CR-V 2007-2008

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

The front wheel bearings are not adjustable. If the bearings are noisy or become loose, they must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

Special tools required:



Hub disassembly/assembly tool 07GAF-SD40100
 
Attachment, 72 x 75mm 07746-0010600
 
Driver 07749-0010000
 
Attachment, 96mm 07948-SB00101
 
Support base 07965-SD90100
 

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the knuckle/hub assembly. Refer to Steering Knuckle, removal & installation.
  4.  
  5. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the hub disassembly/assembly tool and a hydraulic press. Hold the knuckle with the attachment (C) of the hydraulic press or equivalent tool. Be careful not to deform the splash guard (D). Hold onto the hub to keep it from falling when pressed clear.

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    Fig. Separate the hub from the knuckle using the hub disassembly/assembly tool and a hydraulic press. Hold the knuckle with the attachment of the hydraulic press or equivalent tool. Be careful not to deform the splash guard

  6.  
  7. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) off of the hub (B) using the hub disassembly/assembly tool, a commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press.

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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) off of the hub (B) using the hub disassembly/assembly tool, a commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press

  8.  
  9. Remove the splash guard and the snap ring from the knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the attachment, the driver, and a press.

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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the attachment, the driver, and a press

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To install:

  1. Wash the knuckle and hub thoroughly in high flash-point solvent before reassembly.
  2.  
  3. Press a new wheel bearing into the knuckle using the old bearing, a steel plate, the attachment, the support base, and a press.

    Install the wheel bearing with the wheel speed sensor magnetic encoder (brown color) toward the inside of the knuckle
     
    Remove any oil, grease, dust, metal debris, and other foreign material from the encoder surface
     
    Keep all magnetic tools away from the encoder surface
     
    Be careful not to damage the encoder surface when inserting the wheel bearing
     

  4.  
  5. Install the snap ring (A) securely in the knuckle (B).
  6.  
  7. Install the splash guard (C) and tighten the screws (D) to 48 inch lbs. (6 Nm).

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    Fig. Install the snap ring securely in the knuckle. Install the splash guard and tighten the screws

  8.  
  9. Install the hub onto the knuckle using the attachment, the driver, the support base, and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard.
  10.  
  11. Install the knuckle/hub assembly. Refer to Steering Knuckle, removal & installation.
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