Honda_Element_2003-2006

Strut (MacPherson Strut) & Coil Spring

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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
     
    Tie rod end nuts
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Stabilizer link
     
    Brake hose retainer
     
    Speed sensor bracket
     
    Lower damper pinch bolts
     
    Strut top nut
     
    Strut and damper
     

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To install:

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Fig. Exploded view of front strut and damper-Insight


NOTE
Use new self-locking fasteners for assembly.

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Strut. Loosely tighten the mounting nuts and pinch bolts
     
    Stabilizer link and hand tighten the nut.
     

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  3. Place a jack under the lower arm and raise the suspension to load it.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the strut top nuts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Tighten the lower pinch bolts to 72 ft. lbs. (98 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Tighten the stabilizer link nut to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  11. Tighten the tie rod nut to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  13. Install the speed sensor bracket and brake line retainer.
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  15. Install the front wheels and check the wheel alignment.
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