CR-V 2007-2008

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the front wheel.
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  7. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower control arm. Refer to Lower Ball Joint, removal & installation.
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  9. Remove the lower arm mounting bolt (A).
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  11. Remove the lower arm mounting bolts (B), then remove the lower arm (C) from the front suspension subframe (D).

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    Fig. Remove the lower arm mounting bolts and remove the lower arm from the front suspension subframe

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To install:

  1. Install the lower arm in the reverse order of removal.
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  3. Install a new lower control arm mounting bolts and tighten to:
    1. Bolt 14 x 1.5mm: 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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    3. Bolts 12 x 1.25mm: 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
      NOTE
      Install all the components, and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values.

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  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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