Honda CR-V: Upper Arm Replacement

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

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Place a floor jack under the trailing arm, and support the suspension.

4. Remove the wheel sensor harness bracket (A) from the upper arm (B).

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

5. Remove the flange bolts (A), and remove the upper arm (B).

NOTE: During installation, install new flange bolts.

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

6. Install the upper arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Trailing Arm Replacement

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

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Remove the knuckle.

4. Place the floor jack under the trailing arm (A) to support it.

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

5. Remove the flange nut (B), while holding the joint pin (C) with a hex wrench (D), and disconnect the stabilizer link (E) from the trailing arm.

NOTE: During installation, install a new flange nut.

6. Remove the flange bolt (F), and disconnect the damper (G) from the trailing arm.

7. Remove the trailing arm front mounting bolts (A).

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

8. Remove the trailing arm rear mounting bolt (A).

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

9. Lower the jack, and remove the trailing arm.

10. Install the trailing arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Stabilizer Link Removal/Installation

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

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the flange nut (B) while holding the respective joint pin (C) with a hex wrench (D), then remove the stabilizer link (E).

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

4. Install the stabilizer link on the stabilizer bar (F) and trailing arm (G) with the joint pins set at the center of their range of movement.

NOTE: The left stabilizer link has a yellow paint mark (H), while the right stabilizer link has a white paint mark.

5. Install a new self-locking nut and a new flange nut, and lightly tighten them.

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

7. Tighten the self-locking nut and the flange nut to the specified torque values while holding the respective joint pin with a hex wrench.

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

9. Test-drive the vehicle.

10. After 5 minutes of driving, tighten the self-locking nut again to the specified torque value.

Stabilizer Bar Replacement

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

2. Remove the rear wheels.

3. Disconnect both stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar.

4. Remove the flange bolts (A) and the bushing holders (B), then remove the bushings (C) and the stabilizer bar (D).

Honda CR-V. Rear Suspension

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

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