Honda Cars 2007-2008

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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable, than the positive cable. Remove the hood support from the driver-s side of the vehicle. Lock the hood in the full up position.
  8.  
  9. Remove the battery.
  10.  
  11. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Drain the engine oil.
  12.  
  13. Remove the transmission. Lower the vehicle.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the dashboard wiring harness connector.
  16.  
  17. Remove the Electrical Power Steering (EPS) retaining bolts. Remove the control unit from its mounting.
  18.  
  19. Remove the battery cable from the main under hood fuse/relay box. Remove the harness clamps.
  20.  
  21. Remove the battery cable from the auxiliary under hood fuse box. Remove the ground cable and harness clamps.
  22.  
  23. Remove the harness retaining grommet from its mounting and pull out the ECM connectors.
  24.  
  25. Remove the radiator cap. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Drain the engine coolant.
  26.  
  27. Remove the engine stop bracket cushion and stop bracket. Lower the vehicle.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect and remove the heater hoses. Remove the lower radiator hose. Remove the upper radiator hose.
  30.  
  31. Remove the intake manifold cover. Remove the quick connect fitting cover, and then disconnect the fuel feed hose and brake booster vacuum hose.
  32.  
  33. Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister hose.
  34.  
  35. Properly attach the engine lifting device.
  36.  
  37. Remove the support nut from the left side engine mount bracket. Remove the support nut and the four mounting bolts. Remove the right side engine mount bracket.
  38.  
  39. Raise the engine. Check to insure that no wires, hoses etc are attached. Remove the engine from the vehicle.
  40.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Right motor mount bracket bolts: 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
     
    Motor mount nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Front motor mount bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     

  2.  
  3. Reprogram the ECM engine idle characteristics. Be sure all electrical items are OFF.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine. Hold the idle speed at 3000 RPM-s in neutral until the radiator fan comes on or the temperature reached 176 degrees.
  6.  
  7. Let the engine idle for about five minutes with the throttle fully closed.
  8.  
  9. If the radiator fan comes on during the five minutes, do not count this toward the five minute programming time.
  10.  
  11. Set the clock.
  12.  

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008


WARNING
To avoid damaging wire and terminals, unplug the wiring connectors carefully while holding the connector portion.


NOTE
During removal, mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection. Also, be sure that they do not contact other wiring or hoses, or interfere with other parts.

  1. Make sure you have the anti-theft code for the audio system.
  2.  
  3. Secure the hood in the wide open position (support rod in the lower hole).
  4.  
  5. Relieve the fuel pressure.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the negative cable from the battery, then disconnect the positive cable.
  8.  
  9. Remove the battery.
  10.  
  11. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  12.  
  13. Remove the harness clamps, then remove the battery base.
  14.  
  15. Remove the passenger's dashboard undercover, then disconnect the Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connectors, dashboard wire harness connector, and throttle actuator control module connector.

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    Fig. Showing the ECM/PCM connector (A), dashboard wire harness connector (B) and throttle actuator control module connector (C)

  16.  
  17. Loosen the blower unit mounting nuts (one inside the glove box opening and two at lower edge of housing.
  18.  
  19. In the engine compartment, remove the wiring harness clamps and the grommet from the bulkhead. Pull the engine wire harness through the bulkhead.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the starter cable and the engine compartment wire harness connector.
  22.  
  23. Remove the battery cable from the under-hood fuse/relay box, then remove the cable clamp.
  24.  
  25. Remove the engine cover.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose and the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor connector, then remove the harness holder.

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    Fig. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose (A) and the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor connector (B), then remove the harness holder (C)

  28.  
  29. Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge valve connector, the throttle body connector, the water bypass hoses, and the EVAP purge hose.
  30.  
  31. Remove the quick-connect fitting cover, then disconnect the fuel feed hose.
  32.  
  33. On M/T models, perform the following:
    1. Remove the shift cables from the engine connections. Take care not to bend the cables when removing them.
    2.  
    3. Remove the breather tube from the clamp, the clutch slave cylinder and the clutch line bracket mounting bolt. Do not operate the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed.

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      Fig. Remove the breather tube (A) from the clamp (B), the clutch slave cylinder (C) and the clutch line bracket mounting bolt (D)-models with manual transmission

    4.  

  34.  
  35. Disconnect the secondary Heated Oxygen sensor (HO2S) connector.
  36.  
  37. If equipped with A/C, remove the drive belt.
  38.  
  39. Remove the radiator cap.
  40.  
  41. Remove the front wheels.
  42.  
  43. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.
  44.  
  45. Remove the splash shield.
  46.  
  47. Loosen the drain plug in the radiator to drain the engine coolant.
  48.  
  49. Drain the transmission fluid:
  50.  
  51. Drain the engine oil.
  52.  
  53. Remove the Three Way Catalytic Converter (TWC).
  54.  
  55. On A/T models perform the following:
    1. Remove the shift cable cover.
    2.  
    3. Remove the shift cable holder, then remove the control lever from the selector control shaft.

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      Fig. Remove the shift cable cover (A), shift cable holder (B), and the control lever (C) from the selector control shaft (D)

    4.  

  56.  
  57. If equipped with A/C, disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector, then remove the A/C compressor without disconnecting the A/C hoses.
  58.  
  59. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar. See -FRONT SUSPENSION- section.
  60.  
  61. Disconnect the suspension lower arm ball joints. See -FRONT SUSPENSION- section.
  62.  
  63. Remove the halfshafts. See -Halfshafts- under -AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE- or -MANUAL TRANSAXLE-, as applicable.
  64.  
  65. Coat all halfshaft precision finished surfaces with new engine oil. Tie plastic bags over the halfshaft ends.
  66.  
  67. If equipped with A/T, remove the intermediate shaft from the differential. Coat all precision finished surfaces with new engine oil. Tie a plastic bag over the intermediate shaft end.
  68.  
  69. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
  70.  
  71. If equipped with A/C, remove the A/C condenser fan shroud.
  72.  
  73. Remove the radiator fan shroud.
  74.  
  75. If equipped with A/T, disconnect the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler hoses, then plug the ATF cooler hoses and lines.
  76.  
  77. Disconnect the upper radiator hose and the lower radiator hose.
  78.  
  79. Disconnect the heater hoses.
  80.  
  81. Install the first universal eyelet (07AAK-SNAA120) to the air cleaner housing bracket.

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    Fig. Install the first universal eyelet to the air cleaner housing bracket

  82.  
  83. Install a proper engine hanger assembly to fully support the engine, using the universal eyelet on the air clean housing bracket.
  84.  
  85. Raise the vehicle on the lift.
  86.  
  87. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolts, then remove the steering gearbox bracket.
  88.  
  89. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolts, then remove the steering gearbox stiffeners.
  90.  
  91. Remove the rear engine mount bolts.
  92.  
  93. On M/T models, remove the left front transmission mount/bracket assembly.
  94.  
  95. Attach a nylon strap or rope to the body and around the steering gearbox to support it on both sides.
  96.  
  97. Support the front subframe with a jack.
  98.  
  99. Remove the front subframe.
  100.  
  101. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
  102.  
  103. Remove the bolt from the chain case cover, then install the second universal eyelet to the engine.

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    Fig. Remove the bolt from the chain case cover, then install the second universal eyelet to the engine

  104.  
  105. Attach the chain hoist to the engine.
  106.  
  107. Remove the engine support hanger.
  108.  
  109. Remove the headlight harness cover.
  110.  
  111. Remove the ground cable, then remove the transmission mount bracket.

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    Fig. Remove the ground cable (A), then remove the transmission mount bracket (B)

  112.  
  113. Remove the ground cable, then remove the side engine mount/bracket assembly.

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    Fig. Remove the ground cable (A), then remove the side engine mount/bracket assembly (B)

  114.  
  115. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel and coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  116.  
  117. Slowly lower the engine/transmission about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all hoses and electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/transmission, then lower it all the way.
  118.  
  119. Remove the chain hoist from the engine/transmission.
  120.  
  121. Raise the vehicle.
    NOTE
    Carefully position the A/C compressor and steering gearbox.

  122.  
  123. Remove the engine/transmission from under the vehicle.
  124.  

To install:

  1. Raise the vehicle on the lift.
  2.  
  3. Position the engine/transmission under the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned. Carefully lower the vehicle until the engine and transmission are properly positioned in the engine compartment. Make sure the vehicle is not resting on any part of the engine or transmission. Lift and support the engine with a chain hoist and carefully raise the engine/transmission into place.
  4.  
  5. Reinstall the mounting bolts/support nuts in the sequence given in the following steps. Failure to follow this sequence may cause excessive noise and vibration, and reduce engine mount life:
    1. Install the first universal eyelet to the air cleaner housing bracket, then install the second universal eyelet to the chain case cover.

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      Fig. Install the first universal eyelet (A) to the air cleaner housing bracket (B), then install the second universal eyelet (C) to the chain case cover (D)

    2.  
    3. Install the side engine mount/bracket assembly, then tighten the mounting bolts and support nuts in the numbered sequence shown.
    4.  
    5. Install the ground cable.

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      Fig. Install the side engine mount/bracket assembly (A) and tighten the mounting bolts and support nuts in the numbered sequence shown, then install the ground cable (B)

    6.  
    7. Install the transmission mount bracket, then tighten the support bolt/nuts and mounting bolt in the numbered sequence shown.
    8.  
    9. Install the ground cable.

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      Fig. Install the transmission mount bracket (A) and tighten the support bolt/nuts and mounting bolt in the numbered sequence shown, then, install the ground cable (B)

    10.  

  6.  
  7. Install the headlight harness cover.
  8.  
  9. Install the engine hanger assembly, as used for removal. Carefully position the engine support hanger on the vehicle, and attach the hook to the slotted hole in the universal eyelet. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine/transmission.
  10.  
  11. Remove the chain hoist, then raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.
  12.  
  13. Using the jack, raise the front subframe up to body.
  14.  
  15. Install the front subframe. Tighten the bolts to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm).
    NOTE
    When installing, align both installation reference holes in the subframe with both reference holes in the body using a screwdriver or tapered punch as a guide.

  16.  
  17. On M/T models, install the left front transmission mount/bracket assembly. Tighten the top bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) and the lower bolts to 29 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
  18.  
  19. Install the rear mount mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  20.  
  21. Install the steering gearbox bracket, then loosely install the steering gearbox mounting bolts.
  22.  
  23. Install the steering gearbox stiffener, then tighten the steering gearbox mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm) and the upper stiffener bolts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm) and the lower bolt to 38 ft. lbs. (52 Nm).
  24.  
  25. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
  26.  
  27. Remove the engine support hanger and the universal eyelets.
  28.  
  29. Install the heater hoses.
  30.  
  31. Install the upper radiator hose and the lower radiator hose.
  32.  
  33. On A/T models, install the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler hoses.
  34.  
  35. Install the radiator fan shroud.
  36.  
  37. If equipped with A/C, install the A/C condenser fan shroud.
  38.  
  39. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.
  40.  
  41. On A/T models, install the control lever to the selector control shaft, then install the shift cable holder. Install the shift cable cover.
  42.  
  43. If equipped with A/C, install the A/C compressor and tighten the mounting bolts to 17 ft. lbs. (24 Nm). Connect the A/C compressor clutch connector.
  44.  
  45. On A/T models, install a new set ring on the intermediate shaft, then install the intermediate shaft.
  46.  
  47. Install a new set ring on the end of each halfshaft, then install the halfshafts. Make sure each ring ''clicks'' into place in the differential. See -AUTOMATIC TRANSAXLE- or -MANUAL TRANSAXLE- section, as applicable.
  48.  
  49. Connect the suspension lower arm ball joints and connect the stabilizer links to the stabilizer bar. See -FRONT SUSPENSION- section.
  50.  
  51. Install the Three Way Catalytic Converter (TWC). Use new gaskets at the flange connections. Install new self-locking nuts at the front flange and tighten to 25 ft. lbs. (33 Nm). Install and new bolts at the rear flange and tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    NOTE
    Tighten the bolts in steps, alternating side-to-side.

  52.  
  53. Install the splash shield.
  54.  
  55. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
  56.  
  57. Install the front wheels.
  58.  
  59. Connect the secondary Heated Oxygen sensor (HO2S) connector.
  60.  
  61. On M/T models, perform the following:
    1. Reconnect the shift cables, using the plastic washers, washers, and new cotter pins.
    2.  
    3. Install the clutch slave cylinder and clutch line bracket mounting bolt. Tighten the slave cylinder mounting bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
    4.  

  62.  
  63. Align the reference mark made during removal on the breather tube with the clamp and install the tube in the clamp.
  64.  
  65. Connect the fuel feed hose, then install the quick-connect fitting cover
  66.  
  67. Install the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge valve connector, the throttle body connector, the water bypass hoses and the purge hose.
  68.  
  69. Install the brake booster vacuum hose, the harness holder and the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor connector.
  70.  
  71. Install the engine cover.
  72.  
  73. Install the starter cable and the engine compartment wire harness connector.
  74.  
  75. Install the battery cable to the under-hood fuse/relay box, then install the cable clamp.
  76.  
  77. Push the Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain Control Module (PCM) connectors through the bulkhead, then install the bulkhead grommet. Install the harness clamps.
  78.  
  79. Tighten the blower unit mounting nuts to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).
  80.  
  81. Connect the ECM/PCM connectors, dashboard wire harness connector, and the throttle actuator control module connector.
  82.  
  83. Install the passenger's dashboard undercover.
  84.  
  85. Install the battery base, then install the harness clamps.
  86.  
  87. Install the air cleaner assembly.
  88.  
  89. Install the battery. Clean the battery posts and cable terminals, then assemble them, and apply grease to prevent corrosion.
  90.  
  91. If equipped with A/C, install the drive belt and adjust it.
  92.  
  93. Refill the engine with engine oil.
  94.  
  95. Refill the transmission with fluid
  96.  
  97. Inspect for fuel leaks. Turn the ignition switch ON (II) (do not operate the starter) so the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds and pressurizes the fuel line. Repeat this operation three times, then check for fuel leakage at any point in the fuel line.
  98.  
  99. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed air from the cooling system with the heater valve open.
  100.  
  101. Perform the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure as follows:
    1. Start the engine. Hold the engine speed at 3,000 rpm without load (in Park or neutral) until the radiator fan comes on.
    2.  
    3. Test-drive the vehicle on a level road: Decelerate (with the throttle fully closed) from an engine speed of 2,500 rpm down to 1,000 rpm with the A/T in 2 position, or M/T in 1st gear. Repeat this step several times.
    4.  
    5. Turn the ignition switch OFF.
    6.  
    7. Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and wait 30 seconds.
    8.  

  102.  
  103. Inspect the idle speed.
  104.  
  105. Inspect the ignition timing.
  106.  
  107. Check the wheel alignment.
  108.  
  109. Enter the anti-theft code for the audio system.
  110.  
  111. Set the clock.
  112.  

2.4L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Note the radio security code and the radio presets.
  4.  
  5. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the negative battery cable, than the positive cable. Remove the hood support from the driver-s side of the vehicle. Lock the hood in the full up position.
  8.  
  9. Remove the battery.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the air intake sensor. Remove the vacuum hose, and breather pipe then remove the intake air duct.
  12.  
  13. Remove the air cleaner housing. Remove the harness clamp.
  14.  
  15. Remove the harness terminal wires. Remove the bolts retaining the battery base and remove it. Remove the battery cables from the under hood fuse/relay box. Disconnect the harness connector. Remove the two retaining bolts holding the under hood fuse/relay box in place. Remove the box.
  16.  
  17. On 2003-2005 vehicles, remove the throttle cable and cruise control actuator cable.
  18.  
  19. On 2006 vehicles, remove the harness clamp and the strut brace.
  20.  
  21. Remove the quick connect fitting cover. Disconnect the fuel feed hose. Remove the evaporative emission canister hose and brake booster vacuum hose.
  22.  
  23. On 2003-2005 vehicles, remove the harness clamp then disconnect the engine wiring harness connectors on the left side of the engine compartment.
  24.  
  25. On 2006 vehicles, disconnect the ECM/PCM connectors and the main wire harness connectors. Disconnect the Accelerator Pedal Position (APP) sensor connector. Remove the harness clamps and grommet. Pull the wire harness thru the bulkhead.
  26.  
  27. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the clutch slave cylinder and clutch line bracket mounting bolts. Remove the shift and select cables.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the air fuel sensor connector. Remove the drive belt.
  30.  
  31. Remove the power steering pump. Remove the air conditioning compressor without disconnecting the air conditioning hoses. Position the compressor to the side.
  32.  
  33. Remove the radiator cap. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Drain the radiator. Drain the transaxle. Drain the engine oil.
  34.  
  35. Disconnect the stabilizer links. Remove the damper fork. Separate the knuckles from the lower arm ball joints. Remove the driveshafts. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  36.  
  37. On automatic transaxle, remove the bolts securing the shift cable holder. Remove the shift cable cover. Remove the spring clip and control pin then separate the shift cable from the control lever.
  38.  
  39. Remove the transaxle lower front and lower rear mounts. Lower the vehicle. On automatic transaxle models, remove the fluid cooler lines.
  40.  
  41. Remove the upper radiator hose and heater hoses. Remove the lower radiator hoses. Remove the battery ground cable and upper bracket.
  42.  
  43. Properly attach the engine lifting device.
  44.  
  45. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the ground cable. Remove the transaxle upper mount/bracket assembly and the clutch line clamp bracket. Remove the front stop then the front mount bolt.
  46.  
  47. If equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the ground cable. Remove the transaxle upper mount/bracket assembly. Remove the vacuum hose. Remove the front mount stop and vacuum hose clamp bracket. Remove the front transaxle mount bolt.
  48.  
  49. Remove the rear mount stop retaining nuts. Remove the rear mount stop. Remove the rear mount bolt.
  50.  
  51. Be sure that the engine/transaxle assembly is free from all hoses, vacuum lines and electrical wires and connectors.
  52.  
  53. Remove the engine/transaxle assembly from under the vehicle.
  54.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure to check and adjust all required fluid levels.
  2.  
  3. Reprogram the ECM/PCM with the HDS, turn the ignition switch the OFF position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Wait thirty seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and disconnect the HDS from the DLC.
  4.  
  5. Reprogram the ECM engine idle characteristics. Be sure all electrical items are OFF.
  6.  
  7. Start the engine. Hold the idle speed at 3000 RPM-s in neutral until the radiator fan comes on or the temperature reached 176 degrees.
  8.  
  9. Let the engine idle for about five minutes with the throttle fully closed.
  10.  
  11. If the radiator fan comes on during the five minutes, do not count this toward the five minute programming time.
  12.  
  13. Enter the antitheft codes for the radio and the navigation system. Set the clock.
  14.  

3.0L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007

  1. Note the radio security code and the radio presets.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable, than the positive cable. Remove the battery.
  6.  
  7. Remove the windshield wiper arms. Remove the cowl cover. Remove the bulkhead cover.
  8.  
  9. Remove the support struts from the engine hood. Move the hood to a vertical position. Install the right side hood support.
  10.  
  11. Drain the power steering fluid. Plug the reservoir and return hose. Remove the air cleaner housing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the harness terminal wires. Remove the bolts retaining the battery base and remove it. Remove the battery cables from the under hood fuse/relay box. Disconnect the harness connector. Remove the two retaining bolts holding the under hood fuse/relay box in place. Remove the box. Remove the ground cable.
  14.  
  15. Remove the brake booster vacuum hose, evaporative emission canister hose and vacuum hose. Remove the harness clamp and disconnect the engine wiring harness from the left side of the engine compartment.
  16.  
  17. Remove the drive belt. Remove the power steering pump outlet line from the power steering pump. Remove the power steering hose from the clamp. Remove the power steering system fluid reservoir from the clamp.
  18.  
  19. Remove the steering gear protective cover. Lock the steering wheel in position. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and steering gear box pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt. Disconnect the steering joint from the steering gearbox pinion shaft.
    NOTE
    To prevent damage to the cable reel, do not turn the steering wheel once the steering joint has been removed.

  20.  
  21. Disconnect the fan motor connector. Disconnect the compressor clutch connector. Remove the coolant tank.
  22.  
  23. Remove the condenser fan shroud retaining bolts. Remove the fan shroud. Remove the four bolts retaining the air conditioning compressor.
  24.  
  25. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the ground cable from the shift cable holder. Remove the bolts retaining the shift cable holder. Remove the shift cable and the select cable. Remove the clutch slave cylinder mounting bolt. Remove the slave cylinder.
    NOTE
    Do not operate the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed.

  26.  
  27. Remove the radiator cap. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash pan.
  28.  
  29. Drain the radiator. Drain the engine oil. Drain the transaxle.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the stabilizer links. Remove the damper fork. Separate the tie rod end ball joints from the knuckles. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms.
  32.  
  33. Remove the driveshafts. Remove the exhaust pipe.
  34.  
  35. On automatic transaxle, Remove the shift cable cover retaining bolt. Remove the cover. Remove the lock bolt retaining then control lever, remove the lever assembly.
    NOTE
    To prevent damage to the control lever joint, be sure to remove the bolts retaining the shift cable holder before removing the bolts retaining the shift cable cover.

  36.  
  37. Remove and plug the power steering line hose. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  38.  
  39. Remove the nuts retaining the transaxle lower front mount and lower rear mount. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
  40.  
  41. Remove the radiator hoses. Remove the heater hoses. Remove the connector clamp from the front and rear cylinder head.
    NOTE
    Removal of these bolts is necessary if using engine support tool AAR-T-12566 and VSB02C000919.

  42.  
  43. Lift and support the engine, using the engine support tool.
  44.  
  45. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the ground cable. If equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the transaxle upper mount bracket and vacuum hose.
  46.  
  47. Remove the front mount stop. Remove the front mount bolt. Remove the rear mount stop. Remove the rear mount bolt.
  48.  
  49. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the two bolts retaining the shift cable bracket. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  50.  
  51. Matchmark the subframe with the edge of the subframe stiffener. Attach special tool VSB02C000016 by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe. Secure the belt to the stop.
  52.  
  53. Raise the jack, line up the slots in the tool arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base. Attach the four bolts.
  54.  
  55. Remove the subframe mid mount. Remove the subframe. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
  56.  
  57. Attach a lifting device. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly up slightly. Remove the engine support tool.
  58.  
  59. Remove the two bolts retaining the side engine mount bracket.
  60.  
  61. Be sure that the engine/transaxle assembly is free from all hoses, vacuum lines and electrical wires and connectors.
  62.  
  63. Remove the engine/transaxle assembly from under the vehicle.
  64.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure to check and adjust all required fluid levels.
  2.  
  3. Reprogram the ECM/PCM with the HDS, turn the ignition switch the OFF position. Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. Wait thirty seconds. Turn the ignition switch OFF and disconnect the HDS from the DLC.
  4.  
  5. Reprogram the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern. Run the engine until the operating temperature reaches 176 degrees. With the engine stopped clear the CKP pattern. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON and wait thirty seconds.
  6.  
  7. Road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 2500 rpm to 1000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  8.  
  9. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  10.  
  11. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure. If complete, road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 5000 rpm to 3000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  12.  
  13. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  14.  
  15. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  16.  
  17. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  18.  
  19. Enter the antitheft codes for the radio and the navigation system. Set the clock.
  20.  

3.5L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008

  1. Remove the hood support rod, and then use it as shown to prop the hood in the wide-open position.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut brace.
  4.  
  5. Drain the power steering fluid.
  6.  
  7. Properly relieve the fuel pressure.
  8.  
  9. Remove the engine appearance cover.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the battery cables, and then remove the battery.
  12.  
  13. Remove the splash separator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the front grille cover.
  16.  
  17. Remove the air intake assembly.
  18.  
  19. Remove the harness clamp and the bolt, and then remove the battery base.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the battery cables from the under-hood fuse/relay box.
  22.  
  23. Remove the Engine Control Module (ECM)/ Powertrain Control Module (PCM) cover, and then remove the three bolts securing the ECM/PCM.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the ECM/PCM connectors, the engine wire harness connector, and the harness clamps, and remove the bracket.
  26.  
  27. If equipped with manual transmission, disconnect the engine wire harness connector.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister hose and the brake booster vacuum hose.
  30.  
  31. Remove the quick-connect fitting cover, and then disconnect the fuel feed hose.
  32.  
  33. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  34.  
  35. Disconnect the power steering (P/S) pump outlet line and the P/S pump inlet line from the P/S pump and remove the P/S hose bracket, and then plug the outlet line and the P/S pump.
  36.  
  37. Remove the steering wheel.
  38.  
  39. Remove the steering joint cover.
  40.  
  41. Make a reference mark across the steering joint and the steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt, and loosen the steering joint bolt, and then disconnect the steering joint from the steering gearbox pinion shaft.
  42.  
  43. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the three bolts securing the shift cable holder, and then remove the shift cable and the select cable. Do not bend the cables excessively.
  44.  
  45. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the clutch slave cylinder and the clutch line bracket mounting nut. Do not operate the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been removed.
  46.  
  47. If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the shift cable. Do not bend the shift cable excessively.
  48.  
  49. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  50.  
  51. Remove the front wheels.
  52.  
  53. Remove the engine splash shield.
  54.  
  55. Loosen the drain plug in the radiator, and drain the engine coolant.
  56.  
  57. Drain the engine oil.
  58.  
  59. Drain the transmission fluid.
  60.  
  61. Remove exhaust pipe.
  62.  
  63. Remove the damper fork.
  64.  
  65. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles.
  66.  
  67. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms.
  68.  
  69. Remove the halfshafts. Coat all precision-finished surfaces with new engine oil. Tie plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.
  70.  
  71. Disconnect the P/S hose, and then plug the line and the hose.
  72.  
  73. Disconnect the power steering pressure switch connector.
  74.  
  75. Lower the vehicle.
  76.  
  77. Remove the radiator.
  78.  
  79. Disconnect the heater hoses.
  80.  
  81. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector, and then remove the A/C compressor without disconnecting the A/C hoses. Do not bend the A/C hoses excessively.
  82.  
  83. If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the ATF cooler hoses from the transmission, and then plug the ATF cooler hoses and the lines.
  84.  
  85. Remove the harness holder and the connectors from the front cylinder head.
  86.  
  87. Remove the connector bracket from the front cylinder head; use the bracket bolt hole to attach the engine hanger balance bar front arm.
  88.  
  89. Remove the harness clamp bracket from the rear cylinder head; use the bracket bolt hole to attach the 2008 V6 attachment arm.
  90.  
  91. Lift and support the engine with the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) and the engine hanger balance bar (VSB02C000019). Attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with several spacers and the bolt (10 x 1.25 mm). Attach the 2008 V6 attachment arm to the rear cylinder head with a bolt (8 x 1.25 mm), and then attach the rear arm to the 2008 V6 attachment arm.

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    Fig. Install the engine support hanger-3.5L Engine

  92.  
  93. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the front engine mount stop, and then remove the front engine mount bolt and disconnect the vacuum hose.
  94.  
  95. If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the front engine mount stop, and then remove the front engine mount bolt and disconnect the engine mount actuator connector and remove the connector from the front subframe.
  96.  
  97. If equipped with manual transmission, support the transmission with a suitable jack and a wood block under the transmission. Remove the rear engine mount bolt and the mount-to-subframe bolts.
  98.  
  99. If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the rear engine mount stop, and then remove the rear engine mount bolt and disconnect the engine mount actuator connector. Remove the wiring harness clamps.
  100.  
  101. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  102.  
  103. Attach the front subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the subframe by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe, and then secure the belt with its stop.
  104.  
  105. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the front subframe adapter arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, and then securely attach them with four bolts.
  106.  
  107. Remove the subframe middle mount.
  108.  
  109. Remove the nuts securing the lower transmission mount.
  110.  
  111. Remove the four 12 x 1.25 mm bolts securing the stiffeners, the four subframe mounting bolts, and the stiffeners, and then lower the front subframe.
  112.  
  113. Lower the vehicle.
  114.  
  115. Attach a chain hoist to the engine hook and the transmission hook, and then lift the engine/transmission until it is securely supported by the chain hoist, and remove the engine support hanger and the engine hanger balance bar.

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    Fig. Attach a chain hoist (A) to the engine hook (B) and the transmission hook (C) to remove the engine assembly-3.5L Engine

  116.  
  117. Remove the mounting bolts from the upper half of the side engine mount bracket.
  118.  
  119. Remove the transmission ground cable.
  120.  
  121. If equipped with manual transmission, remove the upper transmission mounting bracket mounting bolts.
  122.  
  123. If equipped with automatic transmission, remove the bracket, and then remove the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts and nut.
  124.  
  125. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel hoses, coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  126.  
  127. Slowly lower the engine/transmission about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all the hoses and the electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/transmission, and then lower it all the way and support it.
  128.  
  129. Disconnect the chain hoist from the engine/transaxle assembly.
  130.  
  131. Raise the vehicle, and remove the engine/transaxle assembly from under the vehicle.
  132.  

To install:

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Fig. Engine assembly mounting bracket torque specifications-3.5L Engine

  1. Position the engine/transmission under the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned. Carefully lower the vehicle until the engine/transmission are properly positioned in the engine compartment. Make sure the vehicle is not resting on any part of the engine/transmission. Support the engine/transmission with a chain hoist and carefully raise the engine/transmission into place.
  2.  
  3. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) to the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Lift and support the engine with the engine hanger balance bar (VSB02C000019). Attach the front arm to the front cylinder head with several spacers and the bolt (10 x 1.25 mm). Attach the 2008 V6 attachment arm (SIL02C000033) to the rear cylinder head with a bolt (8 x 1.25 mm), and then attach the rear arm to the 2008 V6 attachment arm.
  6.  
  7. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  8.  
  9. Refill the engine with oil to the correct level.
  10.  
  11. Refill the transmission with fluid to the correct level.
  12.  
  13. Refill the power steering system.
  14.  
  15. Refill the cooling system to the correct level.
  16.  
  17. Check and adjust the wheel alignment as necessary.
  18.  
  19. Start the engine and check for leaks.
  20.  

Exc. Hybrid
1.8L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Note the radio security code and the radio presets.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable, than the positive cable. Remove the hood support from the driver-s side of the vehicle. Lock the hood in the full up position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the battery. Remove the air cleaner assembly. Remove the cowl cover and undercover panel.
  8.  
  9. Remove the fuel line quick connect fitting cover. Disconnect the fuel feed hose. Remove the evaporative emission canister hose, power brake vacuum booster hoses and power steering hose clamp.
  10.  
  11. Remove the battery cables from the under hood fuse/relay box. Remove the harness clamps. Remove the ECM /PCM control module cover. Remove the assembly retaining bolts. Disconnect the electrical connectors. Disconnect the engine wiring harness connector. Remove the harness clamps.
  12.  
  13. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the bolts retaining the harness holder. Remove the harness clamp. Remove the shift cable. Remove the clutch slave cylinder and line bracket mounting bolt.
  14.  
  15. Remove the drive belt. Remove the harness cover. Disconnect the ignition coil connectors. Remove the four retaining bolts holding the harness holders in place. Remove the front harness holder.
  16.  
  17. Remove the breather pipe, air cleaner bracket and air harness bracket. Remove the harness holder bracket.
  18.  
  19. Attach the engine support tool (AAR-T-12566) to the vehicle. Remove the radiator cap.
  20.  
  21. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield. Drain the radiator. Drain the engine oil. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  22.  
  23. Remove the exhaust pipe. If equipped with automatic transaxle, remove the shift cable.
  24.  
  25. Separate the stabilizer links. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms. Remove the driveshafts.
  26.  
  27. Remove the power steering pump retaining bolts and position it to the side. It is not necessary to disconnect the hoses from the pump.
  28.  
  29. Unclamp the power steering line clamp from the subframe. Remove the power steering line mounting bolts.
  30.  
  31. Remove the gearbox mounting bolt. Remove the steering gearbox stiffener.
  32.  
  33. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Remove the radiator.
  34.  
  35. Disconnect the air conditioning compressor clutch connector and remove the harness clamp. Remove the compressor assembly, without disconnecting the refrigerant lines.
  36.  
  37. Remove the heater hoses. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the lower torque rod.
  38.  
  39. Matchmark the subframe with the edge of the subframe stiffener. Attach special tool VSB02C000016 by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe. Secure the belt to the stop.
  40.  
  41. Raise the jack, line up the slots in the tool arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base. Attach the four bolts.
  42.  
  43. Remove the subframe mid mount. Remove the subframe. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Remove the ground cable.
  44.  
  45. Attach a lifting device. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly up slightly. Remove the engine support tool.
  46.  
  47. Remove the side engine mount bracket. Remove the transaxle mounting bolt and nuts. Remove the ground cable.
  48.  
  49. Be sure that the engine/transaxle assembly is free from all hoses, vacuum lines and electrical wires and connectors.
  50.  
  51. Remove the engine/transaxle assembly from under the vehicle.
  52.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure to check and adjust all required fluid levels.
  2.  
  3. Reprogram the ECM engine idle characteristics. Be sure all electrical items are OFF.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine. Hold the idle speed at 3000 RPM-s in neutral until the radiator fan comes on or the temperature reached 194 degrees.
  6.  
  7. Let the engine idle for about five minutes with the throttle fully closed.
  8.  
  9. If the radiator fan comes on during the five minutes, do not count this toward the five minute programming time.
  10.  
  11. Reprogram the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern. Run the engine until the operating temperature reaches 176 degrees. With the engine stopped, clear the CKP pattern. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON and wait thirty seconds.
  12.  
  13. Road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 2500 rpm to 1000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  14.  
  15. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  16.  
  17. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure. If complete, road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 5000 rpm to 3000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  18.  
  19. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  20.  
  21. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  22.  
  23. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  24.  
  25. Enter the antitheft codes for the radio and the navigation system. Set the clock.
  26.  

2.0L Engine

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Note the radio security code and the radio presets.
  2.  
  3. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable, than the positive cable. Remove the hood support from the driver-s side of the vehicle. Lock the hood in the full up position.
  6.  
  7. Remove the battery. Remove the air cleaner assembly. Remove the cowl cover and undercover panel.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the harness clamp. Remove the resonator unit.
  10.  
  11. Remove the battery cables from the under hood fuse/relay box. Remove the harness clamps. Remove the ECM /PCM control module cover. Remove the assembly retaining bolts. Disconnect the electrical connectors. Disconnect the engine wiring harness connector. Remove the harness clamps.
  12.  
  13. Remove the intake manifold cover. Remove the fuel line quick connect fitting cover. Disconnect the fuel feed hose. Remove the evaporative emission canister hose, power brake vacuum booster hoses and power steering hose clamp.
  14.  
  15. If equipped with manual transaxle, remove the bolts retaining the harness holder. Remove the harness clamp. Remove the shift cable. Remove the clutch slave cylinder and line bracket mounting bolt.
  16.  
  17. Remove the air cleaner housing bracket. Remove the drive belt. Remove the idler pulley base. Remove the radiator cap.
  18.  
  19. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front tires. Remove the splash shield. Drain the radiator. Drain the engine oil. Drain the transaxle fluid.
  20.  
  21. Disconnect the Air/Fuel Ratio (A/F) sensor connector. Remove the grommet and disconnect the oxygen sensor connector. Remove the three way catalytic converter.
  22.  
  23. Separate the stabilizer links. Separate the knuckles from the lower arms. Remove the driveshafts.
  24.  
  25. Remove the steering gearbox bracket. Remove the steering gearbox mounting bolt, stiffener mounting bolt and stiffener. Remove the harness clamp from the subframe.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the air conditioning compressor clutch connector and remove the harness clamp. Remove the compressor assembly, without disconnecting the refrigerant lines. Lower the vehicle to the ground.
  28.  
  29. Remove the radiator. Remove the heater hoses. Attach the engine support tool (AAR-T-12566) to the vehicle.
  30.  
  31. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the lower torque rod. Remove the lower radiator hose from the clamp. Remove the front mount retaining bolt.
  32.  
  33. Matchmark the subframe with the edge of the subframe stiffener. Attach special tool VSB02C000016 by hanging the belt over the front of the subframe. Secure the belt to the stop.
  34.  
  35. Raise the jack, line up the slots in the tool arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base. Attach the four bolts.
  36.  
  37. Remove the subframe. Lower the vehicle to the ground. Remove the side engine mount bracket retaining bolt and nut. Remove the transaxle mount bracket and retaining bolt and nuts.
  38.  
  39. Attach a lifting device. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly up slightly. Remove the engine support tool.
  40.  
  41. Remove the side engine mount bracket. Remove the transaxle mounting bolt and nuts. Remove the ground cable.
  42.  
  43. Be sure that the engine/transaxle assembly is free from all hoses, vacuum lines and electrical wires and connectors.
  44.  
  45. Remove the engine/transaxle assembly from under the vehicle.
  46.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Be sure to check and adjust all required fluid levels.
  2.  
  3. Reprogram the ECM engine idle characteristics. Be sure all electrical items are OFF.
  4.  
  5. Start the engine. Hold the idle speed at 3000 RPM-s in neutral until the radiator fan comes on or the temperature reached 194 degrees.
  6.  
  7. Let the engine idle for about five minutes with the throttle fully closed.
  8.  
  9. If the radiator fan comes on during the five minutes, do not count this toward the five minute programming time.
  10.  
  11. Reprogram the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern. Run the engine until the operating temperature reaches 176 degrees. With the engine stopped, clear the CKP pattern. Turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON and wait thirty seconds.
  12.  
  13. Road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 2500 rpm to 1000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  14.  
  15. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  16.  
  17. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure. If complete, road test the vehicle on a level surface. Decelerate the engine speed of 5000 rpm to 3000 rpm. If equipped with automatic transaxle use two Drive positions. If equipped with manual transaxle use first gear.
  18.  
  19. Stop the vehicle, but keep the engine running.
  20.  
  21. Check PULSAR F/B LEARN in the data list with the HDS. If not complete repeat the procedure.
  22.  
  23. If completed, turn the ignition switch OFF. Turn the ignition switch ON, wait thirty seconds. The learning procedure is now complete.
  24.  
  25. Enter the antitheft codes for the radio and the navigation system. Set the clock.
  26.  

Hybrid

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008

  1. Secure the hood in the wide open position (support rod in the lower hole).
  2.  
  3. Do the battery removal procedure.
  4.  
  5. Remove the cowl cover and the under-cowl panel.
  6.  
  7. Turn the IMA battery module switch OFF.
  8.  
  9. Properly relieve the fuel system pressure.
  10.  
  11. Remove the engine cover.
  12.  
  13. Remove the resonator.
  14.  
  15. Remove the intake air duct.
  16.  
  17. Remove the air cleaner assembly.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the positive starter cable, and then remove the harness clamp and the ground cable.
  20.  
  21. Remove the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) cover and bolts.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the PCM connectors.
  24.  
  25. Disconnect the engine wire harness connectors, and then remove the harness clamp on the left side of the engine compartment.
  26.  
  27. Disconnect the vacuum hose.
  28.  
  29. Disconnect the Evaporative Emission (EVAP) canister purge valve connector, and then remove the harness clamp.
  30.  
  31. Disconnect the purge joint from the bracket, and then remove the fuel pipe nut and the EVAP canister purge valve bracket bolts.
  32.  
  33. Remove the accessory drive belt.
  34.  
  35. Wait until the engine is cool, and then carefully remove the radiator cap.
  36.  
  37. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  38.  
  39. Remove the front wheels.
  40.  
  41. Remove the front undercover and the splash shield.
  42.  
  43. Loosen the drain plug in the radiator, and drain the engine coolant.
  44.  
  45. Drain the CVT fluid (CVTF).
  46.  
  47. Drain the engine oil.
  48.  
  49. Lower the vehicle.
  50.  
  51. Remove the radiator.
  52.  
  53. Remove the A/C compressor, and then disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector without disconnecting the A/C hoses. Do not bend the A/C hoses excessively.
  54.  
  55. Remove the steering wheel.
  56.  
  57. Remove the steering joint cover.
  58.  
  59. Make reference marks across the steering joint and the steering gearbox pinion shaft. Remove the steering joint bolt, and then disconnect the steering joint from the steering gearbox pinion shaft.
  60.  
  61. Remove the IMA motor power cable clamps, and then remove the bolt.
  62.  
  63. Disconnect the water bypass hose and the heater hoses.
  64.  
  65. Disconnect the IMA motor power cable connector.
    WARNING
    If the motor power cable terminals are wet, dry them with a clean towel. Do not use compressed air.

  66.  
  67. Remove the shift cable Do not bend the shift cable excessively.
  68.  
  69. Disconnect the solenoid harness connector and the CVT input shaft (drive pulley) speed sensor connector, and then remove the clamp.
  70.  
  71. Remove the IMA motor power cable mounting bolts
  72.  
  73. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  74.  
  75. Remove the under-floor three way catalytic converter (TWC).
  76.  
  77. Disconnect the front stabilizer link.
  78.  
  79. Disconnect the suspension lower arm ball joints.
  80.  
  81. Remove the halfshafts. Coat all precision-finished surfaces with new engine oil. Tie plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.
  82.  
  83. Disconnect the steering gearbox harness connectors.
  84.  
  85. Lower the vehicle.
  86.  
  87. Install the universal lifting eyelet (07AAK-SNAA120) to the threaded hole on the cylinder head with a 10 x 1.25 mm bolt.
  88.  
  89. Install the front leg assembly, the hook, and the wing nut to an A and Reds engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) onto the Civic engine hanger (VSB02C000025). Carefully position the engine hanger on the vehicle, and attach the hook to the universal lifting eyelet. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine/IMA motor/transmission.
  90.  
  91. Make sure the hoist brackets are positioned properly. Raise and safely support the vehicle.

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    Fig. Install the engine hanger to support the engine-1.3L Engine

  92.  
  93. Remove the lower torque rod mounting bolts.
  94.  
  95. Make the appropriate reference lines at the both sides of the front subframe that line up with the edge on the body.
  96.  
  97. Loosen the mid stiffener mounting bolts on both sides.
  98.  
  99. Attach the front subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the front subframe by hanging the belt over the front of the front subframe, secure the belt with its stop, and then tighten the wing nut.
  100.  
  101. Raise the jack and line up the slots in the front subframe arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, and then carefully attach them with four bolts.
  102.  
  103. Remove the four bolts securing the front subframe, and lower the front subframe.
  104.  
  105. Lower the vehicle.
  106.  
  107. Install the universal lifting eyelet to the threaded hole on the cylinder head with a 8 x 1.25 mm bolt.
  108.  
  109. Attach a chain hoist to the universal lifting eyelet, and the transmission hook. Lift the engine/IMA motor/transmission until its securely supported by the chain hoist, and remove the engine support hanger and the Civic engine hanger.
  110.  
  111. Remove the transmission mount bracket support bolt and nuts.
  112.  
  113. Remove the ground cable, and then remove the side engine mount bracket.
  114.  
  115. Check that the engine/IMA motor/transmission is completely free of vacuum hoses, fuel hoses, coolant hoses, and electrical wiring.
  116.  
  117. Slowly lower the engine/IMA motor/transmission about 150 mm (6 in.). Check once again that all hoses and electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/IMA motor/transmission, and then lower it all the way and support it.
  118.  
  119. Disconnect the chain hoist from the engine/IMA motor/transmission.
  120.  
  121. Raise the vehicle, and remove the engine/IMA motor/transmission from under the vehicle.
  122.  

To install:

  1. Raise the vehicle on the lift, and position the engine/IMA motor/transmission under the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned. Carefully lower the vehicle until the engine/IMA motor/transmission is properly positioned in the engine compartment. Make sure the vehicle is not resting on any part of the engine/IMA motor/transmission.
  2.  
  3. Attach a chain hoist to the universal lifting eyelet (07AAK-SNAA120) and the transmission hook. Carefully raise the engine/IMA motor/transmission with the chain hoist into place.
  4.  
  5. Install the universal lifting eyelet to the threaded hole on the cylinder head with a 10 x 1.25 mm bolt.
  6.  
  7. Install the front leg assembly, the hook, and the wing nut to an A and Reds engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) onto the Civic engine hanger (VSB02C000025). Carefully position the engine hanger on the vehicle, and attach the hook to the universal lifting eyelet. Tighten the wing nut by hand to lift and support the engine/IMA motor/transmission.
  8.  
  9. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  10.  
  11. Turn the IMA battery module switch ON.
  12.  
  13. Inspect for fuel leaks. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II) (do not operate the starter) so the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds and pressurizes the fuel lines. Repeat this operation three times, and then check fuel leakage at any point in the fuel line.
  14.  
  15. Refill the engine with oil to the correct level.
  16.  
  17. Refill the transmission with CVT fluid (CVTF).
  18.  
  19. Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch.
  20.  
  21. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed the air from the cooling system with the heater valve open.
  22.  
  23. Check for fluid leaks.
  24.  
  25. Do the PCM reset procedure.
  26.  
  27. Do the PCM idle learn procedure.
  28.  
  29. Do the Crankshaft Position (CKP) pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure.
  30.  
  31. Inspect the idle speed.
  32.  
  33. Inspect the ignition timing.
  34.  
  35. Check the wheel alignment.
  36.  
  37. Do the start clutch pressure calibration procedures.
  38.  
  39. If the IMA battery level gauge (BAT) displays no segment, start the engine, and hold it between 3,500 rpm and 4,000 rpm without load (in N or P) until the BAT displays at least three segments.
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