Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

Radius Rod

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Loosen the front wheel lug nuts 1 / 2 turn.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the radius rod self-locking nut from the front subframe.
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  7. Remove the two radius rod-to-control arm fasteners.
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  9. Remove the radius rod assembly.
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To install:

  1. Apply silicone grease to the front radius rod bushings.
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  3. Install the larger bushing on the front of the subframe and the smaller bushing on the rear of the subframe both with the small end of the bushing facing out.
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  5. Install the washer onto the radius rod then the sleeve, and install the radius rod through the bushings in the lower subframe.
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  7. Install the front radius rod washer, then install and hand tighten a new self-locking radius rod nut.
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  9. Install the radius rod-to-control arm flange bolts and tighten to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the radius rod bushing bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  13. The balance of assembly is the reverse of the removal procedure. Make sure to tighten the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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