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The rear of my Mazda 3 was making noise, so I narrowed the problem to the rear wheel bearings. After removing my Mazda's rear bearing hub assembly, I tried to carefully remove the plastic cover to expose the bearings. In the end the cover broke apart instead of pulling out. I went ahead and added more grease to the bearings, which fixed the noise, but for now I have used silicone to keep the cover in place. I have looked all over the internet and haven't been able to find a replacement to the cover I broke, can you help me fix my problem? Mel

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You may want to check the rear endlinks. If one is loose the sway bar will make a loud clunk over bumps.

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The rear wheel bearings on my 1998 Honda Civic Aerodeck are rumbling and I need to know how to replace them or regrease and is it a DIY or garage job


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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
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    • Inner oil seal from the knuckle
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    0996b43f80232353.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. Using suitable tools loosen and . . .


    0996b43f80232351.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut dust cover
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    0996b43f80232352.jpg enlarge_icon.gifenlarge_tooltip.gif Fig. . . . remove the hub retaining nut
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Rear Wheel Bearing
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

1. Remove the wheel knuckle.

Wheel Knuckle
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

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1. Remove the wheel and tire assembly.

NOTE: Have an assistant press the brake pedal to keep the axle from turning.

2. Remove the nut and washer and discard the nut.

3. Remove the parking brake shoes.

CAUTION: Do not damage the boot while separating the toe link from the knuckle.

4. Remove the nut and bolt and separate the toe link from the wheel knuckle and discard the nut.

CAUTION: Do not damage the boot while separating the ball joint from the knuckle.

5. Remove the nut and bolt and separate the upper ball joint from the wheel knuckle and discard the nut.

CAUTION: Do not use a hammer to separate the outboard CV joint from the hub. Damage to the threads and internal CV joint components may result.

6. Using the special tool, press the outboard CV joint until it is loose from the hub.

7. Remove the nut and bolt and the wheel knuckle, hub and bearing as an assembly and discard the nut.

(Return to)
Rear Wheel Bearing
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION

2. Remove the three bolts.

CAUTION: Make sure that the press adapter outside diameter is slightly smaller than the hub outside diameter or damage to the knuckle will result.

3. Using a suitable press, remove the hub from the bearing and discard the hub.

NOTE: The retainer ring is tapered and must be installed flat side down.

4. Remove and Discard the retainer ring.

5. Using a suitable press, remove the bearing from the wheel knuckle and discard the bearing.

CAUTION: The hub and bearing cannot be reused after disassembly.
To install, reverse the removal procedure.

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