2005 Honda Civic Rear Strut Replacement

This procedure will work for all 7th generation Honda Civics. It should be an easy job, but if there’s rust, it might not be so easy as you’ll see in the video. I hope the tips and tricks I show in this video are helpful to you and that you’re able to perform this repair yourself and save some money. Not to mention the satisfaction of repairing your own vehicle.


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Rear Struts: 52611-S5A-A02 (Both struts are the same part number)

Lower Strut Bolt: 90181-S84-A00

Right Rear Strut (complete assembly): 52610-S5P-C52

Left Rear Strut: (complete assembly): 52602-S5P-C52


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Welder: https://www.longevity-inc.com/migweld-140

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26 thoughts on “2005 Honda Civic Rear Strut Replacement

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  3. It has happened to me several times specially in Hondas. Regardless if it looks rusty or not. The possibility of having the bolt rusted inside the bushing it is extremely high, don't know if it is the Honda bolt design or what but 7 out of 10 you will ended up with a ceased/rusted bolt inside a busing on a Honda. A 1 hr. job turn out to be 4 hrs. job and lots of words when you don't have a lift and working on the floor with limited space and add to that the need of lots of saw blades.

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  5. I was taught to tighten a rusty nut first. That gets a lot of them loose. Doesn't always work. If not, a nut splitter gets them off. Love the videos. Thanks Eric.

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  7. Wondering if you also did a video of the front strut replacement? I bought mine used, and i cant seem to install the top spring seat right. keep hitting the inner well when turning.

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