Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000

Strut Assembly

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. With one wrench holding the nut, break the damper fork flange bolt loose using another wrench



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Fig. Exploded view of the flange bolt and fork



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Fig. The strut is also secured with 3 upper flange nuts



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Fig. From the engine compartment, remove the upper strut flange nuts



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Fig. Lower the strut and guide it past the upper control arm . . .



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Fig. . . . then remove the strut from the vehicle



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Fig. Front strut and strut mount

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake hose clamp bolts from the strut.
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  7. Unfasten the damper fork bolts, then remove the damper fork.
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  9. From the engine compartment, remove the three upper strut mounting nuts, then remove the strut from the vehicle.
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To install:

Use new self-locking bolts when installing the struts and assembling the damper forks.

  1. Install the strut into the vehicle. Hand-tighten the upper mounting nuts.
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  3. Install the strut into the damper fork. The alignment mark on the strut tube fits into the groove on the damper fork.
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  5. Install the pinch bolt and damper fork bolt. Only hand-tighten these bolts.
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  7. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
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  9. With all four of the vehicle's wheels on the ground, tighten the damper fork nut to 47 ft. lbs. (65 Nm) while holding the damper fork bolt. Tighten the damper fork pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm). Tighten the upper strut mounting nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the wheel lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  13. Check and adjust the vehicle's front end alignment.
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OVERHAUL



The strut assemblies are sealed units. If worn or damaged, they must be replaced. The only component that can be removed is the coil spring. For more information, please refer to that procedure in this section.

 
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