Honda Prelude Accord Civic S2000 2001-2006

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the rear tires.
  4.  
  5. Install suitable flat washers and wheel nuts, and tighten the nuts to 79.6 ft. lbs. (108 Nm), to hold the brake disc or drum securely against the hub.
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  7. Attach a dial gauge against the center of the hub cap. Bearing end play should be 0-0.002 inch (0-0.05mm).
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  9. On 2006 Civic, S2000 and 2003-2006 Accord, measure the end play by moving the disc or drum inward and outward.
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  11. If the bearing end play is not within specification, replace the wheel bearing.
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Removal & Installation



Accord & Prelude

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

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this 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 and Prelude with drum brakes

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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), then stake the nut with a punch.
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  7. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm).
  8.  
  9. Test the operation of the brakes.
  10.  

Civic
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: Hub dust cap and loosen the spindle nut.

    Hub dust cap and loosen the spindle nut.
     

  4.  
  5. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  6.  
  7. Remove or disconnect the following: Rear wheels.2 brake rotor or drum retaining screwsBrake drum, if equipped with drum brakes.

    Rear wheels.
     
    2 brake rotor or drum retaining screws
     
    Brake drum, if equipped with drum brakes.
     

  8.  
  9. If equipped with disc brakes, remove or disconnect the following: Caliper shield and brake hose bracketCaliper bracket and hang the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire.Brake rotor

    Caliper shield and brake hose bracket
     
    Caliper bracket and hang the caliper out of the way with a piece of wire.
     
    Brake rotor
     

  10.  
  11. Remove or disconnect the following: Hub assembly from the spindle

    Hub assembly from the spindle
     

  12.  
  13. Clean the hub assembly in solvent.
  14.  
  15. Inspect the hub assembly for any signs of wear or damage. If the wheel bearings are damaged, the hub assembly must be replaced.
  16.  

To install:

  1. Clean the spindle and the brake rotor/drum mounting surfaces.
  2.  
  3. Install or connect the following: Hub assembly onto the spindleSpindle washerBrake rotor or brake drum. Apply anti-seize paste to the retaining screws and tighten them to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Don't overtighten the retaining screws.

    Hub assembly onto the spindle
     
    Spindle washer
     
    Brake rotor or brake drum. Apply anti-seize paste to the retaining screws and tighten them to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm). Don't overtighten the retaining screws.
     

  4.  
  5. If equipped with disc brakes, install or connect the following: Brake caliper and tighten the mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).Brake hose bracket onto its mount.Caliper dust shield and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).New spindle nut and wheel assembly.

    Brake caliper and tighten the mounting bolts to 28 ft. lbs. (39 Nm).
     
    Brake hose bracket onto its mount.
     
    Caliper dust shield and tighten the bolts to 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
     
    New spindle nut and wheel assembly.
     

  6.  
  7. Lower the vehicle.
  8.  
  9. Tighten the spindle nut to 134 ft. lbs. (185 Nm). Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (110 Nm). Stake the spindle nut with a punch. If the dust cap was bent during removal, install a new one.
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With Disc Brakes
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the rear tires.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake hose bracket mounting bolt from the knuckle.
  6.  
  7. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts. Remove the caliper assembly from the knuckle. Remove the two washers.
  8.  
  9. Remove the 6mm brake disc retaining screws. Remove the rotor from the hub bearing nut.
    NOTE
    If the brake disc has clung to the hub bearing unit, screw two 8x1.25MM bolts into the rotor to push it away from the hub bearing unit. Turn each bolt 90 degrees at a time to prevent cocking the rotor.

  10.  
  11. Remove the hub bearing unit and the O-ring.

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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-2001-05 Civic with disc brakes

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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.  
  5. Check the wheel alignment, adjust as required.
  6.  

With Drum Brakes
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. 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-2001-05 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.  

Prelude And Accord


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Fig. Exploded view of the hub unit, drum brakes-Accord



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Fig. Hub unit, disc brakes-Accord and Prelude


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: Rear wheelsBrake disc retaining screwsBrake hose brackets from the knuckleCaliper 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.

    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.
     

  8.  


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.

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.

    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), 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.  

S2000
  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2.  
  3. Remove or disconnect the following: Rear wheelBrake caliper support bracketWheel speed sensorSpindle nutBrake rotorControl armUpper and lower ball jointsSpindle from the vehicle

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

  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: 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)

    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.  

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2.  
  3. 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
     

  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.

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    Fig. Knuckle and related components-S2000

  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: 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)
     

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