Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
HONDA ACCORD VIII (CU) 2.2 i-DTEC (CU3), HONDA ACCORD VIII (CU) 2.2 i-DTEC (CU3), HONDA ACCORD VIII (CU) 2.0 i (CU1) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Copper grease
Combination spanner #14
Combination spanner #17
Drive socket # 12
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 17
HEX bit No.H6.
Wheel impact socket #19
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Flat chisel
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Hydraulic strut spring compressor
Hydraulic transmission jack
Fender cover
Wheel chock
Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Both shock struts of the front suspension should be replaced simultaneously.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the left and right shock struts of the front suspension.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet.
  2. Step 2
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    Use a fender protection cover to prevent damaging paintwork and plastic parts of the car.
  3. Step 3
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    Clean the fasteners of the shock strut upper mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  4. Step 4
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    Loosen the upper fastener of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  5. Step 5
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  6. Step 6
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #19.
  7. Step 7
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  9. Step 9
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    Remove the wheel.
  10. Step 10
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    Clean the shock strut fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 11
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    Unscrew the ABS cable holder. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 12
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock strut with the shock absorber fork. Use a drive socket #14. Use a tap wrench.
  13. Step 13
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    Undo the fastener that connects the shock strut with the shock absorber fork. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  14. Step 14
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    Pull aside the shock strut from its mounting seat.
  15. Step 15
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    Clean the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 16
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    Unscrew the fastening bolt that connects the shock absorber fork with the lower control arm. Use a combination spanner #17. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  17. Step 17
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a rubber mallet.
  18. Step 18
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    Detach the shock absorber fork from the shock strut. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  19. Step 19
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    Unscrew the top fastening of the shock strut mount. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the suspension strut while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Honda Accord VIII CU
  20. Step 20
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    Support the arm. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  21. Step 21
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    Disconnect the brake hose mounting bracket. Use a drive socket #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  22. Step 22
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    Remove the suspension strut.
  23. Step 23
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    Set the shock absorber strut on the spring compressor tool.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. 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.
  24. Step 24
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    Compress the spring.
  25. Step 25
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    Remove the strut piston rod nut. Use a combination spanner #14. Use HEX No.H6. Use a ratchet wrench.
  26. Step 26
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    Remove the top strut mount. Use a crowbar.
  27. Step 27
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    Release the coil spring.
  28. Step 28
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    Remove the spring.
  29. Step 29
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    Remove the old shock absorber from the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  30. Step 30
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    Remove the shock absorber dust cap and the bump stop.
    Replacement: suspension strut – Honda Accord VIII CU. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Τhoroughly examine the shock absorber mount, dust boot, bump stop. Replace them if necessary.Before installing a new shock absorber you should pump it manually 3-5 times.
  31. Step 31
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    Install the new shock absorber on the hydraulic coil spring compressor.
  32. Step 32
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    Install the dust sleeve and the bump stop on the new shock absorber.
  33. Step 33
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    Install the spring on the shock absorber.
  34. Step 34
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    Compress the spring.
  35. Step 35
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    Treat the fasteners of the shock strut mount. Use WD-40 spray.
  36. Step 36
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    Install the upper strut mount and the strut mount bearing.
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