How to Remove a Civic Rear Wheel Bearing

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The rear wheel bearing on the Honda Civic is a sealed unit. The bearing itself attaches to the wheel hub assembly and must be removed when the bearings start to grind. The wheel bearing carries the load of the vehicle. In this case, the rear bearings carry the load of the rear of the Civic. When your rear wheel bearings start to whirl, it's time to replace the bearings.

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Things you need

  • Socket wrench
  • Socket set
  • Jack
  • 2 jack stands
  • Tire wrench
  • Hammer

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Break the rear wheel lug nuts loose by turning them 30 degrees counterclockwise with a tire wrench.

  2. 2

    Raise the Civic onto jack stands. Lift the Civic up using the rear jack point near behind the boot and place jack stands under the pinch welds of the vehicle. Then lower the Civic onto the jack stands.

  3. 3

    Finish removing the lug nuts and pull the wheel off the hub assembly.

  4. 4

    Hit the outside of the drum hard with a hammer to knock it loose from the hub. Then pull the outer drum off.

  5. 5

    Remove the hub retaining nut with a socket wrench.

  6. 6

    Remove the nut and the thrust washer behind the nut.

  7. 7

    Pull the wheel bearing and hub assembly off the spindle.

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