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

Torsion Bars

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



1984-87 Models

See Figures 1, 2 and 3



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Fig. Fig. 1: Torsion bar assembly removal-1984-87 models



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Fig. Fig. 2: Torsion bar alignment-1984-87 models



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Fig. Fig. 3: Aligning the torsion bar during assembly-1984-87 models

  1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the height adjusting nut and the torque tube holder.
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  5. Remove the 33mm circlip.
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  7. Remove the torsion bar cap, then the torsion bar clip by tapping the bar out of the torque tube.
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The torsion bar will slide easier if you move the lower arm up and down.

  1. Tap the torsion bar backward, out of the torque tube and remove the torque tube.
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To install:
  1. Install a new seal onto the torque tube. Coat the torque tube seal and torque with grease, then install them on the rear beams.
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  3. Grease the ends of the torsion bar and insert into the torque tube from the back.
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  5. Align the projection on the torque tube splines with the cutout in the torsion bar splines and insert the torsion bar approximately 10mm.
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The torsion bar will slide easier if the lower arm is moved up and down.

  1. Install the torsion bar clip and cap, then install the 30mm circlip and the torque tube cap.
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Push the torsion bar to the front so there is no clearance between the torque tube and the 30mm circlip.

  1. Coat the cap bushing with grease and install it on the torque tube. Install the torque tube holder and tighten the retaining bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
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  3. Temporarily tighten the height adjusting nut.
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  5. Remove the jackstands and lower the vehicle to the ground. Adjust the torsion bar spring height.
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ADJUSTMENT



  1. Measure the torsion bar spring height between the ground and the highest point of the wheel arch.

    CRX 25.15-25.55 in. (639-649mm).
     
    HATCHBACK 25.24-25.63 in. (641-651mm).
     
    SEDAN 25.43-25.8 in. (646-656mm).
     
    WAGON 25.35-25.75 in. (644-654mm).
     

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  1. If the spring height for the models being worked on does not meet the specifications above, make the following adjustment.
    1. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jackstands with the wheels off the ground.
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    3. Adjust the spring height by turning the height adjusting nut. Tightening the nut raises the height and loosening the nut lowers the height.
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The height varies 0.2 in. (5mm) per revolution of the adjusting nut.

  1. Lower the front wheels to the ground, then bounce the vehicle up and down several times and recheck the spring height to see if it is within specifications.
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