Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Load Sensing Proportioning Valve

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After removal or installation of a rear suspension component, the Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) spring length must be checked and adjusted. This step is important; the LSPV affects the fluid pressure for the rear brakes.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION 4-Cylinder Odyssey Models



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Disconnect the hydraulic brake lines from the LSPV.
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  5. Remove the U-bolt from the stabilizer arm and remove the arm.
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  7. Remove the LSPV from the frame.
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See Figure 1

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Fig. Fig. 1: The Load Sensing Proportioning Valve (LSPV) and related components-4-cylinder Odyssey models

To install:
  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following points:

    Make sure the align the stabilizer arm with the flat portion of the stabilizer.
     
    Bleed the air from the brake hydraulic system as outlined in this section.
     
    Lower the vehicle to the ground, settle the suspension, check and if necessary adjust the LSPV.
     

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ADJUSTMENT 4-Cylinder Odyssey Models



Check the adjustment of the load sensing proportioning valve spring as follows:

  1. Be sure the vehicle is not loaded with cargo. Release the parking brake.
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  3. Note the level of fuel in the tank and compare it with the chart to determine the degree of adjustment needed.
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  5. Insert a 3 / 16 or 13 / 64 drill bit or metal pin 5.0-5.3mm in diameter into the 5mm diameter hole in the LSPV arm.
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  7. Use a precision caliper to measure the distance between the installed pin and the 8mm adjusting bolt thread. This is the length of the LSPV spring.
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  9. If the measurement is out of specification, loosen the 8mm adjusting bolt and adjust the spring length to specification, according to the values on the accompanying chart. Tighten the adjusting nut to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm).
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See Figures 2, 3 and 4

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Fig. Fig. 2: Load sensing proportioning valve spring length and adjusting bolt



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Fig. Fig. 3: Use a vernier caliper to measure the distance from the installed pin and the 8mm bolt thread.



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Fig. Fig. 4: Load sensing proportioning valve specifications chart

  1. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment.
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  3. Test drive the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
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