Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Strut Assembly

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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 side access panel in the rear cargo area.
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  7. Remove the flange bolts through the access panel.
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  9. Remove the strut assembly flange through bolt from the lower control arm.
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  11. Carefully lower the rear strut assembly from the vehicle.
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  13. Place the strut assembly in a suitable vise and using a suitable spring compressor, compress the spring.
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  15. Use a 5mm hex key to hold the strut dampening rod and remove the self-locking nut.
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  17. Remove the washer, rubber busing collar, mounting base, mounting bushing, and spring mounting rubber.
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  19. Remove the spring.
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See Figures 1 through 6

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Fig. Fig. 1: Remove the side access cover in the cargo area



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the strut mount flange nuts from the top of the strut assembly



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Fig. Fig. 3: Remove the strut-to-control arm through bolt



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Fig. Fig. 4: Carefully lower the strut assembly away from the vehicle



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