Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
HONDA CR-V II (RD_) 2.0 (RD5), HONDA CR-V II (RD_) 2.4 Vtec 4WD (RD7) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: strut mount – Honda CR-V II. Tools you'll 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
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: strut mount – Honda CR-V II. Tip from AUTODOC:
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the mounts of the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All mounts of the front shock struts should be replaced simultaneously.
  • 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 ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 11
    Remove the ABS wiring harness bracket.
    Step 12
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    Unscrew the brake hose fastening bracket from the shock strut. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the bracket from the shock absorber strut.
  13. 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
    Remove the fastening bolts (2 pieces).
    Step 17
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.
  16. Step 18
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    Lower the car.
  17. Step 19
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    Open the bonnet.
  18. Step 20
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  19. Step 21
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  20. 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.
  21. Step 23
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  22. Step 24
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: strut mount – Honda CR-V II. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    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.
  23. Step 25
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    Compress the spring.
  24. Step 26
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    Treat the shock strut rod. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. 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.
  26. Step 28
    Release the coil spring.
    Step 29
    Replacing Strut Mount on Honda CR-V Mk2 2005 2.0 (RD5) by yourself
    Remove the top strut mount.
    Replacement: strut mount – Honda CR-V II. AUTODOC recommends:
    Examine the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop. Replace them if necessary.
  27. Step 30
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    Install a new top shock strut mount.
  28. Step 31
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    Compress the spring.
  29. Step 32
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Honda CR-V Mk2 2002 2.4 Strut Mount
    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: strut mount – Honda CR-V II. Tip:
    Check to make sure the spring is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment.
  30. Step 33
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    Decompress the spring.
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