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mrkh 06-07-2012 06:55 PM

Bad front wheel bearing - which parts should be replaced?
Just had the front left wheel bearing replaced on my 07 Civic LX sedan.

I had the problem diagnosed by a local non-Honda mechanic, before getting it replaced under warranty by the dealer, since they are quite far away.

The local mechanic wanted to replace both the bearing and the hub. I believe the relevant Honda parts are 44300-SNA-951 and 44600-SNA-A00, which are numbered 5 and 6 in the diagram here.

However, the Honda dealer only replaced the bearing (44300-SNA-951). Should they have also replaced the hub? Does anyone with access to the Civic service manuals know if they specify what should be replaced?

The main symptom of the bad bearing - the noise - is completely gone, but there's still a very mild vibration in the steering wheel above about 60 mph. You have to grip the wheel tightly to feel it. The onset of the bearing problem has been so gradual that I can't really be sure if this vibration was there before or not. Is this something I should worry about (especially as there's only a month left on the powertrain warranty)?


hondatech77 06-07-2012 09:27 PM

you only need to replace the bearing the vibration felt is more than likely in your tires. you are the typical owner with warranty about to go out thinking everything is wrong with the car. The problem with the local mech. is he gets paid for parts and labor so he is going to get what he can unlike the honda tech.

em1ftw 06-08-2012 01:09 AM

All you need to change is the bearing, the hub only needs to be changed if the bearing scores it which will only happen if it seized up

mrkh 06-08-2012 02:33 AM

Good to know - thanks for the advice.

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