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    I am in St.Louis on a business trip and I heard the rear brakes on my car start to grind. One of the pads had seized in the caliper so the other pad wore out quickly.

    500 miles from home so I limped the car to a car parts store for pads and a wrench. I used the jack and lug wrench by the spare tire and I swapped pads on the rear of my Honda Accord in the parking lot of my Holiday Inn Express. Total expenditure...$23. Am I a hillbilly or just cheap?

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    I was amazed by how easy it is to change brake pads on Honda.

    A bit chilly out today, but not too bad in the sun. LMK if you need any other tools.

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    You are right about that. If I had 5 spoke wheels, I might be able to change the pads without removing the wheels. Maybe.....

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    Default Re: Hotel Parking Lot Brake Job

    Hrm. When I read the words "Hotel parking lot" my mind goes somewhere else.


    Highschool was fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by false_aesthetic View Post
    Hrm. When I read the words "Hotel parking lot" my mind goes somewhere else.


    Highschool was fun.
    Um, he did say brake job, not ... ;)

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    Default Re: Hotel Parking Lot Brake Job

    That does sound kinky. Like niche-fetish-rough night in Bankok kinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by houston View Post
    That does sound kinky. Like niche-fetish-rough night in Byron Center kinky.
    Fixed it for you.

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    Default Re: Hotel Parking Lot Brake Job

    I don't know anything about brake jobs on Hondas, but please tell me you didn't support the car by that cheapo jack and then crawl around under it... that's a good way to maim or kill yourself. Jack stands are cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maunahaole View Post
    Fixed it for you.
    You must be from here. EGR comments and now Byron Center knowledge. Where you at????

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    I have some connection to the Holy Land, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexstar View Post
    I don't know anything about brake jobs on Hondas, but please tell me you didn't support the car by that cheapo jack and then crawl around under it... that's a good way to maim or kill yourself. Jack stands are cheap.
    Not a chance. That cheapo jack is made out of silly putty at best. I jacked up a corner, put the wheel under the rocker panel and went to work. I always assume the car will fall at any moment so I keep clear. If the jack failed, the wheel would stop the car from landing somewhere uncomfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mabouya View Post
    Do you think that guy's name is Jack? You see what I did there?

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