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► Air Impact Wrench - Honda Civic
► Bolt and Nut Torque Specifications
► Boot and Front Axle Replacement
► Changing the Engine Oil - Honda Civic
► Changing the Timing Belt - Honda Civic
► Changing the Water Pump - Honda Civic
► Engine Coolant Temp Sensor - Honda
► Fuse and Relay Box - Honda Civic
► General Maintenance Schedule
► Inspecting the Idle Air Control Valve
► Jerky steering wheel Fix - Honda Civic
► Jump start your car battery - Honda Civic
► Learn to drive stick shift - Honda Civic
► Pass Smog Check - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Alternator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Pads - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Brake Rotor Disc
► Repairing the Distributor - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Front Hub Bearing
► Repairing the Fuel Filter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the PCV Valve - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Radiator - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Speed Sensor - Honda
► Repairing the Starter - Honda Civic
► Repairing the Thermostat - Honda Civic
► Replacing Exhaust Pipe Gasket
► Replacing Front Rear Shocks - Honda
► Replacing the CYP Sensor - Honda
► Replacing the Fuel Pump - Honda Civic
► Replacing the Oxygen Sensor - Honda
► Saving Gas - Honda Civic
► Stolen Car and Kill Switches - Honda
► Trouble Codes (MIL / CEL) - Honda Civic
► Washing Machine Repair - Bad Motor

      
Engine Oil ChangeBrake Pad ReplacementBrake Disc Replacement
Axle ReplacementHead Light Bulb ReplacementSide Door Window Replacement
Alternator ReplacementBattery ReplacementTransmission Clutch Replacement
Front Hub Bearing ReplacementStarter ReplacementFuel Filter Replacement

Repairing the Front Hub Bearing

When hearing somewhat grinding sounds while driving between 1 and 20 mph with a frequency that correlates with traveling speed, always use the spare tire on all wheels for troubleshooting and clarification before suspecting that the front hub bearings have worn down or are damaged. I learned the hard way by replacing my front hub bearings unnecessarily when the real fact of the problem turned out to be worn down tires at the edges contributing to the annoying grinding sounds.


Oh well. At least when they really do go bad, it won't be too costly or too difficult to replace them again. I now have the right tools, steps, and confidence for this kind of challenge!


Here's how I replaced my front hub bearings:

1. I followed the same steps described in my "Replacing the brake rotor" section. This got me to disassemble the vehicle down to the knuckle.




inner side of knuckle removed from the vehicle.






outer side of knuckle showing hub assembly.


2. Bolted down the hub remover to the threads on the hub assembly.




hub remover bolted onto the hub assembly


3. Pulled the weight across the hub remover repeatedly until the hub assembly came off of the knuckle. Definitely exhausting.




hub remover tool attached to the hub assembly


4. Removed the Brake Plate cover by removing the screws.
5. Placed the knuckle on the 12-ton hydraulic press ensuring perfect alignment and sturdiness. Used a good-sized socket that closely matched the diameter of the old hub bearing.




Preparing to press out the old hub bearing


6. Positioned an iron brick plate on top and applied careful pressure with the press while ensuring careful alignment and safety. Continued to press until the old hub bearing was free and clear from the knuckle.




old hub bearing almost out






view of knuckle with hub assembly removed. bearings are visible as outer plate of bearing hubs came off and stuck onto the hub assembly.






hub assembly with the outer plate of bearing hub sticking against the hub assembly.






correct diameter sized hub bearing on bottom compared to the wrong diameter size bearing purchased online on top - lesson: reconsider buying bearings online unless they can be returned without hassle.






new bearing hub that will be pressed into the knuckle.


7. Placed the new hub bearing onto the press over an iron brick plate.

8. Placed the knuckle over the new hub bearing while ensuring perfect alignment and sturdiness.




Preparing to press the new hub bearing into the knuckle.


9. Positioned an iron brick plate on top and applied careful pressure with the press while ensuring careful alignment and safety. Continued to press until new hub bearing was centered inside the knuckle.




Pressure applied to press new hub bearing into the knuckle.


10. Positioned the hub assembly underneath.

11. Re-installed the Brake Plate cover by installing the screws.
12. Stacked the knuckle with the new bearing over the hub assembly.

13. Positioned an iron brick plate on top and applied careful pressure with the press while ensuring careful alignment and safety. Continued to press until the hub assembly was seated right against the knuckle.




Preparing to press the hub assembly into the knuckle. Notice my mistake in forgetting to install the brake plate cover first #@&!


The final completion of replacing the old hub bearing with a new one.




Well, not quite complete. Had to repeat the exercise again since I forgot to install the brake plate cover.





Front Wheel Hub Bearing ReplacementCost (2011)
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