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. Place the strut in a spring compressor.
  4.  
  5. Compress the spring and remove the shaft nut.
  6.  
  7. Release the spring pressure

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    Fig. Rear strut exploded view

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To assemble:

  1. Compress the spring.
  2.  
  3. Assemble all parts except the shaft washer and nut.
  4.  
  5. Align the spring as shown.

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    Fig. Spring alignment. (A) strut, (B) spring, (C) lower spring seat, (D) mounting base.

  6.  
  7. Install the washer and NEW nut. Torque to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Ridgeline 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the rear end.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel(s).
  6.  
  7. Remove lower arm B.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 3 bolts from the top of the strut.

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    Fig. Rear suspension components

  10.  
  11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
  12.  
  13. Torque the upper bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
  14.  

 
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