Rear brakes are making a scraping noise when applied so thought I would check it out. Pulled off one wheel and just as mentioned on this topic last year it was impossible to remove the caliper but am able to lubricate the slide pins as I have done before.
I have done my own brake work all my life and the front ones on this car are a piece of cake. It really annoys me that I cannot remove the rear calipers to remove the pads.
So thinking I might have to bite the bullet and pay labor I first priced out parts. Napa's best rotors and pads are $90.09 for everything including tax. Checked a few local garages and they want $160.00 for labor so it would cost $250.00 going that route.
Actually the rotors look in pretty nice condition and the only pad that I can see (outside one) looks like over 1/2 of its original thickness.
When talking to Napa today they said the reason I cannot get the calipers off is that the entire brake assembly has to be unbolted from the frame on that make and model . He looked it up while I was on the phone with him . My complete service manual does not state that. It shows slipping them out same as the front ones.
Only about 55K km on it and front brakes are in excellent condition . Normally front brakes are the first to be serviced but not in this case.
Seeing as I have put the wheel back on just before I started this message could someone tell me how much of a job it is to remove the whole works from the frame and what metric size the nuts/bolts are. .
Oh yes , I checked the distant Honda dealer and they want exactly double for everything, parts and labor.