Honda CR-V: Water Passage Replacement

1. Drain the engine coolant.

2. Remove the alternator.

3. Remove the condenser fan shroud assembly.

4. Remove the A/C compressor without disconnecting the A/C hoses (see step 34).

5. Remove the intake manifold.

6. Remove the bolt (A) securing the connecting pipe.

Honda CR-V. Cooling System

7. Remove the lower radiator hose (B), connecting pipe (C), water bypass hose (D), and harness clamp (E).

8. Remove the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) hose (A). then remove the water passage (B).

Honda CR-V. Cooling System

9. Remove the thermostat housing.

Honda CR-V. Cooling System

10. Remove the water pump.

11. Install the water pump.

12. Install the thermostat housing (A) with a new O-ring (B).

Honda CR-V. Cooling System

13. Clean and dry the water passage mating surfaces.

14. Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08717-0004,08718-0001, 08718-0003, or 08718-0009, evenly to the engine block mating surface of the water passage. Install the component within 5 minutes of applying the liquid gasket.

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Honda CR-V. Cooling System

15. Install the water passage (A) with a new O-ring (B).

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Honda CR-V. Cooling System

16. Install the PCV hose (C).

17. Install the connecting pipe (A) with a new O-ring (B).

Honda CR-V. Cooling System

18. Install the lower radiator hose (C), water bypass hose (D), and harness clamp (E).

19. Tighten the bolt (F) securing the connecting pipe.

20. Install the intake manifold.

21. Install the A/C compressor (see step 23).

22. Install the condenser fan shroud assembly.

23. Install the alternator.

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

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