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In this video I show you the process I use when swapping out the rear springs on a 2010 Honda Odyssey. This is when the job goes easy... but it's not always easy...
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Okay folks working on the 2010 Honda with the Odyssey it's got the big three five. Uh, Winter's almost over so it's springtime. Yeah, yeah. I got you like that.

point. This thing needs some new Springs It's got little saggy pants in the rear. It's got broken Springs in the front or at least a broken spring, but it's getting real droopy in the back so we're gonna pop some new rear springs in it, which typically isn't too bad job. but here in the Northeast with the salt, usually these cam bolts are seized up I just did the other side.

it was stuck like crazy I Had a hard time getting it out a lot, air hammering beaten. so we'll see how this side goes and you have to get those loose because that's your your toe adjustment on the rear and with the new Springs it's likely it's not going to be sitting correctly. So we're going to have to do a wheel alignment and we're going to be able to adjust those first thing first. We're going to stick our transmission jack underneath this little guy.

We're going to take some pressure off it. We have to take the bolt out of the knuckle out here. I Just got a little 4x4 sitting in here so you can jack her up here. take some weight off it if you're doing out the ground obviously the car.

Beyond jack stands and then you'd use a you know four Jack There we're going to take our 17 mil trying to hook it up here. we'll zipper out of the knuckle. it's gonna have a little tension on. oh that's scary actually comes.

so these bolts usually don't get stuck because they're a reduced Shank Yay! Honda We got a letter down. It's coming to scare you a little bit here. It doesn't scare me too bad. Okay, let that down out of the way and now let's see if our Campbell's gonna come loose.

The nut there always comes off. It's just the whole mold itself, the other ones by the exhaust. Kind of a pain to do. that's why I like to show you this side here.

I'm gonna stick a wrench on the back side of it here. see if she Wiggles might just tweaked the bushing. Um, Anyhow, Let's uh, let's get after that a little bit. so look at that.

let's put the Springer right out of there. I guess I should have recorded the other side. it was much more epic. It's involved Old Vic Big Nasty Live WD-40 Smoke fire.

It was wonderful. We're gonna make sure this bolt can come out I'm gonna get my ear protectors on here. Beautiful! So I left the nut on here. We're just gonna work it.

I Think she's gonna come right out folks. Put the nut right on the floor so put that cam off there. Nothing dropped. See how loose this bowl is.

Even give just a tap without hurting the threads. Yes sir, what's out of here that? Vic over here on standby. So we're going to lube up this Bolt because we don't want it to get stuck. The other thing you can do if you don't have an air hammer, there's just no option.

Can't get that sucker loose. just take the Sawzall and right here. besides the bushing where it goes up into the subframe, just cut it to get it out of there. Get a new obviously.

have to press the new bushing in there by a new control arm and the new uh cam bolt so you'll see how these go together. They go together like that. It has flat spots where this cam goes that can you know work like an eccentric or it works like in the center. so we want to Luber up.

Let's slip that little fell right back up in there. bushing's so good on this guy. All right. So while you're wheeled off our bolt, but I think we'll be okay, take a tap through or something.

Rock Wood Make sure it rotates here. I Get it all the way through. You're up in there. okay, it's sitting just straight.

Put our cam back on there. It's only gonna fit one way, folks. We'll give that just a snug of donut with the impact. Make sure you're holding the back side of it at this point.

Not too tight though because you want to still be able to wiggle and then that's going to allow us to adjust our goal. Awesome! This spring inflator sits down here. We got some new ones with this van with these: Springs These are all young Springs So it's kind of clean, some of the grid out there, but you'll see this little guy only fits one way. It's got a little profile to it and she don't want to sit right down in there just like so.

So we'll just leave that there for a moment. We'll grab the spring. Here's our spring. The closely wound portion of the coil goes towards the top.

You can see down here. it's a little bit further apart and it's right there where I leave that paint marks green and white. the green goes up new upper insulator I Just set that right on the spring and then we want to remove your old one. First there's your old one.

It's not that baby flying and then we're gonna get this little guy around here. I'm just going to set it on there for right now and we're gonna move our Jack over. Then we'll line up where it needs to be. Look at that so she's holding.

I'm gonna look up in here and we'll spin the spring around to where it's going to fit down on that notch. You know what? I'm saying how the little divot was down in there, right? You're just about right. Oh, you don't want that thing kick out and catch you in the chin. So we're gonna move it a little bit so that's about to a lot of potential energy.

You don't want it to become kinetic I'll tell you that foreign lift. Be careful, it doesn't come off the left a little bit more. We'll give that a snug a dog once we put it over on the alignment rack. I'm gonna crack that back loose and then re-torque it in fact.

But for right now, we're in good shape. Same with the cam bolts here. now. we can adjust the toe in see how it's moving that whole control arm.

We're going to set them just about in the middle. that's right, about the last, one third box just about in the middle. best you can. and then they can snug it up because it's all going to come loose again anyway.

So we'll re. We'll re-torque them once we set the alignment. There's that training Jack's a little jerky because it's on Second Stage so cover your eyes folks. that's it.

Should be recording the other side. It'll spend an hour or so over here and not very long over here. That's it. There's Springs in your Hindu So you have it folks.

uh. rear springs when it goes super easy on your Hindu And like I said, if that Bolt's stuck, you know it was a matter of taking the nut off, taking the cam off, putting the nut back on, and then what you want to do. You want to go borrow a socket a 19 millimeter. Go borrow one from your buddy because you're kind of flat in the back of it so don't use yours.

Don't use your buddies. get a crap socket like what? I Do spin the nut back on, stick it back on of course. I Took it I brought out the dog. Big Nasty was able to reach up over the exhaust whale of living crap out of it, kept spraying it with the WD right here and then.

that didn't work. so on the back side the bolt itself I just heated it up trying to just break that Bond but you don't want to heat it so much so that it ruins the bushing so I would heat it I'd spray it, make a lot of smoke and then we there hammer it more and after three or four times, crack loose. What's up Mr though uh yeah. All right.

stand by all right folks. I Got a phone call so I gotta go Anyhow, Insty Facebook you guys want to do. Just remember if I can do it, you can do it. Thanks for watching Foreign.

97 thoughts on “Honda odyssey: rear coil springs”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars michael townsend says:

    Hi Eric. I really love your channel. You are truly a Master Troubleshooter. I have seen in some of your videos, one of your test programs requires Internet Explorer. As you may or may not know, this week Microsoft has retired Internet Explorer. However, you will see when you open up Microsoft Edge, at the top right corner, there is a square with the internet Explorer icon in the square. When you click on that Icon, Microsoft Edge will open in Internet Explorer Mode. I hope this info helps you. Make sure that windows is updated. as this icon just appeared after the latest updates.

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars kaafromoz says:

    Thanks Eric was great too see Big Nasty out again has been a while, even if we missed the fire smoke and frustration of the other side it was still fun.
    Keep Safe Keep Strong ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Arnold M says:

    Do springs go bad over time? Seems most people say to not change them when doing shocks.

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Clearanceman2 says:

    Like Vice Grip garage where they just cut the spring with a torch, LOL. I appreciate the idea that if you can do it, we can do it. However, I have a lot of tools because I work on my own vehicles. But, you have a lot more than me plus a lift so there are some things not worth tackling on the ground. I say this every time I do exhaust and then I end up doing it again anyway.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars utaginat says:

    How bout a W.U.W any time soon?!? Or a day in the shop!! Love these especially the W.U.W cuz you make it like itโ€™s just us all hanging out and chatting. Maybe a W.U.W with you and Mrs.O so she can answer some of the questions from a โ€œReal Womanโ€ point of view!!

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars DW says:

    Great video, brother ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Geoffrey Fox says:

    No brain damage no broke jaw I'm so proud of you under pants man to the rescue?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Kerry Galway says:

    FACTRORIE specs is that 3 or four ugadugas?

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Russ M says:

    I am trying to understand the need to torque bolts down at ride height or while the vehicle is down. I've been in factories while they built various cars, and robots torqued the bolts in the air. Is there some later process at the dealer where they loosen everything and tighten it back up while sitting on its tires?

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jose Hernandez says:

    Nice and fast on one side and the brain ๐Ÿง  braker on the other side ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Stuart Wright says:

    My internet browser told me you should never use WD40 so I'm going to tell you that you should never use WD40 and I know I'm right because videos I watch say so.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Dodane says:

    Thanks automotive bob villa

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chewyexc says:


  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ej wxb says:

    I wondered how springs were replaced – generally thought, unless the spring was broken due to some rare anomaly, that they never failed. Up state NY must be brutal on cars as the SMA videos clearly illustrate. I sure hope youse never tire of posting videos thanks so much for them!

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Subarukev says:

    I used all sizes of rivet guns at Boeing in my 35 year employment there. models 200, 300, 400 , 2700 was a big dogg big bore and the 3600 was a bigger dogg big bore.

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Shocik says:

    I love watching you, you make it look sooo easy. I see that your speach is sound better, but still not back to normal


  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars STEVE6965 says:

    The owner should went for new shocks while you were there

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WouterB76 says:

    Big nasty ftw!

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Marshall says:

    I definitely know about stuck cam bolts. I run a front end alignment machine at work every day bro. Enjoy watching your videos.

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ted John says:

    Anyone know what brand and model that air hammer is? I heard him say that is will hammer better than the Snap On.

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike says:

    Sounds like you are getting use to the dental work ya had done.

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars ohio yoder toter says:

    Given the choice between pb blaster and wd40 Iโ€™d pick pb blaster hands down but thatโ€™s just personal preference I suppose ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Excersu 1 says:

    Good video! Just wondering, is your Amazon store up to date? Not seeing the Thor or updated fittings haha

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars WiiMaster says:

    I'm kind of surprised you were able to get the ones on the other side out. ETCG has done a couple videos on these and he chose the cutting approach both times.

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Frank L. says:

    It's always a great day when a South Main Auto (Eric O.) video is on the list. Thanks Eric, and a big shout out to Mrs. O.

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Don Burton says:

    Springs, always scary.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars chris forker says:

    Must not be a PRNY original! That cheap metal would have rusted out years ago.

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ton Bouw says:

    i COULD do it..
    if I had your tools !!!!.
    other than that,, splendid Job Sir… couldend have done it better myself,,,You scored 10 out of 10 in my book.๐Ÿ˜‰

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Joseph Baker says:

    He browed it from me. All my sockets look like that!

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jeff Winter says:

    Note to self, record everything and show the people the maximum pain I experience giving them their entertainment. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars grapeknutz says:

    Kudos for ear /hearing protection, you need a sound effect for the WD40 usage.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars yal100 says:

    Right rear side is always the worse on vehicles 90% of the time. I have no idea why ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Ski says:

    "Rear end alignment" ??…..I never knew….(not a mechanic)….ummm, mam…your rear end needs an alignment…

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Todd Long says:

    Thanks Eric ๐Ÿ˜Š

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rodrigo Sagebin says:

    You coooould do it like that, but using some blocks on a snowy sloped driveway with ratchet straps is always funner.

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Philly Dee says:

    Honda is still the best even when their springs are bad……

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jon Classical says:

    Love cold-steel work first thing in the morning with my coffee…great learns Sir!

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars bob Manzi77 says:

    great stuff thanks