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Old 4th December 2008, 18:13   #1
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Default City VTEC 2002 Wheel Bearing specs

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Would someone be able to tell me the size/number of front wheel bearings for my City VTEC 2002? According to the showroom, it's good to change it now (they hear a sound, I don't)

In any case I believe if it's a standard size, why buy from Honda for Rs 3000 + taxes + labor + ...

I can buy better bearings that are much cheaper if only I have the number...

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is it 3000 per bearing???
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is it 3000 per bearing???
They said that and said they had only single (not a pair) in stock. And that's the quote I got.
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Old 4th December 2008, 21:36   #4
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WHat wheel bearing?? on the disc side or the Constant Velocity one inside the Drive shaft.

CV.?? If this then better change the whole shaft. as changing the CV bearing is a 2 months workaround.
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Disc bearing, if this one, you can remove it and find the ones from TATA/SKF, they have the whole range. and ofcourse they are the OEM for most.
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(they hear a sound, I don't)
How many kms? Don't believe the Honda authorised suggestions blindly. Linkway has been wanted to change the clutch of my Vtec since it has crossed the 50,000 kms mark! I suppose the clutch is good for atleast double the distance. Your car is 6 years old now, get a second opinion from a competent aftermarket garage.
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Kalidas, am not sure which a.s.s. you went to, i would suggest WFH and meet the advisor by the name "Srinivas" this guy is good.

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It will most likely be a double race bearing. If you take it out, you will easily get a replacement bearing in the automotive parts market. However, duplicates are aplenty, so try a reliable source. Try FAG or NTN bearings, they cost just as much as their local counterparts. Stay away from Chinese made bearings. For eg. double race bearings for the Santro cost Rs. 650 each with bill, made by FAG.

Take a second opinion though, because if you remove the bearings and find no issue, you will most likely be unable to reuse them.
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Question How much would a NHC wheel bearing cost?

Guys,
How much would a NHC wheel bearing cost? Magnum Honda in Bangalore quoted 5000/- not sure if it was for a pair or a single. But it think is on the expensive side. He said I may need to change it soon.

Can anyone suggest a cheaper alternative or a reliable service station?

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Old 18th February 2009, 20:42   #9
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5000 must be for pair only. if its for single then its very expensive. u can always go to good auto spare parts shop and pick up NTN brand bearings ( thats OE on CITY )

will be much cheaper and then ask any local workshop to fix it


BUT BEFORE DOING ALL THIS - DO CHECK WITH WORKSHOP WHETHER BEARING NEEDS TO BE CHANGED !!

u can check uself - just jack up car and rotate the wheels - if u hear continuous humming sound, then bearing has to be changed
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Kalidas: How can the workshop hear something which you can not? IMHO wheel bearing issues are quite audible. Please get a second opinion.

When you replace, please replace both bearings to maintain uniformity. Also, I believe Rs. 3000 even for a pair is ridiculously high!
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A lot of the wheel bearings have to be press-fitted into the hub assembly. If that's the case, make sure they have a hydraulic press or a puller kit available to do that.

Also while putting the hub nut (or axle nut) back on, make sure they know the right torque specs for that and use a torque wrench to tighten it. An impact wrench will put too much torque on the bearing and hence damage the races and it won't last too long.
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Thanks for all the advice guys. Will do as advised.
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Guys,
Can someone advise me on where I can pickup the NTN brand bearings in Bangalore?

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Well I never heard any sound so continued using anyway, and it's been 10K km more now.

It suddenly dawns on me that Hallmark Honda guys in Mumbai are cheaters. I tell you why:

- they told me at least four issues in some servicing which they never again told me exists. It means they must have invented the issue to sell me spares.

I changed too much because of these guys. Just ordered suspensions too. All of them

Also I remember Srinivas at WFH is really a great guy.

Thanks all.
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Got the bearings of my 8 yr old VTEC checked at Honda. They said it was perfectly ok, so im not sure why your car has wornout bearings.

R you using stock alloys or aftermarket ones?

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