1997–1998 Honda Accords Front Suspension Squeaks in Cold Weather

download On ’97–98 Accords, ’96–98 Preludes, and ’97–98 Odysseys, stiff lower arm ball joints in the front suspension can squeak in cold weather. To stop the squeaking, you need to exercise the ball joint. Here’s how: 1. Pop loose the front suspension lower arm ball joint from the lower arm (see section 18 in the …

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2008 Honda Element Clanking or Knocking Noise From the Front Suspension While Going Over Bumps

download SYMPTOM The front suspension clanks or knocks while going over bumps. PROBABLE CAUSE The compliance bushings in the front lower arms are cracked. CORRECTIVE ACTION Replace both front compliance bushings, and do a wheel alignment. DIAGNOSIS Listen for clanking or knocking in the front suspension while driving over bumps: • If you hear the …

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2003 Honda Pilot LX Front Suspension Removal Installation

download 1. Install the knuckle in the reverse order of removal, and note the following items: Be careful not to damage the ball joint boots when installing the knuckle. Tighten all mounting hardware to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS . Tighten the castle nut to lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align …

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2001 Subaru Legacy L How to Remove and Install Front Suspension

download Removal 1. Disconnect ground cable from battery. 2. Jack-up vehicle, support it with safety stands, and remove front wheels. 3. Unlock axle nut. See Fig. 9 . CAUTION: Be sure to loose and retighten axle nut after removing wheel from vehicle. Failure to follow this rule may damage wheel bearings. 4. 5. 6. 7. …

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2009 Cadillac CTS Front Brake Shield Replacement

download Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning (See: Service Precautions\Technician Safety Information\Brake Dust Warning). 1. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle (See: Maintenance\Vehicle Lifting\Service and Repair). 2. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation (See: Maintenance\Wheels and Tires\Service and Repair). …

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