Acura_MDX_2001-2006

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



The wheel bearings are sealed units and are not adjustable.

Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose mounting bolt
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Lower ball joint
     
    Steering knuckle
     

  4.  
  5. Press the hub out of the wheel bearing.

    Splash guard
     
    Snapring and press the wheel bearing out of the steering knuckle
     

  6.  
  7. If necessary, press the inner bearing race off of the hub.

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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle



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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing inner race from the hub

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To install:

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Fig. Press the wheel bearing into the knuckle



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Fig. Front wheel bearing assembly, spindle nut torque shown is for 2001-02, on 2003-06 torque is 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm)


NOTE
Use a new ball joint nut, split pin, snapring and spindle nut for assembly.

  1. Press the bearing into the steering knuckle and install the snapring.
  2.  
  3. Install the splash guard.
  4.  
  5. Press the hub into the bearing.
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Steering knuckle. Tighten the ball joint nut to 43-51 ft. lbs. (59-69 Nm) and the damper flange bolts to 116 ft. lbs. (157 Nm).
     
    Outer tie rod end. Tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
     
    Wheel speed sensor, if equipped
     
    Brake caliper and rotor
     
    Brake hose
     
    Spindle nut. Tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm) on 2001-02 models. On 2003-06 models, torque to 210 ft. lbs. (285 Nm).
     
    Front wheel
     

  8.  
  9. Check the wheel alignment and adjust as necessary.
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