2005 Honda Odyssey Replace the Brake Pads

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The brake pads on a 2005 Honda Odyssey are designed with a brake wear sensor installed on the inboard brake pad. The sensor is piece of metal bent at 90 degrees from the pad surface so that when the brake pads become low and require replacing, the wear sensor will cause a squealing noise every time the brake pedal is applied. Brake pads should be replaced as soon as you hear the sensor to prevent further damage to the brake system.

Tools Used[edit]

Floor jack
Lug wrench
Jack stands
3/8-inch drive ratchet
Set of 3/8-inch drive sockets
Common screwdriver
Set of wrenches
Brake fluid

Replace Brake Pads[edit]

  • Raise the front of the vehicle and support it on jack stands. Remove the tire and wheel assembly, using the lug wrench. Open the brake caliper bleeder screw on the top inside of the caliper.
  • Insert the screwdriver between the inside pad and the rotor and pry the caliper piston back into its bore. Close the caliper bleeder screw, using a wrench, and tighten.
  • Remove the lower caliper bolt, using the appropriate-size socket. Rotate the caliper upwards on the top bolt, exposing the brake pads. Remove the brake pads, shims and spring clips from the mounting bracket.
  • Install the new spring clips that come with the brake pads. The spring clips go on either end of the opening in the mounting bracket to secure the brake pads. Install the brake pads between the spring clips, making sure that the pad with the brake sensor is placed on the inside.
  • Rotate the brake caliper down over the brake pads and install the lower caliper bolt and tighten. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle. Raise the hood and check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and fill as necessary.