REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
1984-87 4WD Wagon
- Remove the control arm outboard and inboard pivot bolts.
- Pull the inboard side of the arm down until it clears the body.
- Slide the arm towards the center of the vehicle until it is free of the hub carrier.
- Check the Bushing at each end of the control arm and the control arm for damage and wear. To install, position the control arm and install the retaining bolts.
- Tighten the control arm retaining bolts to 60 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
See Figures 1 and 2
When the trailing arms are to be removed with the vehicle raised at both the front and rear, place additional weight in the trunk. The vehicle could otherwise become unbalanced and tip forward.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
On all except Civic Wagon with 4WD, perform the following procedure:
- Remove the brake drum or rotor.
- Remove the spindle nut and hub unit.
- Disconnect the parking brake cable and the brake line from the wheel cylinder. Plug the line.
- Remove the brake backing plate.
- On 4WD Civic Wagon, remove the brake drum and spindle nut and disconnect the parking brake cable.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the brake line. Plug the line.
- Support the lower control arm or beam axle with a suitable jack.
- Remove the trailing arm bushing mounting bolts.
- Disconnect the upper arm and compensator arm from the trailing arm, if equipped.
- On Civic Wagon with 4WD, remove the rear halfshaft outboard CV-joint from the trailing arm using a suitable puller.
- Remove the trailing arm from the vehicle.
- Install the trailing arm in position.
Tighten all bolts and nuts with the vehicle on the ground. This will ensure proper tightening.
- Install the halfshaft o