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    How do I replace front brake pads for 98 Honda Civic

    I am a college student so I cannot afford to pay to get the front brake pads of my 1998 Honda Civic Replaced. Could somebody tell me how to do it or email where I can find the information. Thanks so much for all your help and God Bless to all.

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    Remove the wheel
    Use a 12mm wrench to remove the lower 12mm bolt on the caliper
    Flip the caliper up
    Pull the pads
    Put in the new pads
    Flip the caliper down
    Install the 12mm bolt

    That's it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by westcoaststyle
    Remove the wheel
    Use a 12mm wrench to remove the lower 12mm bolt on the caliper
    Flip the caliper up
    Pull the pads
    Put in the new pads
    Flip the caliper down
    Install the 12mm bolt

    That's it.
    He/She will probably have to compress the caliper back in to fit it over the rotor with the new pads.
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    Yeah literally takes like 15 minutes per side if not less. Compress the piston back in with a c-clamp or Quick Clip.
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    Thank so much guys, I am a girl so it might take me longer then 15 minutes per side, but I am sure I can get it done, only car I have, Not saying because I am a girl that it will take me longer just that I have never done anything like that, only changed my tire, so I should be ok. God Bless to you all

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    If you are in the PA area I can help you. It's actually easier than it looks. I kicked myself for not learning it sooner
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    Being a girl should have little to do with not being quick about it. Nobody is born knowing anything but how to eat and crap.

    You SHOULD crack the bleeder screw before you compress the piston. It keeps all sorts of contamination from being shoved back up there. You'll probably be fine if you don't, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeHJuSTiN
    He/She will probably have to compress the caliper back in to fit it over the rotor with the new pads.
    Ah... a technicality.
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