Honda S2000 Hub & Knuckle Removal

by NinjaX on July 1, 2010

Hub and knuckle assembly removal applies to Honda S2000 1999-2003 models.

REMOVAL

  1. Loosen wheel lug nuts slightly. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel assembly. Pry lock tab away from spindle nut and remove nut. Remove brake hose mounting bolts. Remove caliper assembly, and hang the caliper to one side with wire. DO NOT put weight on flexible brake line.
  2. Remove the ABS wheel sensor wire bracket. Remove the wheel sensor from knuckle. Do NOT disconnect the sensor connector. Remove brake disc retaining screws. Install two 8 x 1.25-mm bolts in brake disc, and tighten bolts to force brake disc from hub. Remove cotter pin and nut from tie rod end. Using Ball Joint Remover (07MAC-SL00200), separate tie rod ball joint and lift tie rod end out of knuckle.
  3. Remove cotter pin from lower control arm ball joint, and remove nut. Using ball joint separator, separate lower ball joint from control arm.
  4. Remove hub/knuckle from control arm. Remove cotter pin and nut from upper ball joint. Using ball joint remover, separate ball joint from upper control arm. Slide axle shaft from knuckle and hub assembly. Support axle shaft with wire. Remove hub/knuckle assembly. Remove dust cover, spindle nut and ABS pulser ring from hub assembly.

INSTALLATION

To install hub/knuckle, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts and nuts to specification. Use NEW spindle nut, and stake after tightening.

TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS Ft. Lbs. (N.m)

  • Ball Joint Nut
    • Upper: 29-35 (39-47)
    • Lower: 43-51 (59-69)
  • Brake Caliper Mounting Bolt: 81 (110)
  • Lower Control Arm Pivot Bolt: 58 (78)
  • Spindle Nut: 242 (329)
  • Stabilizer Bar Mounting Bolts: 29 (39)
  • Strut Assembly Shaft Nut: 22 (29)
  • Strut Fork Pinch Bolt: 32 (43)
  • Strut Fork-To-Control Arm Nut: 47 (64)
  • Tie Rod Lock Nut: 40 (54)
  • Upper Control Arm Anchor Bolt Nut: 47 (64)
  • Upper Control Arm Bushing Bolt: 97.6 (132)
  • Upper Strut Mounting Nut: 36 (49)
  • Wheel Lug Nut 80 (108)
  • Brake Line Clamp Bolt 62 INCH Lbs. (7.0 N.m.)

Got questions and comments on how to remove and install Honda S2000 hub and knuckle assembly? Let us know below!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

santiago July 22, 2010 at 5:40 pm

hmm very nice

tim m April 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

i’m unable to remove spindle nut from knuckle. i;ve got a huge ratchet bar and tried standing on it, any suggestions.

spartanix May 3, 2011 at 8:16 pm

You can get more leverage and removal power if you use a large metal bar. Some hydraulic jacks come with a long bar that’s perfect for this.

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