Honda Civic CV Axles Installation
Special thanks to Andrew Trzynka!!
1 1/4" socket fits the 32mm spindle nut: torque to 134 lb-ft.
Ball joint nut: torque 36 to 43 lb-ft.
Damper pinch bolt: torque to 32 lb-ft.
Damper fork nut (12mm): replace with new self locking nut (Honda part number 90215-SB0-003) and torque to 47 lb-ft.
The torque specifications are from the Honda factory service manual. Transaxle:
Use new washers on fill and drain plugs.
Manual transaxle fill plug torque: 33 lb-ft
Manual transaxle drain plug torque: 29 lb-ft
I reused the outer hub seals. (it would be nice if new seals were included on the new axles….)
(they are now :-D marty)
Big screwdriver snaps the inner joints out of the transaxle. Getting the new ones to snap back in is wrestling match.
Remember to use grease on forks of ball joint tool to avoid damage to boot.
Ball joint taper should NOT have grease on it when reassembling.
Remember to refill transaxle with lube.