Honda CR-V: Differential Reassembly

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Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

Special Tools Required

1. Apply differential fluid to the rubber pinion of the ATF strainer (A), then install the ATF strainer, the magnet (B), the dowel pins (C), and the oil pump pin (D), in the differential carrier assembly.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

2. Align the grooves (A) of the rear oil pump with the oil pump pin (B), then install the oil pump body assembly (C) on the differential carrier assembly.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

3. Install the oil pump driveshaft (A) by aligning the projection (B) of the oil pump driveshaft with the groove of the front oil pump in the oil pump body assembly.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

4. Install the thrust needle bearing (C).

5. Install the six steel balls (A), base cam (B), thrust needle bearing (C), and the pressure plate (D) on the clutch assembly (E).

NOTE: Align the tabs (F) of the pressure plate with the grooves (G) of the clutch assembly.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

6. Make a mark (A) on the outside of the clutch assembly (B) that corresponds to the position of the tab (C) of the pressure plate (D) as shown. Make a mark (E) on the outside of the oil pump assembly (F) that corresponds to the position of the groove (G) in the oil pump driveshaft (H) as shown.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

7. Support the pressure plate and clutch assembly by hand so that they do not misalign. With the marks aligned, install the clutch assembly to the oil pump assembly. Install the 30 mm shim (I).

8. Make sure that the clutch assembly and pressure plate are correctly installed. If the clutch assembly can be pushed down as in the figure, proceed to step 9. If not, return to step 5.

NOTE: If incorrectly installed, the clutch assembly may be damaged when excessive force is applied.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

9. Remove the dirt and oil from the sealing surfaces.

Apply liquid gasket (P/N 08718-0001) to the sealing surface. Make sure you seal the entire circumference of the bolt holes to prevent fluid leakage.

NOTE:

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

10. Install the 6 x 1.0 mm dowel pins (A) and the torque control differential case (B). Torque the eight mounting bolts in a crisscross pattern in several steps.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

11. Install the companion flange (A), the O-ring (B), the back-up ring (C), the disc spring washer (D), and the locknut (E).

NOTE: Apply differential fluid to the O-ring.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

12. Install the companion flange holder (A) and holder handle (B) to the companion flange, then tighten the new locknut to the specified torque.

Torque: 147 N*m (15.0 kgf*m, 108 Ibf*ft)

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

13. Stake the locknut tab (A) into the groove in the clutch guide.

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

14. Install the drain plug (A) and the oil filler plug (B) with new washers (C).

Honda CR-V. Rear Differential

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