CR-V 2007-2008

Removal & Installation

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Front Halfshafts



Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Spindle nut
     

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  7. On the left side, pry the inboard joint from the case with a prybar.
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  9. On the right side, drive the inboard shaft off the intermediate shaft with a drift and hammer.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Observe the following torques:

    Ball stud nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer link nuts: 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)
     
    Spindle nut: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)

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    Fig. View of the front halfshaft locknut (A) and shoulder (B)

     

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Rear Halfshafts-4WD Models



Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear wheels.
  6.  
  7. Pry up the locking tab on the spindle nut, then remove the nut.
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  9. Drain the differential fluid.
  10.  
  11. Remove the rear halfshaft inboard joint from the rear differential assembly.
  12.  
  13. Pull up and outward on the knuckle and separate the outboard joint from the rear wheel hub using a plastic hammer.
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  15. Remove the rear halfshaft.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensor. Pull on the outer joint. Do not pull on the driveshaft because the joint may come apart.

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  17. Remove the set ring from inboard joint.
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To install:

  1. Make sure the mating surfaces of the joint and the splined section are free from dirt or dust.
  2.  
  3. Install a new set ring onto the set ring groove of the rear driveshaft inboard joint.
  4.  
  5. Install the outboard joint into the rear hub.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensor.

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  7. Clean the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent, or brake cleaner, and dry with compressed air. Do not wash the rubber parts with solvent.
  8.  
  9. Insert the inboard end of the driveshaft into the differential until the set ring locks in the groove.
    NOTE
    Insert the driveshaft horizontally to prevent damaging the oil seal.

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  11. Install the rear differential.
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  13. Apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of a new spindle nut.
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  15. Install the new spindle nut, then tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm). After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft.
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  17. Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the wheel, then install the rear wheels.
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  19. Turn the rear wheel by hand and make sure there is no interference between the driveshaft and surrounding parts.
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  21. Refill the differential fluid with the proper type and amount of fluid.
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  23. Check for any grease or fluid leakage.
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