Honda Accord/Civic/Prelude 1973-1983 Repair Guide



See Figure 1

All vehicles, sedan and hatchback models utilize an independent MacPherson strut arrangement for each rear wheel. Each suspension unit consists of a combined coil spring/shock absorber strut, a lower control arm and a radius rod.

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Fig. Fig. 1: Rear suspension (typical)

Station wagon models use a more conventional leaf spring rear suspension with a solid rear axle. The springs are three-leaf, semi-elliptic types located longitudinally with a pair of telescopic shock absorbers to control rebound. The solid axle and leaf springs allow for a greater load carrying capacity for the wagon over the sedan.