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#4753834 - 05/11/18 07:29 AM Honda Civic Brake Shoes
SlipperyPete Offline


Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 628
Loc: Missouri (MO)
Why are there two different size brake shoes listed for an 04 Honda Civic? Advance lists 1.38 x 7.37 and 1.4 x 8.66 with no explanation to determine which size is right. The pictures show four shoes for each size, so I assume the driver and passenger sides aren't different sizes.

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#4753846 - 05/11/18 07:42 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
Trav Offline


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Probably up to a VIN it once size after that VIN another or model year change over common in May builds for some cars.
You will have to measure it unless there is a code on the build sticker.
There is a short shoe and long shoe for each side, short shoe goes in front.
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#4753876 - 05/11/18 08:11 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
JamesBond Offline


Registered: 12/13/06
Posts: 859
Loc: midwest
I have an 04 civic and I don't know how to determine which is correct without checking on the car. I would buy both and return the one that you don't use.

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#4753895 - 05/11/18 08:27 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
Char Baby Offline


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Do you have the Civic DX or LX as compared to the EX?
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#4753967 - 05/11/18 09:20 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
Gebo Offline


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Just go to the local Honda Dealer with your VIN.

I'm weird but brakes are one thing I only buy from the dealer. Toyota (I know you have a Honda) can sell you two levels of brakes. An economy and a deluxe version. BIG difference in price from the dealership depending on which you choose. I don't know if this quality issue applies to Honda.
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#4754026 - 05/11/18 09:55 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
SlipperyPete Offline


Registered: 09/20/12
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It's a DX. Worse case, I'll just take one up to Advance and make sure I'm getting the same size.

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#4754035 - 05/11/18 10:05 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
mk378 Offline


Registered: 09/27/15
Posts: 1442
Loc: USA
A DX should use the small ones. The 7.37 or 8.66 will be the ID of the drum. Take one of the drums off and measure.

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#4754036 - 05/11/18 10:06 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
Char Baby Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
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Originally Posted By: SlipperyPete
It's a DX. Worse case, I'll just take one up to Advance and make sure I'm getting the same size.


Exactly, best bet!
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#4754045 - 05/11/18 10:13 AM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6342
Loc: USA
The hybrid seems to have different rear shoes than the other Civics of that era. Yours are the 1.38 x 7.37

The FMSI number is S576. The part number will almost always have 576 in it regardless of brand.

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#4754182 - 05/11/18 12:36 PM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
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Can always just buy both and return one.
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#4754193 - 05/11/18 12:55 PM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
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Registered: 01/25/08
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Once you get this figured out, write down the correct shoe size in your maintenance records. The next time you have to buy new shoes will be a lot easier.
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#4754452 - 05/11/18 07:05 PM Re: Honda Civic Brake Shoes [Re: SlipperyPete]
SlipperyPete Offline


Registered: 09/20/12
Posts: 628
Loc: Missouri (MO)
Thanks for the responses. Got what I needed.

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