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2012 Acura TL

2012 GENERAL INFORMATION Specifications - TL

2012 GENERAL INFORMATION

Specifications - TL

STANDARDS AND SERVICE LIMITS


ENGINE ELECTRICAL (J35Z6)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


Rated voltage 12V
Ignition coil
Firing order 1- 4- 2- 5- 3- 6
Type NGK DILZKR7A11G
Sparkplug 1.0- 1.1 mm (0.039- 0.043
Gap -
in)
Ignition At idle Check the
In N or P 10+2BTDC
timing red mark
Drive belt Tension Auto-tensioner
At 13.5 V and normal
Output 130A
engine temperature
Coil (rotor)
At 68F (20C) 2.5ohms
resistance
Alternator
14.0 mm
Slip ring O.D. 14.4 mm (0.567 in)
(0.551 in)
1.5 mm
Brush length 10.5 mm (0.413 in)
(0.059 in)
Output 1.8 kW
Commutator mica 0.50- 0.90 mm (0.0197- 0.20 mm
depth 0.0354 in) (0.0079 in)
0.05 mm
Commutator runout 0.02 mm (0.0008 in) max.
(0.0020 in)
Starter 28.9- 29.0 mm (1.138- 28.0 mm
Commutator O.D.
1.142 in) (1.102 in)
15.0- 16.0 mm (0.591 - 9.0 mm
Brush length
0.630 in) (0.354 in)
22.3- 27.1 N (2.27- 2.76
Brush spring tension -
kgf, 5.00- 6.08 lbf)

ENGINE ELECTRICAL (J37A4)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


Rated voltage 12V
Ignition coil
Firing order 1- 4- 2- 5- 3- 6
NGK ILZKR7B- 11S
manual
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Type DENSO SXU22HCR11S


Spark plug
Gap 1.0- 1.1 mm (0.039- 0.043 in) -
Ignition At idle Check the M/T in neutral, A/Tin Nor
10+2BTDC
timing red mark P
Drive belt Tension Auto-tensioner
At 13.5 V and normal
Output 130A
engine temperature
Coil (rotor)
At 68F (20C) 2.5 ohms
resistance
Alternator
14.0 mm
Slip ring O.D. 14.4 mm (0.567 in)
(0.551 in)
1.5 mm
Brush length 10.5 mm (0.413 in)
(0.059 in)
Output 1.6 kohms
Commutator mica 0.4- 0.5 mm (0.016- 0.020 0.15 mm
depth in) (0.0059 in)
0.05 mm
Starter Commutator runout 0.02 mm (0.0008 in) max.
(0.0020 in)
(M/T)
28.0- 28.1 mm (1.102- 27.5 mm
Commutator O.D.
1.106 in) (1.083 in)
15.8- 16.2 mm (0.622- 11.0 mm
Brush length
0.638 in) (0.433 in)
Output 1.8 kohms
Commutator mica 0.50- 0.90 mm (0.0197- 0.20 mm
depth 0.0354 in) (0.0079 in)
0.05 mm
Commutator runout 0.02 mm (0.0008 in) max.
(0.0020 in)
Starter
(A/T) 28.9- 29.0 mm (1.138- 28.0 mm
Commutator O.D.
1.142 in) (1.102 in)
15.0- 16.0 mm (0.591- 9.0 mm
Brush length
0.630 in) (0.354 in)
22.3- 27.1 N (2.27- 2.76
Brush spring tension -
kgf, 5.00- 6.08 lbf)

ENGINE ASSEMBLY (J35Z6, J37A4)

Standard or
Item Measurement Qualification Service Limit
New
930 kPa (9.48
Minimum -
Pressure (checked with engine starter kgf/cm2 , 134.8 psi)
Compression
cranking at wide-open throttle) Maximum 200 kPa (2.04
-
variation kgf/cm2 , 29.0 psi)

manual
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CYLINDER HEAD (J35Z6)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


0.05 mm (0.002
Warpage -
in)
Head
120.95- 121.05 mm (4.7618- 120.8 mm (4.756
Height
4.7657 in) in)
0.05- 0.20 mm (0.0020- 0.0079 0.20 mm (0.0079
End play
in) in)
Camshaft-to-holder oil 0.050- 0.089 mm (0.00197- 0.15 mm (0.0059
clearance 0.00350 in) in)
Camshaft Total runout 0.04 mm (0.0016
0.03 mm (0.0012 in) max.
in)
Intake PRI 34.299 mm (1.35035 in) -
Cam lobe height Intake SEC 35.621 mm (1.40240 in) -
Exhaust 36.760 mm (1.44724 in) -
0.20- 0.24 mm (0.008- 0.009
Intake -
in)
Clearance (cold)
0.28- 0.32 mm (0.011- 0.012
Exhaust -
in)
5.485- 5.495 mm (0.21594- 5.455 mm
Intake
0.21634 in) (0.21476 in)
Valve Stem O.D.
5.450- 5.460 mm (0.21457- 5.420 mm
Exhaust
0.21496 in) (0.21339 in)
0.020- 0.045 mm (0.00079- 0.08 mm (0.0031
Intake
0.00177 in) in)
Stem-to-guide clearance
0.055- 0.080 mm (0.00217- 0.11 mm (0.0043
Exhaust
0.00315 in) in)
1.25- 1.55 mm (0.0492- 0.0610 2.00 mm (0.0787
Intake
in) in)
Width
1.25- 1.55 mm (0.0492- 0.0610 2.00 mm (0.0787
Exhaust
in) in)
Valve seat
46.75- 47.55 mm (1.8405- 47.80 mm (1.8819
Intake
1.8720 in) in)
Stem installed height
46.68- 47.48 mm (1.8378- 47.73 mm (1.8791
Exhaust
1.8693 in) in)
21.20- 22.20 mm (0.8346-
Intake -
Valve 0.8740 in)
Installed height
guide 20.60- 21.60 mm (0.8110-
Exhaust -
0.8504 in)
0.015- 0.046 mm (0.00059- 0.046 mm
Intake
Rocker 0.00181 in) (0.00181 in)
Arm-to-shaft clearance
arm 0.018- 0.047 mm (0.00071 - 0.047 mm
Exhaust
0.00185 in) (0.00185 in)
manual
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CYLINDER HEAD (J37A4)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


0.05 mm (0.002
Warpage -
in)
Head
120.95- 121.05 mm (4.7618- 120.8 mm (4.756
Height
4.7657 in) in)
0.05- 0.20 mm (0.0020- 0.0079 0.20 mm (0.0079
End play
in) in)
Camshaft-to-holder oil 0.050- 0.089 mm (0.00197- 0.15 mm (0.0059
clearance 0.00350 in) in)
0.04 mm (0.0016
Camshaft Total runout 0.03 mm (0.0012 in) max.
in)
Intake PRI 34.299 mm (1.35035 in) -
Intake SEC 35.932 mm (1.41464 in) -
Cam lobe height
Exhaust PRI 36.734 mm (1.44622 in) -
Exhaust SEC 37.370 mm (1.47126 in) -
0.20- 0.24 mm (0.008- 0.009
Intake -
in)
Clearance (cold)
0.28- 0.32 mm (0.011- 0.012
Exhaust -
in)
5.485- 5.495 mm (0.21594- 5.455 mm
Intake
0.21634 in) (0.21476 in)
Valve Stem O.D.
5.450- 5.460 mm (0.21457- 5.420 mm
Exhaust
0.21496 in) (0.21339 in)
0.020- 0.045 mm (0.00079- 0.08 mm (0.0031
Intake
0.00177 in) in)
Stem-to-guide clearance
0.055- 0.080 mm (0.00217- 0.11 mm (0.0043
Exhaust
0.00315 in) in)
1.25- 1.55 mm (0.0492- 0.0610 2.00 mm (0.0787
Intake
in) in)
Width
1.25- 1.55 mm (0.0492- 0.0610 2.00 mm (0.0787
Exhaust
in) in)
Valve seat
46.75- 47.55 mm (1.8405- 47.80 mm (1.8819
Intake
1.8720 in) in)
Stem installed height
46.68- 47.48 mm (1.8378- 47.73 mm (1.8791
Exhaust
1.8693 in) in)
21.20- 22.20 mm (0.8346-
Intake -
Valve 0.8740 in)
Installed height
guide 20.60- 21.60 mm (0.8110-
Exhaust -
0.8504 in)
0.015- 0.046 mm (0.00059- 0.046 mm
Intake
Arm-to-shaft clearance 0.00181 in) (0.00181 in)
Rocker
manual
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arm 0.015- 0.046 mm (0.00059- 0.046 mm


Exhaust
0.00181 in) (0.00181 in)

ENGINE BLOCK (J35Z6)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


0.07 mm (0.002 in) 0.10 mm
Warpage of deck
max. (0.003 in)
89.000- 89.015 mm
89.065 mm
Bore diameter (3.50393- 3.50452
(3.50649 in)
Block in)
Difference between first 0.05 mm
Bore taper -
and third measurement (0.0020 in)
0.25 mm
Reboring limit -
(0.0098 in)
88.975- 88.985 mm
Skirt O.D. at 16 mm (0.63 88.965 mm
(3.50295- 3.50334
in) from bottom of skirt (3.50255 in)
Piston in)
0.015- 0.040 mm 0.08 mm
Clearance in cylinder
(0.001- 0.001 in) (0.003 in)
0.055- 0.080 mm 0.15 mm
Top
(0.003- 0.003 in) (0.005 in)
Ring-to-groove clearance
0.030- 0.055 mm 0.13 mm
Second
(0.002- 0.002 in) (0.005 in)
0.20- 0.35 mm 0.60 mm
Piston ring Top
(0.008- 0.013 in) (0.023 in)
0.40- 0.55 mm 0.70 mm
Ring end gap Second
(0.016- 0.021 in) (0.027 in)
0.20- 0.70 mm 0.80 mm
Oil
(0.008- 0.027 in) (0.031 in)
21.962- 21.965 mm
21.954 mm
O.D. (0.86464- 0.86476
(0.86433 in)
Piston pin in)
- 0.005- 0.001 mm (- 0.004 mm
Pin-to-piston clearance
0.00020- 0.00004 in) (0.00016 in)
0.005- 0.014 mm
0.019 mm
Pin-to-rod clearance (0.00020- 0.00055
(0.00075 in)
in)
21.970- 21.976 mm
Connecting Small end bore diameter (0.86496- 0.86520 -
rod in)
Big end bore diameter 58.0 mm (2.283 in) -
0.15- 0.35 mm 0.45 mm
End play
(0.006- 0.013 in) (0.017 in)
manual
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71.976- 72.000 mm
Main journal diameter (2.83370- 2.83464 -
in)
54.976- 55.000 mm
Rod journal diameter (2.16441- 2.16535 -
in)
0.005 mm (0.00020 0.010 mm
Crankshaft Rod/main journal taper
in) max. (0.00039 in)
Rod/main journal out-of- 0.005 mm (0.00020 0.010 mm
round in) max. (0.00039 in)
0.10- 0.35 mm 0.45 mm
End play
(0.0039- 0.0138 in) (0.0177 in)
0.025 mm (0.00098 0.030 mm
Total runout
in) max. (0.00118 in)
0.019- 0.045 mm
Main bearing-to-journal oil 0.050 mm
(0.00075- 0.00177
clearance (0.00197 in)
Crankshaft in)
bearing 0.020- 0.044 mm
Connecting rod bearing-to- 0.050 mm
(0.00079- 0.00173
journal oil clearance (0.00197 in)
in)

ENGINE BLOCK (J37A4)

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


0.07 mm (0.002 in) 0.10 mm
Warpage of deck
max. (0.003 in)
90.000- 90.015 mm
90.065 mm
Block Bore diameter (3.54330- 3.54389
(3.54586 in)
in)
Difference between first 0.05 mm
Bore taper -
and third measurement (0.0020 in)
89.983- 89.996 mm
Skirt O.D. at 16 mm (0.63 89.975 mm
(3.54263- 3.54314
in) from bottom of skirt (3.54232 in)
Piston in)
0.004- 0.032 mm 0.07 mm
Clearance in cylinder
(0.001- 0.001 in) (0.002 in)
0.055- 0.085 mm 0.15 mm
Top
(0.003- 0.003 in) (0.005 in)
Ring-to-groove clearance
0.030- 0.060 mm 0.13 mm
Second
(0.002- 0.002 in) (0.005 in)
Piston ring 0.30- 0.40 mm 0.60 mm
Top
(0.012- 0.015 in) (0.023 in)
Ring end gap 0.40- 0.55 mm 0.70 mm
Second
(0.016- 0.021 in) (0.027 in)
manual
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0.20- 0.35 mm 0.45 mm


Oil
(0.008- 0.013 in) (0.017 in)
21.962- 21.965 mm
21.954 mm
O.D. (0.86464- 0.86476
(0.86433 in)
Piston pin in)
- 0.005- 0.003 mm (- 0.004 mm
Pin-to-piston clearance
0.00020- 0.00012 in) (0.00016 in)
0.005- 0.014 mm
0.019 mm
Pin-to-rod clearance (0.00020- 0.00055
(0.00075 in)
in)
21.970- 21.976 mm
Connecting Small end bore diameter (0.86496- 0.86520 -
rod in)
Big end bore diameter 60.0 mm (2.362 in) -
0.15- 0.35 mm 0.45 mm
End play
(0.006- 0.013 in) (0.017 in)
71.976- 72.000 mm
Main journal diameter (2.83370- 2.83464 -
in)
56.976- 57.000 mm
Rod journal diameter (2.24315- 2.24409 -
in)
0.005 mm (0.00020 0.010 mm
Crankshaft Rod/main journal taper
in) max. (0.00039 in)
Rod/main journal out-of- 0.005 mm (0.00020 0.010 mm
round in) max. (0.00039 in)
0.10- 0.35 mm 0.45 mm
End play
(0.0039- 0.0138 in) (0.0177 in)
0.025 mm (0.00098 0.030 mm
Total runout
in) max. (0.00118 in)
0.019- 0.045 mm
Main bearing-to-journal oil 0.050 mm
(0.00075- 0.00177
clearance (0.00197 in)
Crankshaft in)
bearing 0.020- 0.044 mm
Connecting rod bearing-to- 0.050 mm
(0.00079- 0.00173
journal oil clearance (0.00197 in)
in)

ENGINE LUBRICATION (J35Z6, J37A4)

Service
Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New
Limit
Engine overhaul 5.0 L (5.3 US qt) -
Engine Oil change
Capacity 4.3 L (4.5 US qt) -
oil including filter
manual
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Oil change without


4.0 L (4.2 US qt) -
filter
Inner rotor-to-outer rotor radial 0.04- 0.16 mm (0.002- 0.20 mm
clearance 0.006 in) (0.007 in)
Pump housing-to-outer rotor 0.07- 0.19 mm (0.003- 0.20 mm
radial clearance 0.007 in) (0.007 in)
Oil Pump housing-to-rotor axial 0.02- 0.07 mm (0.001 - 0.12 mm
pump clearance 0.002 in) (0.004 in)
At idle 70 kPa (0.71 kgf/cm2 , -
Oil pressure with oil temperature 10.1 psi) min.
at 176F (80C) 490 kPa (5.00 kgf/cm2 , -
At 3, 000 RPM
71.1 psi) min.

COOLING SYSTEM (J35Z6, J37A4)

Service
Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New
Limit
Engine
8.3 L (2.19 US gal) -
Coolant capacities (including overhaul
engine, heater, hoses, and reservoir) Coolant
Radiator 6.3 L (1.66 US gal) -
change
Acura Long Life Antifreeze/Coolant
Coolant type
Type 2
Coolant
Coolant capacity 0.69 L (0.182 US gal) -
reservoir
93- 123 kPa (0.95- 1.25
Radiator cap Opening pressure -
kgf/cm2 , 13.5 - 17.8 psi)
Begins to open 169- 176F (76- 80C) -
Opening temperature
Thermostat Fully open 194F (90C) -
Valve lift at fully open 10.0 mm (0.394 in) min. -

FUEL AND EMISSIONS (J35Z6)

Service
Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New
Limit
390- 440 kPa
Fuel (4.0- 4.5
pressure Pressure with fuel pressure gauge connected -
regulator kgf/cm2 , 57- 64
psi)
70.0 L (18.49 US
Fuel tank Capacity -
gal)
Idle speed without load In N or P 680 50 RPM
Idle speed with high electrical load (A/C switch
manual
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on, temperature set to max cool, blower fan on


Engine idle high, rear window defogger on, and headlights on In N or P 680 50 RPM
high beam)

FUEL AND EMISSIONS (J37A4)

Standard or Service
Item Measurement Qualification
New Limit
390- 440 kPa
Fuel (4.0- 4.5
pressure Pressure with fuel pressure gauge connected -
regulator kgf/cm2 , 57- 64
psi)
70.0 L (18.49 US
Fuel tank Capacity -
gal)
M/T in
750 50 RPM
Idle speed without load neutral
A/T in N or P 700 50 RPM
Engine idle Idle speed with high electrical load (A/C switch M/T in
on, temperature set to max cool, blower fan on neutral 750 50 RPM
high, rear window defogger on, and headlights
on high beam) A/T in N or P 700 50 RPM

CLUTCH

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


Height from floor 156 mm (6.14 in) -
Clutch
pedal 130- 140 mm (5.12-
Stroke -
5.51 in)
0.4 mm
Flywheel Runout on clutch mating surface 0.3 mm (0.012 in) max.
(0.016 in)
1.35- 1.95 mm (0.0531 - 0.7 mm
Rivet head depth
0.0768 in) (0.028 in)
Clutch disc
7.9- 8.5 mm (0.311- 6.0 mm
Thickness
0.335 in) (0.236 in)
0.15 mm
Warpage 0.02 mm (0.001 in)
Pressure (0.005 in)
plate Evenness of the height of the 0.8 mm
0.6 mm (0.024 in) max.
diaphragm spring fingers (0.031 in)

MANUAL TRANSMISSION AND M/T DIFFERENTIAL

Service
Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New
Limit

manual
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Manual Fluid change 2.1 L (2.2US qt) -


Capacity: use Acura MTF
transmission fluid Overhaul 2.5L (2.6US qt) -
0.14- 0.21 mm
End play Adjust
(0.0055- 0.0083 in)
28.002- 28.015 mm
Diameter of ball bearing contact 27.95 mm
(1.10244- 1.10295
area (clutch housing side) (1.1004 in)
in)
47.984- 48.000 mm
Diameter of needle bearing 47.93 mm
(1.88913- 1.88976
contact area (1.8870 in)
in)
38.984- 39.000 mm
Diameter of ball bearing contact 38.93 mm
(1.53480- 1.53543
area (transmission housing side) (1.5327 in)
in)
Mainshaft
41.984- 42.000 mm
Diameter of 4th/5th gear distance 41.93 mm
(1.65291 - 1.65354
collar contact area (1.6508 in)
in)
38.984- 39.000 mm
Diameter of 6th gear distance 38.93 mm
(1.53480- 1.53543
collar contact area (1.5327 in)
in)
0.02 mm (0.0008 in) 0.05 mm
Runout
max. (0.0020 in)
19.967- 19.980 mm
Diameter of pilot bearing contact 19.91 mm
(0.78610- 0.78661
area (0.7839 in)
in)
53.010- 53.029 mm
I.D. (2.08700- 2.08775 -
in)
Mainshaft 3rd gear 0.06- 0.19 mm 0.3 mm
Clearance 2nd-3rd
(0.002- 0.007 in) (0.011 in)
23.89- 23.97 mm 23.8 mm
Thickness
(0.9405- 0.9437 in) (0.937 in)
53.010- 53.029 mm
I.D. (2.08700- 2.08775 -
in)
Mainshaft 4th, 5th
End play (4th/5th gear distance 0.06- 0.19 mm 0.3 mm
gear
collar side) (0.0024- 0.0075 in) (0.012 in)
22.39- 22.47 mm 22.3 mm
Thickness
(0.8815- 0.8846 in) (0.878 in)
53.010- 53.029 mm
53.08 mm
I.D. (2.08700- 2.08775
(2.0898 in)
in)
Mainshaft 6th gear 0.06- 0.19 mm 0.3 mm
End play
(0.0024- 0.0075 in) (0.012 in)
Thickness 25.89- 25.97 mm 25.8 mm
manual
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(1.0193- 1.0224 in) (1.016 in)


42.002- 42.012 mm
I.D. (1.65362- 1.65401 -
in)
47.989- 48.000 mm
Mainshaft 4th/5th O.D. (1.88933- 1.88976 -
gear distance in)
collar
49.95- 50.05 mm
Overall length -
(1.9665- 1.9705 in)
Length of needle bearing contact 22.53- 22.58 mm
4th, 5th -
area (0.8870- 0.8890 in)
39.002- 39.012 mm
39.06 mm
I.D. (1.53551 - 1.53590
(1.5378 in)
in)
Mainshaft 6th gear 47.989- 48.000 mm
47.94 mm
distance collar O.D. (1.88933- 1.88976
(1.8874 in)
in)
26.03- 26.08 mm
Length -
(1.0248- 1.0268 in)
43.974- 43.990 mm
Diameter of needle bearing 43.92 mm
(1.73126- 1.73189
contact area (clutch housing side) (1.7291 in)
in)
30.002- 30.015 mm
Diameter of ball bearing contact 29.95 mm
(1.18118- 1.18169
area (transmission housing side) (1.1791 in)
in)
42.975- 42.991 mm
Diameter of 2nd gear distance 42.92 mm
(1.69193- 1.69256
Countershaft collar contact area (1.6898 in)
in)
0.02 mm (0.0008 in) 0.05 mm
Runout
max. (0.0020 in)
35 mm shim-to-bearing inner 0.04- 0.10 mm
Adjust
race clearance (0.002- 0.003 in)
45.934- 45.950 mm
Diameter of countershaft reverse 45.88 mm
(1.80842- 1.80905
gear contact area (1.8063 in)
in)
59.010- 59.029 mm
59.08 mm
I.D. (2.32322- 2.32397
(2.3260 in)
in)
Countershaft 1st
0.04- 0.17 mm 0.28 mm
gear End play (reverse gear side)
(0.0016- 0.0067 in) (0.0110 in)
22.91- 22.99 mm 22.86 mm
Thickness
(0.9020- 0.9051 in) (0.9000 in)
57.08 mm
I.D. 57.010- 57.029 mm
(2.2472 in)
(2.24448- 2.24523
manual
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in)
2nd-3rd 0.04- 0.17
0.28 mm
Countershaft 2nd Clearance mm (0.002- 0.006
(0.011 in)
gear in)
22.91 - 22.99 mm 22.86 mm
Thickness
(0.9020- 0.9051 in) (0.9000 in)
45.970- 45.988 mm
46.04 mm
I.D. (1.80984- 1.81055
(1.8126 in)
in)
Countershaft 53.987- 54.000 mm
53.93 mm
reverse gear O.D. (2.12547- 2.12598
(2.1232 in)
in)
23.03- 23.08 mm
Length -
(0.9067- 0.9087 in)
42.990- 43.000 mm
43.05 mm
I.D. (1.69252- 1.69291
(1.6949 in)
in)
Countershaft 2nd
51.989- 52.000 mm
gear distance 51.94 mm
O.D. (2.04681- 2.04724
collar (2.0449 in)
in)
23.03- 23.08 mm
Length -
(0.9067- 0.9087 in)
19.989- 20.000 mm
19.93 mm
Reverse idler gear O.D. (0.78697- 0.78740
(0.7846 in)
in)
30.007- 30.020 mm
Reverse 25.07 mm
I.D. (1.18138- 1.18189
drive/driven gear (0.9870 in)
in)
Ring-to-gear clearance (ring 0.70- 1.49 mm 0.4 mm
5th synchro ring
pushed against gear) (0.028- 0.058 in) (0.016 in)
Ring-to-gear clearance (ring 0.73- 1.44 mm 0.4 mm
6th synchro ring
pushed against gear) (0.029- 0.056 in) (0.016 in)
Outer synchro ring-to-synchro
0.68- 1.19 mm 0.3 mm
cone clearance (ring pushed
(0.027- 0.046 in) (0.012 in)
against gear)
3rd double cone Synchro cone-to-gear clearance 0.48- 1.04 mm 0.3 mm
synchro (ring pushed against gear) (0.019- 0.040 in) (0.012 in)
Outer synchro ring-to-gear
0.95- 1.68 mm 0.6 mm
clearance (ring pushed against
(0.037- 0.066 in) (0.024 in)
gear)
Outer synchro ring-to-synchro
0.70- 1.19 mm 0.3 mm
cone clearance (ring pushed
(0.028- 0.046 in) (0.012 in)
against gear)

4th double cone Synchro cone-to-gear clearance 0.50- 1.14 mm 0.3 mm


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synchro (ring pushed against gear) (0.020- 0.044 in) (0.012 in)
Outer synchro ring-to-gear
0.95- 1.68 mm 0.6 mm
clearance (ring pushed against
(0.037- 0.066 in) (0.024 in)
gear)
Outer synchro ring-to-synchro
0.70- 1.19 mm 0.3 mm
cone clearance (ring pushed
(0.028- 0.046 in) (0.012 in)
against gear)
1st triple cone Synchro cone-to-gear clearance 0.70- 1.88 mm 0.3 mm
synchro (ring pushed against gear) (0.028- 0.074 in) (0.012 in)
Outer synchro ring-to-gear
1.12- 1.68 mm 0.6 mm
clearance (ring pushed against
(0.044- 0.066 in) (0.024 in)
gear)
Outer synchro ring-to-synchro
0.70- 1.19 mm 0.3 mm
cone clearance (ring pushed
(0.028- 0.046 in) (0.012 in)
against gear)
2nd triple cone Synchro cone-to-gear clearance 0.70- 1.88 mm 0.3 mm
synchro (ring pushed against gear) (0.028- 0.074 in) (0.012 in)
Outer synchro ring-to-gear
1.12- 1.68 mm 0.6 mm
clearance (ring pushed against
(0.044- 0.066 in) (0.024 in)
gear)
1st/2nd, 3rd/4th, 7.4- 7.6 mm (0.291 -
-
5th/6th 0.299 in)
Finger thickness
6.2- 6.4 mm (0.244-
Shift fork Reverse -
0.252 in)
0.35- 0.65 mm 1.0 mm
Fork-to-synchro sleeve clearance
(0.014- 0.025 in) (0.039 in)
6.50- 6.75 mm
Finger width -
(0.2559- 0.2657 in)
Shift lever-to-reverse shift piece 0- 0.4 mm (0- 0.015 0.5 mm
clearance in) (0.019 in)
Reverse shift lever
Shift lever width at contact area 13.0- 13.2 mm
-
(reverse shift piece side) (0.512- 0.520 in)
Shift lever-to-reverse shift fork 0.15- 0.60 mm 0.7 mm
clearance (0.006- 0.023 in) (0.027 in)
When worn
1st/2nd 26.1 mm (1.028 in)
or damaged
Detent ball spring Free length
When worn
3rd/4th, 5th/6th 27.4 mm (1.079 in)
or damaged
When worn
Steel ball Ball size 7.94 mm (0.3126 in)
or damaged
15.973- 16.005 mm
I.D. (0.62886- 0.63012 -
Shift arm in)
Shift arm-to-shift piece clearance 0.26- 0.57 mm 0.75 mm
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(0.010- 0.022 in) (0.029 in)


13.6- 13.8 mm
Shift piece width at contact area -
(0.535- 0.543 in)
Backlash (measured with final 0.6- 1.2 mm (0.024-
-
driven gear) 0.047 in)
M/T differential
carrier 3.4- 4.5 N.m (35- 46
Carrier bearing starting torque
kgf.cm, 30- 40 Adjust
(preload)
lbf.in)
Inner rotor-to-outer rotor 0.14 mm (0.006 in) 0.2 mm
clearance max. (0.007 in)
17.1- 17.2 mm
Oil pump inner rotor I.D. -
(0.673- 0.677 in)
16.8- 17.0 mm
Oil pump Oil pump shaft O.D. -
(0.661 - 0.669 in)
0.03- 0.13 mm 0.15 mm
Oil pump thrust clearance
(0.001 - 0.005 in) (0.005 in)
Outer rotor-to-clutch housing 0.1 - 0.2 mm (0.004- 0.22 mm
clearance 0.007 in) (0.008 in)
14.000- 14.068 mm
I.D. (0.55118- 0.55386 -
in)
Shift piece 12.8- 13.0 mm
Shift fork width at contact area -
(0.504- 0.512 in)
0.2- 0.6 mm (0.008- 0.7 mm
Shift piece-to-shift fork clearance
0.023 in) (0.027 in)
11.01- 11.05 mm
I.D. -
(0.4335- 0.4350 in)
12.9- 13.0 mm
Select arm Interlock width at contact area -
(0.508- 0.512 in)
0.05- 0.25 mm 0.5 mm
Select arm-to-interlock clearance
(0.002- 0.009 in) (0.019 in)
21.977- 21.990 mm
Transmission 21.92 mm
(0.86523- 0.86575
housing side (0.8630 in)
in)
Diameter of bearing contact area
Transfer output 40.002- 40.018 mm
Clucks housing 39.95 mm
shaft (1.57488- 1.57551
side (1.5728 in)
in)
0.08- 0.17 mm
Thrust clearance -
(0.003- 0.006 in)
50.002- 50.018 mm
At transfer cover 49.95 mm
Diameter of transfer hypoid drive (1.96858- 1.96921
side (1.9665 in)
gear/shaft assembly at tapered in)
roller bearing contact area At transfer gear 24.987- 25.000 mm 24.93 mm
side (0.98374- 0.98425 (0.9815 in)
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in)
40.002- 40.018 mm
At transfer gear 39.95 mm
(1.57488- 1.57551
Diameter of transfer output shaft side in)
(1.5728 in)
(hypoid gear) at tapered roller
bearing contact area 31.975- 31.988 mm
At companion 31.92 mm
(1.25886- 1.25937
Transfer assembly flange side (1.2567 in)
in)
0.06- 0.16 mm
Transfer gear backlash Adjust
(0.0024- 0.0063 in)
2.64- 4.23 N.m
Tapered roller bearing total
(26.9- 43.1 kgf.cm, Adjust
starting torque (preload)
23.3- 37.4 lbf.in)
Capacity: Hypoid gear oil SAE Fluid change 0.43 L (0.45 US qt) -
Transfer assembly
90 viscosity, API classified GL 4
fluid Overhaul 0.45 L (0.48 US qt) -
or GL 5 only

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND A/T DIFFERENTIAL

Standard or
Item Measurement Qualification Service Limit
New
3.1 L (3.3 US
Fluid change -
Capacity: use Acura ATF DW- qt)
Automatic 1 (with SH-AWD) 7.8 L (8.2 US
transmission Overhaul -
qt)
fluid
Capacity: use Acura ATF DW- Fluid change 3.1 L (3.3US qt)
-
1 (without SH-AWD) Overhaul 7.1 L (7.5US qt)
-
Lower limit: 618
kPa (6.30
Line pressure (Low) (APP ATF temperature 667- 716 kPa
kgf/cm2 , 89.6 psi)
Sensor opening less than 25 % between 122F and (6.80- 7.30
Upper limit: 765
in D with Line Pressure Sol 212F (50C and kgf/cm2 , 96.7 -
kPa (7.80
VLV. A ON) 100C) 103.8 psi)
kgf/cm2 , 111.0
psi)
1, 164- 1, 285
kPa (11.87- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
Line pressure (Normal)
N or P 13.10 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
168.8- 186.3 psi)
psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
kPa (11.45- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
1st clutch pressure
1st gear 11.95 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
162.9- 170.0 psi)
psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
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kPa (11.45-
1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in 11.95 kgf/cm2 ,
2nd clutch pressure
2nd gear kgf/cm2 , 156.5
162.9- 170.0
psi)
psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
kPa (11.45- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
3rd clutch pressure
3rd gear 11.95 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
162.9- 170.0 psi)
psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
kPa (11.45- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
4th clutch pressure
4th gear 11.95 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
162.9- 170.0 psi)
ATF pressure psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
kPa (11.45- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
5th clutch pressure
5th gear 11.95 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
162.9- 170.0 psi)
psi)
1, 123- 1, 172
kPa (11.45- 1, 079 kPa (11.00
At 2, 000 RPM in
6th clutch pressure
6th gear 11.95 kgf/cm , kgf/cm2 , 156.5
2
162.9- 170.0 psi)
psi)
At 4, 000 RPM in 294 kPa (3.00 245 kPa (2.50
Torque converter clutch
2nd gear (Lock-up kgf/cm2 , 42.7
pressure
condition) kgf/cm2 , 35.6 psi)
psi) or more
2, 000 RPM -
Torque Stall speed Check with vehicle
converter on level ground 1, 800- 2, 100
Service limit -
RPM
1.50- 1.70 mm
1st (0.0591 - 0.0669 -
in)
1.25- 1.45 mm
2nd (0.0492- 0.0571 -
in)
Clearance between clutch end- 1.25- 1.45 mm
Clutch 3rd (0.0492- 0.0571 -
plate and top disc
in)
1.50- 1.70 mm
4th (0.0591 - 0.0669 -
in)

5th 1.25- 1.45 mm -


(0.0492- 0.0571
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in)
1.25- 1.45 mm
6th (0.0492- 0.0571 -
in)
31.984- 32.000
Diameter of stator shaft needle When worn or
mm (1.25921-
bearing contact area damaged
1.25984 in)
49.000- 49.016
When worn or
3rd gear I.D. mm (1.92913-
damaged
1.92976 in)
0.10- 0.21 mm
3rd gear axial clearance (0.0039- 0.0083 -
in)
41.962- 41.978
3rd gear collar diameter of When worn or
Mainshaft mm (1.65204-
needle bearing contact area damaged
1.65267 in)
29.00- 29.05
3rd gear collar width mm (1.1417- -
1.1437 in)
1.91- 1.96 mm
Sealing ring thickness (41 mm) (0.0752- 0.0772 -
in)
2.025- 2.060
Sealing ring groove width mm (0.07972- -
0.08110 in)
Diameter of needle bearing 40.505- 40.515
When worn or
contact area at torque converter mm (1.59468-
damaged
housing 1.59508 in)
57.000- 57.019
Diameter of 1st gear at needle When worn or
mm (2.24409-
bearing contact area damaged
2.24484 in)
52.971 - 52.990
Diameter of park gear at needle When worn or
mm (2.08547-
bearing contact area damaged
2.08622 in)
0.07- 0.30 mm
1st gear (0.0028- 0.0118 -
in)
Axial clearance of gears
0.04- 0.10 mm
2nd and 5th gear
(0.002- 0.003 -
(total)
in)
1.82 mm When worn or
A
(0.0717 in) damaged
1.86 mm When worn or
B
(0.0732 in) damaged
1.90 mm When worn or
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C (0.0748 in) damaged


1.94 mm When worn or
D
(0.0764 in) damaged
1.98 mm When worn or
E
(0.0780 in) damaged
2.02 mm When worn or
F
(0.0795 in) damaged
2.06 mm When worn or
G
(0.0811 in) damaged
Thrust shim thickness (42.5
mm) 2.10 mm When worn or
H
(0.0827 in) damaged
Countershaft
2.14 mm When worn or
I
(0.0843 in) damaged
2.18 mm When worn or
J
(0.0858 in) damaged
2.22 mm When worn or
K
(0.0874 in) damaged
2.26 mm When worn or
L
(0.0890 in) damaged
65.55- 66.50
When worn or
5th gear collar width mm (2.5807-
damaged
2.6181 in)
31.986- 31.999
When worn or
At 1st gear mm (1.25929-
damaged
1.25980 in)
32.002- 32.015
At torque converter When worn or
mm (1.25992-
Diameter of bearing contact area housing bearing damaged
1.26043 in)
28.5935-
At torque converter
28.6065 mm When worn or
housing (shaft end
(1.125726- damaged
side)
1.126238 in)
38.000- 38.016
When worn or
1st gear mm (1.49606-
damaged
1.49669 in)
44.000- 44.016
When worn or
I.D. of gears 2nd gear mm (1.73228-
damaged
1.73291 in)
50.000- 50.016
When worn or
5th gear mm (1.96850-
damaged
1.96913 in)
0.16- 0.40 mm
1st gear (0.0063- 0.0157 -
Axial clearance of gears
in)

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0.05- 0.12 mm
2nd and 5th gear (0.002- 0.004 -
in)
37.975- 37.991
When worn or
2nd gear collar mm (1.49508-
damaged
Diameter of gear collars at 1.49571 in)
needle bearing contact area 44.962- 44.978
When worn or
5th gear collar mm (1.77015-
damaged
1.77078 in)
0.85 mm When worn or
A
(0.0335 in) damaged
0.92 mm When worn or
B
(0.0362 in) damaged
0.99 mm When worn or
C
(0.0390 in) damaged
1.06 mm When worn or
D
(0.0417 in) damaged
1.13 mm When worn or
E
(0.0445 in) damaged
1.20 mm When worn or
F
(0.0472 in) damaged
Secondary 1.27 mm When worn or
G
shaft (0.0500 in) damaged
1.34 mm When worn or
H
(0.0528 in) damaged
1.41 mm When worn or
I
Thrust shim thickness (89 mm) (0.0555 in) damaged
1.48 mm When worn or
J
(0.0583 in) damaged
1.55 mm When worn or
K
(0.0610 in) damaged
1.62 mm When worn or
L
(0.0638 in) damaged
1.69 mm When worn or
M
(0.0665 in) damaged
1.76 mm When worn or
N
(0.0693 in) damaged
1.83 mm When worn or
O
(0.0720 in) damaged
1.90 mm When worn or
P
(0.0748 in) damaged
1.97 mm When worn or
Q
(0.0776 in) damaged
2.04 mm When worn or
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R (0.0803 in) damaged


2.11 mm When worn or
S
(0.0831 in) damaged
2.18 mm When worn or
T
(0.0858 in) damaged
32.89 mm When worn or
A
(1.2949 in) damaged
32.94 mm When worn or
B
(1.2968 in) damaged
32.99 mm When worn or
C
(1.2988 in) damaged
33.04 mm When worn or
D
(1.3008 in) damaged
2nd gear collar thickness
33.09 mm When worn or
E
(1.3028 in) damaged
33.14 mm When worn or
F
(1.3047 in) damaged
33.19 mm When worn or
G
(1.3067 in) damaged
Secondary 33.24 mm When worn or
H
shaft (cont'd) (1.3087 in) damaged
28.00- 28.05
5th gear collar width mm (1.1024- -
1.1043 in)
1.74- 1.80 mm
Sealing ring thickness (30 mm) (0.0685- 0.0709 -
in)
1.875- 1.910
Sealing ring groove width mm (0.07382- -
0.07520 in)
5.97- 5.98 mm
5.95 mm (0.2343
ATF feed pipe O.D. (0.2350- 0.2354
in)
in)
6.018- 6.030
6.045 mm
ATF feed pipe bushing I.D. mm (0.23693-
(0.23799 in)
0.23740 in)
44.986- 44.999
When worn or
At 4th gear collar mm (1.77110-
damaged
Diameter of needle bearing 1.77161 in)
contact area 36.986- 36.999
When worn or
At 6th gear collar mm (1.45614-
damaged
1.45665 in)

4th gear 50.000- 50.016 When worn or


mm (1.96850- damaged
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1.96913 in)
42.000- 42.016
When worn or
6th gear mm (1.65354-
damaged
I.D. of gears 1.65417 in)
41.000- 41.016
When worn or
Reverse gear mm (1.61417-
damaged
1.61480 in)
34.975- 34.991
Diameter of reverse gear collar When worn or
mm (1.37697-
at needle bearing contact area damaged
1.37760 in)
0.115- 0.350
4th gear mm (0.00453- -
0.01378 in)
0.045- 0.420
Axial clearance 6th gear mm (0.002- -
0.016 in)
0.1 - 0.2 mm
Reverse gear (0.004- 0.008 -
in)
51.50- 51.55
Reverse gear collar width mm (2.0276- -
2.0295 in)
Third shaft 2.99- 3.02 mm
Cotter thickness (0.1177- 0.1189 -
in)
1.90- 1.97 mm
Sealing ring thickness (35 mm) (0.0748- 0.0776 -
in)
2.025- 2.060
Sealing ring groove width mm (0.07972- -
0.08110 in)
51.60- 51.75
When worn or
Reverse selector hub O.D. mm (2.0315-
damaged
2.0374 in)
8.515 mm When worn or
A
(0.33524 in) damaged
8.540 mm When worn or
B
(0.33622 in) damaged
8.565 mm When worn or
C
4th gear washer thickness (0.33720 in) damaged
8.590 mm When worn or
D
(0.33819 in) damaged
8.615 mm When worn or
E
(0.33917 in) damaged

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8.640 mm When worn or


F
(0.34016 in) damaged
At transmission 22.995- 23.005
Diameter of needle bearing When worn or
housing bearing mm (0.90531-
contact area damaged
(shaft end side) 0.90571 in)
2.49- 2.52 mm
Cotter thickness (0.0980- 0.0992 -
in)
1.26 mm When worn or
A
(0.0496 in) damaged
1.30 mm When worn or
B
(0.0512 in) damaged
1.34 mm When worn or
C
(0.0528 in) damaged
1.38 mm When worn or
D
(0.0543 in) damaged
1.42 mm When worn or
E
(0.0559 in) damaged
1.46 mm When worn or
F
(0.0575 in) damaged
1.50 mm When worn or
G
(0.0591 in) damaged
Idler gear 1.54 mm When worn or
H
shaft (0.0606 in) damaged
1.58 mm When worn or
I
(0.0622 in) damaged
Washer thickness (41.5 mm) 1.62 mm When worn or
J
(0.0638 in) damaged
1.66 mm When worn or
K
(0.0654 in) damaged
1.70 mm When worn or
L
(0.0669 in) damaged
1.74 mm When worn or
M
(0.0685 in) damaged
1.78 mm When worn or
N
(0.0701 in) damaged
1.82 mm When worn or
O
(0.0717 in) damaged
1.86 mm When worn or
P
(0.0732 in) damaged
1.90 mm When worn or
Q
(0.0748 in) damaged
1.94 mm When worn or
R
(0.0764 in) damaged
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1.98 mm When worn or


S
(0.0780 in) damaged
2.02 mm When worn or
T
(0.0795 in) damaged
2.06 mm When worn or
U
(0.0811 in) damaged
17.991 - 17.999
Diameter of needle bearing When worn or
mm (0.70831 -
contact area damaged
0.70862 in)
24.000- 24.013
When worn or
I.D. of gear Reverse idler gear mm (0.94488-
damaged
0.94539 in)
0.07- 0.27 mm
Reverse idler
Axial clearance (0.0028- 0.0106 -
gear shaft
in)
I.D. of transmission housing at 32.002- 32.020
reverse idler gear shaft contact mm (1.25992- -
area 1.26063 in)
1.50- 1.55 mm
Reverse idler gear shaft thrust
(0.0591- 0.0610 -
washer thickness
in)
0.04- 0.07 mm
ATF pump thrust clearance (0.002- 0.002 0.07 mm (0.002 in)
in)
0.210- 0.265
Drive gear mm (0.009- -
Clearance between ATF pump 0.010 in)
gear and main valve body 0.070- 0.125
ATF pump Driven gear mm (0.003- -
0.004 in)
14.016- 14.034
When worn or
ATF pump driven gear I.D. mm (0.55181-
damaged
0.55252 in)
13.980- 13.990
ATF pump driven gear shaft When worn or
mm (0.55039-
O.D. damaged
0.55079 in)
28.000- 28.021
At torque converter When worn or
mm (1.10236-
side damaged
I.D. at needle bearing contact 1.10319 in)
area 40.000- 40.025
Stator shaft At ATF pump side mm (1.57480- -
1.57578 in)
41.000- 41.025
I.D. at mainshaft sealing ring 41.05 mm (1.6161
mm (1.61417-
contact area in)
1.61515 in)
manual
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5.90- 6.00 mm
Reverse shift
Fork finger thickness (0.2323- 0.2362 5.4 mm (0.213 in)
fork
in)
Park gear and When worn or
- -
pawl damaged
14.000- 14.010
At shaft part mm (0.55118- -
Regulator I.D. of shift fork shaft contact 0.55157 in)
valve body area 37.000- 37.039
37.045 mm
At valve part mm (1.45669-
(1.45846 in)
1.45823 in)
35.000- 35.025
Main valve Third shaft sealing ring contact 35.05 mm (1.3799
mm (1.37795-
body I.D. in)
1.37893 in)
30.000- 30.021
ATF guide Secondary shaft sealing ring 30.05 mm (1.1831
mm (1.18110-
collar contact 1. D. in)
1.18193 in)
32.025- 32.055
Driveshaft/intermediate shaft
mm (1.26082- -
contact area I.D.
1.26201 in)
0.045- 0.096
Clearance between carrier and 0.13 mm (0.0051
mm (0.00177-
driveshaft in)
0.00378 in)
A/T 0.080- 0.126
Clearance between carrier and
differential mm (0.00315- -
intermediate shaft
carrier 0.00496 in)
3.9- 5.6 N.m
For new bearing (40- 57 kgf.cm, Adjust
Carrier bearing starting torque 35- 49 lbf.in)
(preload) 3.6- 5.3 N.m
For reused bearing (37- 54 kgf.cm, Adjust
32- 47 lbf.in)
0.05- 0.15 mm
Backlash (0.0020- 0.0059 -
in)
A/T 18.042- 18.066
differential I.D. mm (0.71031- -
pinion gear 0.71126 in)
0.055- 0.095
Clearance between pinion gear 0.12 mm (0.0047
mm (0.00217-
and pinion shaft in)
0.00374 in)
21.977- 21.990
At transmission 21.92 mm (0.8630
mm (0.86523-
Diameter of bearing contact area housing side 0.86575 in)
in)

40.002- 40.018
manual
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At torque converter mm (1.57488- 39.95 mm (1.5728


housing side 1.57551 in) in)
0- 0.44 mm (0-
Axial clearance -
0.0173 in)
1.82 mm When worn or
A
(0.0717 in) damaged
1.84 mm When worn or
B
(0.0724 in) damaged
1.86 mm When worn or
C
(0.0732 in) damaged
1.88 mm When worn or
D
(0.0740 in) damaged
1.90 mm When worn or
E
(0.0748 in) damaged
1.92 mm When worn or
F
(0.0756 in) damaged
1.94 mm When worn or
G
(0.0764 in) damaged
1.96 mm When worn or
H
(0.0772 in) damaged
1.98 mm When worn or
I
Transfer (0.0780 in) damaged
output shaft 2.00 mm When worn or
J
Thrust shim thickness (28.5 (0.0787 in) damaged
mm) 2.02 mm When worn or
K
(0.0795 in) damaged
2.04 mm When worn or
L
(0.0803 in) damaged
2.06 mm When worn or
M
(0.0811 in) damaged
2.08 mm When worn or
N
(0.0819 in) damaged
2.10 mm When worn or
O
(0.0827 in) damaged
2.12 mm When worn or
P
(0.0835 in) damaged
2.14 mm When worn or
Q
(0.0843 in) damaged
2.16 mm When worn or
R
(0.0850 in) damaged
2.18 mm When worn or
S
(0.0858 in) damaged
2.20 mm When worn or
T
(0.0866 in) damaged
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2.22 mm When worn or


U
(0.0874 in) damaged
2.24 mm When worn or
V
(0.0882 in) damaged
2.26 mm When worn or
W
(0.0890 in) damaged
2.28 mm When worn or
X
(0.0898 in) damaged
2.30 mm When worn or
Y
(0.0906 in) damaged
2.32 mm When worn or
Z
(0.0913 in) damaged
2.34 mm When worn or
AA
(0.0921 in) damaged
1.78 mm When worn or
AB
(0.0701 in) damaged
1.80 mm When worn or
AC
(0.0709 in) damaged
0.43 L (0.45 US
Capacity: Hypoid gear oil SAE Fluid change qt)
-
Transfer
90 viscosity, API classified GL
assembly fluid 0.45 L (0.48 US
4 or GL 5 only Overhaul -
qt)
50.002- 50.018
At transfer cover 49.95 mm (1.9665
Diameter of transfer hypoid mm (1.96858-
side in)
drive gear/shaft assembly at 1.96921 in)
tapered roller bearing contact 24.987- 25.000
area At transfer gear 24.93 mm (0.9815
mm (0.98374-
side in)
0.98425 in)
40.002- 40.018
At transfer gear 39.95 mm (1.5728
mm (1.57488-
Diameter of transfer output shaft side 1.57551 in)
in)
Transfer (hypoid gear) at tapered roller
assembly bearing contact area 31.975- 31.988
At companion 31.92 mm (1.2567
mm (1.25886-
flange side in)
1.25937 in)
0.06- 0.16 mm
Transfer gear backlash (0.0024- 0.0063 -
in)
2.64- 4.23 N.m
Tapered roller bearing total (26.9- 43.1
-
starting torque (preload) kgf.cm, 23.3-
37.4 lbf.in)

REAR DIFFERENTIAL

manual
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Standard or Service
Item Measurement Qualification
New Limit
2.53 L (2.67 US
Fluid change -
Rear differential Capacity: use Acura All-Wheel Drive qt)
fluid Fluid (DPSF) 2.77 L (2.93 US
Overhaul -
qt)

STEERING

Standard or Service
Item Measurement Qualification
New Limit
0- 10 mm (0-
Rotational play measured at outside edge -
Steering 0.39 in)
wheel Initial turning load measured at outside edge 29 N (3.0 kgf,
-
with engine running 6.6 lbf)
Angle of rack guide screw loosened from
Gearbox 10+5
locked position

SUSPENSION

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


Front - 030'+30' -45' .
Camber
Rear - 1 00'+30' -45' .
Caster Front 3 48 ' 45 '
Wheel
Front 02mm (0+0.08 in)
alignment Total toe-in
Rear 2 2 mm (0.08 0.08 in)
Inward 38 06' 2
Front wheel turning
angle Outward
30 24' 1
(reference)
2.0 mm (0.079
Axial 0- 0.7 mm (0- 0.028 in)
in)
Wheel Runout
1.5 mm (0.059
Radial 0- 0.7 mm (0- 0.028 in)
in)
0- 0.05 mm (0- 0.0020
Front -
in)
Wheel bearing End play
0- 0.05 mm (0- 0.0020
Rear -
in)

BRAKES

Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New Service Limit


Number of clicks when lever pulled with
manual
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196 N (20.0 kgf, 44.1 lbf) of force 6 to 8 clicks


189.9- 190.0 mm 191.0 mm
Parking Drum I.D.
(7.476- 7.480 in) (7.520 in)
brake
1.0 mm (0.039
Shoe lining thickness 3.4 mm (0.134 in)
in)
M/T 156 mm (6.14 in) -
Height from floor
Brake A/T 155 mm (6.10 in) -
pedal 1 - 5 mm (0.04- 0.20
Free play -
in)
27.9- 28.1 mm 26.0 mm
Front
(1.098- 1.106 in) (1.024 in)
Thickness
10.9- 11.1 mm 9.0 mm (0.354
Rear
Brake (0.429- 0.437 in) in)
disc 0.04 mm
Runout -
(0.0016 in)
0.015 mm
Parallelism -
(0.00059 in)
11.5- 12.2 mm 1.6 mm (0.063
Front
(0.453- 0.480 in) in)
Brake pad Thickness
9.6- 10.2 mm 1.6 mm (0.063
Rear
(0.378- 0.402 in) in)

AIR CONDITIONING

Service
Item Measurement Qualification Standard or New
Limit
Type HFC- 134a (R- 134a)
Refrigerant 505- 555 g (17.8- 19.6
Capacity of system -
oz)
DENSO ND- OIL 8 (P/N 38897-
Type
PR7- A01 AH)
Condenser (including dryer
35mL (1 1/5 fl.oz)
Refrigerant desiccant)
oil Evaporator 35mL (1 1/5 fl.oz)
Capacity of components
Each line and hose 10mL (1/3 fl.oz)
Dryer desiccant 10mL (1/3 fl.oz)
Compressor 70- 82 mL (2 3/8- 2 7/9 fl.oz)
Field coil resistance At 68F (20C) 3.9- 4.3 ohms
Compressor Pulley-to-pressure plate 0.35- 0.60 mm (0.014-
-
clearance 0.023 in)

TORQUE SUMMARY

manual
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TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS

NOTE: Refer to the appropriate Service information for the precautions and
complete procedures.
Refer to the appropriate Service information for the bolts/nuts not
indicated here.

Engine Electrical

Location Item Remark Torque


M/T model 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
Starter bolts
Starting system A/T model 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Starter harness clamp nut 9 N.m (0.9 kgf.m, 7 lbf.ft)
Ignition system Spark plugs 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Alternator bolt (8 mm) 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Alternator bolt (10 mm) 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Charging system Alternator cable nut 12 N.m (1.2 kgf.m, 8.7 lbf.ft)
Drive belt auto-tensioner bolt 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Drive belt auto-tensioner pulley bolt 56 N.m (5.7 kgf.m, 41 lbf.ft)
NOTE:
Refer to the appropriate Service information for the precautions and complete procedures.
Refer to the appropriate Service information for the bolts/nuts not indicated here.

Engine Mechanical

Location Item Remark Torque


22 N.m (2.2
Power steering pump bracket bolts
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
54 N.m (5.5
Front engine mount bracket bolts Use new bolts
kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
54 N.m (5.5
Front engine mount bolts Use new bolts
kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
64 N.m (6.5
Front engine mount stop nuts Use new nuts
kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
78 N.m (8.0
Rear engine mount bracket bolts Use new bolts
kgf.m, 58 lbf.ft)
54 N.m (5.5
Rear engine mount bolts (10 mm) Qty 4 Use new bolts
kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
Rear engine mount bolt (14 mm) M/T 88 N.m (9.0
Use new bolt
Qty 1 model kgf.m, 65 lbf.ft)
64 N.m (6.5
Rear engine mount stop nuts A/T model Use new nuts
kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
manual
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Side engine mount bracket bolts (10 mm) 44 N.m (4.5


Use new bolts
Qty 3 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Side engine mount bracket bolts (10 mm) 54 N.m (5.5
Use new bolts
Qty 2 (2) kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
64 N.m (6.5
Side engine mount bolt (12 mm) Qty 1 (2) kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
64 N.m (6.5
Side engine mount bolts (10 mm) Qty 2 Use new bolts
kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
59 N.m (6.0
Upper transmission mount bracket bolts Use new bolts
kgf.m, 43 lbf.ft)
Engine assembly
54 N.m (5.5
Upper transmission mount bolts
kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
M/T 54 N.m (5.5
Use new bolts
Lower transmission mount model kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
bracket bolts 39 N.m (4.0
A/T model Use new bolts
kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
44 N.m (4.5
Lower transmission mount nuts
kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
54 N.m (5.5
Lower transmission mount bolt Use new bolt
kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
Use new O-
ring
22 N.m (2.2
Oil pressure switch Apply kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
liquid
gasket
Engine lubrication 39 N.m (4.0
Oil pan drain bolt Use new washer
kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
12 N.m (1.2
Oil filter
kgf.m, 9 lbf.ft)
35 N.m (3.6
Oil filter feed pipe Use oil on threads
kgf.m, 26 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Intake manifold bolts (1) kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Intake manifold nuts (1) kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Injector base bolts (1) kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Intake manifold and
exhaust system 22 N.m (2.2
Injector base nuts (1) kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Exhaust pipe A self-locking nuts (10 mm) 54 N.m (5.5
Use new nuts
Qty 3 (warm up TWC side) (2) kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
Exhaust pipe A self-locking nuts (10 mm) 33 N.m (3.4
Use new nuts
Qty 3 (under-floor TWC side) (2) kgf.m, 25 lbf.ft)
manual
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Exhaust pipe B self-locking nuts (10 mm) 33 N.m (3.4


Use new nuts
Qty 3 (2) kgf.m, 25 lbf.ft)
Exhaust pipe B self-locking nuts (10 mm) 54 N.m (5.5
Use new nuts
Qty 2 kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
(1) Parts to be tightened in a particular order.

(2) Follow the S/M procedures closely for torque, sequence, and special steps.

NOTE: Refer to the appropriate Service information for the precautions and
complete procedures.
Refer to the appropriate Service information for the bolts/nuts not
indicated here.

Engine Cooling

Location Item Remark Torque


Water passage bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Cooling system
Water passage nuts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)

Fuel and Emissions

Location Item Remark Torque


44 N.m (4.5
A/F sensor
kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
EGR pipe bolts Use new gasket
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
EGR pipe nuts Use new gasket
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
EGR valve nuts Use new gasket
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Fuel joint hose mounting bolt
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Fuel and Use new locknut, locknut 70 N.m (7.1
emissions Fuel tank locknut (1) plate, and base gasket kgf.m, 51 lbf.ft)
38 N.m (3.9
Fuel tank support straps bolts
kgf.m, 28 lbf.ft)
31 N.m (3.2
Knock sensor
kgf.m, 23 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Rocker arm oil pressure switch Use new O-ring
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
44 N.m (4.5
Secondary HO2S
kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Secondary fuel gauge sending unit Use new locknut, locknut 70 N.m (7.1
manual
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locknut (1) plate, and base gasket kgf.m, 51 lbf.ft)


22 N.m (2.2
Throttle body bolts Use new gasket
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Under floor TWC self Without SH- 33 N.m (3.4
Use new gaskets and nuts
locking nuts AWD kgf.m, 25 lbf.ft)
Under floor TWC self With SH- 33 N.m (3.4
Use new gaskets and nuts
locking nuts (front side) AWD kgf.m, 25 lbf.ft)
Under floor TWC self With SH- 54 N.m (5.5
Use new gaskets and nuts
locking nuts (rear side) AWD kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
45 N.m (4.5
Warm up TWC (front bank) bracket bolts
kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Warm up TWC (rear bank) bracket bolts
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Warm up TWC (front bank) upper self 31 N.m (3.2
Use new nuts
locking nuts kgf.m, 23 lbf.ft)
Warm up TWC (rear bank) upper self 31 N.m (3.2
Use new nuts
locking nuts kgf.m, 23 lbf.ft)
(1) Follow the S/M procedures closely for torque, sequence, and special steps.

Clutch

Location Item Remark Torque


Clutch push rod locknut 17 N.m (1.7 kgf.m, 12 lbf.ft)
Clutch pedal position switch A locknut 9.8 N.m (1.0 kgf.m, 7 lbf.ft)
Clutch pedal position switch B locknut 9.8 N.m (1.0 kgf.m, 7 lbf.ft)
Clutch pedal bolt 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Clutch Master cylinder nuts 13 N.m (1.3 kgf.m, 9 lbf.ft)
Slave cylinder bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Flywheel bolts 103 N.m (10.5 kgf.m, 76 lbf.ft)
Pressure plate bolts (1) 25 N.m (2.6 kgf.m, 19 lbf.ft)
Release fork bolt 29 N.m (3.0 kgf.m, 22 lbf.ft)
(1) Parts to be tightened in a particular order.

Manual Transmission

Location Item Remark Torque


MTF drain plug Use new sealing washer 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
MTF filler plug Use new sealing washer 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Manual transmission Back-up light switch Use liquid gasket on threads 29 N.m (3.0 kgf.m, 22 lbf.ft)
Upper transmission bolts 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
Lower transmission bolts 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
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Shift lever housing bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)


Shift cable bracket bolts 27 N.m (2.8 kgf.m, 20 lbf.ft)

Automatic Transmission

Location Item Remark Torque


Use new sealing 49 N.m (5.0
ATF drain plug
washer kgf.m, 36 lbf.ft)
Use new sealing 44 N.m (4.5
ATF filler bolt
washer kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Clutch pressure inspection port sealing bolts 20 N.m (2.0
(line/1st/5th/torque converter) kgf.m, 14 lbf.ft)
Clutch pressure inspection port sealing bolts 27 N.m (2.8
(3rd/6th) kgf.m, 20 lbf.ft)
Use new sealing 0 N.m (2.0 kgf.m,
Transmission fluid pressure switches
washers 14 lbf.ft)
Use new sealing 20 N.m (2.0
Line pressure switch
washer kgf.m, 14 lbf.ft)
74 N.m (7.5
Drive plate bolts (1) kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
Automatic
transmission 74 N.m (7.5
Lower transmission housing mounting bolts
kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
64 N.m (6.5
Upper transmission housing mounting bolts
kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
51 N.m (5.2
Transfer assembly mounting bolts
kgf.m, 38 lbf.ft)
26 N.m (2.7
Transmission ground terminal bracket bolt
kgf.m, 20 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Shift lever assembly bolts
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Shift cable end nut
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2
Shift lever bracket base bolts
kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Use new sealing 44 N.m (4.5
Transfer assembly fluid drain plug
washer kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Transfer assembly
Use new sealing 44 N.m (4.5
Transfer assembly fluid filler plug
washer kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
(1) Follow the S/M procedures closely for torque, sequence, and special steps.

NOTE: Refer to the appropriate Service information for the precautions and
complete procedures.

manual
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Refer to the appropriate Service information for the bolts/nuts not


indicated here.

Rear Differential

Location Item Remark Torque


Use new sealing 47 N.m (4.8 kgf.m, 35
Rear differential fluid drain plug
washer lbf.ft)
Use new sealing 47 N.m (4.8 kgf.m, 35
Rear differential fluid filler plug
washer lbf.ft)
Rear Rear differential front mounting bracket 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33
Use new nuts
differential nuts (1) lbf.ft)
Rear differential front mounting bracket 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54
Use new bolts
bolts (1) lbf.ft)
74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54
Rear differential rear mount bolts (1) Use new bolts
lbf.ft)
(1) Follow the S/M procedures closely for torque, sequence, and special steps.

Driveline/Axle

Location Item Remark Torque


Use oil on the seating
Driveshaft spindle nut (24 245 N.m (25.0 kgf.m, 181
surface
mm) lbf.ft)
Use new nut
Use oil on the seating
Driveshaft spindle nut (26 329 N.m (33.5 kgf.m, 242
surface
mm) lbf.ft)
Use new nut
Intermediate shaft dowel
39 N.m (4.0 kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
bolts
Driveline/axle Intermediate shaft flange
39 N.m (4.0 kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
bolt
Heat shield bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
No. 1 propeller shaft nuts Use new nuts 72 N.m (7.3 kgf.m, 53 lbf.ft)
No. 3 propeller shaft bolts Use new bolts 72 N.m (7.3 kgf.m, 53 lbf.ft)
No. 1 support bearing bolts
(1) Use new bolts 39 N.m (4.0 kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
No. 2 support bearing bolts
(1) Use new bolts 39 N.m (4.0 kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
(1) Follow the S/M procedures closely for torque, sequence, and special steps.

Steering
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Location Item Remark Torque


Steering wheel bolt 39 N.m (4.0 kgf.m, 29 lbf.ft)
Steering joint bolts 28 N.m (2.9 kgf.m, 21 lbf.ft)
Steering column nuts 16 N.m (1.6 kgf.m, 12 lbf.ft)
Steering Steering column bolts 16 N.m (1.6 kgf.m, 12 lbf.ft)
Steering gearbox bolts Use new bolts 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
Tie-rod end ball joint nuts Use new nuts 60 N.m (6.1 kgf.m, 44 lbf.ft)
Tie-rod end locking nuts 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)

Suspension

Location Item Remark Torque


Wheel nuts 127 N.m (13.0 kgf.m, 94.0 lbf.ft)
44- 52 N.m (4.5- 5.3 kgf.m, 33- 38
Upper arm castle nut
lbf.ft)
Upper arm bolts Use new bolts 31 N.m (3.2 kgf.m, 23 lbf.ft)
93- 103 N.m (9.5- 10.5 kgf.m, 69-
Knuckle ball joint castle nut Use new nut
75.9 lbf.ft)
Lower arm bolt (12mm) Use new bolt 74 N.m (7.5 kgf.m, 54 lbf.ft)
Front Lower arm bolt (12mm) Use new bolt 83 N.m (8.5 kgf.m, 61 lbf.ft)
suspension Stabilizer bar bolts 55 N.m (5.6 kgf.m, 41 lbf.ft)
Stabilizer link nuts 78 N.m (8.0 kgf.m, 58 lbf.ft)
Damper nuts Use new nuts 55 N.m (5.6 kgf.m, 41 lbf.ft)
Damper pinch bolt 49 N.m (5.0 kgf.m, 36 lbf.ft)
Use new
Damper fork bolt/nut 64 N.m (6.5 kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
bolt/nut
nut Use new
Damper self-locking 29 N.m (3.0 kgf.m, 22 lbf.ft)
nut
Wheel nuts 127 N.m (13.0 kgf.m, 94.0 lbf.ft)
69- 78 N.m (7.0- 8.0 kgf.m, 51 - 58
Upper arm castle nut Use new nut
lbf.ft)
Upper arm bolts Use new bolts 59 N.m (6.0 kgf.m, 43 lbf.ft)
Lower arm A bolts Use new bolts 59 N.m (6.0 kgf.m, 43 lbf.ft)
Control arm self-locking nut Use new nut 59 N.m (6.0 kgf.m, 43 lbf.ft)
Rear Control arm self-locking
Use new nut 57 N.m (5.8 kgf.m, 42 lbf.ft)
suspension nut/adjusting bolt
Lower arm B bolts Use new bolts 59 N.m (6.0 kgf.m, 43 lbf.ft)
Stabilizer bar bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Stabilizer link nut Use new nut 38 N.m (3.9 kgf.m, 28 lbf.ft)
Stabilizer link self-locking nut Use new nut 44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
Damper nuts Use new nuts 55 N.m (5.6 kgf.m, 41 lbf.ft)
Damper lower bolt Use new bolt 64 N.m (6.5 kgf.m, 47 lbf.ft)
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Damper self-locking nut Use new nut 29 N.m (3.0 kgf.m, 22 lbf.ft)

Brakes

Location Item Remark Torque


72 N.m (7.3 kgf.m, 53
Front brake caliper bolts
lbf.ft)
137 N.m (14.0 kgf.m, 101
Front brake caliper bracket bolts
lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Front brake hose bracket bolt
lbf.ft)
Use new 35 N.m (3.6 kgf.m, 26
Front brake hose banjo bolt
washers lbf.ft)
12 N.m (1.2 kgf.m, 8.7
Brake booster/brake pedal nuts
lbf.ft)
15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
Master cylinder nuts
lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Master cylinder brake lines
lbf.ft)
Conventional 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Rear brake caliper bolts
brake lbf.ft)
88 N.m (9.0 kgf.m, 65
Rear brake caliper bracket bolts
lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Rear brake hose bracket bolt
lbf.ft)
Use new 35 N.m (3.6 kgf.m, 26
Rear brake hose banjo bolt
washers lbf.ft)
32 N.m (3.3 kgf.m, 24
Parking brake lever bolts
lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Parking brake cable bolts
lbf.ft)
32 N.m (3.3 kgf.m, 24
Equalizer cover bolts
lbf.ft)
22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
Brake pedal bolts
lbf.ft)
VSA modulator-control unit brake line 15 N.m (1.5 kgf.m, 11
(10 mm) lbf.ft)
VSA
VSA modulator-control unit brake line 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16
(12 mm) lbf.ft)

NOTE: Refer to the appropriate Service information for the precautions and
complete procedures.
Refer to the appropriate Service information for the bolts/nuts not
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indicated here.

BODY

Location Item Remark Torque


Strut brace nuts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Strut brace bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
Front subframe front stiffener bolts (12 mm) (1) 54 N.m (5.5 kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
Use new 103 N.m (10.5 kgf.m, 76
Front subframe front stiffener bolts (14 mm) (1) bolts lbf.ft)
Front subframe middle rubber mount bolts (10 Use new
49 N.m (5.0 kgf.m, 36 lbf.ft)
mm) (1) bolts
Front subframe middle rubber mount bolts (12 Use new
44 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
mm) (1) bolts
Use new
Front subframe rear stiffener bolts (12 mm) (1) bolts
93 N.m (9.5 kgf.m, 69 lbf.ft)
Frame
Use new 103 N.m (10.5 kgf.m, 76
Front subframe rear stiffener bolts (14 mm) (1) bolts lbf.ft)
Use new
Rear engine mounting base bracket bolts 54 N.m (5.5 kgf.m, 40 lbf.ft)
bolts
27 N.m (2.75 kgf.m, 20
Rear subframe mounting front stay bolts (8 mm)
lbf.ft)
Use new 103 N.m (10.5 kgf.m, 76
Rear subframe mounting front stay bolts (14 mm)
bolts lbf.ft)
27 N.m (2.75 kgf.m, 20
Rear subframe mounting rear stay bolts (8 mm)
lbf.ft)
Use new 103 N.m (10.5 kgf.m, 76
Rear subframe mounting rear stay bolts (14 mm)
bolts lbf.ft)
(1) Parts to be tightened in a particular order.

HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING

Location Item Remark Torque


A/C compressor bracket bolts 45 N.m (4.5 kgf.m, 33 lbf.ft)
A/C compressor bolts 22 N.m (2.2 kgf.m, 16 lbf.ft)
A/C compressor
A/C compressor center bolt 18 N.m (1.8 kgf.m, 13 lbf.ft)
A/C compressor relief valve 13 N.m (1.35 kgf.m, 9.7 lbf.ft)
Receiver line A/C pressure sensor 11 N.m (1.1 kgf.m, 8.0 lbf.ft)

BODY ELECTRICAL

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Location Item Remark Torque


Windshield wiper arm nut 30 N.m (3.0 kgf.m, 21.7 lbf.ft)
Wipers/washers
Windshield wiper linkage nut 31.4 N.m (3.2 kgf.m, 23.2 lbf.ft)

DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

Item Measurement Qualification Specification


Overall length 4, 966 mm (195.5 in)
Overall width 1, 880 mm (74.0 in)
Overall height 1, 452 mm (57.2 in)
DIMENSIONS Wheelbase 2, 775 mm (109.3 in)
Front 1, 606 mm (63.2 in)
Track
Rear 1, 620 mm (63.8 in)
Seating capacity Five (5)
Gross Vehicle Weight Without SH-AWD 2, 130 kg (4, 696 lbs)
WEIGHT
Rating (GVWR) With SH-AWD 2, 235 kg (4, 927 lbs)
Water-cooled, 4-stroke SOHC
Type
VTEC gasoline engine
Cylinder arrangement 60 V6-cylinder, transverse
Bore and stroke 89.0 x 93.0 mm (3.504 x 3.661 in)
Displacement 3, 471 cm3 (211.8 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.2
ENGINE (J35Z6) Belt drive, SOHC VTEC 4 valves
Valve train
per cylinder
Forced, wet sump, with trochoid
Lubrication system
pump
Premium UNLEADED gasoline
Fuel required with 91 Pump Octane Number or
higher
Water-cooled, 4- stroke SOHC
Type
VTEC gasoline engine
Cylinder arrangement 60 V6- cylinder, transverse
Bore and stroke 90.0 x 96.0 mm (3.543 x 3.780 in)
Displacement 3, 664 cm3 (223.6 cu in)
Compression ratio 11.2
ENGINE (J37A4) Belt drive, SOHC VTEC 4 valves
Valve train
per cylinder
Forced, wet sump, with trochoid
Lubrication system
pump
Premium UNLEADED gasoline
Fuel required with 91 Pump Octane Number or
higher
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Type Gear reduction


M/T 1.6 kW
Nominal output
A/T 1.8 kW
STARTER Nominal voltage 12V
Hour rating 30 seconds
Counterclockwise as viewed from
Direction of rotation
drive end
CLUTCH Type Single plate dry, diaphragm spring
Synchronized, six-speed forward,
Type
one reverse
Primary reduction Direct 1:1
1st 3.625
2nd 2.115
MANUAL 3rd 1.529
TRANSMISSION Gear ratio 4th 1.125
5th 0.847
6th 0.686
Reverse 3.656
Type Single helical gear
Final reduction
Gear ratio 3.842
Electronically-controlled
Type automatic, six-speed forward, one
reverse
Primary reduction Direct 1:1
1st 3.359
2nd 2.094
AUTOMATIC 3rd 1.484
TRANSMISSION
Gear ratio 4th 1.065
5th 0.754
6th 0.555
Reverse 2.269
Type Single helical gear
Final reduction
Gear ratio 3.722
Electrical power-assisted rack and
Type
pinion
Overall ratio 13.96
STEERING
Turns, lock-to-lock 2.7
Steering wheel Without SH-AWD 370 mm (14.57 in)
diameter With SH-AWD 374 mm (14.72 in)
Independent double wishbone
Front
Type with stabilizer, coil spring

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Independent multilink with


Rear
stabilizer, coil spring
SUSPENSION
Telescopic, hydraulic, nitrogen
Shock absorber Front and rear
gas-filled
P245/50R17 98V
Size (without SH- Front and rear
P245/45R18 96V
AWD)
Spare T135/80D17 103M
TIRES
P245/45R18 96V
Front and rear
Size (with SH-AWD) 245/40ZR19 94V (Optional)
Spare T135/80D17 103M
Front - 030'
Camber
Rear - 100'
Caster Front 3 48'
WHEEL
Front 0 mm (0 in)
ALIGNMENT Total toe-in
Rear 2 mm (0.08 in)
Front wheel turning Inward 38 06'
angle Outward (reference) 30 24'
Power-assisted self-adjusting
Front
ventilated disc
Type of service brake
Power-assisted self-adjusting solid
Rear
disc
BRAKES Type of parking brake Mechanical actuating, rear wheels
Pad friction surface Front 59.2 cm2 (9.18 sq in) x 2
area (swept area) Rear 34.4 cm2 (5.33 sq in) x 2
Parking brake shoe
friction surface area 45.6 cm2 (7.07 sq in) x 2
Type Swash plate/DENSO
Capacity 154.4 mL (9.42 cu in)/rev
Compressor Maximum speed 7, 600 RPM
Lubricant capacity 70 mL (2 3/8 fl.oz)
Lubricant type DENSO ND-OIL 8
Condenser Type Corrugated fin
Evaporator Type Corrugated fin
AIR Type Radial
CONDITIONING Motor input 300W/12V
Blower
Speed control Infinitely variable
Maximum capacity 545 m3 (19, 246 cu ft)/h
Temperature control Air-mix type
Dry, single plate, poly V- belt
Type
Compressor clutch drive
Electrical power
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consumption at 68F
35 W maximum at 12 V
(20C)
Type HFC-134a (R-134a)
Refrigerant
Capacity 505- 555 g (17.8- 19.6 oz)
12 V- 65 Ah/20 HR (12V- 55
Battery
Ah/5 HR)
Under-hood fuse/relay 120 A, 70 A, 60 A, 50 A, 40 A, 30
box A, 20 A, 15 A, 10 A, 7.5 A
Driver's under-dash
20 A, 15 A, 10 A, 7.5 A
fuse/relay box
Fuses
Passenger's under-dash
20 A, 15 A, 10 A, 7.5 A
fuse/relay box
Auxiliary under-dash
7.5 A
fuse/relay box
Headlight high beam 12V- 60W (HB3)
Headlight low beam
12V- 35W (D2S)
(HID)
Fog lights 12V- 55W (H11)
Front turn
12 V- 24/2.2CP (Amber)
signal/parking lights
Side turn signal lights LED
Front side marker lights 12V- 3CP
ELECTRICAL Rear turn signal lights 12V- 21 W (Amber)
RATINGS Brake lights/taillights LED
Rear side marker lights 12V- 3CP
High mount brake light LED
Back-up lights 12V- 16W
Light bulbs License plate lights 12V- 5W
Ambient light LED
Trunk light 12V- 5W
Front individual map
LED
lights
Rear individual map
LED
lights
Door courtesy lights 12V- 3.4W
Glove box light 12V- 1.4W
Vanity mirror lights 12V- 2W
Gauge lights LED
Indicator lights LED
Console box light 12V- 1.4W
Footwell lights LED

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BODY SPECIFICATIONS

Fig. 1: Identifying Body Specifications


Courtesy of AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR CO., INC.

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