5. Torque the main engine mounting bolts to spec.***Acura TSX V6-3.5L Technical Service Bulletin # 09-054 Date 100716
Brakes - Front Brakes JudderSqueal Upon Application
July 16, 2010
2009 TSX - ALL
2010 TSX L4 - From VIN JH4CU2...AC000001 thru JH4CU2...AC018812
2010 TSX V6 - From VIN JH4CU4...AC000001 thru JH4CU4...AC002803
Front Brakes Judder andor Squeal
(Supersedes 09-054, dated March 17, 2010, to revise the information marked by the black bars)
Under WARRANTY CLAIM IN FORMATION, the flat rate time was revised after the operation was reviewed and validated.
When the brakes are applied normally, the driver feels a juddering vibration through the steering wheel or brake pedal, andor hears a squealing
Refinish the front brake discs, and install new brake pads with V-springs.
If the vehicle already has V-springs and the NS263H brake pads installed, this service bulletin does not apply. Proceed with normal
Front Brake Pad Set
(includes M77 paste, shims, and V-springs)
Brake Caliper Piston Compressor
WARRANTY CLAIM INFORMATION
The normal warranty applies.
Operation Number 410820
Flat Rate Time 0.9 hour
Failed Part PN 45022-SEA-J11
Defect Code 07701
Symptom Code 03503
Skill Level Repair Technician
1. Remove some brake fluid from the master cylinder.
2. Raise and support the vehicle.
3. Remove the front wheels.
4. Remove the front brake hose mounting bolt.
5. Remove the brake caliper lower flange bolt, then pivot the caliper up out of the way.
6. Remove the front brake pads, the shims, and the retainers.
7. Check the brake disc thickness.
Maximum refinishing limit
26.0 mm (1.02 in)
8. If the disc is within the service limit for refinishing, refinish it with a Honda-approved commercially available on-car brake lathe. If the disc is
not within the service limit, replace it.
9. Apply a thin coat of M-77 assembly paste to the retainer mating surface of the caliper bracket.
10. Install the pad retainers, then wipe off any excess assembly paste.
11. Mount the brake caliper piston compressor tool on the caliper body.
12. Press in the piston with the compressor tool so the caliper will fit over the brake pads. Make sure the piston boot is in position to prevent
damaging it when pivoting the caliper down.
13. Apply a thin coat of M-77 assembly paste to the pad side of the shim, and to the back of the brake pads.
14. Install the new brake pads, shims, and V-springs.
15. Pivot the caliper down into position. Install the flange bolt, and torque it while holding the caliper pin with a wrench, being careful not to
damage the caliper pin boot.
16. Reinstall the brake hose mounting bolt.
17. Repeat steps 4 thru 16 for the other side.
18. Install the front wheels.
19. Lower the vehicle.
20. Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work.
Brake engagement may require a greater pedal stroke immediately after the brake pads have been replaced. Several applications of the
brake pedal will restore the normal brake pedal stroke.
21. Add brake fluid as needed.
22. Test-drive the vehicle, and check for judder or squealing.