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.
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  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  5. Install suitable flat washers and the wheel lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts to specification.
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  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.
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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.
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  7. Remove the tire and wheel assemblies.
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  9. Remove the brake hose mounting bolts from the trailing arm. Remove the brake hose mounting bolts from the knuckle.
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  11. Remove the caliper mounting bolts. Remove the caliper. Position it to the side. Do not allow it to hang by the brake hose. Do not twist the brake hose.
  12.  
  13. Remove the wheel sensor harness from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector.
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  15. Raise the locknut stake of the spindle. Remove and discard the nut.
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  17. On 2WD models, remove the rear axle shaft from the knuckle.
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  19. Release the parking brake. Remove the brake disc from the rear hub.
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  21. Remove the parking brake shoes and parking brake cable.
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  23. Remove the lock pin from the upper arm ball joint. Remove the castle nut. Discard the nut.
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  25. Disconnect the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle, using the proper tool.
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  27. Remove the self locking nut, washer and flange bolt. Remove the lower arm -A-. Discard the self-locking nut.
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  29. Remove the flange bolts and separate the knuckle from the trailing arm. Discard the flange bolts.
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  31. Position a floor jack under the lower arm -B-. Remove the nut, washer and flange bolt. Discard them.
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  33. On 4WD vehicles remove the knuckle while pushing in the halfshaft and holding the halfshaft outboard joint.
    WARNING
    Do not pull the halfshaft end outward. The halfshaft inboard joint may come apart.


    WARNING
    Separate the hub from the knuckle using the special tool and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to deform the backing plate.



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    Fig. Rear knuckle and related components



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    Fig. Separating the rear hub from the knuckle-view one



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    Fig. Separating the rear hub from the knuckle-view two

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  35. Remove the flange nuts, backing plate and snapring.
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  37. Press the wheel bearing out of the knuckle.

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    Fig. Pressing out the rear wheel bearing



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    Fig. Pressing out the rear wheel bearing inner race

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  39. Press the wheel bearing inner race from the hub.
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To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.
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  3. Press a new wheel bearing into the knuckle using the old bearing, a steel plate, the support base and a press. Be careful not to damage the sleeve of the seal pack.
    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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    Fig. Pressing in the new rear wheel bearing



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    Fig. Installing the rear hub on the rear knuckle

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  5. Check and adjust the rear alignment, as required.
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