Many cars allow you to simply remove the wheel and brake caliper/caliper mount to remove the brake rotor to facilitate resurfacing the brake rotor.You Honda requires the axle nut to be removed, tie rod end and ball joint removed, the suspension removed to allow the wheel bearing to be pressed of to gain axcess to the hub and brake rotor.
If the rotors are sufficiently thick (and will allow machining to remove scores and restore parallelism) have the rotors surfaced on the car with a brake lathe that uses the engine to drive the rotor while the lathe cuts the disc.
I have trouble believing the Feb. 21 answer. Every Honda I have seen holds the front and rear rotors in place with two Philips head screws. In addition to the countersunk holes there are two threaded holes. Screw proper size and thread metric screws evenly into the two holes to break the rotor loose and it slides right off. If the rear rotor resists when it is part way off, you may have have to pry out a rubber plug and back off the adjuster on the drum brake used by the emergency brake.
I have done brakes on '86, '96, and '97 Hondas. Is '93 an exception?
Yes, it's an exception. Apparently they decided to make changing the rotors a royal pain in the --- from about 1990-1995. I had a 1992 or 1993 Accord a few years ago and when my husband said he couldn't get the rotors off I didn't believe him either, but it really is impossible to get them off. We had to take it to a mechanic to get them off.
I just had to do this and do not ever want to do it again. The book time for this job is nearly 4 hours. It took me about 6 hours with waiting for the old wheel bearings to be removed and new ones pressed in. You have to remove the steering knuckle to be able to separate the rotor from the hub. If you are the least bit hesitant to attempt this, it's probably for the best if you don't. It could cost around $500 for a shop to do this due to the 4 hours labor. I removed the knuckle and took it to a machine shop since I have no bearing press. I gave them the new rotors and bearings, and they separated the rotor from the hub and bearing. I paid about $50 for that and put it back the way it was removed. The rear rotors are not nearly as involved as the front, and just about anybody could figure it out with a Chilton or Haynes manual and the right tools. The upside to this is that I will not have to do that again for a long time. You can have these turned while they are on the car. I just bought this car and knew that it needed rotors right away, so I was fine with it. That is, until I have the wheels off and realize I bought a car that has a setup different than 99% of cars on the road. Honda only did this for the 1990-1993 years, then wisely went back to a free floating design.
Yeah, I discovered when a brake place quoted me like $500. Here is why: If you're talking the fronts they have what is nicknamed HUB over ROTORS. Normal cars have ROTOR over HUB and are easy easy....rotor slips over hub. Not so for this year Honda on the front. You have to remove off the knuckle to get to it. [Yeah, I know the alternatives...but far easier to remove the knuclke to work on it.] Do yourself a favor search on "ROTOR OVER HUB CONVERSION". By buying 1998 Accura Hubs and pressing the bearings into them, you can convert to normal. One time---saves a LOT of hassle.
Naw. just take a slide hammer,and about one or two good jerks,they are off,then either turn or just replace them,not as bad to put back on. or do like Patrick said have the rotors surfaced on the car with a brake lathe that uses the engine to drive the rotor while the lathe cuts the disc,around $100.00 to do that for the front two.this was only for the 1990-1993 accords,they got smarter and changed them in 94.