Wheel Bearing Replacement 95 Accord

Discussion in 'Accord' started by Nick, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Nick

    Nick Guest

    I just replaced the drive shafts on my 95 Accord DX. Next step is to
    replace the front wheel bearing assembly on the passenger side. I
    haven't replaced these before but I'm assuming from looking at the
    factory manual that the entire knuckle needs to be removed. If I
    replace the entire assembly, does it need to be pressed in/out? Any
    other advice/tips would be appreciated.

    Nick, Jan 28, 2007
  2. Nick

    Tegger Guest

    Knuckle needs to be removed; bearing needs to be pressed out.

    Need 20-ton press. Care must be taken to make sure you press in the correct
    places and to correct depth. This is _not_ a frivolous operation.
    Tegger, Jan 28, 2007
  3. Teg, does anyone make remanufactured knuckle assemblies? My 92'
    Accord's lower ball joint seals are cracking, and I'm considering
    replacing the bearings while knuckles are off.

    A Question: How difficult is a lower ball joint replacement? Haynes (I
    know...) talks about 'special tools' to get the things out. I assume a
    big-assed press is involved?!

    Greg Campbell, Jan 29, 2007
  4. Nick

    Nick Guest

    I've found a local shop that presses ball joints/wheel bearings for
    other shops. I'm going to order the parts and just bring them the
    knuckle to have them replace the wheel bearing and lower ball joints.

    Nick, Jan 29, 2007
  5. Nick

    Tegger Guest

    I don't know who makes remanned knuckles, if anyone. You could phone
    your dealer/jobber and ask.

    Pre-emptive replacement of the wheel bearings is probably not necessary
    depending on the weather in your area. I'd just wait until they make

    If you did want to go pre-emptive (and didn't mind the expense), it
    would be a good idea to replace the brake rotors and any corroded splash
    shields at the same time. Your rotors are pressed on and need to be
    pressed off. It's all the same labor that way.

    Getting the taper out of the lower control arm is the easy part. Getting
    it out of the knuckle is trickier.

    Honda does specify an on-car balljoint removal for some Civics. The hand
    tool used resembles a giant, heavy-duty C-clamp. This is intended for
    use with those knuckles that can only handle one balljoint replacement,
    so I don't know what kind of success you'd have using it on your car's
    knuckle. It would be safest to just pull the knuckle and let a shop use
    their 20-ton press on it.
    Tegger, Jan 29, 2007
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