Ridgeline 2007-2008

Struts (MacPherson Struts)

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Overhaul



Specific to:

Honda Ridgeline 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
  2.  
  3. Remove the strut from the vehicle and install in a strut spring compressor. Compress the spring until the end of the spring comes away from the spring seat.
  4.  
  5. Remove the upper strut mount, spring seat and related components.
  6.  
  7. Remove the coil spring from the strut spring compressor.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front strut assembly

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To assemble:


NOTE
Use a new self-locking nut.

  1. Install the cushion (A) on the upper spring seat (B) by aligning the tab (C) with the notch (D) in the seat.
  2.  
  3. Compress the spring.
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  5. Align an angle of the bracket (A) and the tab portion (B) on the cushion. Position the angle of the tab portion and the stud bolt (C) near the FR stamp on the upper spring seat.

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    Fig. Install the cushion (A) on the upper spring seat (B) by aligning the tab (C) with the notch (D) in the seat



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    Fig. Align the bottom of the spring (B) and the stepped portion of the lower spring seat (C)



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    Fig. Align an angle of the bracket (A) and the tab portion (B) on the cushion. Position the angle of the tab portion and the stud bolt (C) near the FRstamp on the upper spring seat.

  6.  
  7. Install the upper strut mounting components and tighten the nut to 33 ft. lbs. (44 Nm).
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Ridgeline 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the stabilizer bar link.
  6.  
  7. Remove the wheel speed sensor wiring bracket.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake hose bracket.
  10.  
  11. Remove the strut pinch bolts/nuts.
  12.  
  13. Remove the upper mount nuts.
  14.  
  15. Remove the strut.
    NOTE
    The left and right struts are not interchangeable.



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    Fig. Front suspension components

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To install:

  1. Install the strut. Tighten the upper mount nuts to 43 ft. lbs. (59 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Install the strut pinch bolts. Tighten the nuts to 156 ft. lbs. (211 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Install the stabilizer bar link. Tighten the nut to 58 ft. lbs. (78 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install the brake hose bracket.
  8.  
  9. Install the wheel speed sensor wiring bracket.
  10.  
  11. Install the front wheel.
  12.  
  13. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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