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How To Install The Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs On A 2004 Honda Odyssey

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Is there an installation video available for part number AL60740 on 2004 Honda Odyssey?

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I can certainly walk you through the instructions for installing the Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs part # AL60740 on the rear of your 2004 Honda Odyssey, however, we have not had a chance to install these springs on a Honda Odyssey yet.

In order to install these air springs on your vehicle, you will first want to remove the factory rear jounce spring. In order to do this you must first Jack up the rear of the vehicle. Put safety stands under the frame so wheels hang. Removing bottom shock bolt may aid in lowering suspension. Caution: Observe brake line, do not over extend. Once done, you can then Cut jounce bumper off 1/8” under the steel cup where the rubber jounce bumper is attached.

Once the jounce bumper is cut off, it is necessary to remove it. Use a spring spreader or cut the jounce bumper in two with shears or bandcutters. Cut out the template provided, and stick it to the underside of the lower control arm, aligning the template so that the hole to be drilled is towards the inside of the vehicle.

Center punch and drill a 3/4” hole to provide valve stem clearance. You will then want to Remove cap from valve stem, and step on cylinder to remove air. With cylinder flat, replace cap and fold like a hot dog bun. Insert into spring with stem pointing downward and use a flat, blunt instrument may aid in positioning cylinder inside the coil spring. Remove cap and let cylinder resume its molded shape. Push the cylinder down so the barbed stem protrudes through the hole drilled previously. You can then begin to run the lines to each air spring.

I have attached a set of installation instructions on this product for you in addition to a set of air springs installed on a similar vehicle for reference. Don't forget to use the Air Lift Air Hose Cutter part # AL10530 before connecting the air lines.

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