Honda_Ridgeline_2006

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the transaxle if removing the left halfshaft. If is not necessary to drain the fluid if removing the right halfshaft.
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  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Negative battery cable
     
    Front wheels
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Lower ball joint
     

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  7. Pry the inboard joint from the transaxle or intermediate shaft.
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  9. Remove the outer CV-joint stub shaft from the hub by tapping the stub shaft with a plastic hammer.
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To install:

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Fig. Front halfshaft exploded view


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

  1. Install the outer CV-joint stub shaft into the hub.
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  3. Install the inner CV-joint to the transaxle or intermediate shaft until the circlip locks in the retaining groove.
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  5. Install or connect the following:

    Lower ball joint. Tighten the nut to 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm). Always advance castellated nuts to align cotter pin holes.
     
    Spindle nut (new). Tighten the nut to 242 ft. lbs. (328 Nm).
     
    Front wheels
     
    Negative battery cable
     

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  7. Fill the transaxle to the correct level and check for leaks.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and support the rear of the vehicle.
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  5. Drain the differential.
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  7. Remove the wheels.
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  9. Remove and discard the spindle nut.
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  11. Remove the VSA rear wheel sensor.
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  13. Separate the upper ball joint from the upper arm.
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  15. Remove the lower track rod.
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  17. Separate the lower arm from the knuckle.
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  19. Pull the knuckle outwards and separate the halfshaft from the hub.
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  21. Pry the halfshaft from the differential.

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    Fig. Rear halfshaft exploded view

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  23. Installation is the reverse of removal. Use new snaprings and cotter pins. Always advance castellated nuts to align cotter pin holes. Observe the following torques:

    Lower arm-to-knuckle bolt: 105 ft. lbs. (142 Nm)
     
    Track rod inner end: 69 ft. lbs. (93 Nm)
     
    Track rod outer end: 74 ft. lbs. (101 Nm)
     
    Upper arm ball stud nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Halfshaft end nut: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
     

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