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Honda Civic Service Manual: Right Front Driveshaft Removal and Installation

Honda Civic Service Manual / Powertrain / Driveline / Driveshafts / Right Front Driveshaft Removal and Installation

219132 RIGHT FRONT


219130 BOTH FRONT

1. Vehicle Lift

1.

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


2. Tire and Wheel-Removal, Front Right

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1.

Remove the right front wheel.


3. Driveshaft Spindle Nut, Front Right


1.

Pry up the stake (A) on the spindle nut (B).


2.

Remove the spindle nut.


4. Engine Undercover

1.

Remove the engine undercover (A).


5. MTF Replacement (M/T -Without Intermediate Shaft)


1.

Remove the drain plug (A) and the sealing washer (B), and drain the MTF.


2.

Reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer.


6. ATF Replacement (A/T -Without Intermediate Shaft)


1.

Remove the drain plug (A), and drain the ATF.


2.

Reinstall the drain plug using a new sealing washer (B).


7. Right Lower Ball Joint Lower Arm Side Disconnection


1.

Remove the flange bolt (A).


2.

Remove the flange nuts (B).


3.

Disconnect the lower ball joint (C) from the lower arm.


8. Driveshaft Front Right - Disconnection, Outboard Side

1.

Separate the outboard joint from the front hub using a soft face hammer.


2.

Pull the knuckle outward, and separate the outboard joint from the front hub.


9. Right Front Driveshaft Inboard Side - Disconnection (With Intermediate Shaft)

1.

Drive the inboard joint (A) off of the intermediate shaft using a drift punch and a hammer.


NOTE: Do not pull on the driveshaft or the inboard joint may come apart.


2.

Remove the set ring (A).


10. Right Front Driveshaft Inboard Side - Disconnection (Without Intermediate Shaft)

1.

Pry the inboard joint (A) from the differential using a pry bar.


NOTE:

Do not pull on the driveshaft or the inboard joint may come apart. Pull the inboard joint straight out to avoid damaging the oil seal.

Be careful not to damage the oil seal or the end of the inboard using the pry bar.


2.

Remove the set ring (A).


1. Right Front Driveshaft Inboard Side - Reconnection (Without Intermediate Shaft)

1.

Install a new set ring (A).



2.

Clean the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with solvent.


NOTE: Do not wash the rubber parts with solvent.


3.

Dry the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with compressed air.


4.

Insert the inboard end (A) of the driveshaft into the differential (B) until the set ring (C) locks in the groove (D).


NOTE: Insert the driveshaft horizontally to prevent damaging the oil seal.


2. Right Front Driveshaft Inboard Side - Reconnection (With Intermediate Shaft)

1.

Install a new set ring (A).


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2.

Apply 0.5-1.0 g (0.018-0.035 oz) of super high temp urea grease (P/N 08798-9002) to the whole splined surface (A) of the right driveshaft.


3.

After applying grease, remove the grease from the splined grooves at intervals of 2-3 splines and from the set ring groove (B) so that air can bleed from the intermediate shaft.


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4.

Insert the inboard end (A) of the driveshaft onto the intermediate shaft (B) until the set ring (C) locks in the groove (D).


3. Driveshaft Front Right - Reconnection, Outboard Side

1.

Apply about 5 g (0.18 oz) of moly 60 paste (P/N 08734-0001) to the contact area (A) of the outboard joint and the front wheel bearing.


NOTE: The paste helps to prevent noise and vibration.


2.

Install the outboard joint (A) into the front hub (B) on the knuckle.


4. Right Lower Ball Joint Lower Arm Side Reconnection

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1.

Connect the lower ball joint (A) to the lower arm.


2.

Install new flange nuts and a new flange bolt in the sequence shown.


5. Driveshaft Spindle Nut, Front Right

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1.

Apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of a new spindle nut (A).


2.

Install the spindle nut.


3.

Use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder (B) against the driveshaft.


6. Tire and Wheel-Installation, Front Right

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1.

Install the right front wheel.


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


7. Driveshaft After Install Check

1.

Turn the wheel by hand, and make sure there is no interference between the driveshaft and surrounding parts.


8. ATF Replacement (A/T -Without Intermediate Shaft)

1.

Remove the ATF dipstick (yellow loop) (A), and wipe it with a clean cloth.


2.

Refill the transmission with the recommended fluid through the dipstick hole (A) to bring the fluid level between the upper mark and the lower mark of the dipstick. Always use Honda automatic transmission fluid (ATF) ATF DW-1. Using a non-Honda ATF can affect shift quality.


Automatic Transmission Fluid Capacity:

 

2.4 L (2.5 US qt) at change

 

5.75 L (6.08 US qt) at overhaul



3.

Insert the ATF dipstick (A) back into the dipstick hole.


4.

Remove the dipstick.


5.

Make sure the fluid level is between the upper mark (B) and the lower mark (C) on the dipstick.


6.

Insert the dipstick back into the dipstick hole.


9. MTF Replacement (M/T -Without Intermediate Shaft)



1.

Remove the filler plug (A) and the sealing washer (B).


2.

Refill the transmission with MTF to the proper level (C). Always use Honda Manual Transmission Fluid (MTF).


Manual Transmission Fluid Capacity

Except K24Z7 engine:

 

1.4 L (1.5 US qt) at fluid change

 

1.6 L (1.7 US qt) at overhaul

K24Z7 engine:

 

1.9 L (2.0 US qt) at fluid change

 

2.0 L (2.1 US qt) at overhaul


3.

Reinstall the filler plug with a new sealing washer.


10. Engine Undercover

1.

Install the engine undercover (A).


11. 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.


12. Caster - 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 caster angle.


USA and Canada models

Caster angle:

 

Except Si:

5 ° 19 ’±30 ’

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

5 ° 22 ’±30 ’

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

5 ° 15 ’±30 ’


Mexico models

Caster angle:

 

Without 18 inch wheel:

5 ° 10 ’±30 ’

 

With 18 inch wheel:

5 ° 6 ’±30 ’


If the measurement is within specifications, measure the front camber angle.

If the measurement is not within specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


13. 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.


14. Front 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.

Set the steering column to the middle tilt position and telescopic positions.


2.

Center the steering wheel spokes, and install a steering wheel holder tool.


3.

Check the toe with the wheels pointed straight ahead.


Front toe-in: 0±2 mm (0±0.08 in)

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

If no adjustment is required, remove the alignment equipment.


15. Turning Angle - 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.


Except '12 models


1.

Turn the wheel right and left while applying the brake, and measure the turning angle of both wheels.


USA and Canada models

Turning angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 30 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 47 ’±1 °

 

Si (Without 18 inch wheel):

   

Inward:

38 ° 22 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 41 ’±1 °

 

Si (With 18 inch wheel):

   

Inward:

36 ° 33 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

29 ° 53 ’±1 °


Mexico models

Turning angle:

 

Without 18 inch wheel:

   

Inward:

39 ° 12 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

31 ° 14 ’±1 °

 

With 18 inch wheel:

   

Inward:

36 ° 58 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 16 ’±1 °


2.

If the measurement is not within the specifications, even up both sides of the tie-rod threaded section length while adjusting the front toe.


3.

If it is correct, but the turning angle is not within the specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.



'12 models


1.

Turn the wheel right and left while applying the brake, and measure the turning angle of both wheels.


USA and Canada models

Turning angle:

 

Except Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 43 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 55 ’±1 °

 

Si:

   

Inward:

38 ° 36 ’±2 °

   

Outward (reference):

30 ° 49 ’±1 °


Mexico models

Turning angle:

 

Inward:

39 ° 15 ’±2 °

 

Outward (reference):

31 ° 21 ’±1 °


2.

If the measurement is not within the specifications, even up both sides of the tie-rod threaded section length while adjusting the front toe.


3.

If it is correct, but the turning angle is not within the specifications, check for bent or damaged suspension components.


16. Test Drive

1.

Test-drive the vehicle.


17. Maintenance Minder Reset (Without Intermediate Shaft)

1.

After doing all procedures, select the individual maintenance item you wish to reset with the HDS..


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