Honda_Cr-V_2001-2006

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the differential.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Spindle nut
     

  6.  
  7. Pry the inboard joint from the differential.
  8.  
  9. Remove the outer CV-joint stub shaft from the hub by tapping the stub shaft with a plastic hammer.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips and self-locking nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the outer CV-joint stub shaft into the hub.
  2.  
  3. Install the inner CV-joint to the differential until the circlip locks in the retaining groove.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
     
    Rear wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the differential to the correct level and check for leaks.
  8.  

2001 Models



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Damper fork
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Spindle nut
     

  6.  
  7. Pry the inboard joint from the transaxle or intermediate shaft.
  8.  
  9. Remove the outer CV-joint stub shaft from the hub by tapping the stub shaft with a plastic hammer.
  10.  

To install:


NOTE
Use new circlips, split pins and self-locking nuts for assembly.

  1. Install the outer CV-joint stub shaft into the hub.
  2.  
  3. Install the inner CV-joint to the transaxle or intermediate shaft until the circlip locks in the retaining groove.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm).
     
    Damper fork. Tighten the pinch bolt to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) and the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    Spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
     
    Front wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

  6.  
  7. Fill the transaxle to the correct level and check for leaks.
  8.  

2002-06 Models



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Drain the transaxle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Stabilizer bar
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Spindle nut
     

  6.  
  7. On the left side, pry the inboard joint from the case with a prybar.
  8.  
  9. On the right side, drive the inboard shaft off the intermediate shaft with a drift and hammer.
  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Observe the following torques:

    Ball stud nuts: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer link nuts: 29 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)
     
    Spindle nut: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front halfshaft locknut (A), shoulder (B)

     

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