Acura CL Integra NSX RL RSX TL TSX 2001-2006

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The front and rear wheel bearings are not adjustable or repairable and should be replaced if found defective.

Removal & Installation



2001-03 TL Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Be sure the emergency brake is disengaged.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Caliper shield, if equipped
     
    Brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub assembly from the knuckle
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly
     
    Brake disc and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    Brake hose clamps and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper shield and torque the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm),, if equipped
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  

2001-04 RL Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Be sure the emergency brake is disengaged.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Caliper shield, if equipped
     
    Brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub assembly from the knuckle
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly
     
    Brake disc and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    Brake hose clamps and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper shield and torque the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm),, if equipped
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  

2004-06 TL Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake hose mounting bracket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts and caliper assembly from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose with force.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub cap (A).
  10.  
  11. Remove the spindle nut.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake disc.
  14.  
  15. Remove the hub bearing unit.
  16.  
  17. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the hub bearing unit nuts to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm).
  18.  

2005-06 RL Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts and caliper assembly from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose with force.
  6.  
  7. Remove the 2 washers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the wheel sensor and o-ring from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector. use a new O-ring during installation.
  10.  
  11. Remove the spindle nut.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake rotor.
  14.  
  15. Remove the hub bearing unit mounting bolts.
  16.  
  17. Remove the hub bearing unit.
  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Tighten the mounting bolts to 72 ft. lbs. (93 Nm).
  2.  

CL Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Be sure the emergency brake is disengaged.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Caliper shield, if equipped
     
    Brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub assembly from the knuckle
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly
     
    Brake disc and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    Brake hose clamps and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper shield and torque the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm),, if equipped
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Rear wheels

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the rear bearing and related components-3.2CL

     

  2.  

Except NSX
Integra & RSX Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Be sure the emergency brake is disengaged.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Caliper shield, if equipped
     
    Brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub assembly from the knuckle
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly
     
    Brake disc and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    Brake hose clamps and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper shield and torque the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm),, if equipped
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  

NSX
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following: WheelSpindle nutWheel sensor and wire bracketsBrake hose from the caliperBrake caliperBrake rotorHub/bearing from the knuckle

    Wheel
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Wheel sensor and wire brackets
     
    Brake hose from the caliper
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub/bearing from the knuckle
     

  6.  
  7. Press the bearing from the hub.
  8.  
  9. Press the inner race from the hub.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Press a new inner race onto the hub.
  2.  
  3. Press a new wheel bearing onto the hub.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following: Hub/bearing and torque the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)Brake rotor and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)Brake caliper hose and torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)Wheel sensor and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)Wheel sensor wire brackets and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)New spindle nut and torque it to 242 ft. lbs. (329 Nm)Wheel

    Hub/bearing and torque the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper hose and torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
     
    Wheel sensor and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Wheel sensor wire brackets and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 242 ft. lbs. (329 Nm)
     
    Wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Fill and bleed the brake system.
  8.  

NSX Models
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Wheel sensor and wire brackets
     
    Brake hose from the caliper
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub/bearing from the knuckle
     

  6.  
  7. Press the bearing from the hub.
  8.  
  9. Press the inner race from the hub.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Press a new inner race onto the hub.
  2.  
  3. Press a new wheel bearing onto the hub.
  4.  
  5. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing and torque the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper hose and torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
     
    Wheel sensor and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Wheel sensor wire brackets and torque the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 242 ft. lbs. (329 Nm)
     
    Wheel
     

  6.  
  7. Fill and bleed the brake system.
  8.  

TSX Models

NOTE
The rear wheel bearings on these vehicles are part of the wheel hub and are not serviceable. If the bearing is bad the wheel hub must be replaced.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Be sure the emergency brake is disengaged.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Wheel
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Caliper shield, if equipped
     
    Brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Hub assembly from the knuckle
     

  8.  

To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Hub/bearing assembly
     
    Brake disc and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and torque the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (56 Nm)
     
    Brake hose clamps and torque the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper shield and torque the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (9.5 Nm), if equipped
     
    New spindle nut and torque it to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm)
     
    Spindle hub cap
     
    Rear wheels
     

  2.  

 
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