95 Accord Front Wheel Bearing Replacement DIY?

Discussion in 'Accord' started by BigELilE05, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. BigELilE05

    BigELilE05 Guest

    I have a 95 Accord with one of the front wheel bearings going bad. Took
    it to a tire place today for a diagnoses. They couldn't tell if it was
    the L or R front. Manager said when I wanted to bring it in he had a
    stethoscope at home and would bring it in on the day I schedule for
    repair to find out which side it is.

    $130 for the bearing -
    $164 for labor -
    $20 for "shop supplies" -
    $20 tax

    Grand total

    Is this a DIY project if I can find out which side it is?
    Any special tools needed?
    I was told that the bearing is pressed in. Obviously I don't have a
    press but could have it removed and pressed in? Or buy an aftermarket
    hub&bearing combo for $75?

    Tried to find a step by step online, unsucsessful. My "Chilton's" has
    no info.
    BigELilE05, Jul 21, 2006
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    jd-autotech Guest

    some times you can save a few bucks pulling the spindel yourself and
    having shop press the bearing for you, or some folks just git a
    replacement spindel at the boneyard
    jd-autotech, Jul 21, 2006
  3. BigELilE05

    johngdole Guest

    Try the free online repair guide at AutoZone:


    It shows you how to remove and install the hub bearing, but you do need
    a press and the necessary press support and driver. A properly equipped
    machine shop or the dealer can do this for you. Check the labor cost

    After market part lists at rockauto.com: BECK/ARNLEY Part # 0514108
    Front Wheel Bearing, 2 Per Car $58.79. So your complete assembly at
    $75 sounds like a good deal. Make sure it's from a reputable source.
    johngdole, Jul 21, 2006

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    Whatever you try, don't hammer on any bearing you plan to re-use. Good
    parts diagrams are at www.slhondaparts.com

    'Curly Q. Links', Jul 21, 2006
  5. BigELilE05

    BigELilE05 Guest

    Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but, I've gone to sl almost every time
    I've needed to fix something and 9 times out of 10 I can't find what
    I'm looking for.

    Example, what I'm looking for now, 95 Accord wheel bearing.

    I've got it thanks to "johngd" from an Auto Zone diagram but can you
    post the link to a 95 Accord front wheel bearing?
    BigELilE05, Jul 21, 2006
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    Elle Guest

    A few years ago I too kvetched about the ridiculous
    subheadings for finding the different Honda parts at
    slhonda.com , Majestic, et al.

    Some kind, older soul confirmed the method was akin to
    madness at times but said to persevere; the parts are indeed
    always there.

    In this case, try the front brake section, e.g. for an LX:

    Elle, Jul 21, 2006
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    jim beam Guest

    1. if they can't tell which bearing, be very very careful about using
    their services!
    2. the bearing is not adjustable.
    3. if you're talking replacement with junkyard parts, that's a good
    idea. need more than just the hub and bearing though - need the whole
    knuckle unless you have a bearing press.
    4. bearings cost ~$60 each.
    jim beam, Jul 21, 2006
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    sqdancerLynn Guest

    Make sure to check the rear wheel bearings The noise can sometimes fool you
    as to where it is comming from.
    sqdancerLynn, Jul 21, 2006
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