Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION




CAUTION
If the vehicle you are working on has air conditioning and the repair operation requires removal of a component of the air conditioning system, do not disconnect the refrigerant lines. If it is impossible to move the component out of the way with the lines attached, the air conditioning system must be evacuated. (Please refer to Routine Maintenance before you decide to evacuate the system.) The air conditioning system contains R-12 or R134a refrigerant gas under pressure. This gas can be very dangerous to your health, as well as the environment, and damage to the air conditioning system could result. Consult your local laws concerning refrigerant discharge and recycling. In many areas, it may be illegal for anyone but a certified technician to service the A/C system. Always use an approved recovery station when discharging the air conditioning.

1984-87 Models

See Figures 1 through 14

  1. Apply the parking brake and place blocks behind the rear wheels. Raise the front of the vehicle and support it on jackstands.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect both battery cables from the battery. Remove the battery and the battery tray from the engine compartment.
  4.  
  5. Using a scratch awl or a permanent marking pen, enscribe a line where the hood brackets meet the inside of the hood; this will help realign the hood during the installation. Remove the hood-to-bracket bolts and the hood.
  6.  

Use of an instant camera to record component placement and hook-up could prove invaluable to a trouble-free re-installation. Take time to carefully remove parts and have a designated "safe" place to store them where things will not get lost. Tag and label fasteners (if necessary) or loosely thread them back for secure keeping. Tag all wires, connectors, hoses and belts (as necessary) that might be confusing when it is time to put it all back together.



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the hood makes engine removal easier. Here, the bracket-to-hood alignment is being marked for later reinstallation in the same position



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Fig. Fig. 2: A ratchet and socket (usually 10mm) will allow you to remove the hood quickly. You should have an assistant hold the hood as it is detached to keep it from falling into the cowling

  1. Remove the engine and wheel well splash shields.
  2.  


CAUTION
Use care when removing radiator cap and when draining oil to avoid scalding by hot engine coolant, steam or oil. The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer. You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.



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Fig. Fig. 3: Removing a driver's side wheel well splash shield



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Fig. Fig. 4: Disconnect these wires and cable for engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 5: Disconnect these hoses and cables for engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 6: Disconnect these hoses, cables and valves before engine removal-1985-87 fuel injected models



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Fig. Fig. 7: Disconnect these hoses, cables and valves before engine removal-1984-87 carbureted models



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Fig. Fig. 8: The transaxle halfshafts, shift linkage and exhaust header pipe will have to be detached to remove the engine. Note the protective measures taken with the halfshaft ends

Always dispose of waste engine fluids properly.

  1. Drain the engine oil, coolant and transaxle fluid.
  2.  


CAUTION
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. If equipped with a carburetor, perform the following procedures:
    1. Disconnect and label all hoses leading to the air cleaner.
    2.  
    3. Remove the air cleaner cover and filter.
    4.  
    5. Remove the air cleaner hold-down bolts. Lift the air cleaner, then, disconnect the temperature sensor wire, the remaining two hoses and the air cleaner.
    6.  

  2.  
  3. If equipped with fuel injection, perform the following procedures:
    1. Disconnect the air intake duct and vacuum hose.
    2.  
    3. While holding the top of the fuel filter stationary with an open-end wrench, loosen the center service bolt with a box wrench; place a shop rag over the area so that any fuel spray will be absorbed. Carefully and slowly loosen the top service bolt, of the fuel filter, one turn.
    4.  
    5. Disconnect the fuel return hose from the pressure regulator. Remove the fuel return hose bolt and the hose.
    6.  
    7. From directly under the air cleaner outlet, disconnect the electrical harness connector. Disconnect the electrical harness cable from the fuse box.
    8.  
    9. Remove the front panel-to-valve cover ground cable.
    10.  
    11. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose.
    12.  
    13. If equipped with air conditioning, disconnect the idle control solenoid valve.
    14.  
    15. Loosen the throttle cable locknut and the adjusting nut, then, slip the end of the cable from the bracket and the accelerator linkage.
    16.  

  4.  

When removing the throttle cable, be sure not to use pliers and perform the work carefully so not to bend the cable. If you bend the cable, be sure to replace it.

    1. Disconnect the No. 1 control box connector, (this control box is in front of the shock tower on the driver's side), then, lift the control box from its retaining bracket and support it next to the engine.
    2.  
    3. Disconnect the two engine harness connectors. These are made of white plastic and are located near the brake fluid reservoir.
    4.  
    5. Remove the distributor. Label and disconnect the radiator and heater hoses from the engine, leaving the heater valve cable in position.
    6.  




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Fig. Fig. 9: Remove these control boxes and the power steering pump to facilitate engine removal.

  1. If equipped with a carburetor, disconnect the following hoses and wires:
    1. The engine compartment sub-harness connector.
    2.  
    3. The engine secondary cable.
    4.  
    5. The brake booster vacuum hose.
    6.  
    7. If equipped with air conditioning, remove the idle control solenoid hoses from the valve and the valve.
    8.  

  2.  
  3. Disconnect the control box connector(s). Remove the control box(s) from the bracket(s) and allow it (them) hang next to the engine.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the purge control solenoid valve vacuum hose from the charcoal canister.
  6.  
  7. If equipped, remove the air jet controller.
  8.  
  9. Loosen the throttle cable locknut and adjusting nut, then, slip the cable end from the throttle bracket.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the fuel hose from the fuel pump. Remove the fuel pump cover and the pump.
  12.  
  13. Label and remove the spark plug wires. Remove the distributor from the engine.
  14.  
  15. Remove the radiator and heater hoses from the engine.
  16.  

Label the heater hoses so they will be reinstalled in their original locations.

  1. If equipped with a manual transaxle, perform the following procedures:
    1. Disconnect the ground cable from the transaxle.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the clutch cable adjusting nut, then, remove the cable from the release arm.
    4.  
    5. From the clutch housing, disconnect the shift lever torque rod.
    6.  
    7. Slide the shift rod pin retainer out of the way. Using a pin punch, drive the pin out and remove the shift rod.
    8.  

  2.  
  3. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, perform the following procedures:
    1. Remove the oil cooler hoses from the transaxle, allow the fluid to drain from the hoses, then, secure the hoses out of the way near the radiator.
    2.  
    3. From the inside of the vehicle, remove the center console.
    4.  
    5. Position the shift lever in Reverse, then remove the lock pin from the end of the shift cable.
    6.  
    7. Unbolt and remove the shift cable holder.
    8.  
    9. Disconnect the throttle control cable from the throttle lever. Loosen the lower locknut on the throttle cable bracket and remove the cable from the bracket.
    10.  

  4.  

Do not move the upper locknut as it will change the transaxle shift points.

  1. Remove the speedometer cable clip and pull the cable from the holder.
  2.  

Do not remove the holder from the transaxle, as doing so may allow the speedometer gear to fall into the transaxle.

  1. Using penetrating oil, squirt it on the exhaust header pipe nuts, then, remove the nuts and pipe.
  2.  
  3. If working on a 4WD Wagon, perform the following procedures:
    1. Using a crayon or paint, mark the drive shaft-to-transaxle flange.
    2.  
    3. Remove the drive shaft-to-transaxle flange bolts and disconnect the drive shaft from the transaxle.
    4.  

  4.  
  5. To remove the halfshafts on all models, perform the following procedures:
    1. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle. Loosen the 32mm spindle nuts with a socket. Raise the vehicle and resupport on jackstands.
    2.  
    3. Remove the front wheel spindle nut.
    4.  
    5. Place a floor jack under the lower control arm, then, remove the ball joint cotter pin and nut.
    6.  

  6.  

Be certain the lower control arm is positioned securely on top of the floor jack so that it doesn't suddenly jump or spring off when the ball joint remover is used.

  1. Using a lifting sling, attach it to the engine block, then raise the hoist to remove the slack from the chain.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear transaxle mount bracket. Remove bolts from the front transaxle mount and the engine side mount.
  4.  
  5. If equipped with air conditioning, perform the following procedures:
    1. Loosen the belt adjusting bolts and remove the belt.
    2.  
    3. Remove the air conditioning compressor bolts, then wire it up out of the way on the front beam.
    4.  

  6.  

Do not disconnect the air conditioning refrigerant lines; the compressor can be moved without discharging the system.

  1. Disconnect the alternator wiring harness connectors. Remove the alternator belt. Remove the alternator mounting bolts and the alternator.
  2.  
  3. Check that the engine and transaxle are free of any hoses or electrical connectors.
  4.  
  5. Slowly raise and remove the engine from the vehicle.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 10: These mounting brackets must be detached for the engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 11: Removing the exhaust header from the underside



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Fig. Fig. 12: Engine mounts and bracket locations-1984-87 vehicles

To install:


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Fig. Fig. 13: The alternator which was removed for engine removal, goes back in place as shown



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Fig. Fig. 14: Reinstallation requires tightening the engine mounts in the sequence shown. Failure to tighten the bolts in the proper order may cause excessive noise and vibration, as well as reduce bushing life. Check that the bushings are not twisted or offset

  1. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure. Use the following steps to aid in the installation procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the engine mount bolts in the following sequence; be sure to replace the rear transaxle bolt and the front transaxle bolt with new bolts:
    1. Rear transaxle mount bracket-33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Front transaxle mount-33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Engine side mount-33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
    6.  

  4.  

Failure to tighten the bolts in the proper sequence can cause excessive noise and vibration, as well as reduce bushing life. Be sure to check that the bushings are not twisted or offset.

  1. Check that the spring clip on the end of each drive shaft clicks into place. Be sure to use new spring clips on installation.
  2.  
  3. After assembling the fuel line parts, turn the ignition switch (do not operate the starter) to the ON position so the fuel pump is operated for approximately two seconds so as to pressurize the fuel system. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times and check for a possible fuel leak.
  4.  
  5. Bleed the air from the cooling system at the bleed bolt with the heater valve open.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the throttle cable tension, install the air conditioning compressor and belt and adjust all belt tensions. Adjust the clutch cable free-play and check that the transaxle shifts into gear smoothly.
  8.  
  9. Check the ignition timing.
  10.  
  11. Install the speedometer cable, be sure to align the tab on the cable end with the slot holder. Install the clip so the bent leg is on the groove side. After installing, pull the speedometer cable to make sure it is secure.
  12.  

1988-91 Models

See Figures 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19

Make sure that all jacks and jackstands are placed properly and hoist brackets are attached to the correct positions on the engine. Always apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels so the vehicle will not roll off the support stands and possibly fall on you while underneath the vehicle. Be sure to have everything that is needed to perform this job on hand before attempting this procedure. Be sure to use fender covers to avoid damaging any painted surfaces.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cables. Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  2.  
  3. Apply the parking brake and place blocks behind the rear wheels. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  4.  
  5. Scribe a line where the hood brackets meet the inside of the hood.
  6.  

Use of an instant camera to record component placement and hook-up could prove invaluable to a trouble-free re-installation. Take time to carefully remove parts and have a designated "safe" place to store them where things will not get lost. Tag and label fasteners (if necessary) or loosely thread them back for secure keeping. Tag all wires, connectors, hoses and belts (as necessary) that might be confusing when it is time to put it all back together.

  1. Disconnect the windshield washer fluid tubes. Unbolt and remove the hood.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine and wheel well splash shields.
  4.  


CAUTION
Use care when removing radiator cap and when draining oil to avoid scalding by hot engine coolant, steam or oil. The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer. You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Drain the oil from the engine, the coolant from the radiator and the transaxle oil from the transaxle.
  2.  


CAUTION
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Remove the air intake duct and the front air intake duct.
  2.  
  3. Relieve the fuel pressure from the fuel system, by slowly loosening the banjo bolt on the fuel filler approximately one turn.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 15: Disconnect these components before engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 16: Remove these suspension and exhaust components before engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 17: Remove the distributor and disconnect the fuel lines before engine removal



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Fig. Fig. 18: Engine mount and chain location for engine removal

Keep any and all open flames away from the work area. Before disconnecting any fuel lines, the fuel pressure should be relieved. Place a suitable shop towel over the fuel filler to prevent the pressurized fuel from spraying over the engine.

  1. Disconnect and tag the engine compartment harness connectors, battery wires and transaxle ground cable.
  2.  
  3. Remove the throttle cable by loosening the lock nut and the throttle cable adjust nut, then slip the throttle cable end out of the throttle bracket and accelerator linkage. Be sure not to bend the cable when removing it. Do not use pliers to remove the cable from the linkage. Always replace a kinked cable with a new one.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect and tag the engine wire connectors and spark plug wires. Bring the engine up to TDC on the No. 1 cylinder. Mark the position of the distributor rotor in relation to the distributor housing and the distributor in relation to the engine block. Remove the distributor assembly from the cylinder head.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the radiator hoses and heater hoses. Disconnect the transaxle fluid cooler lines. Remove the speedometer cable.
  8.  

Do not remove the speedometer cable holder, as doing so may allow the speedometer gear to fall into the transaxle housing.

  1. If equipped with power steering, remove the mounting bolts and power steering belt, then without disconnecting the hoses, pull the pump away from its mounting bracket and lay aside.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and tag the alternator wiring, remove the alternator adjusting bolts, mounting bolts and belt. Remove the alternator from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Loosen the air conditioning belt adjust bolt and the idler puller nut. Remove the compressor mounting bolts. Disconnect the air conditioning suction and discharge lines, only if it is necessary. Lift the compressor out of the bracket with the air conditioning hoses attached and wire the compressor to the front beam of the vehicle.
  6.  


CAUTION
If the vehicle you are working on has air conditioning and the repair operation you will perform requires the removal of a component of the air conditioning system, do not disconnect the refrigerant lines. If it is impossible to move the component out of the way with the lines attached, the air conditioning system must be evacuated. (Please refer to Routine Maintenance before you decide to evacuate the system.) The air conditioning system contains R-12 or R134a refrigerant gas under pressure. This gas can be very dangerous to your health, the environment, and damage to the air conditioning system could result. Consult your local laws concerning refrigerant discharge and recycling. In many areas it may be illegal for anyone but a certified technician to service the A/C system. Always use an approved recovery station when discharging the air conditioning.

  1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, proceed as follows:
    1. Remove the header pipe, header pipe bracket, torque converter cover and shift control cable holder.
    2.  
    3. Remove the shift control cable by removing the cotter pin, control pin and control lever roller from the control lever.
    4.  

  2.  
  3. If equipped with manual transaxles, remove the shift lever torque rod, shift rod and clutch cable. On reassembly, slide the retainer back into place after driving in the spring pin.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel well splash shields and engine splash shields. Remove the right and left halfshafts from the transaxle and cover the shafts with a plastic bag so as to prevent the oil from spilling over the work area. Be sure to coat all precision finished surfaces with clean engine oil or grease.
  6.  
  7. On 4WD vehicles equipped with automatic transaxles, remove the cable clip and the control pin. Loosen the shift control cable nut and then remove the control cable.
  8.  
  9. On 4WD vehicles equipped with manual transaxles, remove the cotter pins and the 3 cable bracket mounting bolts. Remove the cable bracket from the rear of the transaxle mount bracket.
  10.  
  11. Attach a suitable chain hoist to the engine block hoist brackets and raise the hoist just enough to remove the slack from the chain. To attach the rear engine chain, remove the plastic radiator hose bracket and hook the chain to the top of the clutch cable bracket.
  12.  
  13. Remove the rear transaxle mount bracket. Remove the bolts from the front transaxle bolt mount. Remove the bolts from the engine side mount. Remove the bolts from the engine side transaxle mounts.
  14.  
  15. Check that the engine/transaxle assembly are completely free of vacuum, fuel, coolant hoses and electrical wires.
  16.  
  17. Slowly raise the engine approximately 6 in. (152mm) and stop. Check again that the engine/transaxle assembly are completely free of vacuum, fuel, coolant hoses and electrical wires.
  18.  
  19. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly all the way up and out of the vehicle, once it is clear from the vehicle, lower the assembly into a suitable engine stand.
  20.  

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Fig. Fig. 19: Engine mount sequence

  1. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure. Use the following steps to aid in the installation procedure.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the engine mount bolts in the following sequence; be sure to replace the rear transaxle bolt and the front transaxle bolt with new bolts:
    1. Side transaxle mount-40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Rear transaxle mount bracket-43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
    4.  
    5. Front transaxle mount-43 ft. lbs. (58 Nm).
    6.  
    7. Engine side mount-40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
    8.  

  4.  

Failure to tighten the bolts in the proper sequence can cause excessive noise and vibration, as well as reduce bushing life. Be sure to check that the bushings are not twisted or offset.

  1. Check that the spring clip on the end of each drive shaft clicks into place. Be sure to use new spring clips on installation.
  2.  
  3. After assembling the fuel line parts, turn the ignition switch (do not operate the starter) to the ON position so the fuel pump is operated for approximately two seconds so as to pressurize the fuel system. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times and check for a possible fuel leak.
  4.  
  5. Bleed the air from the cooling system at the bleed bolt with the heater valve open.
  6.  
  7. Adjust the throttle cable tension, install the air conditioning compressor and belt and adjust all belt tensions. Adjust the clutch cable free-play and check that the transaxle shifts into gear smoothly.
  8.  
  9. Check the ignition timing.
  10.  
  11. Install the speedometer cable, be sure to align the tab on the cable end with the slot holder. Install the clip so the bent leg is on the groove side. After installing, pull the speedometer cable to make sure it is secure.
  12.  

1992-95 Engines

See Figures 20 through 30

Make sure that all jacks and jackstands are placed properly and hoist brackets are attached to the correct positions on the engine. Always apply the parking brake and block the rear wheels so the vehicle will not roll off the support stands and possibly fall on you while underneath the vehicle. Be sure to have everything that is needed to perform this job on hand before attempting this procedure. Be sure to use fender covers to avoid damaging any painted surfaces.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cables. Remove the battery and the battery tray.
  2.  
  3. Apply the parking brake and place blocks behind the rear wheels. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  4.  

Be sure to have the 5-digit code for the original radio. When electical power is reconnected, the word "CODE" will be displayed on the radio screen. This must be entered to resume radio operation.

  1. Remove the radiator cap.
  2.  
  3. Scribe a line or use a permanent felt tip pen to mark where the hood brackets meet the inside of the hood.
  4.  

Use of an instant camera to record component placement and hook-up could prove invaluable to a trouble-free re-installation. Take time to carefully remove parts and have a designated "safe" place to store them where things will not get lost. Tag and label fasteners (if necessary) or loosely thread them back for secure keeping. Tag all wires, connectors, hoses and belts (as necessary) that might be confusing when it is time to put it all back together.

  1. Disconnect the windshield washer fluid tubes. Unbolt and remove the hood.
  2.  
  3. Remove the engine and wheel well splash shields.
  4.  


CAUTION
Use care when removing radiator cap and when draining oil to avoid scalding by hot engine coolant, steam or oil. The EPA warns that prolonged contact with used engine oil may cause a number of skin disorders, including cancer. You should make every effort to minimize your exposure to used engine oil. Protective gloves should be worn when changing the oil. Wash your hands and any other exposed skin areas as soon as possible after exposure to used engine oil. Soap and water, or waterless hand cleaner should be used.

  1. Drain the oil from the engine, the coolant from the radiator and the transaxle oil from the transaxle. Reinstall the drain plug using a new washer.
  2.  


CAUTION
When draining coolant, keep in mind that cats and dogs are attracted by ethylene glycol antifreeze, and are quite likely to drink any that is left in an uncovered container or in puddles on the ground. This will prove fatal in sufficient quantity. Always drain the coolant into a sealable container. Coolant should be reused unless it is contaminated or several years old.

  1. Remove the underhood ABS fuse/relay box.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air intake duct, the resonator and the air cleaner housing assembly.
  4.  



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Fig. Fig. 20: Disconnect and remove the brake booster vacuum hose as well as the fuel return hose



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Fig. Fig. 21: These connectors and cables must be disengaged for engine removal

  1. Relieve the fuel pressure from the fuel system, by covering the fuel filter service bolt atop the banjo bolt with a shop towel and slowly loosening it approximately one turn. (Refer to Routine Maintenance for more detail).
  2.  


CAUTION
Do not smoke and keep any open flame away from the work area. Before disconnecting any fuel lines, the fuel pressure should be relieved. A shop towel placed over the fuel filler is to prevent the pressurized fuel from spraying on you and over the engine.

  1. Remove the fuel feed hose and the evaporative emission (EVAP) control canister hose from the intake manifold.
  2.  
  3. Disconnect and tag the engine compartment harness connectors, battery wires and transaxle ground cable.
  4.  
  5. Remove the throttle cable by loosening the lock nut and the throttle cable adjusting nut, then slip the cable end out of the throttle linkage. Be sure not to bend the cable when removing it. Do not use pliers to remove the cable from the linkage. Always replace a kinked cable with a new one.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect and tag the engine wire connectors on the left side of the engine and the spark plug wires.
  8.  
  9. Bring the engine up to TDC on the No. 1 cylinder. Mark the position of the distributor rotor in relation to the distributor housing and the distributor in relation to the engine block. Remove the distributor assembly from the cylinder head.
  10.  
  11. Remove the fuel return hose and brake booster vacuum hose.
  12.  
  13. Remove the engine wire harness connectors, terminal and clamps on the right side of engine compartment.
  14.  
  15. Remove the battery cable and starter cable from the underhood fuse/relay box and ABS power cable from the battery terminal, and the engine ground cable from the body side.
  16.  
  17. Disconnect the radiator hoses and heater hoses. Disconnect the transaxle fluid cooler lines. Remove the speedometer cable.
  18.  

Do not remove the speedometer cable holder, as doing so may allow the speedometer gear to fall into the transaxle housing.

  1. Remove power steering belt and pump, then without disconnecting the hoses, pull the pump away from its mounting bracket and lay aside.
  2.  
  3. Remove the air conditioning (A/C) belt and compressor and connector but do not disconnect the A/C hoses.
  4.  


CAUTION
If the work you are performing requires the removal of a component of the air conditioning system, do not disconnect the refrigerant lines. If it is impossible to move the component out of the way with the lines attached, the air conditioning system must be evacuated. (Please refer to Routine Maintenance before you decide to evacuate the system.) The air conditioning system contains R-12 or R134a refrigerant gas under pressure. This gas can be very dangerous to your health, the environment, and damage to the air conditioning system could result. Consult your local laws concerning refrigerant discharge and recycling. In many areas it may be illegal for anyone but a certified technician to service the A/C system. Always use an approved recovery station when discharging the air conditioning.

  1. If equipped with an automatic transaxle, proceed as follows:
    1. Remove the transmission ground cable and automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler hoses.
    2.  
    3. Remove the upper and lower radiator hoses and heater hoses that were disconnected in Step 19.
    4.  
    5. Remove exhaust pipe "A" and its support bracket.
    6.  
    7. Remove the shift cable by removing the shift cable cover and control lever.
    8.  

  2.  

Raise the vehicle as high on jackstands as is safely possible to make it less awkward working under the car.



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Fig. Fig. 22: Exhaust pipe "A" (also known in Honda terminology as a "header pipe") must be removed completely. Make sure to have the correct gasket for re-assembly



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Fig. Fig. 23: Shift linkage must be disconnected as shown for engine removal

  1. If equipped with a manual transaxle:
    1. Remove the the clutch slave cylinder and pipe/hose assembly but do not disconnect the pipe/hose assembly.
    2.  
    3. Remove the shift shift rod and extension rod.
    4.  

  2.  
  3. Remove the damper fork.
  4.  
  5. Disconnect the suspension lower arm ball joint with the special ball Joint Remover/Installer tool (Honda part No. 07965-SB00100) and Ball Joint Remover Base (Honda part No. 07AF-SH20200). See Suspension & Steering for procedure.
  6.  
  7. Remove the halfshafts being sure to coat all precision surfaces with clean engine oil or grease, wrap with plastic and tie off the halfshaft ends.
  8.  



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Fig. Fig. 24: Location of damper fork and bolts to be removed. Re-tighten to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)

  1. Attach a suitable chain hoist to the engine block hoist brackets and raise the hoist just enough to remove the slack from the chain. To attach the rear engine chain, remove the plastic radiator hose bracket and hook the chain to the top of the clutch cable bracket.
  2.  



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Fig. Fig. 25: During engine installation, tighten the mounts to their specified torque values



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Fig. Fig. 26: Chain hoist attachment locations

  1. Remove the left and right front engine mounts and brackets. Remove the rear engine mount bracket.
  2.  
  3. Remove the cruise control actuator.
  4.  
  5. Remove the support nuts/bolt and mount bolt, then remove the side engine mount.
  6.  



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Fig. Fig. 27: Engine mount locations

  1. Remove the transmission mount nuts. Loosen the mount bolt and pivot the transmission side mount out of the way.
  2.  
  3. Check that the engine/transaxle assembly are completely free of vacuum, fuel, coolant hoses and electrical wires.
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  5. Slowly raise the engine approximately 6 in. (15 cm) and stop. Check again that the engine/transaxle assembly are completely free of vacuum, fuel, coolant hoses and electrical wires.
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  7. Raise the engine/transaxle assembly all the way up and out of the vehicle, once it is clear from the vehicle, lower the assembly into a suitable engine stand.
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To install:

Civic series models not equipped with A/C have an additional mount bracket. Tighten 10×1.25mm bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (55 Nm).

  1. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure. Use the following steps to aid in the installation procedure.
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  3. Tighten the engine mount bolts in the sequence shown in accompanying drawing. Be sure to replace the rear transaxle bolt and the front transaxle bolt with new bolts.
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Fig. Fig. 28: Fiinger-tighten the engine mount bolts until all are in place. Then, tighten the mounts in proper order to the torque figures shown



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Fig. Fig. 29: Location of mounts and torque specs for 1992-95-compare to previous drawing for engine re-installation



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Fig. Fig. 30: Additional torque value specifications

Failure to tighten the bolts in the proper sequence can cause excessive noise and vibration, as well as reduce bushing life. Be sure to check that the bushings are not twisted or offset.

  1. Check that the spring clip on the end of each drive shaft clicks into place. Be sure to use new spring clips on installation.
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  3. After assembling the fuel line parts, turn the ignition switch (do not operate the starter) to the ON position so the fuel pump is operated for approximately two seconds so as to pressurize the fuel system. Repeat this procedure 2-3 times and check for a possible fuel leak.
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  5. Bleed the air from the cooling system at the bleed bolt with the heater valve open.
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  7. Adjust the throttle cable tension, install the air conditioning compressor and belt and adjust all belt tensions. Adjust the clutch cable free-play and check that the transaxle shifts into gear smoothly.
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  9. Check the ignition timing.
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  11. Install the speedometer cable, be sure to align the tab on the cable end with the slot holder. Install the clip so the bent leg is on the groove side. After installing, pull the speedometer cable to make sure it is secure.
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