Odyssey 2007-2008

Lower Control Arms

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Removal & Installation



  1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
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  3. Remove the front wheel.
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  5. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the strut (D).

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    Fig. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer links from the strut (D)

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  7. Turn the stabilizer bar backward to gain easier access to the front side of the lower arm mounting bolt.
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  9. Remove the lock pin from the lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove the nut.

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    Fig. Remove the lock pin from the lower arm ball joint castle nut, and remove the nut

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  11. Remove the lower ball joint from the knuckle using the special tools.
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  13. Remove the flange bolts (A), then remove the lower arm (B).

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    Fig. Remove the flange bolts (A), then remove the lower arm (B)

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To install:

  1. Install the lower arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

    Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when connecting the lower arm to the knuckle.
     
    Place a jack under the lower arm, and raise the lower arm to load the suspension with the vehicle's weight.
     
    Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values.
     
    Torque the castle nut to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the hole in the stud. Do not align the castle nut by loosening it.
     
    Use a new lock pin on the castle nut.
     
    Connect the struts to the links.
     
    Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface on the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.
     
    Check the front wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary.
     

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