Honda - Accord Prelude 1996 2000

Lower Control Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Accord


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Fig. View of the rear lower control arm-1996 Accord



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Fig. Breaking the rear lower control arm nut loose may require the use of two closed end wrenches



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Fig. Note the position of the nut and washer when removing them



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Fig. Lower control arm-to-knuckle mounting bolt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear tire/wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the inner and outer bushing flanged through bolts.
  6.  
  7. Remove the stabilizer bar link flange nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the lower arm.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following steps:

    Lubricate the outer arm bushing with silicone grease.
     
    Tighten the stabilizer bar link flange nut to 22 ft lbs. (29 Nm)
     
    Tighten the bushing through bolts to 40-43 ft. lbs. (54-59 Nm)
     
    Tighten the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     

  2.  

Prelude
LOWER ARM A


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Fig. Exploded view of the lower control arms "A" and "B"

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear tire/wheel assembly.
  4.  
  5. Remove the inner bushing flanged through bolt.
  6.  
  7. Remove the flange nut, then remove the lower arm.
  8.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following steps:

    Lubricate the inner arm bushing with silicone grease.
     
    Tighten the flange nut to 47 ft lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Tighten the bushing through bolts to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm)
     
    Tighten the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     

  2.  

LOWER ARM B
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Place a floor jack under the lower control arm spring perch and raise it slightly.
  6.  
  7. Remove the strut flange through bolt and the knuckle flange through bolt from the lower control arm.
  8.  
  9. Remove and the strut assembly. For specific details, see the strut removal procedures in this section.
  10.  
  11. Remove the coil spring.
  12.  
  13. Remove the upper and lower spring seats.
  14.  
  15. Matchmark the inner bushing concentric washer location for reassembly.
  16.  
  17. Remove the inner arm bushing through bolt.
  18.  
  19. Remove the lower arm.
  20.  

To install:

  1. Lubricate the inner busing with silicone grease.
  2.  
  3. Install the lower arm and it's through bolt using a new flange nut. Do not tighten it at this time.
  4.  
  5. Replace the upper and lower spring seats if they are distorted or have disintegrated.
  6.  
  7. Install the spring seats into position.
  8.  
  9. Raise the floor jack under the lower control arm to compress the spring.
  10.  
  11. Install the shock absorber and knuckle flange bolts and hand tighten them only at this point.
  12.  
  13. Lower the jack and move it under the knuckle. Raise the jack under the knuckle until it is supporting the weight of the vehicle. Tighten each of the inner bushing flange nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm), the three flange bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm) and the strut flange nuts also to 47 ft lbs. (64 Nm).
  14.  
  15. Lower the floor jack. Install the rear wheels. Lower the vehicle.
  16.  
  17. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment as necessary.
  20.  

 
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