trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out - Honda Civic Forum



Wheels and Tires Post your wheel and tire related questions here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2010   #1
Registered!!
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
mecheng101 is an unknown quantity at this point
trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

So, I'm replacing the CV joint and trying to replace the wheel bearing while I'm in there. The bearing will not come out. The bearing is now in two pieces, one piece attached to the hub and the other still attached to the car.
I've tried pounding it out, soaking it in WD-40 and liquid wrench, nothing is working. I took off the retainer ring, so all that's left that needs to come out is the outermost ring of the old bearing (seeing as the rest of the bearing is still attached to the hub - any suggestions on how to get that of too?) but it will not budge.

Any suggestions? It's a 94 DX coupe.

Last edited by mecheng101; 10-05-2010 at 06:05 PM.
mecheng101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #2
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pearl River LA
Age: 51
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 0
chuckklr04 will become famous soon enough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Heat the outside and cool the inside if possible.
chuckklr04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #3
Low and slow!
 
02civicsi02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Marion, NC
Posts: 1,628
Rep Power: 115
02civicsi02 will become famous soon enough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

The wheel bearing has to be pressed out with a press and also has to be pressed in with a press.
02civicsi02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #4
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 105
Nosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the rough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Quote:
Originally Posted by 02civicsi02 View Post
The wheel bearing has to be pressed out with a press and also has to be pressed in with a press.
Nosepicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #5
Low and slow!
 
02civicsi02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Marion, NC
Posts: 1,628
Rep Power: 115
02civicsi02 will become famous soon enough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nosepicker View Post
Why are you confused
02civicsi02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #6
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 105
Nosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the rough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

So, basically what you're saying is one cannot do this alone without a machine press?
Nosepicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #7
Low and slow!
 
02civicsi02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Marion, NC
Posts: 1,628
Rep Power: 115
02civicsi02 will become famous soon enough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nosepicker View Post
So, basically what you're saying is one cannot do this alone without a machine press?
Yes you need a press to do this. It says it in the service manual and what do you think they use at shops to replace a wheel bearing, a press of course. I have replace countless wheel bearings at the shop at school and you have to use a press to do it. If you try doing it with your hands or tools have fun. You might get it but its going to take a very long time. It would be a real pain trying to get the bearing back in to. You need a special tool also for the snap ring to.
02civicsi02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #8
Registered!!
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 474
Rep Power: 105
Nosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the roughNosepicker is a jewel in the rough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Good info. Glad I read this before tackling it. Thanks OP, but sorry about your situation at the same time.
Nosepicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2010   #9
Low and slow!
 
02civicsi02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Marion, NC
Posts: 1,628
Rep Power: 115
02civicsi02 will become famous soon enough
Re: trying to replace wheel bearing, not coming out

Just a quick tip, before you put the new wheel bearing back in slather it in anti-seize and oil. It makes it go in so much easier and makes its spin really good to.
02civicsi02 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Honda Civic Forum Replies Last Post
2009 grinding noise when turning in both directions edgenet 8th & 9th Generation Civic 1 05-02-2015 09:00 PM
My 7th Gen 1 year anniversary bsmiley 7th Generation Civic 3 04-27-2015 02:27 PM
Strut bolt keeps working loose thesushiboy Mechanical Problems/Vehicle Issues and Fix-it Forum 6 04-12-2015 03:54 AM
Sacramento Meet............... eX2ooo West 81 10-05-2001 01:19 AM
so cali meet ernhole1 West 2 08-03-2001 12:12 AM


Tags
2004, 97, baring, bearing, change, civic, civicforums, fit, front, honda, press, replacing, tool, wheel, wheelbearing

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09 PM.


All Content Copyright 2017 CivicForums.com We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.