Honda Cars 2007-2008

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

Honda Civic 2007-2008

Honda S2000 2007-2008

The wheel bearings are not adjustable. If they are not within specification, the wheel bearings must be replaced.

Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Accord 2007-2008

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the front wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake hose mounting bracket.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts, and remove the 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 wheel sensor from the knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Raise the stake, and remove the spindle nut.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake rotor.
  14.  
  15. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint remover.
  16.  
  17. Remove the cotter pin from the upper arm ball joint, and loosen the nut.
  18.  
  19. Disconnect the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint remover.
  20.  
  21. Remove the driveshaft outboard joint from the knuckle by tapping the driveshaft end with a plastic hammer while drawing the hub outward, and then remove the knuckle/bearing assembly.
  22.  
  23. Separate the hub from the knuckle using the hub disassembly 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. Hold onto the hub to keep it from falling when pressed clear.
  24.  

To install:

  1. Install the hub onto the knuckle using the attachment, the driver support base, and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard.
  2.  
  3. The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
  4.  

Specific to:

Honda Civic 2007-2008


NOTE
A hydraulic press and several bearing drivers and attachments are needed to remove and install the hub and bearing.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Pry the spindle nut stake away from the spindle, and then loosen the nut.
  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Avoid damaging the ball joint boot. If necessary, apply penetrating type lubricant to loosen the ball joint.



    Front wheel and the spindle nut
     
    Wheel sensor wire bracket from the knuckle, but don't disconnect it.
     
    Caliper mounting bolts and the caliper. Support the caliper out of the way with a length of wire. Do not let the caliper hang from the brake hose.
     
    6mm brake disc retaining screws. Screw 2, 12mm bolts into the disc to push it away from the hub.
     
    Tie rod castle nut
     
    Tie rod ball joint using a suitable ball joint remover.
     
    Cotter pin and loosen the lower arm ball joint nut half the length of the joint threads.
     
    Ball joint and lower arm using a suitable puller with the pawls applied to the lower arm.
     



    Ball joint nut cover.
     
    Cotter pin and the upper ball joint nut.
     
    Upper ball joint and knuckle using a ball joint remover.
     

  8.  
  9. Use a plastic mallet to free the halfshaft from the knuckle. Pull the knuckle out to remove it.
    NOTE
    A new wheel bearing must be used when the hub is removed.

  10.  
  11. Place the knuckle in a press and use a base and pilot to press the hub assembly out of the wheel bearing.
  12.  
  13. Remove the knuckle ring seal and circlip. Remove the splash guard from the knuckle.
  14.  
  15. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle using a driving attachment.

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    Fig. Knuckle components-Civic Models

  16.  

To install:

  1. Clean the knuckle and hub assembly and inspect them for damage.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    New wheel bearing into the hub using a driving tool
     
    Circlip in the outer groove of the knuckle
     
    Splash guard
     
    Hub assembly into the steering knuckle using a base and a driving and guide tool
     
    Knuckle ring seal
     
    Knuckle onto the spindle
     
    Knuckle onto the upper and lower ball joints and tighten the castle nuts
     
    Tie rod ball joint onto the steering knuckle
     

  4.  
  5. Tighten the upper ball joint nut and tie rod nut to 29-35 ft. lbs. (40-48 Nm) and the lower ball joint castle nut to 36-43 ft. lbs. (50-60 Nm).
  6.  
  7. Install or connect the following:

    Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) wheel sensor wire brackets onto the knuckle. Tighten the mounting bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    Brake disc; use 2 lug nuts to evenly draw the disc onto the hub
     
    Retainer screws: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Spindle washer and nut. Don't tighten the nut until the vehicle is on the ground.
     
    Brake caliper and tighten the bolts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Front wheels and lower the vehicle
     

  8.  
  9. Tighten the spindle nut to 134 ft. lbs. (185 Nm), stake the nut, and install the grease cap.
  10.  
  11. Check and adjust the vehicle's front wheel alignment.
    NOTE
    Avoid damaging the ball joint boot. If necessary, apply penetrating-type lubricant to loosen the ball joint.

  12.  

Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008


NOTE
A hydraulic press and several bearing drivers and attachments are needed to remove and install the hub and bearing.

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

    Front wheel
     
    Brake hose bracket mounting bolts
     
    Brake caliper and caliper support
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Outer tie rod end
     
    Upper and lower ball joints
     
    Steering knuckle from the vehicle
     
    Dust cover
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Wheel speed pulse ring

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    Fig. Knuckle components-S2000 Models

     

  4.  
  5. Mount the steering knuckle in a press and press the hub out of the wheel bearing.
  6.  
  7. Remove the splash guard and the wheel bearing snapring.
  8.  
  9. Press the wheel bearing out of the steering knuckle.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, while using the following torque values:

    Splash guard screws: 48 inch lbs. (5 Nm)
     
    Spindle nut: 242 ft. lbs. (329 Nm)
     
    Upper ball joint nut: 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nut: 43-51 ft. lbs. (56-69 Nm)
     
    Outer tie rod end nut: 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper support bolts: 83 ft. lbs. (113 Nm)
     

  2.  

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Remove the front hub and knuckle assembly. See -Steering Knuckle/Hub Assembly- in this section.
  2.  
  3. Separate the hub from the knuckle using the special 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. Hold onto the hub to keep it from falling when pressed clear.

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    Fig. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the special tool and a hydraulic press, then hold the knuckle with the attachment (C) of the hydraulic press or equivalent tool

  4.  
  5. Press the wheel bearing inner race off of the hub, using the special tool, a bearing separator, and a press.
  6.  
  7. Remove the splash guard and the snap ring from the knuckle.

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    Fig. Remove the splash guard (A) and the snap ring (B) from the knuckle (C)

  8.  
  9. Check the knuckle ring (A) for damage or deformation, and replace it if necessary.
  10.  

To install:

  1. During installation, install the new knuckle ring.
  2.  
  3. Before installing the knuckle ring, clean the mating surface of the knuckle.
  4.  
  5. Make sure to align the cutout portion on the knuckle ring with the cutout portion on the knuckle when installing it.
  6.  
  7. Be careful not to damage or deform the ring when installing it.
  8.  
  9. Make sure there is no gap between the mating surfaces of the knuckle ring and the knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle, using the special tools and a press.
  12.  
  13. Wash the knuckle and hub thoroughly in high flash point solvent before reassembly.
  14.  
  15. Press a new wheel bearing into the knuckle using the old bearing, a steel plate, the special tools, and a press.
    1. Install the wheel bearing with the wheel sensor magnetic encoder (brown color), toward the inside of the knuckle.
    2.  

  16.  
  17. Remove any oil, grease, dust, metal debris, and other foreign material from the encoder surface.
  18.  
  19. Keep all magnetic tools away from the encoder surface.
  20.  
  21. Be careful not to damage the magnetic encoder surface when you insert the wheel bearing.

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    Fig. Press a new wheel bearing (A) into the knuckle (B) using the old bearing (C), a steel plate (D), the special tools, and a press, then install the wheel bearing with the wheel sensor magnetic encoder (E) (brown color), toward the inside of the knuckle

  22.  
  23. Install the snap ring securely in the knuckle.
  24.  
  25. Install the splash guard, and tighten the screws to 4 ft. lbs. (6 Nm).
  26.  
  27. Install the hub onto the knuckle, using the install tools and hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard.
  28.  

 
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