The rear disc brakes on a Honda CR-V are quick and easy to replace on your own. There are no special tools required to perform this procedure. Read further to learn how to replace the rear disc brakes on your CR-V and avoid paying the high cost of having a mechanic do it for you.
Lift the vehicle from the ground with a car jack and be sure to balance it on all sides to prevent tipping. Keep children and animals away from the SUV while you replace the rear disc brakes.2
Use a torque wrench to loosen the lug nuts, and take off the wheel and tire assembly. Place the assemblies face up on the ground to prevent damage to the wheels.3
Disconnect the caliper pin bolts and take off the caliper. Hang it from the frame of the CR-V with wire. Take out the brake pads, shims and pad retainers.4
Lubricate the back of the new brake pads and the sides of the new shims with brake grease. Attach the pad retainers to the caliper bracket.5
Fasten the shims to the brake pads. Install the pad assembly on the caliper mounting bracket.6
Remove the wire from the caliper. Lay the caliper over the top of the brake pads. Install the caliper pin bolts and torque to 16 ft. lb.7
Replace the wheels on the CR-V and lower the vehicle to the ground. Pump the brake pedal in a slow, firm manner to seat the brake pads. Verify that the brake fluid is at the proper level in the master cylinder reservoir, and refill the brake fluid as necessary.