounding corner

    Problems & Issues
    Just replaced all my brake pads and rotors on the rear, the e-brake pads were in good shape so I left them as is. I also replaced the passenger side calliper. I adjusted the e-brake, but during my test drive there was a horrible squeal that came from them when driving straight ahead, this...
  3. Brake caliper bracket pin is stuck!

    Problems & Issues
    I am doing a brake pad and rotor change. I was trying to lube the pins with my CRC synthetic brake grease but it looks like The Caliper bolt or pin is stuck inside the caliper bracket. I think it rusted into the side walls inside. I have tried hitting it with a hammer and spraying Liquid wrench...
  4. Rapid Rear Brake Wear - Frozen Caliper

    Problems & Issues
    If you have experienced excessive brake pad wear, or it seems like a caliper is stuck (check your gas mileage) learn from my mistakes and consider replacing the brake hose. I have a 2004 EX AWD and I replaced the rear pads and rotors about nine months ago. This past winter I noticed that the...
  5. Tail light fuse problem?

    Problems & Issues
    Went to replace driver's tail light (brake light okay). Fillament not burned out, but replaced with LED anyway. Same problem: no tail but brake okay. Reinstalled original same result. Bulb is blackened a bit, tho' brake works. Wiring visible seems fine. Could it be fuse even tho' passenger's...
  6. 8 months and I needed new brakes...

    Problems & Issues
    Should I be worried? I just took my 2008 EX into the dealer for inspection and visors installed and they had to completely replace my rear brakes. The guy (who was in a hurry because I waited until closing to pick up) told me that the right rear had gotten stuck and wore the pad down to...
  7. Brake bleed, anyone?

    Under The Hood / Performance
    I have heard that it is reccomended to change out the brake fluid every 2 years regardless of milage because of moisture that can corrode the system especially ABS braking systems. I heard 2 ways people do it, bleeding the system to get rid of the old or just using a turkey baster type thing to...
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