Honda Insight 2000-2006

Rear Axle Beam

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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. Place a jack at each end of the rear axle beam.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Fender skirts
     
    Wheel speed sensors and remove the sensor and brake line brackets
     
    Parking brake cable brackets
     
    Speed sensor harnesses
     
    Lower shock bolts
     
    Coil springs
     
    Spring bump stop
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Brake drum
     
    Bearing hub
     
    Brake assembly
     
    Axle beam mounting bolts
     
    Axle beam
     

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following items:
    1. Tighten the axle beam bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
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    3. Install the lower shock bolt loosely, raise and load the suspension with the jacks then tighten the lower bolts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm). Tighten the upper bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
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  3. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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