Honda CR-V: Stabilizer

Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2. Remove the front wheel.

3. Remove the flange nuts while holding the respective joint pin (A) with a hex wrench (B), then remove the stabilizer link (C).

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

4. Install the stabilizer link on the stabilizer bar (D) and the damper (E) with the joint pins set at the center of their range of movement.

NOTE: The stabilizer link has a paint mark (F). Align the paint mark on the stabilizer link facing inward.

5. Install the flange nuts, and lightly tighten them.

6. Place a jack under the lower arm, and raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight.

7. Tighten the flange nuts to the specified torque value while holding the respective joint pin with a hex wrench.

8. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheel.

Stabilizer Bar Replacement

Special Tools Required

* Available through the American Honda Tool and Equipment program 888-424-6857

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2. Remove the front wheels.

3. Disconnect both stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar.

4. Remove the under-cowl cover.

5. Attach the universal eyelet to the cylinder head.

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

6. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T-12566) to the vehicle, and attach the hook to the universal eyelet.

7. Attach the front subframe adapter (A) to the front subframe (B) by hanging the hook of the special tool over the front of the subframe, then tighten the special tool screw.

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

8. Raise the jack (C) and line up the slots in the arms with the bolt holes on the corner of the jack base, then attach them with bolts securely.

9. Loosen the front subframe front mounting bolt (A) on the right and left of the vehicle so they are about 30 mm (1 3/16 in.) from the mounting surface.

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

10. Support the front subframe securely by raising the special tool, then loosen the 14 mm special bolts (A) so they are about 30 mm (1 3/16 in.) from the mounting surface.

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

11. Lower the jack supporting the front subframe with the special tool slowly until the front subframe has dropped about 30 mm (1 3/16 in.).

12. Remove the flange bolts (A) and bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C).

NOTE: During installation align the paint marks (D) on the stabilizer bar with the sides of the bushings.

Honda CR-V. Front Suspension

13. Install the stabilizer bar in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

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