Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

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Removal & Installation



1.8L Engine
2.0L Engines
2.4L Engines
2001-03 TL Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Do not remove the hood. Disconnect the hood support strut and reconnect it to hold the hood in a vertical position.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel pressure.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid and the differential fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable
     
    battery and battery tray
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Throttle cable and cruise control cable from the throttle and bracket
     
    Left side engine wiring harness connectors
     
    Fuel feed and return hoses
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Powertrain Control Module (PCM) electrical connectors
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power steering pump without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Vehicle Speed sensor (VSS) connector, then remove the VSS/power steering sensor leaving the fluid hoses attached
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the manifold
     
    Front damper forks
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Halfshafts from the differential and the intermediate shaft
     
    Shift cable cover
     
    Shift cable with the control lever from the transaxle
     
    Power steering hose clamps and the engine mount control vacuum hose
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Heater hoses
     
    Transmission fluid cooler hoses
     
    Ground cable
     
    Power steering hose clamp from the rear beam assembly
     

  10.  
  11. Attach a suitable chain hoist to the engine lifting hooks and support the engine.
    NOTE
    The engine and transmission assembly is removed by lowering it from the vehicle. Be sure the vehicle is in a position that will allow the engine and transmission assembly enough clearance to be moved from the vehicle once it is lowered away from the vehicle.

  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Side, rear and front engine mount support fasteners
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts
     

  14.  
  15. Make alignment marks on the front beam and remove the front beam.
  16.  
  17. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Air conditioning compressor leaving the hoses attached
     
    Rear mounts from the engine and transmission
     

  18.  
  19. Check that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected and slowly lower the engine about 6 inches (150 mm). Recheck that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected.
  20.  
  21. Carefully lower the engine/transmission assembly from the vehicle.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transmission rear mount bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Front beam nuts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front beam bolts: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     
    Rear bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts: 119 ft. lbs. (162 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount bolt: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount bracket bolts: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount through bolt: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Damper fork bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Shift cable and control lever bolts: 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

2001-04 RL Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Move the front passenger's seat forward.
  4.  
  5. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid and differential fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Hood
     
    Negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable
     
    Strut brace
     
    Engine cover
     
    Air cleaner assembly and intake duct
     
    Throttle cover
     
    Throttle cable and cruise control cable from the throttle and bracket
     
    Battery
     
    Battery tray
     
    Relay box
     
    Ground cable and wiring harness clips from the firewall
     
    Alternator and battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Underhood fuse/relay box
     
    Left side engine wiring harness connectors
     
    Fuel feed and return hoses
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Evaporative emissions (EVAP) canister hose
     
    Transmission sub-harness connector
     
    Control box
     
    Right side engine wiring harness connectors
     
    Spark plug voltage detection module
     
    Engine ground cables
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power Steering Pressure (PSP) switch connector
     
    Power steering pump leaving the hoses attached
     

  10.  
  11. Pull the carpet back under the front passengers seat and detach the secondary Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector.
  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
     
    Splash shield
     
    Front suspension damper forks
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Halfshafts from the transmission
     
    Air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) leaving the hoses attached
     
    Transmission stop collars
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the vehicle
     
    Wire harness cover and grommet
     
    Three way catalytic converter
     
    Converter heat shield
     
    Transmission fluid cooler lines
     
    Shift cable cover
     
    Shift cable from the transmission
     
    Control lever from the control shaft
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Radiator
     
    Heater hoses
     

  14.  
  15. Loosen the locknut on the fuel pressure regulator and rotate it 180 degrees.
  16.  
  17. Attach a chain hoist to the engine lifting eyelets.
  18.  
  19. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  20.  
  21. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Shift cable guide
     
    Transmission beam
     
    Transmission mount and bracket
     
    Left and right front mount brackets from the mounts
     
    Right and left engine mounts
     

  22.  
  23. Raise the engine slightly, be sure all connections have be removed.
  24.  
  25. Remove the engine/transmission from the vehicle.
  26.  

To install:

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Fig. View of the engine mounting bracket showing torque specifications-2001-04 3.5RL



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Fig. Transmission beam bolt tightening sequence and torque specifications-2001-04 3.5RL

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transmission mount bracket bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Right and left engine mount nuts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Left and right front mount through bolts: 52 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
     
    Transmission mount bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Shift cable bolts: 108 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Transmission stop collar bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Front suspension damper fork bolts: 41 ft. lbs. (69 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolt: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Power steering nut: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

2004-06 TL Models

NOTE
Be sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation system, then write down the audio channel presets. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect the support struts from both sides of the pivot ball (bolted to the hood).
  4.  
  5. Secure the hood in a vertical position. Remove the right side pivot ball and install it into the lower threaded hole, then reattach the support strut.
    NOTE
    Do not attempt to close the hood with the support strut in the vertical position, as it will damage the support strut and hood.

  6.  
  7. Remove the left side engine compartment cover and the left rear engine compartment cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the right side engine compartment cover, then remove the right rear engine compartment cover.
  10.  
  11. Remove the intake manifold cover.
  12.  
  13. Drain the power steering system fluid, then plug the fluid reservoir and return hose.
  14.  
  15. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first, then disconnect the positive cable.
  18.  
  19. Remove the battery.
  20.  
  21. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  22.  
  23. Remove the harness clamp.
  24.  
  25. Remove the four bolts, then remove the battery base.
  26.  
  27. Remove the battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box, then disconnect the harness connector.
  28.  
  29. Remove the under-hood fuse/relay box from the body.
  30.  
  31. Remove the harness clamp, and remove the two 6 mm bolts, then remove the strut brace.
  32.  
  33. Remove the brake booster vacuum hose and evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose.
  34.  
  35. Remove the harness clamp, and disconnect the engine wire harness connectors on the left side of the engine compartment.
  36.  
  37. Remove the three bolts retaining the shift cable holder, then remove the shift cable and select cable.
    NOTE
    Do not bend the cables excessively if equipped with a manual transmission.

  38.  
  39. Remove the clutch slave cylinder and clutch line bracket mounting bolt.
    NOTE
    Do not operate the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed if equipped with a manual transmission.

  40.  
  41. Remove the drive belt.
  42.  
  43. Remove the Power Steering (PS) pump outlet line from the PS pump, then plug the outlet line and the PS pump.
  44.  
  45. Remove the PS hose from the clamp.
  46.  
  47. Remove the PS fluid reservoir from the clamp.
  48.  
  49. Remove the steering joint cover.
  50.  
  51. Lock the steering wheel. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft.

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    Fig. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft-2004-06 TL model

  52.  
  53. Remove the steering joint bolt, and disconnect the steering joint from the steering gearbox pinion shaft. To prevent damage to the cable reel, do not turn the steering wheel once the steering joint has been removed.
  54.  
  55. Disconnect the A/C condenser fan motor connector and A/C compressor clutch connector, and remove the reserve tank. Wipe up any spilled engine coolant immediately.
  56.  
  57. Remove the two bolts, loosen the bottom bolt, and then remove the A/C condenser fan shroud.
  58.  
  59. Remove the four bolts retaining the A/C compressor.
  60.  
  61. Remove the radiator cap.
  62.  
  63. Raise the vehicle on the hoist to full height.
  64.  
  65. Remove the front tires/wheels
  66.  
  67. Remove the engine under cover.
  68.  
  69. Remove the splash shield.
  70.  
  71. Loosen the drain plug in the radiator, and drain the engine coolant.
  72.  
  73. Drain the transmission fluid:
  74.  
  75. Drain the engine oil.
  76.  
  77. Disconnect the stabilizer links.
  78.  
  79. Remove the damper fork.
  80.  
  81. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles.
  82.  
  83. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms.
  84.  
  85. Remove the driveshafts and coat all precision-finished surfaces with clean engine oil. Tie plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.
  86.  
  87. Remove the shift cable. Do not bend the shift cable excessively if equipped with an automatic transmission.
  88.  
  89. Remove exhaust pipe.
  90.  
  91. Remove the PS hose, then plug the line and the hose.
  92.  
  93. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  94.  
  95. Remove the nuts retaining the transmission lower front mount and transmission lower rear mount.
  96.  
  97. Remove the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
  98.  
  99. Remove the heater hoses
  100.  
  101. Remove the two bolts retaining the side engine mount bracket
  102.  
  103. Remove the right fender trim, left fender trim, and front bulkhead cover.

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    Fig. Lift and support the engine with engine hanger and engine balancer bar-2004-06 TL model

  104.  
  105. Lift and support the engine with engine hanger and engine balancer bar as follows:
    1. Attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with a spacer and the connector bracket bolt (10 x 1.25 mm).
    2.  
    3. Attach the rear arm to the rear cylinder head with the harness clamp bracket bolt (8 x 1.25 mm).
    4.  

  106.  
  107. Remove the ground cable.
  108.  
  109. Remove the transmission upper mount bracket, and remove the vacuum hose.
  110.  
  111. Remove the front mount stop, then remove the front mount bolt.
  112.  
  113. Remove the two bolts retaining the rear engine damper on models with a manual transmission.
  114.  
  115. Remove the rear mount stop, then remove the rear mount bolt.
  116.  
  117. Remove the vacuum hose.
  118.  
  119. Remove the two bolts retaining the shift cable bracket if equipped with a manual transmission.
  120.  
  121. Make sure the hoist brackets are positioned properly.
  122.  
  123. Make the appropriate reference lines at both ends of the sub-frame that line up.

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    Fig. Make the appropriate reference lines at both ends of the sub-frame that line up-2004-06 TL model



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    Fig. Attach an engine sub-frame adapter tool to the sub-frame-2004-06 TL model

  124.  
  125. Attach an engine sub-frame adapter tool to the sub-frame by hanging the belt over the front of the sub-frame, then secure the belt with its stop.
  126.  
  127. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the engine sub-frame adapter arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, then securely attach them with four bolts.
  128.  
  129. Remove the sub-frame mid-mounts
  130.  
  131. Remove the sub-frame.
  132.  
  133. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel and coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  134.  
  135. Lower the vehicle and securely support the engine and transmission assembly.
  136.  
  137. When the engine and transmission are securely supported, and there is no tension on the engine support hanger, remove the engine hanger from the engine.
  138.  
  139. Slowly raise the vehicle about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all hoses and wires are disconnected from the engine/transmission assembly.
  140.  
  141. Raise the vehicle all the way.
  142.  
  143. Remove the engine/transmission assembly from under the vehicle.
  144.  

To install:

  1. Position the engine/transmission assembly under the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Lift and support the engine with engine hanger and engine balancer bar.
  4.  
  5. Attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with a spacer and the connector bracket bolt (10 x 1.25 mm).
  6.  
  7. Attach the rear arm to the rear cylinder head with the harness clamp bracket bolt (8 x 1.25 mm).
  8.  
  9. Lift the engine into position in the vehicle.
  10.  
  11. Reinstall all mounting bolts/support nuts in the sequences given. Failure to follow this may cause excessive noise and vibration, and reduce bushing life
  12.  
  13. Attach the engine sub-frame adapter tool to the sub-frame by hanging the belt over the front of the sub-frame, then secure the belt with its stop. Raise the sub-frame up to the body with a jack
  14.  
  15. Loosely install the four sub-frame mounting bolts and four 12 x 1.25 mm bolts, with the stiffeners.
  16.  
  17. Loosely install the sub-frame mid mounts, then remove the tool.
  18.  
  19. Align the reference marks with edge of both rear stiffener, and tighten the rear sub-frame mounting bolts, then front bolts, and tighten the stiffener bolts to the specified torque shown in the accompanying illustration.

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    Fig. Sub-frame bolt locations and torque specifications-2004-06 TL model



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    Fig. Sub-frame mid-mounts bolt specifications-2004-06 TL model



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    Fig. Exploded view of the engine mounts and their bolt torque specifications-2004-06 TL model

  20.  
  21. Tighten the bolts retaining the sub-frame mid-mounts to the specified torque shown in the accompanying illustration.
  22.  
  23. Tighten the nuts retaining the transmission lower front mount and transmission lower rear mount to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Remove the jack and front sub-frame adapter.
  26.  
  27. Install the shift cable, and tighten the two bolts retaining the shift cable bracket if equipped with a manual transmission.
  28.  
  29. Tighten the two bolts retaining the rear engine damper if equipped with a manual transmission.
  30.  
  31. Tighten the front mount bolt, then install the front mount stop.
  32.  
  33. Tighten the two bolts retaining the side engine mount bracket.
  34.  
  35. Install the transmission upper mount bracket, then tighten the bolts in the numbered sequence shown.
  36.  
  37. Install the vacuum hose.
  38.  
  39. Install the ground cable.
  40.  
  41. Connect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  42.  
  43. Install exhaust pipe A using new gaskets and new self locking nuts.
  44.  
  45. Install the shift cable if equipped with an automatic transmission.
  46.  
  47. Install a new set ring on the end of each driveshaft, then install the driveshafts. Make sure each ring clicks into place in the differential and intermediate shaft.
  48.  
  49. Connect the suspension lower arm ball joints.
  50.  
  51. Connect the tie-rod end ball joints.
  52.  
  53. Install the damper fork.
  54.  
  55. Connect the stabilizer links
  56.  
  57. Install the splash shield
  58.  
  59. Install the engine under cover.
  60.  
  61. Install the front tires/wheels.
    NOTE
    On models with a manual transmission, be careful not to damage or chip the paint of the brake calipers when installing the wheels.

  62.  
  63. Lower the vehicle on the hoist.
  64.  
  65. Install the heater hoses.
  66.  
  67. Install the upper radiator hose and lower radiator hose.
  68.  
  69. Install the A/C compressor
  70.  
  71. Install the A/C condenser fan shroud and coolant reserve tank, then connect the A/C condenser fan motor connector and A/C compressor clutch connector.
  72.  
  73. Align the reference mark on the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft. Connect the steering joint to the steering gearbox pinion shaft. Tighten the steering joint bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
  74.  
  75. Install the PS pump outlet hose with a new O-ring.
  76.  
  77. Install the PS hose to the clamp.
  78.  
  79. Install the PS fluid reservoir to the clamp.
  80.  
  81. Install the drive belt.
  82.  
  83. Install the clutch slave cylinder and clutch line bracket mounting bolt if equipped with a manual transmission.
  84.  
  85. Install the shift cable and select cable, then tighten the three bolts retaining the shift cable holder if equipped with a manual transmission.
  86.  
  87. Connect the engine wire harness connectors, and then install the harness clamp.
  88.  
  89. Install the brake booster vacuum hose, and evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose.
  90.  
  91. Connect the fuel feed hose, then install the quick-connect fitting cover.
  92.  
  93. Install the strut brace, then install the harness clamp, and install the two 6 mm bolts.
  94.  
  95. Install the under-hood fuse/relay box, and connect the harness connector.
  96.  
  97. Install the battery cables.
  98.  
  99. Install the battery base, then install the harness clamp.
  100.  
  101. Install the air cleaner housing.
  102.  
  103. Install the resonator.
  104.  
  105. Install the intake manifold cover.
  106.  
  107. Install the battery.
  108.  
  109. Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the automatic transmission gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch if equipped with an automatic transmission.
  110.  
  111. Check that the transmission shifts into gear smoothly if equipped with a manual transmission.
  112.  
  113. Turn the ignition switch ON (II) (do not operate the starter) so the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds and pressurizes the fuel line. Repeat this operation two or three times, then check for fuel leakage at any point in the fuel line.
  114.  
  115. Refill the engine with engine oil.
  116.  
  117. Refill the transmission with fluid
  118.  
  119. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed the air from the cooling system with the heater valve open.
  120.  
  121. Refill the power steering system fluid.
  122.  
  123. Do the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM) reset procedure.
  124.  
  125. Do the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure.
  126.  
  127. Inspect the idle speed.
  128.  
  129. Inspect the ignition timing.
  130.  
  131. Install the right rear engine compartment cover, then install the right side engine compartment cover.
  132.  
  133. Install the left rear engine compartment cover and the left side engine compartment cover.
  134.  
  135. Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's radio channel presets.
  136.  

2005-06 RL Models

Make sure you have the anti-theft codes for the radio and navigation system, then write down the audio presets. Make sure the ignition switch is OFF.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the windshield wiper arms.
  4.  
  5. Remove the intake manifold cover, right upper fender trim, battery trim and left upper fender trim.
  6.  
  7. Remove the upper grille cover and cowl cover.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the support struts from both sides of the pivot ball. Secure the hood in a vertical position.
  10.  
  11. Remove the right side pivot ball and install it into the lower threaded hole, then reattach the support strut.
    NOTE
    Do not attempt to close the hood with the support strut in the vertical position, as it will damage the support strut and hood.

  12.  
  13. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  14.  
  15. Drain the power steering system fluid, then plug the fluid reservoir and return hose.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery first, then disconnect the positive cable.
  18.  
  19. Remove the battery.
  20.  
  21. Remove the air cleaner.
  22.  
  23. Remove the air intake duct cover
  24.  
  25. Remove the harness clamps, starter cable and ground cable
  26.  
  27. Remove the battery base.
  28.  
  29. Remove the battery cable from the under-hood fuse/relay box.
  30.  
  31. Remove the harness clamp, then disconnect the harness connector.
  32.  
  33. Remove the two bolts securing the under-hood fuse/relay box, then remove the under-hood fuse/relay box.
  34.  
  35. Remove the harness clamp and disconnect the engine wire harness connectors on the left side of the engine compartment.
  36.  
  37. Remove the connector and transfer breather hose, then remove the strut brace.
  38.  
  39. Remove the quick-connect fitting cover, then disconnect the fuel feed hose.
  40.  
  41. Remove the brake booster vacuum hose and Evaporative Emission canister hose.
  42.  
  43. Remove the shift cable.
  44.  
  45. Remove the drive belt.
  46.  
  47. Remove the Power Steering (P/S) pump outlet line from the P/S pump, then plug the outlet line and P/S pump.
  48.  
  49. Remove the P/S hose from the clamp.
  50.  
  51. Remove the power steering system fluid reservoir from the clamp.
  52.  
  53. Remove the heat shield.
  54.  
  55. Remove the steering wheel.
  56.  
  57. Remove the steering joint cover.
  58.  
  59. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt and disconnect the steering joint from the steering gearbox pinion shaft.
  60.  
  61. Remove the radiator cap.
  62.  
  63. Raise the vehicle on the hoist to full height.
  64.  
  65. Remove the front wheels.
  66.  
  67. Remove the splash shield.
  68.  
  69. Drain and recycle the engine coolant.
  70.  
  71. Drain the automatic transmission fluid.
  72.  
  73. Drain the engine oil.
  74.  
  75. Disconnect the stabilizer links.
  76.  
  77. Remove the damper fork.
  78.  
  79. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles.
  80.  
  81. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms.
  82.  
  83. Remove the driveshafts.
  84.  
  85. Remove the exhaust pipe assembly.
  86.  
  87. Remove the propeller shaft .
  88.  
  89. Remove the transfer assembly.
  90.  
  91. Remove the ATF cooler hoses from the transmission.
  92.  
  93. Remove the P/S hose, then plug the line and hose.
  94.  
  95. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  96.  
  97. Disconnect the connector from the steering gearbox.
  98.  
  99. Remove the bolts securing the transmission lower mount.
  100.  
  101. Lower the vehicle on the hoist
  102.  
  103. Remove the radiator hoses.
  104.  
  105. Remove the heater hoses.
  106.  
  107. Remove the radiator.
  108.  
  109. Remove the four bolts securing the A/C compressor.
  110.  
  111. Remove the connector bracket from the front cylinder head; use the bracket bolt hole to attach engine balancer bar front arm.
  112.  
  113. Remove the engine mount control solenoid valve bracket from the rear cylinder head; use the bracket bolt hole to attach engine balancer bar rear arm.
  114.  
  115. Lift and support the engine with engine hanger and engine balancer bar. Attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with a spacer and the 10 x 1.25 mm bolt. Attach the rear arm to the rear cylinder head with the 8 x 1.25 mm bolt.
  116.  
  117. Remove the vacuum hose and front mount stop, then remove the front mount bolt.
  118.  
  119. Remove the vacuum hose and rear mount stop, then remove the rear mount bolt.
  120.  
  121. Remove the bolt securing the shift cable bracket.
  122.  
  123. Raise the vehicle on the hoist to full height.
  124.  
  125. Attach the tool to the subframe by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe, then secure the belt with its stop.
  126.  
  127. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the special tool arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, then securely attach them with four bolts.
  128.  
  129. Remove the subframe.
  130.  
  131. Lower the vehicle and attach a chain hoist to the engine hook and transmission hook. Lift up on the engine/transmission assembly until it's securely supported by the chain hoist, and remove the engine support hanger from the engine and vehicle.
  132.  
  133. Remove the two bolts securing the upper bracket.
  134.  
  135. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel and coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  136.  
  137. Slowly lower the engine/transmission assembly about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all hoses and electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/transmission, then lower it all the way.
  138.  
  139. Disconnect the chain hoist from the engine/transmission assembly.
  140.  
  141. Raise the vehicle all the way, and remove the engine/transmission assembly from under the vehicle.
  142.  

To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of the engine mounting-2005-06 RL model

  1. Position the engine/transmission assembly under the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned. Carefully lower the vehicle until the engine and transmission are properly positioned in the engine compartment.
  2.  
  3. Make sure the vehicle is not resting on any part of the engine or transmission. Lift and support the engine with a chain hoist and carefully raise the engine/transmission assembly into place.
    NOTE
    Reinstall the mounting bolts/support nuts in the sequence given in the following steps. Failure to follow this sequence may cause excessive noise and vibration, and reduce engine mount life.

  4.  
  5. Install the two bolts securing the upper bracket. Tighten the bolts 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the engine balancer bar # VSB02C000019; attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with a spacer and 10 x 1.25 mm bolt, attach the rear arm to the rear cylinder head with 8 x 1.25 mm bolt.
  8.  
  9. Install the engine support hanger # AAR-T-12566 to the vehicle, and attach the hook to the slotted hole in the engine balancer bar. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine/transmission assembly.
  10.  
  11. Remove the chain hoist, then raise the vehicle on the hoist to full height.
  12.  
  13. Attach the front subframe adapter to the subframe by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe, then secure the belt with its stop. Raise the subframe up to the body with a jack
  14.  
  15. Loosely install the four subframe mounting bolts, four 10 x 1.25 mm bolts and two 12 x 1.25 mm bolts with the stiffeners.
  16.  
  17. Insert the tool through the positioning slot on the right rear stiffener, through the positioning hole on the subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body, then loosely tighten the subframe right rear mounting bolt.
  18.  
  19. Insert the tool through the positioning slot on the left rear stiffener, through the positioning hole on the subframe, and into the positioning hole on the body, then loosely tighten the subframe left rear mounting bolt.

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    Fig. Sub-frame bolt locations and torque specifications-2005-06 RL model



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    Fig. Insert the special tool through the positioning slot (B) on the rear stiffener, through the positioning hole (C) on the subframe-2005-06 RL model

  20.  
  21. Loosely tighten the subframe right/left front mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Loosen the subframe right rear mounting bolt, then retighten the subframe right rear mounting bolt to the torque specified in the accompanying illustration.
  24.  
  25. Tighten the subframe left rear mounting bolt to the torque specified in the accompanying illustration.
  26.  
  27. Tighten the subframe right/left front mounting bolts to the torque specified in the accompanying illustration.
  28.  
  29. Check that the positioning slots on the right/left rear stiffener, the positioning holes on the subframe, and the positioning holes on the body are aligned using the special tool.
  30.  
  31. Tighten the stiffener mounting bolts to the torque specified in the accompanying illustration.
  32.  
  33. Remove the jack and front subframe adapter.
  34.  
  35. Tighten the bolts securing the transmission lower mount to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
  36.  
  37. Lower the vehicle on the hoist, then remove the engine hanger and balancer bar.
  38.  
  39. Install the shift cable and tighten the bolt securing the shift cable bracket.
  40.  
  41. Install the vacuum hose.
  42.  
  43. Tighten the rear mount bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm), then install the rear mount stop to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
  44.  
  45. Install the vacuum hose.
  46.  
  47. Tighten the front mount bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm), then install the front mount stop to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
  48.  
  49. Loosen the mounting bolts for the upper half of the side engine mount bracket, then retighten them to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  50.  
  51. Install the remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Keeping in mind the following torque specifications:
    1. Tighten the A/C compressor bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Tighten the connector bracket to the front cylinder head bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Tighten the engine mount control solenoid valve bracket to the rear cylinder head bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Tighten the steering joint bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
    8.  

  52.  
  53. Refill the engine with engine oil.
  54.  
  55. Refill the transmission with fluid
  56.  
  57. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed the air from the cooling system with the heater valve open.
  58.  
  59. Refill the power steering system fluid.
  60.  
  61. Do the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM) reset procedure.
  62.  
  63. Do the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure.
  64.  
  65. Inspect the idle speed.
  66.  
  67. Inspect the ignition timing.
  68.  
  69. Enter the anti-theft codes for the radio and the navigation system, then enter the customer's radio channel presets.
  70.  

3.0L Engines
3.2L Engine
3.5L Engines
CL Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Do not remove the hood. Disconnect the hood support strut and reconnect it to hold the hood in a vertical position.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel pressure.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid and the differential fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable
     
    Intake manifold cover
     
    Water bypass hoses
     
    Traction Control System (TCS) control valve actuator connector
     
    TCS control valve angel sensor connector
     
    EVAP canister hose
     
    Vacuum hose and breather pipe and the air intake duct
     
    Battery, battery tray and tray bracket
     
    Starter and ground cables
     
    Throttle cable and cruise control cable from the throttle and bracket
     
    Left side engine wiring harness connectors
     
    Fuel feed and return hoses
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Engine wire clamps
     
    Vacuum hose and the Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Powertrain Control Module (PCM) electrical connectors
     
    Grommet mounting nuts and pull out the wiring harness
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power steering pump without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the manifold
     
    Shift cable cover
     
    Shift cable with the control lever from the transaxle
     
    Front damper forks
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Halfshafts from the differential and the intermediate shaft
     
    Power steering hose clamps
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Heater hoses
     
    Power steering hose clamps at the rear beam
     
    Radiator
     

  10.  
  11. Attach a suitable chain hoist to the engine lifting hooks and support the engine.
    NOTE
    The engine and transmission assembly is removed by lowering it from the vehicle. Be sure the vehicle is in a position that will allow the engine and transmission assembly enough clearance to be moved from the vehicle once it is lowered away from the vehicle.



    Side, rear and front engine mount support fasteners
     
    Ensure the hoist brackets are properly positioned and raise the hoist to its full height
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts
     

  12.  
  13. Make alignment marks on the front beam and remove the front beam.

    A/C compressor with the hoses still attached.
     
    Rear mounts from the engine and transmission
     
    Vehicle Speed sensor (VSS) connector, then remove the VSS/power steering sensor leaving the fluid hoses attached
     
    Transmission fluid cooler hoses
     
    Ground cable
     

  14.  
  15. Check that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected and slowly lower the engine about 6 inches (150 mm). Recheck that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected.
  16.  
  17. Carefully lower the engine/transmission assembly from the vehicle.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transmission rear mount bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Front beam nuts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front beam bolts: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     
    Rear bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts: 119 ft. lbs. (162 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount bolt: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount bracket bolts: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount through bolt: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Damper fork bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Shift cable and control lever bolts: 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

Integra Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Be careful not to bend the cable when removing it. Replace the cable if it gets kinked.



    Both battery cables
     
    Hood
     
    Strut brace (if equipped)
     
    Battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box and under-hood Antilock Brake (ABS) System fuse/relay box
     
    Air cleaner assembly and mounting bracket
     
    Evaporative emission (EVAP) control canister hose and vacuum hose from the intake manifold
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Fuel return hose
     
    Engine wiring harness connectors on the right side of the engine compartment
     
    Fuel feed hose
     
    Throttle cable
     



    Engine wiring harness connectors on the left side of the engine compartment
     
    Cruise control actuator
     
    Engine ground cable
     
    Power steering belt
     
    Power steering pump without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Air conditioning compressor belt
     
    Clutch slave cylinder and pipe/hose assembly (if equipped ). Do not disconnect the pipe/hose assembly.
     
    Transmission ground cable and hose clamp
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower splash shield
     

  6.  
  7. Drain the engine coolant, engine oil, and transmission fluid into sealable containers. Reinstall the drain plugs using new washers. Be careful not to overtighten the drain plugs.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Upper and lower radiator hoses and the heater hoses from the engine
     
    Transmission oil cooler hoses (if equipped)
     
    Radiator assembly
     
    Air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the exhaust manifold
     
    Shift rod and extension rod from the transaxle (if equipped)
     
    Shift cable cover, then disconnect the shift cable from the transaxle (if equipped)
     
    Damper fork
     
    Lower ball joints
     
    Halfshafts from the transaxle
     

  10.  
  11. Attach a hoist to the engine.

    Left and right front engine mounts and brackets
     
    Rear engine mount and bracket
     
    Side engine mount
     
    Transmission mount
     

  12.  
  13. Check that the engine is completely clear of all vacuum, fuel and coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  14.  
  15. Raise the engine and transaxle assembly all the way and remove it from the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Separate the engine and transaxle.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transaxle bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) (if equipped with a manual transaxle), or 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm) (if equipped with an automatic transaxle)
     
    Rear mounting bracket: 87 ft. lbs. (118 Nm)
     
    Upper mounting bolts: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)
     
    Torque converter bolts: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm) (if equipped)
     
    Transmission mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Engine side mount bolt: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Rear mount bracket bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Right front mount/bracket bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Damper fork bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joints nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Shift cable bolt: 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm)
     
    Shift rod and extension rod bolt: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bolts: 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    Cruise control actuator bolts: 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transaxle with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

NSX Models
3.0L Engines
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Obtain the anti-theft code for the radio.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil, coolant, and transmission oil (or fluid) into sealable containers and carefully reinstall the drain plugs using new sealing washers.
  6.  
  7. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Hood support struts and support the hood in a vertical position
     
    Negative battery cable and then the positive cable
     
    Strut brace
     
    Battery, battery tray and the engine ground cable
     
    Accelerator and cruise control cables from the throttle body and bracket
     
    Battery cables from the underhood Antilock Brake System (ABS) fuse/relay box and underhood fuse/relay box assemblies
     
    Engine wiring harness on the right side of the engine
     
    Evaporative emission (EVAP) control canister hose
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Fuel feed and return hoses
     
    Engine wiring harness on the left side of the engine
     
    Accessory drive belt(s)
     
    Power steering pump leaving the hoses attached
     
    Shift cable (if equipped with a manual transmission)
     
    Clutch slave cylinder leaving (if equipped) the hydraulic line attached
     
    Reverse light switch connector (if equipped with a manual transmission)
     
    Cruise control vacuum tank (if equipped)
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Center support beam
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the manifold
     
    Shift selector cable and cover (if equipped with an automatic transmission)
     
    Damper fork
     
    Lower ball joints
     
    Driveshafts from the transaxle
     
    Crankshaft pulley (if equipped with 3.0L engine)
     
    VTEC/oil filter housing (if equipped with 3.0L engine)
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Transmission oil cooler hoses (if equipped)
     
    Radiator
     
    Air conditioning compressor leaving the hoses attached
     
    Heater hoses
     

  10.  
  11. Attach a suitable engine lifting hoist to the engine lifting hooks and secure the engine.

    Front engine mount
     
    Rear engine mount
     
    Side engine mount
     
    Transmission mount
     

  12.  
  13. Lift the engine slightly and check that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected.
  14.  
  15. Carefully raise the engine/transmission from the vehicle.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transmission mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    VTEC/oil filter housing bolts (if equipped with 3.0L engine): 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Crankshaft pulley bolt (if equipped with 3.0L engine): 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Damper fork bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Center support beam bolts: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm)
     
    Splash shield bolts: 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Strut brace bolts (if equipped): 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

3.2L Engine
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Do not remove the hood. Disconnect the hood support strut and reconnect it to hold the hood in a vertical position.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel pressure.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid and the differential fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable
     
    battery and battery tray
     
    Air cleaner assembly
     
    Throttle cable and cruise control cable from the throttle and bracket
     
    Left side engine wiring harness connectors
     
    Fuel feed and return hoses
     
    Brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Under-hood fuse/relay box
     
    Powertrain Control Module (PCM) electrical connectors
     
    Accessory drive belts
     
    Power steering pump without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Vehicle Speed sensor (VSS) connector, then remove the VSS/power steering sensor leaving the fluid hoses attached
     
    Front wheels
     
    Lower splash shield
     
    Heated Oxygen (HO 2 S) sensor connector
     
    Front exhaust pipe from the manifold
     
    Front damper forks
     
    Lower ball joints from the steering knuckles
     
    Halfshafts from the differential and the intermediate shaft
     
    Shift cable cover
     
    Shift cable with the control lever from the transaxle
     
    Power steering hose clamps and the engine mount control vacuum hose
     
    Upper and lower radiator hoses
     
    Heater hoses
     
    Transmission fluid cooler hoses
     
    Ground cable
     
    Power steering hose clamp from the rear beam assembly
     

  10.  
  11. Attach a suitable chain hoist to the engine lifting hooks and support the engine.
    NOTE
    The engine and transmission assembly is removed by lowering it from the vehicle. Be sure the vehicle is in a position that will allow the engine and transmission assembly enough clearance to be moved from the vehicle once it is lowered away from the vehicle.

  12.  
  13. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Side, rear and front engine mount support fasteners
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts
     

  14.  
  15. Make alignment marks on the front beam and remove the front beam.
  16.  
  17. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Air conditioning compressor leaving the hoses attached
     
    Rear mounts from the engine and transmission
     

  18.  
  19. Check that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected and slowly lower the engine about 6 inches (150 mm). Recheck that all hoses, cables and wires have been properly disconnected.
  20.  
  21. Carefully lower the engine/transmission assembly from the vehicle.
  22.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Transmission rear mount bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Air conditioning compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Front beam nuts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front beam bolts: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     
    Rear bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Front suspension radius rod bolts: 119 ft. lbs. (162 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear engine mount bolt: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount bracket bolts: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Side engine mount through bolt: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Damper fork bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Front exhaust pipe nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Shift cable and control lever bolts: 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

RSX Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Obtain the anti-theft code for the radio.
  4.  
  5. Drain the engine oil, coolant, and transmission oil (or fluid) into sealable containers and carefully reinstall the drain plugs using new sealing washers.
  6.  
  7. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  8.  
  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative and positive battery cables
     
    Battery
     
    Intake manifold cover
     
    Intake Air Temperature (IAT) sensor connector
     
    Breather hose
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    Intake air duct
     
    Battery cable from the underhood fuse/relay box, then the harness clamps and ground cable
     
    Throttle cover, if equipped
     

  10.  
  11. Fully open the throttle link and cruise control link by hand, then remove the cables from the links. Loosen the locknuts and remove the cables from the bracket.

    Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connectors and main wire harness connector
     
    Harness clamps and grommet, then pull the engine wire harness through the bulkhead
     
    Fuel feed hose
     
    Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister hose and brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Clutch slave cylinder and clutch line bracket mounting bolt, if equipped with a manual transaxle
     
    Shift cable and select cable, on manual transaxles
     
    Drive belt
     
    Power steering pump and position aside without disconnecting the hoses
     
    Bolt holding the power steering hose bracket
     
    Radiator cap
     
    Front wheels and tires
     
    Splash shield
     
    Air Fuel (A/F) ratio sensor connector
     
    Secondary Heated Oxygen (HO 2 ) sensor connector
     
    Three way catalytic converter assembly
     
    Lower ball joints and stabilizer links
     
    Halfshafts. Coat all machined surfaces with clean engine oil, then tie plastic bags over the halfshaft ends to protect them.
     
    Shift cable holder and the shift cable cover. To avoid damaging the control lever joint, be sure to remove the bolts holding the shift cable cover, on automatic transaxles.
     
    Spring clip and control pin, then the shift cable from the control lever, on automatic transaxles
     
    Lower hose
     
    Automatic Transaxle Fluid (ATF) filter mounting bolt, if equipped
     
    ATF cooler hoses, then plug the hoses and lines
     
    Upper hose and heater hoses
     
    Radiator
     

  12.  
  13. Attach a suitable engine tilt hanger to the engine.

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    Fig. Attach a suitable engine tilt hanger to the engine



    Transaxle mount bracket support bolts/nuts
     
    Upper bracket mounting bolt and nut
     

  14.  
  15. Make sure the hoist brackets are positioned properly, then raise the hoist to its full height.

    Rear mount mounting bolts
     
    Front mount bracket mounting bolt
     

  16.  
  17. Make alignment marks on the reference lines that align with the centers of the rear subframe mounting bolts, then remove the subframe.

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    Fig. Make alignment marks on the reference lines (A) that align with the centers of the rear subframe mounting bolts (B), then remove the front subframe (C)



    Compressor clutch connector and position the compressor aside without disconnect the refrigerant lines
     
    Any remaining electrical connectors, vacuum, fuel or coolant hoses
     

  18.  
  19. Slowly lower the engine about 6 in. (15 cm). Check that all hoses and wires are disconnected from the engine/transaxle.
  20.  
  21. Lower the engine all the way, then remove the chain hoist from the engine.
  22.  
  23. Remove the engine from under the vehicle.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Engine mount bracket: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bracket: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    New subframe bolts: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm)
     
    Rear mount mounting bolts: 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm)
     
    Upper bracket mounting bolt: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Support bolts/nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Front engine mount bracket mounting bolts: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    A/T shift control cable: 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm)
     
    New catalytic converter self-locking nuts: 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm)
     
    Catalytic converter bolt: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    ATF filter mounting bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Power steering hose bracket bolt: 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm)
     
    M/T cable bolts: 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm)
     
    Clutch slave cylinder mounting bolts: 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm)
     
    Clutch line bracket mounting bolt: 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm)
     
    Battery cable harness clamp bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Air cleaner housing bolts: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Intake manifold cover bolts: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Fill the engine with oil and the transaxle with fluid.
  4.  
  5. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  6.  
  7. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  8.  
  9. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  10.  
  11. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  12.  
  13. Check the timing and idle speed.
  14.  
  15. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  16.  
  17. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  18.  

TSX Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Obtain the anti-theft code for the radio.
  4.  
  5. Remove the splash shield in order to drain the vehicle-s fluids.
  6.  
  7. Drain the engine oil, coolant, and transmission oil (or fluid) into sealable containers and carefully reinstall the drain plugs using new sealing washers.
  8.  
  9. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative and positive battery cables
     
    Battery
     
    Air cleaner housing
     
    Harness clamps and harness bracket
     
    Battery base retainers and base
     
    Battery cables from the underhood fuel/relay box and detach the electrical connector
     
    2 bolts holding the underhood fuse/relay box
     
    Harness clamp and bolt and strut brace

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    Fig. To remove the strut brace (C), you must remove the harness clamp (A) and bolt (B)-TSX models

     
    Quick-connect fitting cover and fuel feed hose
     
    Evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose and brake booster vacuum hose
     
    Engine Control Module/Powertrain Control Module (ECM/PCM) connectors and main wire harness
     
    Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor connector
     
    Harness clamps and grommet, then pull the engine wire harness through the bulkhead
     
    Clutch slave cylinder, shift cable and select cable, if equipped with a manual transmission
     
    Drive belt
     
    Power steering pump and the hose clamp, but do NOT disconnect the fluid lines
     
    A/C compressor, but do not disconnect the A/C hoses
     
    Front wheels and tires
     
    Stabilizer links
     
    Damper fork
     
    Lower control arm ball joints
     
    Driveshafts. Coat all machined surfaces with clean engine oil, then tie plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.
     
    Shift control cable, if equipped with an automatic transmission
     
    Exhaust pipe A
     
    Nuts holding the transmission lower front mount and transmission lower rear mount
     
    Automatic Transmission Fluid cooler hoses
     
    Upper radiator hose and heater hoses
     

  12.  
  13. To disconnect the lower radiator hose, perform the following:
    1. Clean dirt from the quick-connector, radiator and lower radiator hose.
    2.  
    3. Pull out the lock by hand, and wiggle the quick-connector to remove it from the radiator. Do not use tools to remove the quick-connector, do it by hand.
    4.  

  14.  
  15. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Ground cable and upper bracket
     

  16.  
  17. Proper attach a chain hoist to the engine.

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    Fig. Make sure the chain hoist is properly attached to the engine-TSX models

  18.  
  19. For vehicles with a equipped with a manual transmission, remove the ground cable, transmission upper mount/bracket assembly and clutch line clamp bracket
  20.  
  21. For vehicles with an equipped with an automatic transmission, remove the ground cable, then remove the bracket plate, transmission upper bracket and transmission upper mount.
  22.  
  23. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Vacuum hose from the vacuum line
     
    Front mount stop and vacuum hose clamp bracket and the front mount bolt
     
    Rear mount stop and the rear mount bolt
     

  24.  
  25. Make sure that the engine/transmission assembly is totally free of all vacuum lines, wiring and fuel and coolant hoses.
  26.  
  27. Slowly raise the engine about 6 in. (150mm), then recheck that all wires/hoses are disconnected from the engine/transmission assembly.
  28.  
  29. Raise the engine/transmission assembly all the way and remove it from the vehicle.
  30.  

To install:

  1. Install the accessory brackets to the engine and tighten to the following torque specifications:
    NOTE
    You must tighten the mounting bolts/support nuts in the order listed below, following the tightening sequences when given. Failure to follow the proper sequence may cause excessive noise and vibration and may also reduce the life of the bushings.



    Side engine mount bracket: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     
    Rear mount bracket (use NEW bolts): 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm)
     
    Front mount bracket (use NEW bolts): 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor bracket: 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Front mount bolt (use a NEW bolt): 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Front mount stop nuts: 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm).
     
    Rear mount bolt (use a NEW bolt): 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Rear mount stop nuts: 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm)
     
    2 top upper bracket bolts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Side upper bracket bolt: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)

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    Fig. Proper tightening sequence for the upper bracket bolts-TSX models

     
    Ground cable bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  4.  
  5. If equipped with a equipped with a manual transmission, loosen the transmission upper mount bolt, then install the transmission upper mount/bracket assembly, clutch line clamp bracket and ground cable.
  6.  
  7. If equipped with an equipped with an automatic transmission, install the transmission upper mount, transmission upper bracket and ground cable, then loosely install the transmission upper bracket plate.
  8.  
  9. On equipped with a manual transmission equipped vehicles, tighten a NEW transmission upper mount bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm). On equipped with an automatic transmission equipped vehicles, tighten NEW transmission upper mount bracket plate mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm) and NEW transmission upper mount bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  10.  
  11. The remainder of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Note the following tightening specifications:

    Transmission lower front and rear mounts: 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm)
     
    Exhaust pipe A self-locking nuts (use NEW nuts): 25 ft. lbs.
     
    Exhaust pipe A self-locking bolt (use a NEW bolt): 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    A/C compressor mounting bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Power steering pump mounting bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Power steering hose clamp bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Strut brace nuts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Harness clamp bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Underhood fuse/relay box bolts: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     
    Battery base bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Harness bracket bolt: 104 inch lbs. (12 Nm)
     

  12.  
  13. Fill the engine with oil and the transmission with fluid.
  14.  
  15. Fill and bleed (if necessary) the air from the cooling system.
  16.  
  17. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cable and enter the radio security code.
  18.  
  19. Switch the ignition ON but do not engage the starter. The fuel pump should run for approximately 2 seconds, building pressure within the lines. Switch the ignition OFF , then ON 2 or 3 more times to build full system pressure. Check for fuel leaks.
  20.  
  21. Start the engine, allowing it to idle. Check the hoses and lines carefully for any sign of leakage.
  22.  
  23. Check the timing and idle speed.
  24.  
  25. After the engine has warmed up fully and the fan(s) have come on at least once, recheck the engine for fluid leaks. Switch the engine OFF.
  26.  
  27. Adjust the belts and throttle cable as necessary.
  28.  

 
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