rear wheel bearing, 86 accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Wiley Post, Jul 13, 2009.

  1. Wiley Post

    Wiley Post Guest

    I am replacing rear brakes on my 86 Accord (130K) for what I suspect is the
    first time. The bearing assembly is different from the Nissans, Toyotas,
    and VWs that I have worked on that it is a one piece assembly that fits over
    the spindle and inside the hub. Everything comes off by removing a 32mm nut
    tightened at about 130 ft-lbs. My question is whether this bearing assembly
    is DIY serviceable. My Haynes manual provides no information about it and
    no exploded view. If I pry out the seal can I clean and repack the bearing
    without special tools as I have done on the cars mentioned above? Or since
    the bearing is not loose and moves as expected should I just leave it alone?

    Wiley Post, Jul 13, 2009
  2. Wiley Post

    Jim Yanik Guest

    I can't say for certain,but I believe that wheel bearings today are sealed
    and not repackable.
    If the bearing is not showing any signs of wear(noise,free
    play,wobble),then I'd leave it alone.
    Jim Yanik, Jul 13, 2009
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