CR-V 2007-2008

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Honda CR-V 2007-2008

The rear 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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheel nuts and the rear wheel.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake hose bracket mounting bolt from the knuckle.
  8.  
  9. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts and remove the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
    WARNING
    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 excessively.

  10.  
  11. Remove the 2 washers from the caliper assembly.
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  13. On 4WD models, raise the stake and remove the spindle nut.
  14.  
  15. Release the parking brake and remove the brake disc.
  16.  
  17. Remove the hub bearing unit (A) from the spindle.
  18.  
  19. Check the hub bearing unit for damage and cracks.

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    Fig. Remove the hub bearing unit (A) from the spindle

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  21. Remove the parking brake assembly (A).
    WARNING
    To prevent damage to the backing plate or parking brake shoes assembly and cable, use a short piece of wire to hang the backing plate from the undercarriage. Do not twist the parking brake cable excessively.

  22.  
  23. Remove the wheel speed sensor (B). Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.
    NOTE
    Apply multipurpose grease inside of the hole (C) on the knuckle.



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    Fig. Remove the parking brake assembly

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  25. Place a floor jack under the trailing arm and support the suspension. Do not place the jack against the plate section of the trailing arm.
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  27. Remove the flange bolt and disconnect the upper arm from the knuckle.
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  29. Mark the cam positions of the adjusting bolt and adjusting cam, then remove the self-locking nut, adjusting cam, and adjusting bolt. Discard the self-locking nut.
  30.  
  31. Remove the flange bolt and remove the knuckle and hub bearing assembly.
  32.  

To install:

  1. Install the knuckle and bearing assembly in the reverse order of removal, and note the following:
  2.  
  3. First install all the suspension components and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then place a floor jack under the trailing arm and raise the suspension to load it with the weight of the vehicle before fully tightening the bolts and nuts to the specified torque values.
  4.  
  5. Align the cam positions of the adjusting bolt and adjusting cam with the marked positions when tightening.
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  7. Use a new self-locking nut during reassembly.
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  9. Use a new spindle nut during reassembly.
  10.  
  11. Before installing the spindle nut, apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of the nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft. Tighten the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm).
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  13. Before installing the brake disc, clean the mating surface of the hub bearing unit and the inside of the brake disc.
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  15. Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.
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  17. Check the wheel alignment and adjust if necessary.
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