Monday, November 14, 2011

Brake Pads Inspection on Acura Integra

Its advised to inspect brake pads before replacing.This helps to confirm the problem.


You should check the brake pads every 6,000 miles (9,600km), and any time the wheels are removed. Inspect both ends of the outer brake pad by looking in at each end of the caliper. These are the points at which the highest rate of wear normally occurs. Also, check the thickness on the inner brake pad to make sure it is not wearing prematurely. Some inboard pads have a thermal layer against the steel backing surface which is integrally molded with the pad. Do not confuse this extra layer with uneven inboard/outboard brake pad wear.
Look down through inspection hole in the top of the caliper to view the inner brake pad. Replace the pads whenever the thickness of any pad is worn within 0.030 in. (0.76mm) of the steel backing surface. For riveted brake pads, they must be replaced if the pad is worn to 0.030 (0.76mm) of any rivet head. The disc brake pads MUST be replaced in axle sets, for example, if you replace the driver's side front brake pads, you must also replace the passenger's side front brake pads. This will prevent uneven wear and other brake system problems.
  1. Remove the brake pads and observe their condition.
  2. Measure the thickness of the brake pad's lining material at the thinnest portion of the assembly. Do not include the pad's metal backing plate in the measurement.
  3. If you can't accurately determine the condition of the brake pads by visual inspection, you must remove the caliper, then remove the brake pads.
See Figure 9
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Fig. Fig. 9: Measuring brake pad thickness


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Brake Pads replacing on 2001 Lexus?

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Rear Brake Pads removal on 2001 Lexus?

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1 comment:

  1. Brake pad is one of the most important part of your car and checking your car brake pads on regular bases is important because checking car brake pads on regular bases gives you good idea about brake pad condition.
    Chine brake pads