Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000

Lower Control Arms

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. View of the lower control arm-to-spindle assembly mounting bolt



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Fig. After you have loosened the strut mounting bolt, pivot the lower arm down



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Fig. Use a box end wrench to remove the lower control arm inner mounting bolt

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear tire/wheel assembly.
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  5. Remove the inner and outer bushing flanged through bolts.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar link flange nut.
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  9. Remove the lower arm.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following steps:

    Lubricate the outer arm bushing with silicone grease.
     
    Tighten the stabilizer bar link flange nut to 22 ft lbs. (29 Nm)
     
    Tighten the bushing through bolts to 40-43 ft. lbs. (54-59 Nm)
     
    Tighten the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     

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