Hi everyone! I need to replace my rear pads, rotors, and calipers on my 2011 EX. I am not savvy with car stuff so I’m hoping you guys can point me in the right direction! The shop I originally took it to quoted me over $1600. 🤮
I have several mechanic friends, the wife of one also drives a CR-Z, so I’m thinking about purchasing the parts myself and having someone I trust do the work. Thoughts? Recommendations on parts? I just use my car as a daily commuter car.
Just an FYI.. i have done this on (2) CR-z's now. The rear's DO go bad.. and by that, I mean the slider pins lock up. You don't need to replace the entire caliper. You need to get new slider pins and clean the holes out on the calipers and lube them up good.
In fact, I need to do this on my new crz as it was locking up so bad the brakes would smoke.
Like stated above, use rockauto, or carid.com and get the parts, then have someone install them. Even if you DO buy new calipers, it shouldn't come close to $1000. Rotors are probably $50ea, brake pads ($60), and slider pins like $30. Plus some brake grease (lube).. yeah. Not much.
Its too bad you can't do this yourself. Its simple work.
If you want to watch how its done:
This is on a different honda, but ALL caliper / rotor cars are the same pretty much. Whether it be mercedes, or honda.
Also, in terms of brands:
Rotors: Go with centric premium (solid disk.. not slotted, or drilled)
Pads: Go with OEM honda
Slider pins: (go with whoever you want.. i recommend honda, or even autozone).
Centric also sells a kit that comes with pads + rotors. Part # 909.40527
Or just Rotor (centric part # 120.40079)
For the brake pads / slider pins: Get them at your local honda, or somewhere online like bernardiparts.com