Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information

Rear Hub & Bearings

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION CRV



The rear wheel bearing is part of the rear hub bearing unit. The bearing cannot be replaced separately from the hub.

  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheels.
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  5. Raise the lock tab on the spindle nut, then remove the nut.
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  7. Remove the brake drum from the hub assembly. If the drum is difficult to remove, thread two 8 x 1.25mm bolts into the threaded holes of the brake drum. Turn each bolt two turns at a time to remove the drum evenly.
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  9. Remove the brake shoes and disconnect the parking brake cable from the actuating arm. For details, refer to Brakes .
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  11. Slide a 12mm box end wrench up the parking brake cable to compress the lock clip, then slide the cable through the backing plate.
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  13. Disconnect the brake line from the wheel cylinder. If the brake line flare nut is seized onto the brake line, remove the wheel cylinder mounting bolts, hold the flare nut and spin the wheel cylinder.
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  15. Remove the three flange bolts that mount the backing plate onto the trailing arms.
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  17. On 4-Wheel Drive (4WD) models, remove the backing plate/hub bearing assembly from the trailing arm using a suitable two jaw puller.
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  19. Using a suitable press tool that is slightly smaller than the inner race of the wheel bearing, support the backing plate and press the hub out of the inner wheel bearing race.
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WARNING
Do not distort the backing plate.

  1. Remove the inner race remaining on the hub from the hub assembly using s bearing separator.
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Carefully inspect the lug nut studs, and replace them at this time, if necessary.

  1. Remove the flange bolts mounting the hub bearing unit to the backing plate and remove the hub bearing unit.
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See Figures 1 through 7

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the rear hub and wheel bearing components



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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the parking brake cable from the actuating arm using a pair of flat-nosed pliers



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Fig. Fig. 3: Loosen the wheel cylinder hydraulic flare nut using a line wrench



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Fig. Fig. 4: If the brake line is seized onto the flare nut, loosen the flare nut slightly, remove the wheel cylinder mounting bolts ...



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Fig. Fig. 5: ... then hold the flare nut and spin the wheel cylinder off the flare nut. This sure beats breaking the hydraulic line



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Fig. Fig. 6: Use a 12mm box end wrench to compress the parking brake cable retainer clip



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Fig. Fig. 7: On 4WD models, once the brake hydraulic line and flange bolts are removed, use a two-jaw puller to remove the hub from the splined axle shaft

To install:
  1. Install a new O-ring on the hub bearing unit.
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  3. Attach the hub to the backing plate and tighten the bolts to 47 ft. lbs. (64 Nm). Support the rear hub on a suitable press plate and using a suitable press tool press the inner bearing race/bearing assembly onto the hub.
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  5. Bolt the backing plate to the trailing arm and tighten to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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  7. Connect the brake line to the wheel cylinder.
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  9. The completion of installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure, noting the following steps:

    Apply some motor oil to the seating surface of the nut and tighten to 134 ft. lbs. (181 Nm).
     
    Using a drift, stake the spindle nut.
     
    Bleed the brakes as necessary. Please refer to Brakes for details
     
    Adjust the parking brake. Please refer to Brakes for details.
     
    Have the rear wheel alignment checked and adjusted, as necessary.
     

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Odyssey Models

The rear wheel bearing is part of the rear hub bearing unit. The bearing cannot be replaced separately from the hub.

  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the rear wheels.
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  3. Engage the parking brake.
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  5. On V6 Odyssey models, perform the following:
    1. Release the parking brake.
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    3. Remove the metal dust cap from the center of the brake drum.
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    5. Remove the brake drum from the hub assembly. If the drum is difficult to remove, thread two 8 x 1.25mm bolts into the threaded holes of the brake drum. Turn each bolt two turns at a time to remove the drum evenly.
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  7. On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, perform the following:
    1. Remove the caliper bracket mounting bolts. Use a piece of wire to hang the caliper out of the way.
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    3. Remove the two 6mm brake rotor retaining screws. If the rotor has seized onto the hub, thread two 8 x 1.25mm bolts into the threaded holes to pop the rotor loose.
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    5. Release the parking brake. Remove the brake rotor.
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  9. Raise the lock tab on the rear spindle nut and remove the nut.
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  11. Remove the spindle nut and remove the rear hub and bearing assembly as a unit.
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See Figure 8

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Fig. Fig. 8: Exploded view of the rear hub and wheel bearing components-4-cylinder Odyssey shown

To install:
  1. Clean the hub unit in solvent. Inspect the hub unit and wheel bearing for damage.
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If the wheel bearing is faulty, the entire hub unit must be replaced.

  1. Clean excess brake dust and grease from the backing plate and brake drum.
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  3. Install the hub unit, and spindle nut.
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  5. Using a new nut, tighten the spindle nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), then stake the nut.
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  7. The balance of the installation is in reverse order of removal noting the following steps:
    1. On 4-cylinder Odyssey models, tighten the brake caliper retainers to 28 ft. lbs. (38 Nm)
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    3. On V6 Odyssey models, install a new metal dust cap on the center of the brake drum.
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    5. Tighten the wheel nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm) and road test the vehicle to check the operation of the brakes.
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