Bulletins & Advisories Optimum Geometry settings and Adjustment Procedure

Discussion in '1st Generation (2000-2003)' started by Service News, Monday 29th Sep, 2003.

  1. Service News Staff Managed Dealer Information

    Honda issued the following TSB#HUK000000000203 dated 29-03-2003 for AP1 for model years 2000, 2001 & 2002 MY00, MY01 & MY02.

    Geometry Settings
    Below you will find the standard geometry settings as shown in the Workshop Manual as well as the Honda (UK) recommended settings.The Honda (UK) recommended settings are within the Workshop Manual tolerances. However, dynamic testing has shown that the use of these settings will allow the steering and suspension to operate at its optimum level.

    Application to Production Line

    Affected VIN Range
    JHMAP1***YT000001 - JHMAP1***YT999999
    JHMAP1***1T000001 - JHMAP1***1T999999
    JHMAP1***2T000001 - JHMAP1***2T999999

    Workshop Manual Specification
    Recommended Adjustment Procedure

    It is important that this procedure is followed exactly. This will enable the above settings to be achieved.
    NB: Please make your customers aware that this procedure may take up to 2 hours to complete successfully.

    1. Check the tyre size and tread depth. Make sure there is an even wear pattern (DO NOT attempt to carry out suspension and steering alignment if the tyres exhibit signs of excessive or uneven wear).

    2. Check the tyre pressures and adjust as necassery.

    3. Check the ride height of the vehicle at all 4 wheels.

    4. Raise the vehicle and return all eccentric adjustment cams to the central position, lower the vehicle and drive for a short distance to settle the suspension.

    5. Alignment & Equipment:
    This must be done on 4 wheel alignment centres only.
    For the purpose of this evaluation the Honda (UK) recommended SUN SNAP-ON alignment centre was used.

    1. Follow the normal / known alignment process to achieve the Honda (UK) optimum specification (as per the
    Workshop Manual).

    2. It is recommended that equal adjustments are made on all eccentric cams and that the vehicle is bounced, settled and re-evaluated after each adjustment, NB: if you experience difficulty achieving the recommended ‘caster’ setting you will need to slacken the front cross member beam bolts and move the beam forward then re-torque as required.

    3. When you are nearing the recommended settings the vehicle must be removed from the alignment centre and road tested for a short distance.

    4. Re-install the vehicle on the alignment centre and make any adjustments necessary to achieve the desired setting.

    5. Print the screen and pass a copy of the alignment figures and a copy of the equipment calibration certificate to the customer. If further clarification is required please contact the Dealer Technical Support Department.

    NB: The above settings and procedure is the recommended course of action when an S2000 wheel alignment check is

    Any wheel alignment check is chargeable to the customer and is not a Warranty repair method.