Honda HR-V Owners & Service Manuals

Honda HR-V: Front Driveshaft Removal and Installation

Removal

1. Vehicle - Lift

2. Front Wheel - Remove

3. Spindle Nut - Remove

Driveshafts - Service Information

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

4. Engine Undercover - Remove

5. Transmission Fluid - Drain

  1. Drain the transmission fluid, then reinstall the drain plug with a new sealing washer:
    • M/T
    • CVT

6. Lower Arm Ball Joint - Disconnect

7. Outboard Joint - Disconnect

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Pull the knuckle outward, and separate the outboard joint from the front hub using a soft face hammer.

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Pull the knuckle outward, and separate the outboard joint.

    NOTE: Be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensor (A).

8. Inboard Joint - Disconnect

Left driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Left driveshaft: Pry the inboard joint (A) using a pry bar.

    NOTE: Be careful not to damage the oil seal or the end of the inboard joint with the pry bar.

  2. Left driveshaft: Remove the driveshaft as an assembly.

    NOTE: Do not pull on the driveshaft (B), or the inboard joint may come apart. Pull the inboard joint straight out to avoid damaging the oil seal.

Right driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Right driveshaft: Drive the inboard joint (A) off of the intermediate shaft using a drift punch and a hammer.
  2. Right driveshaft: Remove the driveshaft as an assembly.

    NOTE: Do not pull on the driveshaft (B), or the inboard joint may come apart. Pull the inboard joint straight out.

9. Set Ring - Remove

Left driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

Right driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

Installation

NOTE: Before starting installation, make sure the mating surfaces of the joint and the splined section are clean.

1. Set Ring - Install

Left driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

Right driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

2. Inboard Joint - Connect

Right driveshaft

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Right driveshaft: Apply 0.5-1.0 g (0.018-0.035 oz) of molybdenum grease to the whole splined surface (A) of the right driveshaft
  2. Right driveshaft: 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.

Driveshafts - Service Information

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

    NOTE: Do not wash the rubber parts with solvent.

  2. Dry the areas where the driveshaft contacts the differential thoroughly with compressed air.
  3. Insert the left driveshaft inboard end (A) of the driveshaft into the differential (B) or the intermediate shaft (C) until the set ring (D) locks in the groove (E).

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

3. Outboard Joint - Connect

Driveshafts - Service Information

  1. Apply about 3 g (0.11 oz) of molybdenum grease to the contact area (A) of the outboard joint and the front wheel bearing.

    NOTE: The grease helps prevent noise and vibration.

Driveshafts - Service Information

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

    NOTE: Be careful not to damage the wheel speed sensor (C).

4. Lower Arm Ball Joint - Connect

5. Spindle Nut - Install

Driveshafts - Service Information
Fig. 1: Spindle Nut With Torque Specifications

  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. Front Wheel - Install

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. Transmission Fluid - Refill

  1. Refill the transmission with the recommended transmission fluid:
    • M/T
    • CVT

9. Engine Undercover - Installation

10. Vehicle - Lift Down

11. Wheel Alignment - Check

12. Test Drive - Check

NOTE: Test drive the vehicle on the road, not on the lift.

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