The 1995 Honda Odyssey comes with disk brakes on the front wheels. The front wheels take most of the force of braking, and disk brakes are more efficient than drum brakes. Disk brakes are also easier to change, so this works out for those of us who like to work on their own vehicles. The piston inside the caliper comes out as the pads wear and become smaller. When you change the pads, the new ones will be larger, so you will have to push the piston back into the caliper to get it to fit over the disk.
Tools Used: Tools, Ratchet, Socket set, Lug wrench, Jack, Jack stands, Replacement brake pads, Brake cleaner, Flat-head screwdriver, C-clamp
Replace the Front Brakes
Park the Odyssey and apply the emergency brake. Use the lug wrench to loosen the lug nuts on the wheel on which you will be working. Jack up that side of the car and place a jack stand under the chassis. Lower the car until its weight is on the jack stand. Finish removing the lug nuts and take off the wheel.
Remove the two bolts on the back side the caliper. The caliper is located on the hub, around the edge of the disk. * Remove the caliper by pulling it up and off of the disk. Place the caliper on top of the disk so that it does not hang from the brake line.