Acura RL. Instruction — page 788

Special Tools Required

Ball joint remover, 32 mm 07MAC-SL0A102

REMOVAL

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

2. Remove the rear wheel.

3. Remove the self-locking nut (A) and the washer (C) while holding the joint pin (D) with a hex wrench

(E), and disconnect the stabilizer link (F) from lower arm B.

Fig. 23: Identifying Self-Locking Nut, Washer, Joint Pin With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Place a floor jack at the connecting point of lower arm B and the stabilizer link.

5. Remove the cotter pin (A) from the lower arm B ball joint, and loosen the castle nut (C).

NOTE:

During installation, insert the new cotter pin into the ball joint pin hole
from the rear to the front of the vehicle, and bend its end as shown.

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Fig. 24: Identifying Cotter Pin, Lower Arm And Castle Nut
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6. Disconnect the lower arm ball joint from the knuckle using the special tool (see BALL JOINT

REMOVAL ).

7. Lower the floor jack gradually.

8. Remove the spring (A), spring mounting cushion (C), and lower spring seat (D).

Fig. 25: Identifying Spring, Spring Mounting Cushion, And Lower Spring Seat
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9. Remove the self-locking nut (E) and flange bolt (F), then remove lower arm B.

INSTALLATION

1. Position lower arm B, install the new flange bolt (A), and loosely install the new self-locking nut (C).

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Fig. 26: Identifying Lower Arm, Flange Bolt And Self-Locking Nut With Torque Specifications
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2. Install the spring mounting cushion (D) and spring (E).

3. Align the bottom of the spring (A), the stepped part of the lower spring seat (C) and lower arm B.

Fig. 27: Identifying Spring, Lower Spring Seat And Lower Arm
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4. Place a floor jack at the connecting point of lower arm B and the stabilizer link.

5. Raise the jack slowly until you can align the bolt hole of lower arm B and the knuckle ball joint pin, then

loosely install the castle nut (A).

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Fig. 28: Identifying Lower Arm And Castle Nut With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Install the stabilizer link on the lower arm B with the washer and the new self-locking nut, and lightly

tighten them.

7. Raise the rear suspension with a floor jack to load it with the vehicle’s weight.

8. Tighten the castle nut and self-locking nut to the specified torque value.

9. Clean the mating surface of the brake disc/drum the inside of the wheel, then install the rear wheel.

10. Check the rear wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary (see WHEEL ALIGNMENT ).

STABILIZER LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION

1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see LIFT AND

SUPPORT POINTS ).

2. Remove the rear wheels.

3. Remove the self-locking nuts (A) while holding the respective joint pin (B) with a hex wrench (C), then

remove the washer (D) and the stabilizer link (E).

NOTE:

Torque the castle nut to the lower torque specification, then tighten it
only far enough to align the slot with the ball joint pin hole. Do not
align the castle nut by loosening it.

Insert a new cotter pin (C) into the ball joint pin from the rear to the
front of the vehicle, and bend its end as shown.

Refer to stabilizer Link Replacement to connect the lower arm B and
the link (see STABILIZER LINK REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

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