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All the parts you need to replace – Springs for CR-V II (RD_) and other HONDA models
Tools
Replacement: coil springs – Honda CR-V II. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 22
Combination spanner #17
Combination spanner #19
HEX bit no.H7.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Ball joint puller
Nippers
Flat Screwdriver
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: coil springs – Honda CR-V II. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
  • Both coil springs of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right coil springs of the front suspension.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Honda CR-V II – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Honda CR-V II
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
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    Remove the cotter pin. Use nippers.
  7. Step 7
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #17.
  9. Step 9
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  10. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake hose fastening bracket from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
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    Remove the bracket from the shock absorber strut.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 13
    Remove the ABS wiring harness bracket.
    Step 14
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a drive socket #22. Use a ratchet wrench.
  15. Step 16
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    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
  16. Step 17
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  17. Step 18
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    Lower the car.
  18. Step 19
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    Open the bonnet.
  19. Step 20
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Honda CR-V II – To avoid injury, hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts.
  22. Step 23
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  23. Step 24
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: coil springs – Honda CR-V II. List of the tools you'll need:
    Note that when using a spring compressor, spring coils need to be securely gripped, compressing the spring on the opposite sides.Ensure the correct position of the spring in the retainer.Make sure that the spring coils tightly entered the lock handles.
  24. Step 25
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    Compress the spring.
  25. Step 26
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  26. Step 27
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a ratchet wrench.
  27. Step 28
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 29
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a flat screwdriver.
  28. Step 30
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    Remove the spring.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: coil springs – Honda CR-V II. Carefully inspect the mount, the boot, and the bump stop of the shock absorber. Replace if necessary.
  29. Step 31
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  30. Step 32
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
  31. Step 33
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    Compress the spring.
  32. Step 34
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    Tighten the shock strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #19. Use HEX No.H7. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 44 Nm torque.
    Replacement: coil springs – Honda CR-V II. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
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