Honda CR-V: Parking Brake

Parking Brake Inspection

CAUTION

Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health.

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2. Remove the rear wheels.

3. Release the parking brake, and remove the rear brake disc/drum.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

4. Check the parking brake linings (A) for cracking, glazing, wear, and contamination.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

5. Measure the parking brake lining thickness (B).

Measurement does not include brake shoe thickness.

Parking brake lining thickness:
Standard: 1.7-3.0 mm (0.067-0.118 in.)
Service limit: 1.0 mm (0.04 in.)

6. If the parking brake lining thickness is less than the service limit, replace all the parking brake shoes as a set.

7. Check the hub (C) for smooth operation. If it requires servicing replace the hub bearing unit.

8. Measure the inside diameter of the parking brake drum with inside vernier calipers.

Parking brake drum inside diameter:
Standard: 199.9-200.0 mm (7.870-7.874 in.)
Service limit: 201.0 mm (7.913 in.)

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

9. If the inside diameter of the parking brake drum is more than service limit, replace the brake disc/drum.

10. Check the parking brake disc/drum for scoring, grooves, and cracks.

11. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc/drum and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheels.

Parking Brake Shoe Replacement

CAUTION

Frequent inhalation of brake pad dust, regardless of material composition, could be hazardous to your health.

Disassembly

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2. Remove the rear wheels.

3. Release the parking brake, and remove the rear brake caliper and brake disc/drum.

4. Disconnect and remove brake spring A and the upper return spring (B).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

5. Disconnect and remove the lower return spring (A).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

6. Remove the tension pins (A) by pushing the respective retainer springs (B) and turning the pin.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

7. Remove the adjuster assembly (C) by moving forward brake shoe (D).

8. Remove the rearward brake shoe by disconnecting the parking brake cable (A) from the parking brake lever (B).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

9. Disconnect the rod spring (A), and remove the strut (B).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

10. Remove the parking brake shoes (C).

11. Remove the U-clip (A), wave washer (B), parking brake lever (C), and pivot pin (D) from the brake shoe (E).

Reassembly

1. Apply Molykote 44MA grease to the sliding surface of the pivot pin (A), and insert the pin into the rearward brake shoe (B) from the outside.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

2. Install the parking brake lever (C) and wave washer (D) on the pivot pin, and secure with a new U-clip (E).

3. Position the parking brake shoes (A), then hook the rod spring (B) on the strut (C) first with the spring end (D) pointing downward. Then hook the rod spring to the parking brake shoe, and install the strut on the parking brake shoes.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

4. Apply a thin coat of Molykote 44MA grease to the brake shoe ends and strut ends (A), the sliding surfaces of the parking brake shoe (B), and the pivot of the parking brake lever (C) as shown. Wipe off any excess. Keep grease off the brake linings.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

Greasing symbols:

  Brake shoe ends and strut ends

  Sliding surface of the shoe

  Pivot of parking brake lever

5. Connect the parking brake cable (A) to the parking brake lever (B). Apply silicone grease to the cable contact surface (C) on the backing plate.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

6. Install the tension pins (C) and retainer springs (D).

Make sure the tension pin does not contact the parking brake lever.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

7. Install connecting rods A and B on the adjuster nut (E).

NOTE:

8. Position the brake shoe adjuster assembly (F) on the parking brake shoes.

9. Install the lower return spring (A).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

10. Install the upper return spring (B) and brake spring A.

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

11. Install the rear brake disc/drum and rear brake caliper.

12. Do the major parking brake adjustment.

Parking Brake Shoe Lining Break-in

NOTE:

1. Park the vehicle on a firm, level surface.

2. Release the parking brake pedal.

3. Press the parking brake pedal with 196 N*m (20 kgf, 44 Ibf) (4 clicks) of force.

4. Drive the vehicle for 1/4 mile (400 m) at about 31 mph (50 km /h).

5. Stop the vehicle, and release the parking brake for 5-10 minutes to allow the brake disc/drum to cool.

6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 again.

7. Check the parking brake pedal adjustment.

Brake Pedal Replacement

1. Remove the driver's dashboard undercover.

2. Disconnect the brake pedal position switch connector (A).

Honda CR-V. Conventional Brake Components

3. Remove the lock pin (B) and joint pin (C).

4. Remove the brake pedal bracket mounting bolt (D) and nuts (E).

5. Remove the brake pedal with bracket (F).

6. Install the brake pedal in the reverse order of removal.

7. Do the brake pedal and brake pedal position switch adjustment.

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