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change wheel bearing on 97 accord?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by red neck toy, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    anyone know how to change a wheel bearing on a 97 honda accord. ik its not a toyota.. but if anyone could help me id really appreciate. it looks about like the same assembly as my tacoma but im not sure. its on my girlfriends car and its getting pretty bad. i plan on doing it tonight if anyone can give me some advice.
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  2. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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  3. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    a guy i know that works at napa said it just bolts in. and he knows what he's knows alot about that stuff. thats whats confusing me tho ive seen on the internet it needs to be pressed in/out but the bearing i have had 4 bolt holes and its a small assembly thing. we have a press in our shop so pressing them isnt a big deal im just not exactly sure how to go about it
     
  4. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    this is what ive got.
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    thats the hub assembly...yes you can just bolt that in.
     
  6. Feb 5, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    so thats all i need to do, un bolt the old one bolt tht one in?
     
  7. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    yep, thats it.

    here is a pic...

    hub.gif
     
  8. Feb 5, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    Haha right up my alley, I'm an accord guru :D I had two accords before the taco.

    The picture you posted is the hub assembly with the bearing included. If you have that, then to remove it, you will need to remove those bolts in the illustration above on the backside of the knuckle, then attach a slide hammer to the lugs. Believe me, GET A SLIDE HAMMER! it makes life way easier. chances are that assembly will be "stuck" in the knuckle pretty good and a slide hammer is the only way to get the proper leverage to knock it loose.

    Be careful, I have had a wheel bearing seperate on me when doing that, then you have find another way to get the hub assembly out of the knuckle.

    Also do yourself a favor and loosen the 4 bolts that attach the brake rotor to the hub BEFORE you attempt to do anything else. Be very careful as they are shallow bolt heads. I have rounded one off before and couldn't remove the rotor..that was a bad day. Lol when I sold my accord it had one new rotor and one old rotor on it.
     
  9. Feb 5, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    thanks for that info, i started working on it tonight and i cant figure how to get onto the bolts on the back side of the hub assembly. i got one losened but the rest i cant get onto enought. a guy ik said i should take out the lower ball joint and that should give me more room. any suggestions?
     
  10. Feb 5, 2010 at 7:25 PM
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    Yep, you can pop the lower ball joint loose. Remove the brake caliper bracket also. I remember two of them being kind of a bitch to get to.
     
  11. Feb 6, 2010 at 6:15 AM
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    alright thanks im going to work on that right now
     
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