Replaces

2001-02 Acura EL Honda Civic Shock Absorber Rear KYB Excel-G 341311 - KYSHA00125

Why Buy KYB Excel-G?

KYB Excel-G shocks and struts will match your vehicle’s Original Equipment (OE). These shocks and struts are perfect for restoring or surpassing your original suspension performance. Some of their perks include:

  • Equal or greater OE performance
  • Calibrated to OE specifications
  • Nitrogen gas-charged, twin-tube design made of quality materials
  • Restore original ride comfort, handling, and suspension capability

Lifetime Warranty

This item is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. In the event this item should fail due to manufacturing defects during intended use, we will exchange the part free of charge (excludes shipping charges) for the original purchaser. Please keep your invoice for proof of this warranty.

  1. step : Removing the Interior Trunk Trim (0:25)
    • Remove the three pins from the side interior trim panel in the trunk
    • Lift the flooring
    • Remove the pin from the side interior trim panel in the trunk
    • Remove the trim panel from the ledge
    • Move the side interior trim out of the way
    • Remove the 14mm nut from the shock with a 5mm allen key and 14mm wrench
    • Remove the plates from the shock
  2. step : Removing the Wheel (3:01)
    • Loosen the 19mm lug nuts with the vehicle on the ground
    • Raise the vehicle with a floor jack
    • Secure the vehicle on jack stands
    • Remove the lug nuts
    • Pull off the wheel
  3. step : Removing the Rear Shock Absorber (3:25)
    • Support the lower control arm with a floor jack
    • Remove the lower bolt with a 14mm socket and breaker bar
    • If the bolt snaps, remove it with a hammer and punch
    • Wedge the shock out with a pry bar
    • Remove the shock
  4. step : Installing the Rear Shock Absorber (6:55)
    • Remove the nuts and rubber bushings from the top of the shock absorber
    • Place a washer on the stud of the shock absorber
    • Place a bushing on the washer
    • Place a casing on the stud
    • Insert the shock up into place
    • Press the bolt through the bottom of the shock
    • Thread the nut on to the bolt
    • Jack up underneath the control arm to press the shock into place
    • Place a bushing on the top of the shock
    • Place a washer on the top of the bushing
    • Tighten the 14mm bolt to the top of the shock
    • Torque the bolt to 22 foot-pounds
  5. step : Installing the Interior Trunk Trim (10:14)
    • Insert the interior trunk trim into place
    • Press the trunk hatch trim on
    • Place the flooring on
    • Press the push clips into the interior trunk trim
    • Jack up underneath the shock
    • Torque the bolt to 43 foot-pounds, counter-holding if needed
  6. step : Reattaching the Wheel (12:02)
    • Slide the wheel into place
    • Start the lug nuts by hand
    • Tighten the lug nuts preliminarily
    • Lower the vehicle to the ground
    • Tighten the lug nuts to 80 foot-pounds in a crossing or star pattern

Tools needed for replacement:

    Allen Wrenches

  • 5mm Allen Wrench

  • General Tools

  • Hammer
  • Jack Stands
  • Center Punch
  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Side Cutters

  • Ratchets & Related

  • Socket Extensions
  • Torque Wrench
  • Ratchet
  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Pry Bar
  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 19mm Socket
  • 10mm Socket

  • Wrenches - Metric

  • 14mm Wrench

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Vehicle Fit

  • 2001-2002 Acura EL Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 341311
  • 2001-2002 Honda Civic Rear Shock Absorber Driver or Passenger Side KYB Excel-G 341311

This part replaces:

  • KYB Excel-G 341311
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Part #: KYSHA00125

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KYB Excel-G
Brand #: 341311

How-to Video:

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