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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket mounting bolts from the trailing arm and the knuckle
     
    Brake caliper
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Upper ball joint
     
    Lower arm (A)
     
    Lower arm (B) from the trailing arm
     

  4.  
  5. Support the lower arm (B)

    Steering knuckle
     

  6.  
  7. Press the hub out of the wheel bearing.

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

  8.  
  9. If necessary, press the inner bearing race off of the hub.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the rear wheel bearing assembly

  10.  

To install:


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 flange bolt to 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm) and the lower shock nut to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Lower arm (B) to the trailing arm and tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm)
     
    Lower arm (A)
     
    Upper ball joint and tighten the nut to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Brake rotor and tighten the screws to 7 ft. lbs. (9 Nm)
     
    Spindle nut and tighten to 181 ft, lbs. (245 Nm)
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Brake caliper and tighten the bolts to 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     
    Brake hose bracket mounting bolts to the knuckle and trailing arm
     
    Rear wheel
     

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