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How to Replace Rear Wheel Cylinder 06-11 Honda Civic

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  1. step : Removing the Wheel Cylinder (0:25)
    • Open the hood and inspect the brake fluid level, and type, which is listed on the reservoir cap.
    • Fill the brake fluid as necessary, as some fluid will be lost during this installation
    • Loosen the wheel lug nuts
    • Raise and support the vehicle
    • Remove the wheel
    • Remove the brake drum, using a hammer, pry bar, or rust penetrant as necessary
    • Apply rust penetrant to the brake line fitting and bleeder screw
    • Clean the wheel hub, brake shoes, and backing plate area with brake parts cleaner
    • Loosen the brake line fitting with a 10 mm flare wrench
    • Remove the two 10 mm wheel cylinder mounting bolts
    • Pinch off the brake line with a brake line clamp tool, or prepare to plug the line after removing the cylinder
    • Remove the brake line fitting
    • Remove the wheel cylinder, using a pry bar if necessary
  2. step : Installing the Wheel Cylinder (16:15)
    • Prepare the wheel cylinder for installation by removing the bleeder screw with an 8 mm wrench
    • Remove the brake line fitting plug
    • Align the wheel cylinder piston slots to fit the brake shoes
    • Install the wheel cylinder and pull on the brake shoes to fit them into the slots
    • Reconnect the brake line fitting
    • Replace the two 10 mm wheel cylinder mounting bolts
    • Tighten the brake line fitting and the two 10 mm bolts
    • Install the wheel cylinder bleeder screw loosely
    • Unclamp the brake line if it was clamped
    • Leave the bleeder open to drip fluid until there is a steady flow
    • Close the bleeder screw
    • Clean the inside of the brake drum mating surface
    • Replace the brake drum
    • Check the brake fluid reservoir for proper level and add DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid as necessary
    • Slowly depress the brake pedal 3-5 times
    • Open the 8 mm bleeder screw and allow the fluid to flow in a solid stream
    • Close the bleeder screw
    • Replace the bleeder screw cover
    • Replace the wheel
    • Torque the lug nuts in a star pattern to 80 ft-lb

Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Wire Brush

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • Brake Parts Cleaner

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Hose Pinch-Off Pliers

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 10mm Flare Wrench
  • 10mm Wrench


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