Honda Accord: Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement - Front Suspension - Suspension - Honda Accord MK8 2008-2012 Service ManualHonda Accord: Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement

Exploded View

Special Tools Required


Special Tools Required

- Ball Joint Thread Protector, 14 mm 07AAE-SJAA100

- Ball Joint Thread Protector, 12 m m 07AAF-SDAA100

- Ball Joint Thread Protector, 10 m m 07AAF-SECA120

-Ball Joint Remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202

- Hub Dis/Assy Tool 07GAF-SD4A100

- Attachment, 72 x 75 mm 07746-0010600

- Driver Handle, 15 x 135L 07749-0010000

- Oil Seal Driver Attachment, 96 mm 07ZAD-PNA0100

- Support Base 07965-SD90100

Knuckle/Hub Replacement

1. Raise and support the vehicle (see page 1-13).

2. Remove the wheel nuts and the front wheel.

3. Remove the brake hose bracket mounting bolt (A).


3. Remove the brake hose bracket mounting bolt (A).

4. Remove the brake callper bracket mounting bolts (B),


4. Remove the brake callper bracket mounting bolts (B), then remove the caliper assembly (C) from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or the brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage. Do not twist the brake hose excessively.

5. Remove the wheel speed sensor harness bracket (A) and the wheel speed sensor (B) from the knuckle. Do not disconnect the wheel speed sensor connector.

6. Pry up the stake (A) on the spindle nut (B), then


6. Pry up the stake (A) on the spindle nut (B), then remove the nut.

7. Remove the front brake disc (see page 19-21).


7. Remove the front brake disc (see page 19-21).

8. Check the front hub for damage and cracks.

9. Remove the cotter pin (A) from the tie-rod end ball joint, then remove the nut (B).

NOTE: During installation, install the new cotter pin after tightening the nut, and bend its end as shown.

10. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle


10. Disconnect the tie-rod end ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint thread protector and the ball joint remover (see page 18-10).

11. Remove the cotter pin (A) from the knuckle ball joint, then remove the castle nut (B).

NOTE: During installation, insert the new cotter pin into the ball joint pin hole from the front to the rear of the vehicle, and bend its end as shown. Check the ball joint pin hole direction before connecting the ball joint.

12. Disconnect the knuckle ball joint from the lower arm


12. Disconnect the knuckle ball joint from the lower arm using the ball joint thread protector and the ball joint remover (see page 18-10).

NOTE: - Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when installing the remover.

- Do not force or hammer on the lower arm, or pry between the lower arm and the knuckle. You could damage the ball joint.

13, Remove the cotter pin (A) from the upper arm ball joint, then remove the castle nut (B).

NOTE: During installation, insert the new cotter pin into the ball joint pin hole from the front to the rear of the vehicle, and bend its end as shown. Check the ball joint pin hole direction before connecting the ball joint.

14. Disconnect the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle


14. Disconnect the upper arm ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint thread protector and the ball joint remover (see page 18-10).

15. Pull the knuckle (A) outward, and separate the outboard joint (B) from the front hub a plastic hammer outward, then remove the knuckle/hub.

NOTE: - Do not pull the driveshaft end outward. The driveshaft inboard joint may come apart.

- During installation, apply grease to the mating surfaces of the wheel bearing and the driveshaft outboard joint (see step 1 on page 16-19).

16. Install the knuckle/hub in the reverse order of


16. Install the knuckle/hub in the reverse order of removal, and note these items: - First install all of the components, and lightly tighten the bolts and the nuts, then raise the suspension to load it with the vehicle's weight before fully tightening to the specified torque. Do not place the jack against the ball joint pin of the knuckle.

- Be careful not to damage the ball joint boot when connecting the knuckle.

- Before connecting the ball joint, degrease the threaded section and the tapered portion of the ball joint pin, the ball joint connecting hole, and the threaded section and the mating surfaces of the castle nut.

- Torque the castle nut to the lower torque specification, then tighten it only far enough to align the slot with the ball joint pin hole. Do not align the castle nut by loosening it.

- Use a new spindle nut on reassembly.

- Before installing the spindle nut, apply a small amount of engine oil to the seating surface of the nut. After tightening, use a drift to stake the spindle nut shoulder against the driveshaft.

- Before installing the brake disc, clean the mating surfaces of the front hub and the inside of the brake disc.

- Before installing the wheel, clean the mating surfaces of the brake disc and the inside of the wheel.

17. Check the wheel alignment, and adjust it if necessary (see page 18-5).

Wheel Bearing Replacement

1 . Remove the knuckle/hub.

2. Separate the hub (A) from the knuckle (B) using the hub dis/assy tool and a hydraulic press. Hold the knuckle with the attachment (C) of the hydraulic press or equivalent tool. Be careful not to damage or deform the splash guard (D). Hold onto the hub to keep it from falling when pressed clear.

3. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) off of the hub


3. Press the wheel bearing inner race (A) off of the hub (B) using the hub dis/assy tool, a commercially available bearing separator (C), and a press.

4. Remove the snap ring (A) and the splash guard (B)


4. Remove the snap ring (A) and the splash guard (B) from the knuckle (C).

5. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B)


5. Press the wheel bearing (A) out of the knuckle (B) using the attachment, the driver handle, and a press.

6. Wash the knuckle and the hub thoroughly in high


6. Wash the knuckle and the hub thoroughly in high flash point solvent before reassembly.

7. Press a new wheel bearing (A) into the knuckle (B) using the old bearing (CL a steel plate (D), the attachment the support base, and a press. .

NOTE: - Install the wheel bearing with the wheel speed sensor magnetic encoder (E) (brown color), toward the inside of the knuckle.

- Remove any oil, grease, dust, metal debris, and other foreign material from the magnetic encoder surface.

- Keep any magnetic tools away from the magnetic encoder surface.

- Be careful not to damage the magnetic encoder surface when you insert the wheel bearing.

8. Check the front knuckle ring (A) for damage or


8. Check the front knuckle ring (A) for damage or deformation, and replace it If necessary.

NOTE: When installing the new front knuckle ring, position the knuckle ring notch portion ( B ) toward cut out (C) near the ball joint in the knuckle, and align the center of the knuckle ring ledge portion ( D ) with the center of the wheel speed sensor hole (E) on the knuckle as shown.


9. Install the new snap ring (A) securely in the knuckle (B).

10. Install the splash guard (C), and tighten the screws ( D )


10. Install the splash guard (C), and tighten the screws ( D ) to the specified torque.

11. Install the hub (A) onto the knuckle (B) using the attachment the driver handle, the support base, and a hydraulic press. Be careful not to damage the splash guard (C).

12. Install the knuckle/hub.


12. Install the knuckle/hub.

    Front Suspension
    ...

    Upper Arm Replacement
    Special Tools Required -Ball Joint Thread Protector, 10 mm 07AAF-SECA120 - Ball Joint Remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202 1. Raise and support the vehicle (see page 1-13). 2. Remove the front wheel. ...

    See also:

    Wheel Bolt Replacement
    Special Tools Required B a i l Joint Remover, 28 mm 07MAC-SL0A202 - Do not use a hammer or impact tools (pneumatic or electric) to remove and install the wheel bolts. - Be careful not to damag ...

    Jump Starting
    • Jump Starting Procedure Turn off the power to electric devices, such as audio and lights. Turn off the engine, then open the hood. 1. Connect the first jumper cable to your vehicle's bat ...

    Forward Collision Warning (FCW)*
    Alerts you when it detects the possibility of your vehicle colliding with the vehicle in front of yours. If the system determines a collision is possible, it gives both visual and audible alert ...