Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Upper Control Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



The V6 Odyssey models do not have an upper control arm.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels. Support the lower control arm assembly with a floor jack.
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  5. Remove the damper fork bolt and damper fork pinch bolt. Remove the damper fork.
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  7. Separate the upper ball joint from the steering knuckle using a ball joint separator tool.
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  9. Unbolt the brake hose clips from the strut tube.
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  11. Remove the three strut mounting nuts. Remove the strut from the vehicle.
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  13. Remove the self-locking nuts from the upper control arm anchor bolts. Remove the upper arm from the vehicle.
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Do not disassemble the upper arm. If the ball joint or bushings are faulty, or the upper arm is damaged, the entire upper arm must be replaced.

To install:

Use new self-locking nuts when installing the upper arm and strut.

  1. Install the upper control arm assembly into the strut tower.
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  3. Install the strut into the vehicle. Connect the damper fork bolt and pinch bolt.
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  5. Tighten the upper control arm bushing fasteners, as follows:

    CRV models: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    4-cylinder Odyssey models: 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     

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  7. Connect the upper ball joint and tighten to 29-35 ft. lbs. (39-47 Nm). Connect the brake hose clips to the strut tube.
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  9. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
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  11. With all four of the vehicle's wheels on the ground, loosen, then tighten the strut mounting nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm). Tighten the damper fork pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) and the damper fork bolt to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm). Tighten the castle nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm), then tighten it further, if necessary, only enough to install a new cotter pin.
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  13. Tighten the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  15. Check and adjust the vehicle's front end alignment.
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CONTROL ARM BUSHING REPLACEMENT



The upper control arm bushings are part of the control arm. If the bushings are worn or damaged, the control arm must be replaced as an assembly

 
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