'09 Honda Fit brakes

billr

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Make
Honda
Model
Fit
Year
2009
Miles
unk
Engine
unk
My son has decided to help a friend change pads/shoes now, while I am 1000 miles away. He'll have all my tools available, but my only help will have to be over the phone. Any hints about "gotchas" with this job? Does anybody have a good view of the rear shoes/levers/springs? I am encouraging not doing the rears if they really aren't needed. I suspect this is the first brake job on this, so maybe only the front pads are ready. I have already stressed doing only one side at a time and to check fluid in the reservoir before starting, to be sure air won't get sucked in if the pistons come out a bit more during the pad/shoe change. There should be little-to-no rust to contend with and I don't think the rotors/drums need to be fussed with (other than removing drums).
 

jd

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Hopefully only the front pads will need to be changed. Rear shoes shouldn't be too bad, but nothing like front pads on a Honda. One bolt each side, caliper swings up, swap pads, done. Hard to wear the rear shoes out on a front disc front drive light car. Still, I hoped it'd show rear disc. All you need is that little Rubik's Cube to retract the piston-within-a-piston for the parking brake and the rear discs go easy too.