Honda CR-V: Engine Installation

Special Tools Required

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1. Install the accessory brackets, and tighten their bolts to the specified torques.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

2. Raise the vehicle on the lift, and position the engine /transmission assembly under the vehicle. Lower the vehicle, and attach the special tool and chain hoist to the engine, then lift the engine into position in the vehicle.

NOTE: Reinstall the mounting bolts and support nuts in the sequence given in the following steps.

Failure to follow this sequence may cause excessive noise and vibration, and reduce engine mount life.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

3. Attach the special tool adapter (VSB02C000015) to the threaded hole (A) in the cylinder head.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

4. Remove both lids (A) from the cowl cover. Position the engine hanger adapters (VSB02C000032) over the damper flange nuts.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

5. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T-12566), then attach the hook to the slotted hole in the hanger adapter. Tighten the wing nut (A) by hand to lift and support the engine/transmission assembly.

NOTE: Be careful when working around the windshield.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

6. Loosen the upper torque rod mounting bolt (A).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

7. Tighten the new side engine mount bracket mounting bolt and nut.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

8. Remove the chain hoist.

9. Remove the universal eyelet.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

10. Remove the transmission hanger bracket (P/N 21232-RCT-AOO) (A) and washer (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

11. Install the transmission mount bracket (A) then install the ground cable (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

12. Install the transmission mount, then tighten the transmission mount stiffener mounting bolts (A) and the new transmission mount mounting bolts (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

13. Tighten the new bolt and nuts (C).

14. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.

15. Using the subframe adapter (A) and a jack, raise the subframe up to body.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

16. Loosely install the new 14 x 1.5 mm bolts.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

17. Align all reference marks (A) on the front subframe (B) with the body, then tighten the bolts on the front subframe to the specified torque.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

18. Tighten the new subframe mounting bolts (A) on both side.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

19. Install the lower torque rod, then tighten the new lower torque rod mounting bolts in the numbered sequence shown.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

20. Lower the vehicle on the lift.

21. Remove the engine support hanger from the vehicle. Remove the adapter from the cylinder head.

22. Tighten the upper torque rod mounting bolt.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

23. Raise the vehicle on the lift to full height.

24. Install the A/C compressor (A), then connect the A/C compressor clutch connector (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

25. Install the bolts securing the left steering gearbox mounting bracket.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

26. Install the bolts securing the right steering gearbox mounting bracket.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

27. Install the power steering (P/S) fluid line bracket (A), and secure the hose with the hose clamps (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

28. Install the propeller shaft.

29. Install a new set ring on the end of each driveshaft, then install the driveshafts. Make sure each ring "clicks" into place in the differential and intermediate shaft.

30. Connect the lower arms to the knuckles (see step 8).

31. Install the shift cable (see step 34).

32. Install the three way catalytic converter (TWC) (A).

Use new gaskets (B) and new self-locking nuts (C).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

33. Connect the air fuel ratio (A/F) sensor connector (D) and secondary heated oxygen sensor (secondary HO2S) connector (E).

34. Install the splash shield.

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35. Lower the vehicle on the lift.

36. Install the heater hoses.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

37. Install the radiator.

38. Install the automatic transmission fluid (ATF) cooler hose (A), and secure the hoses with the clip (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

39. Install the P/S pump (A), then install the P/S hose to the clamp (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

40. Install the drive belt.

41. Connect the fuel feed hose, then install the quick-connect fitting cover (A).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

42. Install the evaporative emission (EVAP) canister hose (A) and brake booster vacuum hose (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

43. Install the powertrain control module (PCM) bracket (A), then install the harness clamp (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

44. Connect the PCM connectors (A) and engine wire harness connector (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

45. Install the harness clamps (C).

46. Install the PCM (A), then install the PCM cover (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

47. Install the battery cables (A) to the under-hood fuse/relay box.

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

48. Connect the harness connector (B), and install the harness clamp (C).

49. Install the ground cable (A) and harness clamp (B).

Honda CR-V. Engine Installation

50. Install the air cleaner housing assembly.

51. Install the front wheels.

52. Install the battery. Clean the battery posts and cable terminals with a battery post cleaner, then assemble them, and apply grease to prevent corrosion.

53. Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range -switch.

54. Inspect for fuel leaks: Turn the ignition switch ON (II) (do not operate the starter) so the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds and pressurizes the fuel line. Repeat this operation two or three times, then check for fuel leakage at any point in the fuel line.

55. Refill the engine with engine oil (see step 4).

56. Refill the transmission with ATF (see step 3).

57. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed air from the cooling system with the heater valve open (see step 6).

58. Do the PCM reset procedure.

59. Do the crankshaft position (CKP) pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure.

60. Inspect the idle speed.

61. Inspect the ignition timing.

62. Check the wheel alignment.

63. Enter the anti-theft code for the audio system and the navigation system (if equipped), then enter the MX radio presets.

64. Set the clock.

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