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


NOTE
The rear wheel bearing and hub unit are replaced as a unit.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Loosen the spindle nut.
  4.  
  5. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following:
    NOTE
    Clean the backing plate and the mating surfaces of the brake disc and hub with brake cleaner. Clean the spindle, washer, and hub with solvent.



    Rear wheels
     
    Brake disc retaining screws
     
    Brake hose brackets from the knuckle
     
    Caliper bracket mounting bolts and hang the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire
     
    Brake disc. If the disc is frozen on the hub, screw 2, 8 x 1.25mm bolts evenly into the disc to push it away from the hub.
     
    Spindle nut and pull the hub unit off of the spindle
     



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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-Accord with disc brakes



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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-Accord with drum brakes

  8.  

To install:

  1. Inspect the hub unit for signs of damage or wear. If the bearings are worn, the entire unit must be replaced.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following:

    Hub unit and spindle washer onto the spindle
     
    Spindle nut but do not tighten it
     
    Brake disc and tighten the retaining screws to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper and tighten the mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm)
     
    Brake hose brackets onto the knuckle and tighten the bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm)
     
    Rear wheels and lower the vehicle.
     

  4.  
  5. With the vehicle on the ground, tighten the new spindle nut to 134 ft. lbs. (185 Nm), and then stake the nut with a punch.
  6.  
  7. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Test the operation of the brakes.
  10.  

Specific to:

Honda Accord 2008


NOTE
The rear wheel bearing and hub unit are replaced as a unit.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Fully release the parking brake lever.
  6.  
  7. Loosen the parking brake cable adjusting nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the flange bolt from the arm. Then disconnect the parking brake cable from the lever.
  10.  
  11. Remove the brake hose mounting bolt.
  12.  
  13. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts, and then remove the caliper assembly from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or the brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage.
    WARNING
    Do not twist the brake hose excessively.

  14.  
  15. Remove the brake rotor.
  16.  
  17. Remove the hub bearing unit and O-Ring.

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    Fig. Hub bearing unit (A) mounting. Replace the O-ring-2008 Accord Models

  18.  

To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse order of removal.
  2.  

Specific to:

Honda S2000 2007-2008

  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    Brake caliper support bracket
     
    Wheel speed sensor
     
    Spindle nut
     
    Brake rotor
     
    Control arm
     
    Upper and lower ball joints
     
    Spindle from the vehicle
     

  2.  
  3. Mount the steering knuckle in a press and press the hub out of the wheel bearing.
  4.  
  5. Remove the splash guard and the wheel bearing snapring.
  6.  
  7. Press the wheel bearing out of the steering knuckle.

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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-S2000

  8.  

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: 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm)
     
    Upper ball joint nut: 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm)
     
    Lower ball joint nut: 51-58 ft. lbs. (68-78 Nm)
     
    Control arm ball joint nut: 36-43 ft. lbs. (49-59 Nm)
     
    Brake caliper support bolts: 41 ft. lbs. (55 Nm)
     

  2.  

Specific to:

Honda Fit 2007-2008

  1. Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheel nuts and the rear wheel.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake drum.
  6.  
  7. Remove the hub cap. Raise the stake, then remove the spindle nut.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub bearing unit from the spindle.
  10.  

To install:

  1. Install the hub bearing unit in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
    1. Tighten all mounting hardware to the specified torque values.
    2.  
    3. Use new spindle nut and hub cap on reassembly.
    4.  
    5. Before installing the spindle nut, apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of the nut. Tighten the nut to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm). After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the spindle.
    6.  
    7. Before installing the brake drum, clean the mating surface of the hub bearing unit and the inside of the brake drum.
    8.  
    9. Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surface of the brake drum and the inside of the wheel.
    10.  
    11. Check the wheel alignment.
    12.  

  2.  

With Drum Brakes
  1. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the hub cap, raise the stake and remove the spindle nut.
  6.  
  7. Screw two 8x1.25mm bolts into the brake drum to push it away from the hub. Turn each bolt two turns at a time to prevent cocking the drum excessively. Remove the brake drum.
  8.  
  9. Remove the hub bearing unit from the spindle.

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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-Civic with drum brakes

  10.  

To install:

  1. Position the hub bearing unit on the vehicle. Be sure to use new bolts and nuts, as necessary. Use a new hub cap.
  2.  
  3. Continue the installation in the reverse order of the removal procedure.
  4.  

 
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