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Honda HR-V: Steering Tie-Rod End Ball Joint Boot Replacement

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Special Tools Required

Ball Joint Remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL00202

Steering System - Service Information

Ball Joint Thread Protector, 12 mm 07AAFSDAA100

Steering System - Service Information

Fork Seal Driver Weight 07747-0010100

Steering System - Service Information

Fork Seal Driver Attachment, 31.2 mm 07747-0010400

Steering System - Service Information

Replacement

1. Vehicle - Lift

2. Front Wheels - Remove

3. Tie-Rod End Ball Joint - Disconnect

Steering System - Service Information

  1. Remove the cotter pin (A).
  2. Remove the nut (B).
  3. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint thread protector and the ball joint remover.

    NOTE: Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when installing the ball joint remover.

4. Tie-Rod End and Tie-Rod End Ball Joint Boot - Remove

Steering System - Service Information

  1. Remove the tie-rod end (A) and the lock nut (B)
  2. Remove the tie-rod end ball joint boot (C).

5. Tie-Rod End Ball Joint Boot - Install

Steering System - Service Information

  1. Pack the lower area of the ball pin (A) with fresh multipurpose grease
  2. Pack the interior of the new ball joint boot (B) and the lip (C) with fresh multipurpose grease.

    Note these items when installing new grease:

    • Keep grease off the boot mounting area (D) and the tapered section (E) of the ball pin.
    • Do not allow dust, dirt, or other foreign materials to enter the boot.

Steering System - Service Information

  1. Install the ball joint boot (A) using the fork seal driver weight and the fork seal driver attachment.

    NOTE:

    • The ball joint boot must not have a gap at the ball joint boot installation sections (B).
    • After installing the ball joint boot, check the ball pin tapered section for grease contamination.

6. Tie-Rod End - Install

Steering System - Service Information
Fig. 15: Tie Rod End With Torque Specifications

7. Tie-Rod End Ball Joint - Connect

Steering System - Service Information
Fig. 16: Tie Rod End With Torque Specifications

  1. Wipe off any grease contamination from the ball joint tapered section and threads
  2. Connect the tie-rod ball joint (A) to the knuckle
  3. Install the nut (B) and tighten to the specified torque
  4. Install a new cotter pin (C).
    NOTE : Bend the cotter pin as shown.

8. Front Wheels - Install

9. Wheel Alignment - Check

10.VSA Sensor Neutral Position - Memorize

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