Honda Civic/CRX/del Sol 1984-1995 Repair Guide

Rear Wheel Bearings

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REPLACEMENT



Except Civic 4WD Wagon

See Figure 1



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Fig. Fig. 1: Removing the rear wheel hub-except 4WD Wagon

Do not tighten or loosen a spindle nut unless the vehicle is sitting on all four wheels. The torque is high enough to cause the vehicle to fall even when properly supported.

  1. Loosen the rear lug nuts and the spindle nut. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2.  
  3. Release the parking brake. Remove the rear wheel and the brake drum.
  4.  
  5. Remove the rear bearing hub cap and nut.
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  7. Pull the hub unit off of the spindle.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of removal. With the vehicle on the ground, tighten the new spindle nut to 134 ft. lbs. (185 Nm), then stake the nut.
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Civic 4WD Wagon
  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the trailing arm from the vehicle.
  4.  
  5. Position the trailing arm in a suitable hydraulic press. Press the hub from the trailing arm using a suitable driver while supporting the trailing arm.
  6.  

Be careful to not distort the brake backing plate. Hold on to the rear hub and trailing arm to keep it from falling when pressed clear.

  1. Remove the outboard bearing inner race from the hub using a suitable bearing puller.
  2.  
  3. Remove the 64mm snapring.
  4.  
  5. Remove the bolts and the backing plate.
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  7. Remove the O-ring from the groove of the bearing holder plate.
  8.  
  9. Press the wheel bearing out of the trailing arm, using a suitable driver, while supporting the trailing arm.
  10.  

To install:
  1. Clean the trailing arm and hub thoroughly.
  2.  
  3. Press a new wheel bearing into the trailing arm, using a suitable driver, while supporting the trailing arm.
  4.  
  5. Install the O-ring on the groove of the bearing holder plate.
  6.  
  7. Install the backing plate and the snapring.
  8.  
  9. Press the trailing arm onto the hub, using a suitable guide and driver, while supporting the hub.
  10.  
  11. Install the remaining components and tighten all suspension bolts with the vehicle on the ground.
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