Replace rear wheel bearings

Tiny
JOSEPH VINYARD
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  • 2006 HONDA ELEMENT
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Cannot get hub out of bearing and off cv axle
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 4:37 PM

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Tiny
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Front or rear? What are you trying to do / how are you trying to get this apart?
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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Rear using slide hammer puller on hub
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:01 PM
Tiny
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Trying get hub off cv axle and out of bearing so can replace bearing on rear 06 element awd
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:03 PM
Tiny
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The bearing is replaced as an assembly by removing five bolts. You can buy just the bearing but you still have to unbolt the entire hub assembly, then use special tools to pull the hub out of the bearing, then the bearing out of the housing. It's much faster and easier to just replace the assembly.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:18 PM
Tiny
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Cannot get cv axle shaft out of hub so I could do that. Is there a clip on axle to keep it from pushing out of hub
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:22 PM
Tiny
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Nope. Just a splined shaft that might be rusted in. Obviously, be sure the nut has been removed from the cv joint. You can try pounding on the end of the joint with a hammer, but you run the risk of damaging the threads. If you have a new nut, as many of them are one-time-use-nuts, put the old one on backward a few threads, then pound on that.

You can also use a bearing puller that bolts to three of the wheel studs, and has a center bolt that is screwed in to push on the joint. It isn't common to have to resort to that.
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
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Ok thanks for info
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Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 AT 6:03 PM

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