Pilot 2006-2008

Wheel Bearings

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Adjustment



Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
  4.  
  5. Install suitable flat washers and the wheel lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts to specification.
  6.  
  7. Install a dial indicator gauge. Position the dial gauge against the hub flange.

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    Fig. Dial indicator gauge positioning-view one



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    Fig. Dial indicator gauge positioning-view two

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  9. Measure the bearing endplay by moving the disc inward and outward.
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  11. Specification should be 0-0.002 in.
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  13. Replace the wheel bearing or the hub bearing unit, as required.
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Removal & Installation



Specific to:

Honda Pilot 2006-2008

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Make sure that the front tire and wheel assemblies are in the straight ahead position.
  4.  
  5. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  6.  
  7. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  9. Remove the brake hose mounting bolt. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts. Remove the caliper assembly from the knuckle.
  10.  
  11. Properly support the caliper. Do not support it from the brake hose. Do not bend or twist the brake hose.
  12.  
  13. Remove the wheel speed sensor from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the sensor connector.
  14.  
  15. Raise the stake of the spindle nut. Remove and discard the nut.
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  17. Remove the rotor.
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  19. Check the hub for damage and cracks.
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  21. Remove the cotter pin from the tie rod end ball joint. Loosen the nut. Discard the cotter pin and nut.
  22.  
  23. Disconnect the tie rod ball joint from the knuckle, using the proper removal tool.
  24.  
  25. Remove the lock pin from the lower ball joint. Remove and discard the castle nut.
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  27. Disconnect the tie rod ball joint from the knuckle, using the proper removal tool.
    WARNING
    Do not force or hammer on the lower arm, or pry between the lower arm and the knuckle as you could damage the ball joint.

  28.  
  29. Remove the strut pinch bolts and flange bolts from the strut. Discard them.
  30.  
  31. Remove the halfshaft outboard joint from the knuckle by tapping the halfshaft end with a plastic hammer.
    WARNING
    Do not pull the halfshaft end outward. The halfshaft inboard joint may come apart.



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    Fig. Removing the front halfshaft



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    Fig. Front steering knuckle and related components

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  33. Remove the knuckle.
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  35. Separate the hub from the knuckle using a hub disassembly tool and a hydraulic press.
    WARNING
    Be careful not to deform the splash shield. Hold the hub to prevent it from falling after it is pressed free from the tool.



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    Fig. Front hub removal-positioning in hydraulic press

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  37. Press the inner wheel bearing race off of the hub.

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    Fig. Front hub removal-pressing off the inner race

  38.  
  39. Remove the splash guard and the snapring from the knuckle.
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  41. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle, using the driver attachment and the press.

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    Fig. Front hub removal-pressing the wheel bearing out of the knuckle

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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
  2.  
  3. Be sure to use new mounting bolts and nuts, as required.
    NOTE
    First install all suspension components and lightly tighten the bolts and nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicles weight before fully tightening the nuts and bolts to specification.

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

 
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