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How to Replace Shock Absorber 99-04 Honda Odyssey

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  1. step : Remove the wheel (0:47)
    • Loosen the lug nuts with a lug wrench
    • Raise and secure the vehicle
    • Remove the lug nuts and wheel.
  2. step : Remove and replace the shocks (1:09)
    • Apply penetrating oil to the top and bottom bolts
    • Use your 17 mm socket and ratchet to remove the shock absorbers.
    • Reverse the procedure to install them, torque the 17 mm bolts 65-70 ft lbs
  3. step : Replace the wheel (2:57)
    • Put the wheel on and hand tighten the lug nuts
    • Lower the vehicle and using a star pattern, torque the lug nuts to 90-100

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In this video, we're going to show you how to replace the rear shocks on this 2003 Honda Odyssey; same for any 1999-2004. We show you the right hand or passenger side rear and the driver side or left hand rear is the same procedure. Tools you'll need are jack and jack stands to raise and support the car. You will also need a 17-mm socket and ratchet, as well as either a 19-mm socket or your lug wrench.

First, raise and support the vehicle then use a 19-mm socket and breaker bar. If you're just using hand tools, actually, you'll want to loosen the lug nuts when the wheel is on the ground and the vehicle is in park. Loosen the lug nuts first, then raise and support the vehicle. Remove the five lug nuts and remove the rear wheel. So you see my wrench is on the top of the shock absorber. Just spray some Anti-Seize or penetrating oil in there, and then do the same thing down here for the bottom. All right. Speed up here as we loosen that bolt. Don't take it out all the way yet. You can see it requires some force, but you should be able to do it with a regular ratchet handle. Again, fast forward as we loosen, and then we will remove this bolt.

Now back up to the top. Remove the top bolt the rest of the way. And now reverse the procedure, re-install. Use a hammer. Tap the bottom of the new shock onto the shock mount on the bottom. Now, use a jack to lift the suspension just a little bit to line up the top mounting hole and once you get it lined up, then slide the bolt in and start tightening it up. We'll fast forward. You may have to tap lightly on the bolt to get it going and then push firmly on it to start it and then tighten it up nice and tight. Then thread the bottom nut on and tighten that up as well. Both these should be around 65 to 70 foot pounds.

Now I'm going to fast forward to put the wheel back in place. Start all five lug nuts on by hand first and then just kind of preliminarily tighten them and then lower your vehicle to the ground. Now set your torque wrench to 90 to 100 foot lbs and torque the wheel using a star pattern. Whenever you have the brakes apart, just make sure that you pump the pedal a few times. Make sure it's nice and firm. And then before you road test your vehicle, just do test stops from 5 and 10 miles an hour just to make sure the brakes are working properly.

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Tools needed for replacement:

    General Tools

  • Floor Jack
  • Jack Stands

  • Materials, Fluids, and Supplies

  • Rust Penetrant

  • Pliers, Cutters & misc Wrenches

  • Lug Wrench

  • Ratchets & Related

  • 1/2 Inch Breaker Bar
  • Ratchet

  • Screwdrivers & Related

  • Flat Blade Screwdriver

  • Sockets - Metric

  • 17mm Socket
  • 19mm Socket

1999 - 2004  Honda  Odyssey
2001 - 2002  Acura  MDX
2003 - 2008  Honda  Pilot
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