Honda_Cr-V_2001-2006

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar)

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Removal & Installation



2001 Models
  1. Matchmark the stabilizer bar for proper reinstallation.
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  3. Disconnect the stabilizer bar links from the end of the sway bar.
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  5. Remove the stabilizer bar bushing brackets from the vehicle-s underbody.
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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal, noting the following steps:
    1. Apply silicone grease between the stabilizer bar bracket busing and stabilizer bar.
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    3. Tighten the stabilizer bar retainers, as follows:

      Stabilizer bar bracket-to-body bolts: 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
       
      Link nut and bolt 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm)

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      Fig. To remove the stabilizer bar links, use a 14mm wrench to loosen the flange bolt and a 5mm hex key to hold the threaded spindle-CR-V shown



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      Fig. Unfasten the retaining bolts from the stabilizer bar bushing bracket-CR-V shown

       

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2002-06 Models
  1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations. Remove the front wheels.
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  3. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar on the right and left. Refer to the procedure in this section.
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  5. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D).

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    Fig. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D)

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To install:

  1. Install the stabilizer bar in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    Use new self-locking nuts on reassembly.
     
    Note the right and left direction of the stabilizer bar.
     
    Align the ends of the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar with each end of the bushings (B).
     
    Note the fore/aft direction of the bushing holders.
     
    Refer to Stabilizer Link Replacement to connect the stabilizer bar to the links.

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    Fig. Align the ends of the paint marks (A) on the stabilizer bar with each end of the bushings (B)

     

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