Honda_Odyssey_2001-2006

Wheel Bearings

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Inspection



The wheel bearings are not adjustable.

  1. Raise the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
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  3. Remove the wheels, then reinstall the wheel nuts.
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  5. Attach the dial gauge. Place the dial gauge against the hub flange.

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    Fig. Place the dial gauge against the hub flange

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  7. Measure the bearing end play by moving the disc inward or outward. If the bearing end play measurement is more than 0-0.05 mm (0-0.002 in.), replace the wheel bearing.
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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove the knuckle.
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  5. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the special tool and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort 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-2001-04 models



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    Fig. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the special tool and a hydraulic press-2005-06 models

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

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

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  9. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the special tools and a press.

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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the special tools and a press-2001-04 models



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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the special tools and a press-2005-06 models

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  11. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) from the hub (B) using the special tool, commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press.

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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) from the hub (B) using the special tool, commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press-2001-04 models



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    Fig. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) from the hub (B) using the special tool, commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press-2005-06 models

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To install:

  1. Wash the knuckle and hub thoroughly in high flash point solvent before reassembly.
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  3. 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. Place the wheel bearing on the knuckle with the magnetic encoder side (black color) facing toward the inside. Be careful not to damage the magnetic encoder.

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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. Place the wheel bearing on the knuckle with the magnetic encoder side (black color) facing toward the inside

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  5. Install the snap ring (A) securely in the knuckle (B).
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  7. Install the splash guard (C), and tighten the screws (D).

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    Fig. Install the snap ring (A) securely in the knuckle (B). Install the splash guard (C), and tighten the screws (D)

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  9. Install the hub (A) onto the knuckle (B) using the special tools shown and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard (C).

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    Fig. Install the hub (A) onto the knuckle (B) using the special tools shown and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard (C)-2001-04 models



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    Fig. Install the hub (A) onto the knuckle (B) using the special tools shown and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to distort the splash guard (C)-2005-06 models

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