Honda_Element_2003-2006

Lower Control Arm

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section. Also see the IMA system disabling before proceeding with any procedure.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Lower arm cover
     
    Front inner flange bolt and nut
     
    Lower control arm

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    Fig. Exploded view of the flange bolts (A) and nut (B), beam under-cover (C) and lower control arm (D)

     

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To install:


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

  1. Loosely install the mounting bolts and raise and load the suspension before final tightening of the bolts.
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  3. Install or connect the following:

    Lower control arm. Tighten the inner flange bolts to 51 ft. lbs. (69 Nm).
     
    Upper flange bolt. Tighten the bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
     
    Lower arm cover
     
    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nuts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).
     
    New spindle nut. Tighten to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

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  5. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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