A Few Words About Safety
The service and repair information contained in this manual is intended for use by qualified, professional technicians. Attempting
service or repairs without the proper training, tools, and equipment could cause injury to you or others. It could also damage the
vehicle or create an unsafe condition.
This manual describes the proper methods and procedures for doing service, maintenance, and repairs. Some procedures require the
use of specially designed tools and dedicated equipment. Any person who intends to use a replacement part, a service procedure, or
a tool that is not recommended by Honda, must determine the risks to their personal safety and the safe operation of the vehicle.
If you need to replace any parts, always use the correct parts supplied by a Honda dealer. Never use inferior quality parts.
FOR YOUR CUSTOMER'S SAFETY
Proper service and maintenance are essential to the customer's safety and the reliability of the vehicle. Any error or oversight while
servicing a vehicle can result in faulty operation, damage to the vehicle, or injury to others.
Improper service or repairs can create an unsafe condition that can cause your customers or others to be seriously hurt or killed.
Follow the procedures and precautions in this manual and other service materials carefully.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Because this manual is intended for the professional service technician, we do not provide warnings about many basic shop safety
practices (for example, hot parts－wear gloves). If you have not received shop safety training or do not feel confident about your
knowledge of safe servicing practices, we recommend that you do not attempt to do the procedures described in this manual.
Failure to properly follow instructions and precautions can cause you to be seriously hurt or killed.
Follow the procedures and precautions in this manual carefully.
Some of the most important general service safety precautions follow this text. However, we cannot warn you of every conceivable
hazard that can arise in doing service and repair procedures. Only you can decide whether or not you should do a given task.
IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Make sure you have a clear understanding of all basic shop safety practices, and that you are wearing appropriate clothing and
using safety equipment. When doing any service task, be especially careful of the following:
Read all of the instructions before you begin, and make sure you have the tools, the replacement or repair parts, and the skills
required to do the tasks safely and completely.
Protect your eyes by using proper safety glasses, goggles, or face shields anytime you hammer, drill, grind, or work around
pressurized air or liquids and springs, or other stored-energy components. If there is any doubt, put on eye protection.
Use other protective wear when necessary, such as gloves or safety shoes. Handling hot or sharp parts can cause severe
burns or cuts. Before you grab something that looks like it can hurt you, stop and put on gloves.
Protect yourself and others whenever you have the vehicle up in the air. Anytime you raise the vehicle, either with a lift or a
jack, make sure that it is always securely supported. Use safety stands if needed.
Protect yourself by wearing an approved welding helmet, gloves, and safety shoes anytime you are welding. You can receive
burns from hot parts; allow the parts to cool before working in that area.
Protect yourself from paints and harmful chemicals by wearing an approved respirator, eye protection, and gloves whenever
you are painting. Spray paint only in an approved paint booth that is well ventilated.
Make sure the engine is off before you begin any servicing procedures, unless the instruction tells you to do otherwise. This will
help eliminate several potential hazards:
Carbon monoxide poisoning from engine exhaust. Be sure there is adequate ventilation whenever you run the engine.
Burns from hot parts or coolant. Let the engine and exhaust system cool before working in those areas.
Injury from moving parts. If the instruction tells you to run the engine, be sure your hands, fingers, and clothing are out of the
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