Honda Pilot - 2003-2005

Lower Control Arm

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Bushing Replacement



The control arm bushings are serviced with the control arms as an assembly.

Removal & Installation



Lower Arm A
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Lower arm mounting bolt and nut
     
    Lower arm
     

  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the bolt to 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm) and the nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear lower arm (A) mounting

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Lower Arm B
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Support the control arm with a jack.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Stabilizer link from the lower arm
     
    Wheel speed sensor wiring harness from the lower arm. Do not disconnect the connector.
     
    Flange bolts that attaches the lower arm to the knuckle
     

  6.  
  7. Spring assembly

    Inner nuts and bolts and the arm

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    Fig. Rear lower arm (B) mounting

     

  8.  
  9. Install or connect the following:

    Arm, inner bolt and loosely install the nut
     
    Spring assembly
     

  10.  
  11. Raise the arm into position and install the flange bolt.
  12.  
  13. Raise the rear suspension with a floor jack to load the vehicle weight.

    Tighten the flange bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm) and the inner nut and bolt to 61 ft. lbs. (83 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor harness
     
    Wheel
     

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  15. Check the vehicle alignment.
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