Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Lower Control Arm

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Removal & Installation



Accord
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the damper fork from the damper and the lower control arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the flange nut while holding the ball joint pin. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the lower arm.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cotter pin from the lower arm ball joint. Remove the castle nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower arm ball joint from the knuckle, using the ball joint removal tool.
  12.  
  13. Remove the flange bolts and remove the lower arm from the vehicle.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Insert the damper fork into the damper lower end, so the aligning tab is aligned with the slot in the damper fork. Replace the damper fork retaining nut, with a new one.
  4.  
  5. Be sure to use new flange bolts, castle nut and lock pin.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the wheel alignment, as necessary.
  8.  

Civic
2001-05 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flange nut while holding the joint pin. Disconnect the stabilizer link from the lower arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the lock pin from the lower arm ball joint, remove the castle nut.
  8.  
  9. Disconnect the lower arm from the knuckle assembly, using the proper removal tool.
  10.  
  11. Remove the flange bolts and remove the lower arm from the vehicle.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Insert the lock pin into the ball joint from the inside to the outside of the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Be sure to use new flange bolts, castle nut and lock pin.
  6.  
  7. Check and adjust the wheel alignment, as necessary.
  8.  

2006 Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flange nut while holding the ball joint pin. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the lower arm.
  6.  
  7. Turn the stabilizer bar backward to gain access to the front side of the lower arm mounting bolt.
  8.  
  9. Remove the flange bolt and nuts from the lower arm.
  10.  
  11. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.
  12.  
  13. Remove the lower arm mounting bolts. Remove the lower arm from the front suspension subframe.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Be sure to use new flange bolts, castle nut and lock pin.
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the wheel alignment, as necessary.
  6.  

S2000
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the front tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the flange nut while holding the ball joint pin. Disconnect the stabilizer links from the lower arm.
  6.  
  7. Remove the flange bolt and nuts from the lower arm.
  8.  
  9. Remove the cotter pin from the lower arm ball joint. Remove the castle nut.
  10.  
  11. Remove the lower arm ball joint from the knuckle, using the ball joint removal tool.
  12.  
  13. Remove the self locking nut and self locking cam nut. Remove the cam plate adjusting bolt, cam collar, flange bolt and the lower arm.
  14.  

To install:

  1. Installation is in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Be sure to use new flange bolts, castle nut and lock pin.
  4.  
  5. Check and adjust the wheel alignment, as necessary.
  6.  

 
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