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Old 31st May 2017, 17:01   #16
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Default Re: D.I.Y. - Changing the brake pads of my Honda Civic

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I think there is air in the system hence the softness in pedal movement. You'll need to bleed the brakes till there is no air.
Damn..I thought those SVC guys are supposed to bleed it off completely.
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Damn..I thought those SVC guys are supposed to bleed it off completely.
Ok, here's the thing; if your car has ABS the tech performing the service is also supposed to take due care to ensure the system is bled properly.

If they've taken short cuts due to pressure of getting the job done ASAP (which is quite the norm) there may be a little bit of air that's trapped in the system.

Please ask them to do a thorough check, bleed the system properly, top off the brake fluid (if required) and, most importantly, test the brakes when done.

Even the most inexperienced technician will know if the brakes are spongy and what causes it.
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Yeah that's what I had thought that it would be the air in the system that's causing the sponginess besides,
Since I had got the fluid changed I was under the impression it's something else. Taking it back and asking him to recheck is a challenge!
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Making ready for the new Brake Pads


The round portion is the one which pushes the brake pads towards the discs when you hit the brakes.
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Great and detailed DIY . This round portion is called the brake piston (single piston) which pushes the pads when the pressure is applied from the master cylinder.
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Dude this looks pretty comprehensive, is there a way we can order the pads online?
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