Bearing Replacement Third Generation Honda

Removal option2

This instruction differs from the first removal option by the detailed instructions and using different approaches usually due to rusts or etc.

Top: How to remove the covers and various parts from the distributor housings is shown above in gif animation. CAUTION: Do not tap on the rotor to remove it, instead use large flat head screw drivers. If it doesn't come off then crush it with a vise grip. Do not work with the ignition system with ignition ON.   


Working environment: Find a suitable wooden and hard surface working bench for various exercises. Always protect ears from sharp sound when using a hammer. Before working on the shaft, remove the ignitor and coil first. Do not remove the sensors. Aligning the sensors may be extra work you don't need.

Note: Measuring the distance apart from the tip of the shaft and the rotor with a mm ruler will ensure a correct alignment with the sensor during reassembly.

This rotor easily comes out by pulling with your fingers or a puller. If you find that it is difficult to pull the CYL Rotor out from the shaft, you can do this part after the removal of the bearing retainer screw. At this point a hammer can drive the shaft out while something holds the rotor. I did this several times with two flat iron bars position parralell on a brick.


  Take note of the direction of the TDC rotor pointing position. Use any means possible to carve a mark into the shaft and rotor. Again , no tapping. 



Remove a couple screws which is pretty tight. Avoid slipping and damaging the screw heads.  The screws are extremely tight. Ensure that you use a high quality phillips tip that fits in snug. Any slippage would slow down your work and you may have to drill the screws out or drive it out with a chiesel if you can get a cheisel in there.


Raise the shaft assembly, including the bearing frame and rotors.



Remove the assembly from the housing and place the assembly on a pipe or wooden structure. Precisely and vertically, tap the shaft with a Ball Pein Hammer. 



At this stage, you will be able to remove the screws not accessible previously. 




Continue tapping until the shaft drops out. Do not let the shaft drop or you may chip the rotors causing engine misfires.  The rotor is placed against two flat piece of iron metal resting on two block of bricks (not shown.) At this point, you can place the iron metal between the bearing and the crank rotor and hammer the other end of the shaft found in



To find out where to buy the bearings, See technical details tab.
To install see installation tab.