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

Radius Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-87 Models

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the radius arm mounting

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands. Remove the front wheels.
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  3. Disconnect the radius arm ball joint. Be careful not to damage the seal.
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  5. Remove the radius arm self-locking nuts.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar locking nut and separate the radius arm from the stabilizer bar.
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  9. Remove the lower control arm bolts from the radius arm and remove the radius arm.
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To install:

Replace all locking nuts.

  1. Install the radius arm in position and install the lower control arm bolts. Tighten the bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
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  3. Connect the stabilizer to the radius arm and tighten the bolt to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  5. Install the radius arm bolts and self-locking nuts. Tighten the self-locking pivot nut to 60 ft. lbs. (83 Nm) and the ball joint nut to 32 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
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  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Lower the vehicle.
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