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Honda Civic Service Manual: Rear Damper Removal, Installation, and Inspection (Natural Gas models)

Honda Civic Service Manual / Chassis / Suspension / Dampers/Shocks / Rear Damper Removal, Installation, and Inspection (Natural Gas models)

1. Rear Damper Exploded View

Exploded View


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1. Vehicle Lift

1.

Raise the vehicle on a lift, and make sure it is securely supported.


2. Rear Wheel

1.

Remove the rear wheel.


3. Rear Knuckle - Jack Up


1.

Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the trailing arm (A) and the knuckle (B).


2.

Raise the floor jack until the suspension begins to compress.


4. Rear Damper Lower Side - Disconnection

1.

Remove the damper mounting bolt (A).


5. Trunk Floor Lid (Natural Gas Model)

1.

Remove the trunk floor cover (A).


6. Trunk Front Trim Panel (Natural Gas Model)

1.

Remove the trunk front trim panel (A) and the trunk partition (B) as an assembly.


2.

Remove the trunk front trim panel (A) from the trunk partition (B).


7. Rear Damper Upper Side


1.

Remove the self-locking nut (A) while holding the damper shaft (B) with a hex wrench (C).


2.

Remove the damper mounting washer (D).


3.

Remove the damper mounting bushing (E).


8. Rear Damper


1.

Remove the damper assembly (A).


2.

Remove the damper mounting bushing (B).


1. Rear Damper - Inspection


1.

Push on the damper as shown.


2.

Compress the damper assembly by hand, and check for smooth operation through a full stroke, both compression and extension. The damper should extend smoothly and constantly when compression is released. If it does not, the gas is leaking and the damper should be replaced.


3.

Check for oil leaks, abnormal noises, and binding during these tests.


1. Rear Damper


1.

Install the damper mounting bushing (A)


2.

Install the damper assembly (B).


2. Rear Knuckle - Jack Up


1.

Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the trailing arm (A) and the knuckle (B).


2.

Raise the floor jack until the suspension begins to compress.


3. Rear Damper Lower Side - Reconnection

1.

Loosely install the new damper mounting bolt (A).


4. Rear Damper Lower Side - Tighten Under Vehicle's Weight

1.

Raise the rear suspension with the jack until the vehicle just lifts off of the safety stands, then tighten the damper mounting bolt to the specified torque.


5. Rear Damper Upper Side

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1.

Install the damper mounting bushing (A).


2.

Install the damper mounting washer (B).


3.

Loosely install the new self-locking nut (C).


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4.

Tighten the self-locking nut (A) to the specified torque while holding the damper shaft (B) with a hex wrench (C).


6. Trunk Front Trim Panel (Natural Gas Model)

1.

Install the trunk front trim panel (A) to the trunk partition (B).


2.

Install the trunk front trim panel (A) and the trunk partition (B) as an assembly.


7. Trunk Floor Lid (Natural Gas Model)

1.

Install the trunk floor cover (A).


8. Rear Wheel

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1.

Install the rear wheel.


NOTE: Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces between the brake disc or the brake drum and the inside of the wheel.


9. Pre-Alignment Checks

For proper inspection and adjustment of the wheel alignment, do these checks:


1.

Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect measurement.


2.

Make sure the suspension is not modified.


3.

Make sure the fuel tank is full, and that the tire repair kit, the spare tire, the jack, and the tools are in place on the vehicle.


4.

Check the tire size and tire pressure according to tire information.


10. Camber - Inspection

Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


1.

Check the camber angle.


USA and Canada models

Camber angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Front:

0 ° 00 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 45 ’±45 ’

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

   

Front:

-0 ° 04 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 52 ’±45 ’

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

   

Front:

-0 ° 18 ’±30 ’

   

Rear:

-0 ° 45 ’±45 ’

(Maximum difference between the front right and left side: 0 ° 45 ’)


Mexico models

Camber angle:

 

Front:

0 ° 20 ’±30 ’

 

Rear:

-0 ° 22 ’±45 ’

(Maximum difference between the front right and left side: 0 ° 45 ’)


If the measurement is within specification, measure the toe-in.

If the measurement for the front camber is not within the specification, go to front camber adjustment.

If the measurement for the rear camber is not within the specification, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


11. Rear Toe - Inspection

Use commercially available computerized four wheel alignment equipment to measure wheel alignment (caster, camber, toe, and turning angle). Follow the equipment manufacturer's instructions.


1.

Release the parking brake to avoid an incorrect measurement.


2.

Check the toe.


Rear toe-in: 2+2-1 mm (0.08+0.08-0.04 in)

If adjustment is required, go to the rear toe adjustment.

If no adjustment is required, go to front toe inspection.


Rear Damper Removal, Installation, and Inspection (Except Natural Gas models)
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