2001 Honda Civic Rear Strut Replacement
In this video we'll replace the rear struts on a 2001 Honda Civic. These
instructions will be the same for the 2001-2005 Honda Civic.
Replacing Honda Front Struts - EricTheCarGuy
Replacing Honda Front Struts - EricTheCarGuy
After posting the last video on replacing struts I thought I would post
this one next. I shot this along with the rest of the Accord front end
work that I did last fall. A couple of things are different, the most
obvious is that the springs are a much smaller diameter so you really need
to be careful when you work with these since the spring compressor doesn't
have as much to grab hold of. Second, when you install the struts back on
the car care must be taken to get the notch on the strut lined up with the
wishbone, if you don't do this the upper wishbone bolt will not go in since
it has to fit in a groove on the back of the strut.
For the second time I've shown you that I tighten the lower wishbone bolt
with the car off of the ground, the fact is I shouldn't do this since I'm
told it may ruin the bushing that goes through the lower control arm. I
believe this to be possible but I have not experienced any problems doing
it this way. For me it just seems like a pain in the butt to try and reach
around the tire after I've put the wheel back on. But for those of you
that like to point out my faults here is my excuse for not doing it the
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Strut bearing replacement
Just bought a spring compressor to do this job.
only special tool necessary here and pretty much the same method on all
The diagnosis of bad strut bearings can be done trough several symptoms
-while getting out of a curve difficulty for the steering to come back
-difficulties to turn the steering wheel while parked
-once all front end lifted, difficulty to turn manually the wheels both
-noises from the hood sides compartment while cruising or running on a bump
Replacing 01-05 Honda Civic Front Lower Control Arm Bushings
I discovered my wifes civic had horribly bad lower control arm bushing wore
out and when we hit certain bumbs or turns it would clunk real bad. In this
video i show how to replace these bushings with the performance
replacements by Energy Suspension. The OEM ones are crap, Its money in the
bank to replace them with these and not even look at the stock OEM ones.
They have Red and Black ones.
Part number for red ones: 16.3116r
Part number for black ones: 16.3116g
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Replacing Honda Struts
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to change out
suspension struts in your Honda. And, If you like my car help, be sure to
watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at 10 AM CST on YouTube.
I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it out at
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don’t miss them.
Lowering Springs vs Coilovers -- Presented by Andy's Auto Sport
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Andy's Auto Sport presents a video about the differences between lowering
springs, coilover sleeve kits, and complete coilover systems, with examples
of each for easy reference. Lowering springs, coilover sleeve kits, and
coilovers are all great ways to improve the looks and performance of your
vehicle, but be sure to buy exactly what you need depending on the type of
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How To Lower and Install Struts On A 2001-2005 Honda Civic
In this video i show the process of installing lowering springs and
replacing the In this video i show the process of installing lowering
springs and replacing the struts/shocks at the same time.
Very easy process to do. I bought all these off eBay for around $300 for
all of it.
Youtube Video of me changing the control arm bushings:
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Struts/Shocks i bought: (This is an eBay link, It may not last long, I will
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How to compress a coil spring with ratchet straps
I was compressing this coil on a 2000 Ford Taurus that was realy hard and I
wanted to get it done tonight because I have so much work & more keeps
coming. anyhow my coil spring compressors that I have used so many times
had met their match and I was nervice that they were going to break so I
used dollar stoor ratchet straps and they worked great. I think if you used
just 4 ratchet straps it would do the job.
2002 Honda Civic front end ball joint and LCA bushings replacement
I hope this video assists you when performing this repair. I apologize for
the length, but I included all the "warts" that come when undertaking this
task. I would recommend that you simply cut through the front bushing bolt
instead of trying to unbolt the bushing from the subframe. Pick up a new
bolt for each front bushing from Honda (about $6 each) and you'll save
yourself ALOT of the headaches that helped make this video so long. If you
don't have the tools needed to press the bushings, you can take the LCA and
bushing to a local shop and they can press them in and out for (I've heard)
about $40 per side. Remember to pump the brakes with the engine running
until the pedal feels firm before putting the car in gear after repair that
requires removing the brake caliper from any vehicle. Comments not
including "This video is too long!" are appreciated. Best of luck.