Acura Coupes and Sedans 1994-2000 Repair Information

Control Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: Slide the upper control arm out from the fork of the spindle assembly

The control arms are not interchangeable. Note the paint markings.

  1. Remove the negative battery cable.
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  3. Lift and properly support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the tire assembly.
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  7. Remove the Antilock Brake System (ABS) sensor wire.
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  9. Remove the hub assembly to lower control arm bolt.
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  11. On the Integra, remove the shock to lower control arm bolt.
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  13. Remove the lower control arm to frame bolt(s)
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  15. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  17. Have the vehicle's alignment checked and adjusted, if necessary.
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Control Arm Bushing ReplacementSee Figure 2

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Fig. Fig. 2: Control arm

  1. Remove the control arm from the vehicle.
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  3. Mark on the machined surface of the lower arm to show where the bushing is in line with the gaps on the inter ring.
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  5. Place the control arm on the press with the machined surface facing down.
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  7. Adjust the press so that the bushing driver matches the inner diameter of the bushing hole, then tighten the socket bolt securely.
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  9. Position the bushing driver on the bushing.
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  11. Apply pressure and remove the bushing.
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To install:
  1. Position the lower arm bushing by aligning the gap of the bushing with the mark on the control arm.
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  3. Install the control arm in the vehicle.
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