Honda Accord: Damper/Spring Removal and Installation - Rear Suspension - Suspension - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Damper/Spring Removal and Installation

Removal

1. Raise and support the vehicle (see page 1-13).

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Fold down the rear seat-back, then remove the lid (A).

NOTE: For 4-door, lift up the tab (B) inside underneath the lid first using a flat-tipped screwdriver, then release the hooks.

4-door


4. Remove the damper mounting nuts (A) from the top


4. Remove the damper mounting nuts (A) from the top of the damper.

5. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the joint pin


5. Remove the flange nut (A) while holding the joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then disconnect the stabilizer link (D) from the knuckle, and remove the brake hose bracket (E).

6. Remove the damper lower mounting bolt (F).


6. Remove the damper lower mounting bolt (F).

7. Remove the damper/spring (A) by lowering the rear suspension.

NOTE: Be careful not to damage the body.

Installation


Installation

1. Lower the rear suspension, and position the damper/spring (A) in the body with the welded nut (B) on the bottom of the damper facing forward.

NOTE: - Be careful not to damage the body.

- Make sure the damper is installed in the correct direction.

2. Loosely install the new damper mounting nuts (A) to


2. Loosely install the new damper mounting nuts (A) to the top of the damper.

3. Loosely install the new damper lower mounting bolt


3. Loosely install the new damper lower mounting bolt (A) on the bottom of the damper. Connect the stabilizer link (B) to the brake hose bracket (C) to the knuckle, and loosely install the new flange nut (D).

4. Place a floor jack under the connecting point of the


4. Place a floor jack under the connecting point of the knuckle and lower arm A, and raise the suspension to load with the vehicle's weight.

5. Tighten the damper lower mounting bolt and the flange nut while holding the joint pin (E) with the hex wrench (F) to the specified torque.

6. Tighten the damper mounting nuts on top of the damper to the specified torque.

7. Install the lid (A), and set the rear seat-back to the original position.

4 door


8. Clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the


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

9. Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary (see page 18-5).

    Stabilizer Bar Replacement
    1. Raise and support the vehicle (see page 1-13). 2. Remove the rear wheels. 3. Disconnect both stabilizer links from the stabilizer bar (see page 18-47). 4. Remove the flange bolts (A) and ...

    Damper/Spring Disassembly, Inspection, and Reassembly
    Exploded View NOTE: When compressing the damper spring, use a commercially available strut spring compressor (Branick MST-580A or Model 7200, or equivalent) according to the manufacturer's instr ...

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    FTP Sensor Replacement
    1. Remove the bolt (A), and disconnect the EVAP canister vent shut valve 2P connector (B), the FTP sensor 3P connector (C), and the hoses (D). 2. Remove the bolts (E), and move the EVAP canister ...

    Crankshaft and Piston Remowal
    1 Remove the engine/transmission (see page 5-3). 2. Remove the transmission: - Manual transmission (see page 13-7) m Automatic transmission (see page 14-194) 3. M/T model: Remove the flywheel (s ...

    Trunk
    You can open the trunk in two ways: Pull up on the trunk release lever to the left of the driver’s seat. Press and hold the trunk release button on the remote transmitter. To close the trun ...