Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Coil Springs

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CRV Models



  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove rear wheels.
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  5. Remove the strut assembly. For details, see strut assembly removal in this section.
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  7. Place the strut assembly in a vise and using a suitable spring compressor, compress the spring.
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  9. Use a 5mm hex key to hold the strut dampening rod and remove the self-locking nut.
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  11. Remove the washer, rubber busing collar, mounting base, mounting bushing, and spring mounting rubber.
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  13. Remove the spring.
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  15. Installation is the reverse of disassembly, noting the following:

    Install a new self-locking nut and tighten to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
     
    Tighten the strut flange mounting nuts to 36 ft. lbs. (49 Nm).
     
    Tighten the strut-to-control arm through bolt to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     

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4-Cylinder Odyssey Models

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Place a floor jack under the lower control arm spring perch and raise it slightly.
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  7. Remove the shock absorber flange through bolt and the knuckle flange through bolt from the lower control arm.
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  9. Collapse and remove and the shock assembly. For specific details, see the shock removal procedures in this section.
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  11. Slowly lower the floor jack to release the tension on the coil spring.
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  13. Remove the coil spring and the upper and lower spring seats.
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To install:
  1. Replace the upper and lower spring seats if they are distorted or have disintegrated.
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  3. Install the spring seats into position.
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  5. Install the coil spring. Align the ends of the coil with the notches on the spring seats.
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  7. Raise the floor jack under the lower control arm to compress the spring.
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  9. Install the shock absorber and knuckle flange bolts and hand tighten them only at this point.
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  11. Lower the jack and move it under the knuckle. Raise the jack under the knuckle until it is supporting the weight of the vehicle. Tighten each of the two flange bolts to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm) and the shock flange nuts to 28 ft lbs. (38 Nm).
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  13. Lower the floor jack. Install the rear wheels. Lower the vehicle.
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  15. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  17. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment as necessary.
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V6 Odyssey Models

  1. Carefully raise and support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assembly.
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  5. Place a jack under the lower control arm and lift the arm slightly.
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  7. Remove the wheel sensor clamp bolts and wire from the lower control arm, but do not disconnect the wire.
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  9. Remove the flange bolt that attaches the lower control arm to the knuckle assembly.
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  11. Carefully and slowly lower the jack gradually.
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  13. Remove the spring from the vehicle.
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To install:
  1. Install the spring to the lower control arm and make sure the spring seats are aligned properly.
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  3. Place a jack under the lower control arm and lift the arm slightly until the bolt holes align between the control arm and the knuckle assembly and loosely install the flange bolt.
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  5. Install the wheel sensor clamp bolts and wire to the lower control arm.
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  7. With the jack placed under the lower control arm and lift the arm until the jack begins to support the weight of the vehicle and torque the flange bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm).
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  9. Carefully and slowly lower the jack gradually.
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  11. Install the rear wheel and tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).
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  13. Check and adjust the rear wheel alignment.
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  15. Test drive the vehicle and check for proper operation.
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