Wheel bearing replacement? 99 Civic Si

Discussion in 'Civic' started by BaDBoY, Apr 4, 2004.

  1. BaDBoY

    BaDBoY Guest

    I have a 1999 Honda Civic Si (SIR in Canada) and whenever I hover the speed
    around 58 km/hr I get a humming noise from the rear drivers side quarter.
    I'm assuming that it could be the wheel bearing.

    If I am correct, how much should I expect to pay for the part, and would it
    be hard to install myself? The car does have ABS.


    BaDBoY, Apr 4, 2004
  2. BaDBoY

    Joseph Wind Guest

    It a pretty easy task if you're mechanically inclined. First check to make
    sure your working on the right wheel, by jacking up the wheel and rotating
    the wheel by hand. You'll feel a bit of friction when it starts to rub.
    Check both sides to make sure and to check if the other side needs to be
    replaced. You will need a big socket to remove the hub nut, a punch set and
    a set of 8mm bolts to help remove the brake assembly. Don't forget to choke
    the front tires when you lift the rear to work on the hubs.

    I'm pretty sure the hub and bearings are a one piece set. I've tried
    previously to just buy the bearing pack, and press them in myself (I have a
    hydraulic press in my shop), but I had no source for the bearings. Cost is
    about $150 or less for the hub set. You may want to pick up the a new hub
    nut since the nut have a ring that need to be punched to lock them in place.

    Good Luck!

    Joseph Wind, Apr 5, 2004
  3. BaDBoY

    disallow Guest

    its kinda stupid, you have to replace the whole assembly,
    which costs about $150 after market up here in canada.
    I need one for my '98, i think i will try the wrecker.

    The only reason mine is on its way out is that the rim was loose at
    highway speed for a while (my girlfriend was driving it)

    disallow, Apr 5, 2004
  4. BaDBoY

    Joseph Wind Guest

    I was just checking some parts, and I ran across the rear wheel hub with
    bearings for about $60. I forgot to mention that you'll also need a torque
    wrench to tighten the hub nut.

    Good Luck!
    Joseph Wind, Apr 6, 2004
  5. BaDBoY

    disallow Guest


    Where did u find it for so cheap?

    disallow, Apr 7, 2004
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    JC Guest

    You may just have a tire that's making noise. Check to see if you've got
    any abnormal ridges or bumps in the tread portion (broken belt), and rotate
    the tires to see if the noise follows....

    JC, Apr 7, 2004
  7. BaDBoY

    Joseph Wind Guest

    A bunch of places, most of the online parts stores use the same system. If
    you have been to a few of them you'll notice a similarity in the menus. The
    prices don't vary too much. The system most of them use is
    eautopartcatalog.com. Some of the major chain autoparts stores use this
    These two sites use the same system:
    Joseph Wind, Apr 8, 2004
  8. BaDBoY

    BaDBoY Guest

    Well, I thought it might be a tire issue so I did rotate them. It's still
    in the rear drivers side so, I would bet money on the fact it's a wheel

    I went to part source and they quoted me $290! I asked for a deal because I
    kind of know the guy and he said the best he could do is $210. I think it's
    time to look online.

    Thanks for all the info JW - you're a great resource

    Thanks for all the info
    BaDBoY, Apr 9, 2004
  9. BaDBoY

    BaDBoY Guest

    I can only find the front wheel bearing for my car for about $60. Did you
    manage to find a rear one for the same price? It doesn't seem to list it on
    either of the sites you recommended.

    BaDBoY, Apr 9, 2004
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    Joseph Wind Guest

    It been a while since I replaced my hubs. It seems they are selling the
    bearings by themselves instead of the whole assembly. The sources I posted
    were just examples, but if you do some searching on the Web, you'll find
    them. I can't remember the URL of the site I found the part. There is more
    than one manufacturer of these bearings, Timken, Koyo and SKR are the brands
    I would stick with since they are the OEM for Honda, Toyota, and Nissan.

    If I run across it again, I'll post it to the NG.

    Good Luck!

    Joseph Wind, Apr 10, 2004
  11. BaDBoY

    Joseph Wind Guest

    Disc or Drums in the rear? My local parts dealer has one bearing in stock
    for Disc w/ABS. My price is $99.14 USD. Usually if I can wait a while, I
    purchase online, if not I go to my parts dealer and pay a bit more.
    Joseph Wind, Apr 10, 2004
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    Eric Guest

    http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com has a bearing hub assembly for $100.

    Eric, Apr 10, 2004
  13. BaDBoY

    BaDBoY Guest

    I have disc breaks with ABS in the rear. I don't have access to a hydraulic
    press, so I guess I'll have to buy the hub/bearing assembly. I've found a
    place that offers it for $210 CAN, which is about $150 US, so I'll probably
    just run with that. I just have to wait for my buddy to get back from
    Hawaii so I can get my car in his garage and on the lift!
    BaDBoY, Apr 12, 2004
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    Joseph Wind Guest

    Heck, if your buddy has a lift, he probably has a hydraulic press or access
    to one. You don't need a lift to work on one wheel, but you do need all the
    tools I mentioned before. If your buddy is a mechanic, he can probably get
    it cheaper for you.

    Good Luck!

    Joseph Wind, Apr 13, 2004
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    BaDBoY Guest

    Hmm... Joseph, do you know the part number for that rear wheel bearing or
    where I could get it from? I'm going to try and press the bearing in if I
    can source the part.
    BaDBoY, Apr 20, 2004
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    Dr.Maggot Guest

    Try here:

    Dr.Maggot, Apr 20, 2004
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