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How to Replace Engine Torque Strut Mount 06-11 Honda Civic

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  1. step : Removing the Torque Rod (0:20)
    • Place a piece of wood on a floor jack
    • Position the jack beneath the oil pan
    • Raise the jack to support the engine
    • Break lose the three torque rod bolts with a 17mm socket, breaker bar, and socket extension
    • Remove the three bolts from the torque rod
    • Remove the counterweight from the torque rod
    • Slide the torque rod out of the engine bay
  2. step : Installing the Torque Rod (2:40)
    • Apply white grease to the torque rod mounting area
    • Line up the torque rod with the bolt holes
    • Line up the torque rod counterweight
    • Start the three bolts into the torque rod
    • Tighten the torque rod bolts to 47 foot-pounds
    • Lower the jack from underneath the engine

Hi. I'm Mike from 1AAuto. We've been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

We're going to support the engine by using a floor jack and a piece of wood on the oil pan. Just have to put a little bit of light tension on it. You don't have to lift the car off the wheels with this.

The upper torque rod is held on with three bolts. There's one here, here and here and you should have new ones on hand before you replace this. Use a 17 millimeter socket and extension and a large breaker bar. These have a lot of torque to them. So this one here, you can loosen this A/C line if yours isn't super rusty. Ours looks really rusty, I don't want to mess with it. There's some give to this but be careful because if you pry on that too much you could break the seal on the hose in here and then you lose all your refrigerant and your A/C won't work. There should be enough space in here I can sneak this in here and break this free. To get to this one. It doesn't quite go straight but this is flexible plastic. You can go in here and break this free.

With those broken free, I'll switch to a ratchet to make taking them out a lot quicker. Pull this bolt and this little counter weight thing out. This bolt's a lot longer. Pull it out of here. You should be able to slide this torque arm out.

Here's the original torque arm from our vehicle and our brand new one from It’s the same style with the plastic and the rubber bushing inserts. It comes with this aluminum bar here. This should fit in place and work great for you.

Now we're going to install the torque arm. The nut under here is captured, it's in a slotted hole. This hole's slotted too. These are going to line up over here so it's going to install that way. I'm going to put some white grease down here just to help it slide into place. Get this lined up. I just had to push it kind of hard. I'm going to find that spot. Take that really long bolt and wiggle it around till you find the nut. Thread it down, tighten this bolt in. Torque these to 47 foot-pounds. It’s the same one for this one. Lower the jack and take it out from under the car.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant
  • White Grease
  • Block of Wood

  • Ratchets & Related

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

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket

2006 - 2011  Honda  Civic
2016 - 2017  Acura  ILX
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