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2012 ENGINE Engine Assembly - TL

2012 ENGINE

Engine Assembly - TL

ENGINE REMOVAL
Special Tools Required

2008 V6 Attachment Arm SIL02C000033*


Engine Support Hanger, A and Reds AAR-T1256*
Engine Hanger Balance Bar VSB02C000019*
Subframe Adapter VSB02C000016*

*: Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program, 888-424-6857.

NOTE: Use fender covers to avoid damaging painted surfaces.


To avoid damaging the wiring and terminals, unplug the wiring connectors
carefully while holding the connector portion.
Mark all wiring and hoses to avoid misconnection. Also, be sure that they
do not contact other wiring or hoses, or interfere with other parts.

1. Disconnect the support struts from both sides of the pivot ball (bolted to the hood). Secure the hood in a
vertical position. Install the right side pivot ball into the lower threaded hole.

NOTE: Do not attempt to close the hood with the support strut in the vertical
position, as it will damage the support strut and hood.

Fig. 1: Installing Right Side Pivot Ball Into Lower Threaded Hole
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
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2. Relieve the fuel pressure (see FUEL PRESSURE RELIEVING ).


3. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER
REPLACEMENT ).
4. Remove the air intake duct splash separator.

Fig. 2: Identifying Air Intake Duct Splash Separator And Related Components
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Do the battery removal procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).


6. Remove the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
7. Remove the harness clamp (A) from the battery base (B).

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Fig. 3: Exploded View Of Engine Assembly And Related Parts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

8. M/T model: Remove the harness clamps (C) from the battery base.
9. Remove the bolts (D), and loosen the bolt (E), then remove the battery base.
10. M/T model: Remove the harness clamp (A) and the ground cable (B), then disconnect the positive starter
cable (C).

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Fig. 4: Identifying Harness Clamp, Ground Cable And Positive Starter Cable
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

11. A/T model: Remove the harness clamps (A), then disconnect the positive starter cable (B).

Fig. 5: Identifying Harness Clamp And Positive Starter Cable


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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12. Remove the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).


13. Disconnect the battery cable (A) from the under-hood fuse/relay box.

Fig. 6: Identifying Battery Cable From Under-Hood Fuse/Relay Box And Harness Clamp
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

14. Remove the harness clamps (B).


15. Remove the harness clamp (A), then disconnect the harness connectors (B).

Fig. 7: Identifying Harness Clamp And Connectors


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

16. Remove the harness clamp (A), then disconnect the ECM/PCM connectors (B).

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Fig. 8: Identifying Harness Clamp And ECM/PCM Connectors


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

17. Remove the quick-connect fitting cover (A), then disconnect the fuel feed hose (B) (see FUEL
LINE/QUICK-CONNECT FITTING REMOVAL ).

Fig. 9: Identifying Quick-Connect Fitting Cover And Fuel Feed Hose


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

18. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose (A) and the EVAP canister hose (B).

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Fig. 10: Identifying Vacuum Hose And EVAP Canister Hose


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

19. M/T model: Remove the three bolts securing the shift cable holder, then remove the shift cable and the
select cable (see step 23 under TRANSMISSION REMOVAL ). Do not bend the cables excessively.
20. M/T model: Remove the clutch slave cylinder and the clutch line bracket mounting nut (see step 24 under
TRANSMISSION REMOVAL ). Do not operate the clutch pedal once the slave cylinder has been
removed.
21. A/T model: Remove the shift cable (see SHIFT CABLE REPLACEMENT ). Do not bend the shift
cable excessively.
22. Remove the drive belt (see DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT ).
23. Disconnect the EPS connectors (A).

Fig. 11: Identifying EPS Connectors


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

24. Remove the steering joint cover (A).

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Fig. 12: Identifying Steering Joint Cover


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

25. Loosen the upper steering joint bolt (B) and the lower steering bolt (C).
26. Center the steering wheel spokes, and install a commercially available steering wheel holder tool (A).

Fig. 13: Identifying Steering Wheel Holder Tool


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

27. Remove the lower steering joint bolt (A). Disconnect the steering joint (B) by sliding the steering joint
into the column shaft (C). Tighten the upper steering joint bolt (D) to hold the steering joint in place.

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NOTE: Do not disconnect the steering joint from the column shaft.

Fig. 14: Identifying Steering Joint, Column Shaft, Upper And Lower Steering Joint Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

28. Remove the center guide (A) (if equipped) from the top of the pinion shaft (B), and discard it.

Fig. 15: Identifying Center Guide And Pinion Shaft


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

29. Wrap vinyl tape over the splines on the pinion shaft.
30. Wait until the engine is cool, then carefully remove the radiator cap.
31. Raise the vehicle on the lift.
32. Remove the front wheels.
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33. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
34. Loosen the drain plug in the radiator, and drain the engine coolant (see COOLANT CHECK ).
35. Drain the transmission fluid:
Manual transmission (see TRANSMISSION FLUID INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT )
Automatic transmission (see ATF REPLACEMENT )
36. Drain the engine oil (see ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK ).
37. Remove the damper fork (see step 4 under DAMPER/SPRING REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
38. Separate the tie-rod end ball joints from the knuckles (see step 13 under RACK END REMOVAL AND
INSTALLATION ).
39. Separate the knuckles from the suspension lower arms (see step 7 under LOWER ARM
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).
40. Remove the driveshafts (see DRIVESHAFT INSPECTION ). Coat all precision-finished surfaces with
new engine oil. Tie plastic bags over the driveshaft ends.
41. Remove the front subframe stiffener.

Fig. 16: Identifying Front Subframe Stiffener With Mounting Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

42. Remove exhaust pipe A. With SH-AWD

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Fig. 17: Identifying Exhaust Pipe And Related Components


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

43. With SH-AWD: Remove the propeller shaft (see PROPELLER SHAFT REMOVAL ).
44. With SH-AWD: Remove the transfer assembly:
Manual transmission (see TRANSFER ASSEMBLY FLUID INSPECTION AND
REPLACEMENT )
Automatic transmission (see TRANSFER ASSEMBLY REMOVAL )
45. A/T model: Disconnect the ATF cooler hoses from the transmission, then plug the ATF cooler hoses and
the lines (see step 44 under TRANSMISSION REMOVAL ).
46. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
47. Disconnect the upper radiator hose (A) and the lower radiator hose (B).

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Fig. 18: Identifying Upper And Lower Radiator Hose


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

48. Disconnect the heater hoses.

Fig. 19: Identifying Radiator Hoses And Related Components


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

49. Remove the radiator (see RADIATOR REPLACEMENT ).


50. Disconnect the A/C compressor clutch connector (A), and remove the harness clamp (B).

Fig. 20: Identifying A/C Compressor Clutch Connector And Harness Clamp With Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

51. Remove the A/C compressor without disconnecting the A/C hoses. Do not bend the A/C hoses
excessively.

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NOTE: Hang the A/C compressor with a wire tie.

52. Remove the bolt (A) securing the connector bracket (B) from the front cylinder head; use the bracket bolt
hole (C) to attach the engine hanger balance bar front arm.

Fig. 21: Identifying Connector Bracket, Bracket Bolt Hole And Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

53. Remove the harness clamp (A), then remove the bolt (B) securing the engine mount control solenoid
valve bracket (C) from the rear cylinder head; use the bracket bolt hole (D) to attach the 2008 V6
attachment arm.

Fig. 22: Identifying Solenoid Valve Bracket, Harness Clamp, Bracket Bolt Hole, Vacuum Hose And
Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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54. A/T model: Disconnect the vacuum hose (E).


55. Install the engine hanger balance bar (VSB02C000019). Attach the front arm (A) to the front cylinder
head with a 10 mm (0.39 in) spacer (B) and a 10 x 1.25 mm bolt (C). Remove the rear arm from the
engine hanger balance bar, then install the 2008 V6 attachment arm (SIL02C000033). Attach the 2008 V6
attachment arm to the rear cylinder head with a 10 mm (0.39 in) spacer (D) and an 8 x 1.25 mm bolt (E).

Fig. 23: Identifying Front Arm, Spacer, Bolts And Wing Nut
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

56. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) onto the vehicle as shown, and attach the hook to the
slotted hole in the engine hanger balance bar. Tighten the wing nut (F) by hand, and lift and support the
engine/transmission.

NOTE: Be careful when working around the windshield.


AAR-T1256 two sets required for stacking two cross section bars.

57. M/T model: Remove the front engine mount (see FRONT ENGINE MOUNT REMOVAL AND
INSTALLATION ).
58. A/T model: Disconnect the vacuum hose (A) and remove the front engine mount stop (B), then remove
the front engine mount bolt (C).

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Fig. 24: Identifying Vacuum Hose, Front Engine Mount Stop And Engine Mounting Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

59. M/T model: Remove the rear engine mount bolt (A).

Fig. 25: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bolt


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

60. A/T model: Remove the rear engine mount stop (A), then remove the rear engine mount bolt (B).

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Fig. 26: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Stop And Engine Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

61. Raise the vehicle on the lift.


62. Loosen the subframe middle mount bolts.

Fig. 27: Identifying Subframe Middle Mount Bolts


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63. Remove the lower transmission mount nuts (A).

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Fig. 28: Identifying Ground Cable And Lower Transmission Mount Nuts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

64. A/T model: Remove the ground cable (B).


65. Attach the subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the front subframe by looping the belt (A) over the
front of the subframe (B), then secure the belt with its stop (C).

Fig. 29: Identifying Subframe, Subframe Adapter, Belt And Belt Stop
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

66. Raise the transmission jack and line up the slots in the subframe adapter arms with the bolt holes on the
jack base, then securely attach them with four bolts.
67. Remove the four 12 x 1.25 mm bolts (A) securing the subframe stiffeners (B), the four subframe
mounting bolts (C), and the stiffeners, then lower the front subframe (D).

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Fig. 30: Identifying Front Subframe, Subframe Stiffeners, Subframe Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

68. Lower the vehicle on the lift.


69. Attach a chain hoist (A) to the engine hanger (B) and the transmission hanger (C), then lift the
engine/transmission until it's securely supported by the chain hoist and remove the engine support hanger,
the engine hanger balance bar, and the 2008 V6 attachment arm.

Fig. 31: Identifying Chain Hoist, Engine Hanger And Transmission Hanger
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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70. Remove the mounting bolts from the upper half of the side engine mount bracket.

Fig. 32: Identifying Mounting Bolts Of Side Engine Mount Bracket


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

71. Remove the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.

NOTE: Do not remove the bolt (A) from the. upper transmission mount. If the bolt
is removed, the upper transmission mount must be replaced as an
assembly.

M/T model

Fig. 33: Identifying Bracket Mounting Bolts (M/T Model)


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Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

A/T model

Fig. 34: Identifying Bracket Mounting Bolts (A/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

72. Check that the engine/transmission is completely free of the vacuum hoses, the fuel hoses, the coolant
hoses, and the electrical wiring.
73. Slowly lower the engine/transmission about 150 mm (6 in). Check once again that all the hoses and the
electrical wiring are disconnected and free from the engine/transmission, then lower it all the way and
support it.
74. Disconnect the chain hoist from the engine/transmission.
75. Raise the vehicle, and remove the engine/transmission from under the vehicle.

ENGINE INSTALLATION
Special Tools Required

Engine Support Hanger, A and Reds AAR-T1256*


Engine Hanger Balance Bar VSB02C000019*
2008 V6 Attachment Arm SIL02C000033*
Subframe Adapter VSB02C000016*

*: Available through the Acura Tool and Equipment Program, 888-424-6857.

1. Install the engine mount brackets and the accessory brackets and tighten their bolts to the specified
torque.

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Fig. 35: Identifying Engine Mount Brackets And Accessory Brackets With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Position the engine/transmission under the vehicle. Be sure that they are properly aligned. Carefully
lower the vehicle until the engine/transmission are properly positioned in the engine compartment. Make
sure the vehicle is not resting on any part of the engine/transmission. Support the engine/transmission
with a chain hoist (A) and carefully raise the engine/transmission into place.

NOTE: Reinstall the mounting bolts/support nuts in the sequence given in the
following steps. Failure to follow this sequence may cause excessive
noise and vibration, and reduce engine mount life.

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Fig. 36: Identifying Chain Hoist With Related Components


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Install the new mounting bolts into the upper half of the side engine mount bracket. Tighten the bolts to
the specified torque.

Fig. 37: Identifying Mounting Bolts Into Upper Half Of Side Engine Mount Bracket With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Tighten the new upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts to the specified torque.

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NOTE: If bolt (A) was removed by mistake during removal, the upper transmission
mount bracket must be replaced as an assembly.

M/T model

Fig. 38: Identifying Bracket Mounting Bolts (M/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

A/T model

Fig. 39: Identifying Bracket Mounting Bolts (A/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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5. Install the engine hanger balance bar (VSB02C000019). Attach the front arm (A) to the front cylinder
head with a 10 mm (0.39 in) spacer (B) and a 10 x 1.25 mm bolt (C). Remove the rear arm from the
engine hanger balance bar, then install the 2008 V6 attachment arm (SIL02C000033). Attach the 2008 V6
attachment arm to the rear cylinder head with a 10 mm (0.39 in) spacer (D) and an 8 x 1.25 mm bolt (E).

Fig. 40: Identifying Front Arm, Spacers And Bolts Of Engine Hanger Balance Bar
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Install the engine support hanger (AAR-T1256) onto the vehicle as shown, and attach the hook to the
slotted hole in the engine hanger balance bar. Tighten the wing nut (F) by hand, and lift and support the
engine/transmission.

NOTE: Be careful when working around the windshield.


AAR-T1256 two sets required for stacking additional cross section
bar.

7. Remove the chain hoist, then raise the vehicle on the lift.
8. Attach the subframe adapter (VSB02C000016) to the subframe by looping the belt (A) over the front of
the front subframe (B), then secure the belt with its stop (C).

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Fig. 41: Identifying Front Subframe, Belt And Belt Stop


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

9. Line up the slots in the subframe adapter arms with the bolt holes on the jack base, then securely attach
them with four bolts, then raise the front subframe up to the body.
10. Loosely install the new subframe mounting bolts (four) (A), the 12 x 1.25 mm bolts (two) (B), the new 12
x 1.25 mm (two) (C), and the stiffeners (D).

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Fig. 42: Identifying Subframe Mounting Stiffeners And Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

11. Align the front subframe with the subframe alignment pin (see FRONT SUBFRAME ALIGNMENT ).
12. Remove the transmission jack and the front subframe adapter.
13. Tighten the bolts securing the subframe middle mount.

Fig. 43: Identifying Subframe Middle Mount & Bolts With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

14. Tighten the lower transmission mount nuts (A).

Fig. 44: Identifying Lower Transmission Mount With Nuts And Ground Cable With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

15. A/T model: Install the ground cable (B).


16. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
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17. Remove the engine support hanger, the engine hanger balance bar, and the 2008 V6 attachment arm.
18. M/T model: Install the front engine mount (see FRONT ENGINE MOUNT REMOVAL AND
INSTALLATION ).
19. A/T model: Tighten the new front engine mount bolt (A), then install the front engine mount stop (B) and
connect the vacuum hose (C).

Fig. 45: Identifying Vacuum Hose, Front Engine Mounting Bolt And Engine Mount Stop (A/T
Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

20. M/T model: Tighten the new rear engine mount bolt.

Fig. 46: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bolt (M/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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21. A/T model: Tighten the new rear engine mount bolt (A), then install the rear engine mount stop (B) using
new nuts (C).

Fig. 47: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bolt, Engine Mount Stop And Nuts (A/T Model) With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

22. Loosen the mounting bolts for the upper half of the side engine mount bracket, then retighten them in the
numbered sequence shown.

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Fig. 48: Identifying Mounting Bolts Of Side Engine Mount Bracket With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

23. Loosen the mounting bolts for the upper transmission mount bracket, then retighten them to the specified
torque.

M/T model

Fig. 49: Identifying Mounting Bolts For Upper Transmission Mount Bracket (M/T Model) With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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A/T model

Fig. 50: Identifying Mounting Bolts For Upper Transmission Mount Bracket (A/T Model) With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

24. Install the connector bracket to the front cylinder head.

Fig. 51: Identifying Connector Bracket To Front Cylinder Head With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

25. Install the engine mount control solenoid valve bracket to the rear cylinder head, then install the harness
clamp (A).

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Fig. 52: Identifying Harness Clamp And Vacuum Hose Of Engine Mount Control Solenoid Valve
Bracket With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

26. A/T model: Connect the vacuum hose (B).


27. Install the A/C compressor, then install the harness clamp (A) and connect the A/C compressor clutch
connector (B).

Fig. 53: Identifying Harness Clamp And Clutch Connector Of A/C Compressor With Torque
Specifications
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Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

28. Install the radiator (see RADIATOR REPLACEMENT ).


29. Connect the heater hoses (A).

Fig. 54: Identifying Heater Hoses


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

30. Connect the upper radiator hose (A) and the lower radiator hose (B).

Fig. 55: Identifying Upper And Lower Radiator Hose


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

31. Raise the vehicle on the lift.


32. A/T model: Connect the ATF cooler hoses to the transmission (see step 30 under TRANSMISSION
INSTALLATION ).
33. With SH-AWD: Install the transfer assembly:
Manual transmission (see TRANSFER ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION )
Automatic transmission (see TRANSFER ASSEMBLY INSTALLATION )
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34. With SH-AWD: Install the propeller shaft (see PROPELLER SHAFT INSTALLATION ).
35. Install exhaust pipe A using new gaskets (6) and new self-locking nuts (C).

Fig. 56: Identifying Exhaust Pipe, Gaskets And Self-Locking Nuts With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

36. Install the front subframe stiffener (A) using new bolts (B).

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Fig. 57: Identifying Front Subframe Stiffener And Bolts With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

37. Install a new set ring on the end of each driveshaft, then install the driveshafts (see FRONT
DRIVESHAFT INSTALLATION ). Make sure each ring "clicks" into place in the differential and the
intermediate shaft.
38. Connect the suspension lower arm to the knuckles (see step 7 under LOWER ARM
REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).
39. Connect the tie-rod end ball joints to the knuckles (see step 42 under STEERING GEARBOX
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
40. Install the damper fork (see step 4 under DAMPER/SPRING REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
41. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
42. Install the front wheels.
43. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
44. Loosen the upper steering joint bolt (A), and slip the lower end of the steering joint (B) onto the pinion
shaft (C).

Fig. 58: Identifying Pinion Shaft, Steering Joint, Groove, Bolt Hole, Upper And Lower Steering
Joint Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

45. Align the bolt hole (D) on the steering joint with the groove (E) around the pinion shaft, then loosely
install the lower steering joint bolt (F). Be sure that the joint bolt is securely in the groove in the pinion
shaft.
46. Remove the steering wheel holder tool (A).

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Fig. 59: Identifying Steering Wheel Holder Tool


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

47. Tighten the upper and lower steering joint bolts (A) to the specified torque.

Fig. 60: Identifying Steering Joint Cover, Upper And Lower Steering Joint Bolts With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

48. Install the steering joint cover (B).


49. Install the drive belt (see DRIVE BELT REPLACEMENT ).
50. Connect the EPS connectors (A).

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Fig. 61: Identifying EPS Connectors


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

51. A/T model: Install the shift cable (see SHIFT CABLE REPLACEMENT ).
52. M/T model: Install the clutch slave cylinder and the clutch line bracket mounting bolt (see step 49 under
TRANSMISSION INSTALLATION ).
53. M/T model: Install the shift cable and the select cable, then tighten the three bolts securing the shift cable
holder (see step 50 under TRANSMISSION INSTALLATION ).
54. Connect the brake booster vacuum hose (A) and the EVAP canister hose (B).

Fig. 62: Identifying Brake Booster Vacuum Hose And EVAP Canister Hose
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

55. Connect the fuel feed hose (A), then install the quick-connect fitting cover (B) (see FUEL
LINE/QUICK-CONNECT FITTING INSTALLATION ).

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Fig. 63: Identifying Fuel Feed Hose And Quick-Connect Fitting Cover
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

56. Connect the ECM/PCM connectors (A), then install the harness clamp (B).

Fig. 64: Identifying ECM/PCM Connectors And Harness Clamp


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

57. Connect the harness connectors (A), then install the harness clamp (B).

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Fig. 65: Identifying Harness Connectors And Harness Clamp


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

58. Install the harness clamps (A).

Fig. 66: Identifying Harness Clamps And Battery Cable


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

59. Connect the battery cable (B) to the under-hood fuse/relay box.
60. Install the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).
61. M/T model: Connect the positive starter cable (A), then install the harness clamp (B). Make sure the
crimped side of the ring terminal face away from the starter when you connect it.

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Fig. 67: Identifying Positive Starter Cable, Harness Clamp And Ground Cable (M/T Model) With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

62. M/T model: Install the ground cable (C).


63. A/T model: Connect the positive starter cable (A), then install the harness clamps (B). Make sure the
crimped side of the ring terminal face away from the starter when you connect it.

Fig. 68: Identifying Positive Starter Cable, Harness Clamps (A/T Model) With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
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64. Install the battery base (A), then install the harness clamp (B).

Fig. 69: Identifying Battery Base And Harness Clamps With Torque Specification (M/T Model)
With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

65. M/T model: Install the harness clamps (C).


66. Install the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
67. Do the battery installation procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
68. Install the air intake duct splash separator.

Fig. 70: Identifying Air Intake Duct Splash Separator With Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
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69. Inspect for fuel leaks. Turn the ignition switch to ON (II), or press the engine start/stop button to select
the ON mode (do not operate the starter) so the fuel pump runs for about 2 seconds and pressurizes the
fuel line. Repeat this operation three times, then check for fuel leaks at any point in the fuel line.
70. Refill the engine with engine oil (see ENGINE OIL LEVEL CHECK ).
71. Refill the transmission with fluid:
Manual transmission (see TRANSMISSION FLUID INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT )
Automatic transmission (see ATF REPLACEMENT )
72. M/T model: Check that the transmission shifts into all gears smoothly.
73. A/T model: Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the
transmission range switch.
74. Refill the radiator with engine coolant, and bleed the air from the cooling system (see COOLANT
CHECK ).
75. Check for fluid leaks.
76. Do the ECM/PCM reset procedure (see HDS CLEAR COMMAND ).
77. Do the CKP pattern clear/CKP pattern learn procedure (see CKP PATTERN CLEAR/CKP PATTERN
LEARN ).
78. Inspect the idle speed (see IDLE SPEED INSPECTION ).
79. Inspect the ignition timing (see IGNITION TIMING INSPECTION ).
80. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).
81. Check the wheel alignment (see WHEEL ALIGNMENT ).

SIDE ENGINE MOUNT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


REMOVAL

1. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER


REPLACEMENT ).
2. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the oil pan.
3. Remove the ground cable (A), then remove the upper half of the side engine mount bracket (B).

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Fig. 71: Identifying Ground Cable And Engine Mount Bracket With Mounting Bolts
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Remove the side engine mount.

Fig. 72: Identifying Side Engine Mount With Mounting Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION

1. Install the side engine mount using new bolts.

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Fig. 73: Identifying Side Engine Mount & Bolts With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Loosely install the upper half of the side engine mount bracket (A) using new bolts.

Fig. 74: Identifying Engine Mount Bracket, Ground Cable And Tightening Sequence Of Bolts With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Remove the jack and the wood block.


4. Tighten the bolts in the numbered sequence shown.

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5. Install the ground cable (B).


6. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).

FRONT ENGINE MOUNT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


REMOVAL

1. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER


REPLACEMENT ).
2. Remove the front warm up TWC (see WARM UP TWC REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).
3. Remove the front engine mount stop (A), then remove the front engine mount bolt (B).

Fig. 75: Identifying Front Engine Mount Stop And Front Engine Mount Bolt
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Remove the front engine mount mounting bolts (A). A-

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Fig. 76: Identifying Front Engine Mount Mounting Bolts And Vacuum Hose
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the engine/transmission.
6. Remove the front engine mount and disconnect the vacuum hose (B).

NOTE: A/T model: Do not bend the ATF cooler pipe when removing the front
engine mount.

INSTALLATION

1. Connect the vacuum hose (A), then align the front engine mount with its mounting holes and install the
new front engine mount mounting bolts (B).

NOTE: A/T model: Do not bend the ATF cooler pipe when installing the front
engine mount.

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Fig. 77: Identifying Vacuum Hose, Front Engine Mount Mounting Bolts With Torque
Specifications (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Remove the jack and the wood block.


3. Tighten the new front engine mount bolt (A), then install the front engine mount stop (B) using new nuts.

Fig. 78: Identifying Front Engine Mount Bolt And Front Engine Mount Stop With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Install the front warm up TWC (see WARM UP TWC REMOVAL/INSTALLATION ).

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5. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).

REAR ENGINE MOUNT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


REMOVAL-M/T MODEL

1. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER


REPLACEMENT ).
2. Do the battery removal procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
3. Remove the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
4. Remove the cowl cover (see FRONT BULKHEAD BRACE COVER REPLACEMENT ).
5. Remove the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).
6. Remove the harness clamp (A), then disconnect the harness connectors (B) on the left strut tower.

Fig. 79: Identifying Harness Clamp, Harness Connectors On Left Strut Tower
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

7. Remove the two harness clamps (A) and the brake booster vacuum hose clamp (B) from the under-hood
fuse/relay box mounting bracket (C).

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Fig. 80: Identifying Harness Clamp, Brake Booster Vacuum Hose Clamp And Mounting Bracket
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

8. Remove the mounting bolt (A) and the two mounting nuts (B) from the under-hood fuse/relay box
mounting bracket, then tilt the under-hood fuse/relay box forward.

Fig. 81: Identifying Mounting Bolt And Nuts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

9. Raise the vehicle on the lift.


10. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
11. Remove the front subframe stiffener (see step 41).
12. Remove exhaust pipe A (see step 42).
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13. Remove the two rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts (A).

Fig. 82: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bracket Mounting Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

14. Lower the vehicle on the lift.


15. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the engine/transmission.
16. Remove the harness bracket (A).

Fig. 83: Identifying Harness Bracket And Mounting Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

17. Remove the rear engine mount mounting bolt (B), then remove the two rear engine mount bracket
mounting bolts (C).

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18. Remove the rear engine mount bracket (A) from the top by sliding it out, and lifting it out from the
driver's side.

Fig. 84: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bracket


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

19. Remove the rear engine mount mounting bolts (A).

Fig. 85: Identifying Rear Engine Mounting Bolts


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

20. Remove the rear engine mount (A).

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Fig. 86: Identifying Rear Engine Mount


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-M/T MODEL

1. Install the rear engine mount (A).

Fig. 87: Identifying Rear Engine Mount (M/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Align the rear engine mount with its mounting holes and install the new rear engine mount mounting
bolts (A).

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Fig. 88: Identifying Rear Engine Mounting Bolts (M/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Install the rear engine mount bracket (A) from the top by sliding it into place from the driver's side.

Fig. 89: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bracket (M/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

4. Loosely install the new two rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts (A) and the new rear engine mount
mounting bolt (B).

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Fig. 90: Identifying Harness Bracket And Mounting Bolts (M/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Install the harness bracket (C).


6. Remove the jack and the wood block, then raise the vehicle on the lift.
7. Tighten the new two rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts (A).

Fig. 91: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bracket Mounting Bolts (M/T Model) With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.
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8. Install exhaust pipe A (see step 35).


9. Install the front subframe stiffener (see step 36).
10. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
11. Lower the vehicle on the lift.
12. Tighten the two rear engine mount bracket mounting bolts (A), then tighten the rear engine mount
mounting bolt (B).

Fig. 92: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bracket Mounting Bolts And Mount Mounting Bolt (M/T
Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

13. Install the under-hood fuse/relay box with the mounting bracket, and tighten the two mounting nuts (A)
and the mounting bolt (B).

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Fig. 93: Identifying Mounting Nuts And Mounting Bolt Of Mounting Bracket (M/T Model) With
Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

14. Install the two harness clamps (A) and the brake booster vacuum hose clamp (B) to the under-hood
fuse/relay box mounting bracket (C).

Fig. 94: Identifying Harness Clamps, Hose Clamp And Mounting Bracket (M/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

15. Connect the harness connectors (A), then install the harness clamp (B) on the left strut tower.

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Fig. 95: Identifying Harness Connectors And Harness Clamps On Left Strut Tower (M/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

16. Install the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).


17. Install the cowl cover (see FRONT BULKHEAD BRACE COVER REPLACEMENT ).
18. Install the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
19. Do the battery installation procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
20. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).

REMOVAL-A/T MODEL

1. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER


REPLACEMENT ).
2. Do the battery removal procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
3. Remove the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
4. Remove the cowl cover (see FRONT BULKHEAD BRACE COVER REPLACEMENT ).
5. Remove the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).
6. Remove the harness clamp (A), then disconnect the harness connectors (B) on the left strut tower.

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Fig. 96: Identifying Harness Connectors And Harness Clamps On Left Strut Tower (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

7. Remove the two harness clamps (A) and the brake booster vacuum hose clamp (B) from the under-hood
fuse/relay box mounting bracket (C).

Fig. 97: Identifying Mounting Bracket, Harness Clamps And Hose Clamp (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

8. Remove the mounting bolt (A) and the two mounting nuts (B) from the under-hood fuse/relay box
mounting bracket, then tilt the under-hood fuse/relay box forward.

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Fig. 98: Identifying Mounting Nuts And Bolts (A/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

9. Remove the vacuum hose (A) from the clamp (B) and disconnect the vacuum hose from the three way
valve (C).

Fig. 99: Identifying Vacuum Hose And Clamp (A/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

10. Remove the rear engine mount stop (A), then remove the rear engine mount bolt (B).

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Fig. 100: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Stop And Mount Bolt (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

11. Remove the rear engine mount mounting bolts (A). A

Fig. 101: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Mounting Bolts (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

12. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the engine/transmission.
13. Remove the rear engine mount (A) from the top by sliding it out, and lifting it out from the driver's side.

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Fig. 102: Identifying Rear Engine Mount (A/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-A/T MODEL

1. Install the rear engine mount (A) from the top by sliding it into place from the driver's side and route the
vacuum hose (B) through the hole in the mount base bracket (C).

Fig. 103: Identifying Rear Engine Mount, Vacuum Hose And Base Bracket (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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2. Align the rear engine mount with its mounting holes and install the new rear engine mount mounting
bolts (A).

Fig. 104: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Mounting Bolts (A/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Remove the jack and the wood block.


4. Tighten the new rear engine mount bolt (A), then install the rear engine mount stop (B) using new nuts.

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Fig. 105: Identifying Rear Engine Mount Bolt And Mount Stop (A/T Model) With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

5. Connect the vacuum hose (A) to the three way valve (B) and install the vacuum hose on its clamp (C) at
the mark (D).

Fig. 106: Identifying Vacuum Hose, Three Way Valve, Clamp And Mark On Vacuum Hose (A/T
Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Install the under-hood fuse/relay box with the mounting bracket, and tighten the two mounting nuts (A)
and the mounting bolt (B).

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Fig. 107: Identifying Mounting Nuts And Mounting Bolt (A/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

7. Install the two harness clamps (A) and the brake booster vacuum hose clamp (B) to the under-hood
fuse/relay box mounting bracket (C).

Fig. 108: Identifying Harness Clamps, Hose Clamp And Mounting Bracket (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

8. Connect the harness connectors (A), then install the harness clamp (B) on the left strut tower.

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Fig. 109: Identifying Harness Connectors And Harness Clamp On Left Strut Tower (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

9. Install the strut brace (see FRAME BRACE REPLACEMENT ).


10. Install the cowl cover (see FRONT BULKHEAD BRACE COVER REPLACEMENT ).
11. Install the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
12. Do the battery installation procedure (see BATTERY REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION ).
13. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).

UPPER TRANSMISSION MOUNT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


REMOVAL-M/T MODEL

1. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
2. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER
REPLACEMENT ).
3. Remove the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
4. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the transmission.
5. Remove the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.

NOTE: Do not remove the bolt (A) from the upper transmission mount. If the bolt
is removed, the upper transmission mount must be replaced as an
assembly.

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Fig. 110: Identifying Upper Transmission Mounting Bolts (M/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Remove the upper transmission mount.

Fig. 111: Identifying Upper Transmission Mount (M/T Model)


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-M/T MODEL

1. Install the upper transmission mount.

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Fig. 112: Identifying Upper Transmission Mount (M/T Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Loosely install the new upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.

Fig. 113: Identifying Upper Transmission Mount Bracket Mounting Bolts With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Remove the jack and the wood block.


4. Tighten the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.
5. Install the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
6. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).
7. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
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REMOVAL-A/T MODEL

1. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
2. Remove the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER
REPLACEMENT ).
3. Remove the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
4. Lift and support the engine with a jack and a wood block under the transmission.
5. Disconnect the transmission fluid pressure switch E (6th clutch) connector (A). Remove the harness
bracket (B), then remove the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.

NOTE: Do not remove the bolt (C) from the upper transmission mount. If the bolt
is removed, the upper transmission mount must be replaced as an
assembly.

Fig. 114: Identifying Connector, Harness Bracket And Bolts (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

6. Remove the upper transmission mount.

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Fig. 115: Identifying Upper Transmission Mount With Mounting Bolts (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-A/T MODEL

1. Install the upper transmission mount.

Fig. 116: Identifying Upper Transmission Mount With Mounting Bolts (A/T Model) With Torque
Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Loosely install the new upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts, then install the harness bracket
(A). Connect the transmission fluid pressure switch E (6th clutch) connector (B).

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Fig. 117: Identifying Harness Bracket And Connector With Torque Specification Of Bolts (A/T
Model) With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

3. Remove the jack and the wood block.


4. Tighten the upper transmission mount bracket mounting bolts.
5. Install the air cleaner (see THROTTLE BODY CLEANING ).
6. Install the engine compartment covers (see ENGINE COMPARTMENT COVER REPLACEMENT ).
7. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).

LOWER TRANSMISSION MOUNT REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION


REMOVAL-M/T MODEL

1. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
2. Support the engine/transmission with a transmission jack.
3. Remove the lower transmission mount bracket (A), then remove the lower transmission mount (B).

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Fig. 118: Identifying Lower Transmission Mount Bracket And Transmission Mount (M/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-M/T MODEL

1. Install the lower transmission mount (A).

Fig. 119: Identifying Lower Transmission Mount Bracket And Transmission Mount (M/T Model)
With Torque Specifications
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

2. Loosely install the lower transmission mount bracket (B) using new bolts.
3. Remove the transmission jack.
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4. Tighten the lower transmission mount bracket mounting bolts and the lower transmission mount
mounting nuts.
5. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).

REMOVAL-A/T MODEL

1. Remove the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).
2. Lift and support the engine with a transmission jack and a wood block under the transmission.
3. Remove the lower transmission mount bracket (A), then remove the lower transmission mount (B).

Fig. 120: Identifying Lower Transmission Mount Bracket And Transmission Mount (A/T Model)
Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

INSTALLATION-A/T MODEL

1. Install the lower transmission mount (A).

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2012 ENGINE Engine Assembly - TL

Fig. 121: Identifying Lower Transmission Mount Bracket And Transmission Mount (A/T Model)
With Torque Specifications
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2. Loosely install the lower transmission mount bracket (B) using new bolts (C).
3. Remove the transmission jack and the wood block.
4. Tighten the lower transmission mount bracket mounting bolts and the lower transmission mount
mounting nuts.
5. Install the front splash shield (see FRONT SPLASH SHIELD REPLACEMENT ).

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