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Honda Ridgeline Trailing Arm Removal/Installation

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Download 1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations (see page 1-10). 2. Remove the rear wheel. 3. Position a floor jack at the connecting point of the lower arm B and the knuckle. 4. Remove the brake disc/drum (see page 19-24). 5. Remove the parking brake shoes (see page 19-28), and parking brake cable (see page 19-35). 6. Disconnect the brake hose from the brake line (A) (see page 19-34). 7. Remove and discard the brake hose clip (B) from the brake hose (C). NOTE: During installation, install the new clip. 8. Remove the parking brake cable (A) from the trailing arm (B). 9. Remove the flange bolts (C), and separate the knuckle from the trailing arm. NOTE: During installation, install new flange bolts. 10. Remove the trailing arm mounting bolts (D), and remove the trailing arm. NOTE: During installation, install new mounting bolts. 11. Install the trailing arm in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: • Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values. • First install all the components and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle’s weight before fully tightening to the specified torque values. • Check the brake hose for interference and twisting. • Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces on the brake disc/drum and the inside of the wheel. • Fill up the brake reservoir, and bleed the brake system (see page 19-9). • Inspect the parking brake, and adjust as needed (see page 19-7). • After installation, check for leaks at the line joint, and retighten if necessary.