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97 civic front wheel studs, do you have to press out the bearing,

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97 civic front wheel studs, do you have to press out the bearing, ios there an easier way, thanks
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 1 year ago.

tims auto repair :

HI


 

tims auto repair :

NO NEED TO REMOVE THE BEARING


 

tims auto repair :

just hit the old studs that you are replacing with a hammer to drive them out the back


 

tims auto repair :

there is enough roome at the rear of the hub to install the new studs


 

tims auto repair :

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tims auto repair :

 

Customer:

I had to cut it to get it out

tims auto repair :

?


 

tims auto repair :

cut it?


 

Customer:

grinder w/thin grinding wheel


 

tims auto repair :

thats fine


 

tims auto repair :

use a punch,,and drive it out


 

tims auto repair :

it will knock right out


 

Customer:

1997 civic


 

tims auto repair :

dont be afraid to hit it


 

tims auto repair :

we are talking about the wheel stud


 

tims auto repair :

right


 

Customer:

the lug

Customer:

what the lug nut goes on

tims auto repair :

yes


 

tims auto repair :

you can dive it out,,with a punch and hammer


 

tims auto repair :

drive


 

Customer:

so that will just beat the hell out of the splash guard

tims auto repair :

no


 

Customer:

and it won't harm the new threads?

tims auto repair :

turn the hub to where you will have an opening


 

tims auto repair :

for it to come out of the rear


 

tims auto repair :

yes


 

tims auto repair :

it will damage the threads..but we dont care


 

Customer:

so there's a slot?

tims auto repair :

you are going to replace it


 

tims auto repair :

with a new stud


 

Customer:

yes, worried bout new threads

tims auto repair :

on the old stud?why


 

Customer:

NEW

tims auto repair :

the new stud will insert from the rear of the hub


 

Customer:

on the NEW stud

Customer:

but the thread won't get f'd up?

tims auto repair :

use the lug nut to pull it into place


 

tims auto repair :

you dont beat the new one in


 

Customer:

can't see it

tims auto repair :

use the lug nut


 

tims auto repair :

install it on the new stud


 

tims auto repair :

and tighten it


 

tims auto repair :

it will pull the stud in


 

Customer:

I know how to install lug nuts that are easily accessible

Customer:

I just don't think there's room there

Customer:

You say there is so I will try

tims auto repair :

yes,,i do it all the time


 

tims auto repair :

recap


 

Customer:

I did 6 studs on a 99 windstar today and there's clearance on that one easily,

tims auto repair :

ok


 

Customer:

I know how to do them but I swear there is not room, but I will try tomorrow w/your expert advice

tims auto repair :

there is a certain spot to where you can turn the hub,,that they will come out/...


 

tims auto repair :

 


 

Customer:

like I said I cut the one out and couldn't get the other one nearly in

tims auto repair :

look at the spindle


 

Customer:

yeah I've seen that on certain other hondas


 

tims auto repair :

yours should also


 

Customer:

didn't see anything that looked like it was giving clearance

tims auto repair :

are you looking at it now?


 

Customer:

no

tims auto repair :

i see


 

Customer:

but it is the bearing housing that is stopping it

tims auto repair :

from going in?


 

Customer:

or out

tims auto repair :

did your housing not have a spot to where it will come out?


 

tims auto repair :

by turning the hub?


 

Customer:

didn't see anything like that

Customer:

it's identical to the diagram you put up

tims auto repair :

ok


 

tims auto repair :

i am looking for a better picturee


 

tims auto repair :





 








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tims auto repair :

but i dont have it


 

Customer:

no sweat, I will try it

tims auto repair :

but..it should come out and go in


 

Customer:

can't picture it


 

tims auto repair :

lol


 

tims auto repair :

i cant picture it not


 

tims auto repair :

lol


 

Customer:

cut the old one out and the new one was not nearly clearing

tims auto repair :

how much does it like,,,just a little of the head catching?


 

Customer:

no, alot

Customer:

the 6 that I installed after not being able to get these came w/the angle

Customer:

and I don't think that would make a diff at all

tims auto repair :

give me just a minute


 

Customer:

but I will try tomorrow and report back

Customer:

take your time

tims auto repair :

i am going to check something


 

tims auto repair :

ok


 

tims auto repair :

i may be wrong on yours


 

Customer:

lol

tims auto repair :

apparently


on some,

Customer:

thanks anyway, so the bearings gotta go?

tims auto repair :

the bearing will need to be removed


 

tims auto repair :

one second


 

tims auto repair :

i gave you bad info


 

tims auto repair :

 


 

tims auto repair :

on this certain civic


 

Customer:

no prob

tims auto repair :

Honda Civic/Del Sol 1996-2000



Wheel Lug Studs






REPLACEMENT




Front


Replacing a front wheel lug stud will require removal of the front steering knuckle from the vehicle and replacement of the axle nut. In addition to replacing the axle nut, on some Civic and Civic del Sol models, the front wheel bearing must be replaced, as the front hub is pressed into the bearing. On these models, the hub must be pressed out of the bearing to allow enough room for the wheel lug stud to be removed from and installed into the hub.


To replace a front wheel lug stud proceed as follows:



    1. Remove the front knuckle assembly.




    1. Press the front hub out of the wheel bearing assembly.




On some models of the Civic and Civic del Sol you may have to unbolt the hub sub-assembly from the knuckle.



    1. Place the back side of the hub squarely over a suitable deep well impact socket just large enough to clear the button head of the stud.




    1. Using a hydraulic press, or a suitable ball peen hammer, drive the stud out of the hub into the socket.




To install:



    1. Place the front side of the hub flush with the deep well socket used for removal. Make sure the socket is deep enough to ensure that the threaded portion of the stud will not contact the bottom of the socket when it is fully installed.




    1. Drive the threaded portion of the stud though the back of the hub until the button head portion of the stud bottoms on the hub.




    1. Replace the wheel bearing.




    1. Press the hub into the wheel bearing assembly.




    1. If the hub sub-assembly was removed, install it onto the knuckle.




    1. The balance of the installation procedure is the reverse of removal, noting the following points:


      For every stud replaced, use a new wheel lug nut. Torque the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).

      Install a new axle nut and torque the nut to 181 ft. lbs. ( 245 Nm), then stake the nut.






Rear



    1. Remove the rear hub assembly.




    1. Place the back side of the hub squarely over a suitable deep well impact socket just large enough to clear the button head of the stud.




    1. Using a hydraulic press, or a suitable ball peen hammer, drive the stud out of the hub into the socket.




To install:



    1. Place the front side of the hub flush with the deep well socket used for removal. Make sure the socket is deep enough to ensure that the threaded portion of the stud will not contact the bottom of the socket when it is fully installed.




    1. Drive the threaded portion of the stud though the back of the hub until the button head portion of the stud bottoms on the hub.




  1. The balance of installation is the reverse of the removal procedure, noting the following points:


    For every stud replaced, use a new wheel lug nut. Torque the lug nuts to 80 ft. lbs. (108 Nm).

    Install a new axle nut and torque the nut to 181 ft. lbs. (245 Nm), then stake the nut.



Customer:

youre fired

tims auto repair :

there


 

tims auto repair :

i made it right


 

tims auto repair :

lol


 

Customer:

lol, thanks for the info

tims auto repair :

you are very welcome


 

Customer:

I will let you go and talk to you later

tims auto repair :

ok


 

tims auto repair :

no need to rate...on the house


 

tims auto repair :

 

Customer:

I was just trying to read what they got here, thanks again catch ya later

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