2006-2011 Honda Civic Rear Wheel Bearing/Hub Replacement (Drum Brakes) DIY

If you’re hearing what seems like lounder-than-normal road noise from the inside of your 2006-2011 Honda Civic, chances are that one, or both, of your rear wheel bearings are starting to fail.

This video outlines the procedure required to replace the rear wheel bearing and hub assembly on the 8th generation (2006-2011) Honda Civic equipped with drum brakes. The part number for this part is 42200-SNA-952 (LX and DX models). If you’re replacing the wheel bearing/hub on a Civic equipped with disk brakes, then the part number you want is 42200-SNA-A52 (EX and SI models).

This video is meant to help and inspire people to tackle these sort of repairs themselves instead of throwing money away for labour costs. DIY!



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  1. Thanks, maybe I missed it, but there is a "flat" side on the hub and a round side.  The "Flat" has to go up (by the slave cylinder), or else it will not fit.   At least it was that way on my 2006 civic with hub from ORiley pn 512257.  The orig. Honda one has the same "flat" on it to.

  2. thanks for the diy video. At 8:44 , you are are using a torque wrench , 47 foot pounds; is this value same across all civics ? does it depend upon bearing's specifications that we brought?

  3. Thank you for the video! I just did this to my daughter's 2007 today; and your video was the key to me doing it right and knowing what to look for!

  4. excellent video on the proper procedure for replacing a wheel bearing hub. I would like to add what I consider an important step during re-installation, which I discovered from personal experience. After installing the new hub and starting the four mounting bolts at the rear, do not tighten them completely, but only snug them to allow some movement; at this point install the brake drum on the brake shoes and keep it in place temporarily with a couple of the wheel nuts, again not too tight. Now apply the parking brake to the rear wheels. (The point of all this is to allow the new bearing hub to center itself perfectly with the brake shoes. Although the bolt holes on the brake shoes mounting plate are of fairly close tolerance, they leave enough room to allow it to be out of center with the bearing hub and cause problems when braking.) Now, before releasing the parking brake, one can torque the bearing mounting bolts to spec., then release the parking brake and proceed to complete the installation.

  5. Thanks for the video, Dragan! I just picked up the part. I will not be installing it myself but will find a mechanic/friend to do it for me. About how much time did you spend on the entire job? I just want to make sure I don't get swindled on labor time/costs. Thanks!

  6. Good stuff…but WD-40 on that rubber o-ring is sketchy. Petroleum based elements will swell and eventually shrink rubber.
    Use 100% silicone grease.

  7. Thank you for the helpful tips! Here’s a tip for you: instead of buying the bearings straight from Honda, I recommend buying Timken brand bearings. They are so much cheaper and they are of very high quality. Never had one prematurely fail on me and I’ve been using Timken products for years!

  8. I rarely comment on videos, but I would like to thank you from my heart for your video. It was more than informative, I actually did them twice, long story. But they turned out perfect and no growling. Have a great day my friend. Bryan

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