Honda CR-V: Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement

Honda CR-V (2006–2011) Service Manual / Suspension / Front Suspension / Knuckle/Hub/Wheel Bearing Replacement

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Special Tools Required

Knuckle/Hub Replacement

1. Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.

2. Remove the wheel nuts (A) and the front wheel.

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

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4. Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts (B), and remove the caliper assembly (C) from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or 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 sensor (A) from the knuckle (B).

Do not disconnect the wheel sensor connector.

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6. Raise the stake (A), then remove the spindle nut (B).

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7. Remove the 6 mm brake disc retaining screws (A).

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8. Remove the brake is stuck (B) from the hub.

NOTE: If the brake disc has clung to the hub, screw two 8 x 1.25 mm bolts (C) into the brake disc to push it away from the hub. Turn each bolt 90 degrees to prevent the brake disc from binding.

9. Check the front hub for damage and cracks.

10. 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.

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11. Disconnect the tie-rod ball joint from the knuckle using the ball joint remover.

12. Remove the lock pin (A) from the lower ball joint pin (B) then remove the castle nut (C).

NOTE: During installation, install the lock pin after tightening the new castle nut.

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13. Disconnect the lower ball joint from the lower arm.

14. Remove the damper pinch bolts (A) and the self-locking nuts (B) from the damper.

NOTE: During installation, install new damper pinch bolts and new self-locking nuts.

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15. Remove the driveshaft outboard joint (C) from the knuckle (D) by tapping the driveshaft end (E) with a plastic hammer while drawing the hub outward, then remove the knuckle.

NOTE:

16. Install the knuckle/hub in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:

Wheel Bearing Replacement

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE:

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

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

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

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