I appreciate the response, but it appears that the bearings are not sealed in the sense that I can see the ball bearings from each side when looking into the knuckle.
I've always thought a sealed bearing meant that you wouldn't see the round balls or the grease (which I can easily see). Am I interpreting that correctly?......what do you think?
I always put a little extra wheel bearing grease around the lips of the new seals and on the splines of the axle. just dont go crazy with it, if you put to much it will push the new seals out once everything is bolted up.
my favorite heros respond again!....thanks fellas! Your knowledge and input are greatly appreciated.
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If you haven't put it back together I would fill the bearings with a good waterproof grease. The first time I redid my left front bearing, I took off the knuckle assembly and took it to a Honda dealer for replacement. They put in the same original equipment bearing that is not sealed. It lasted about a year and a half. The second time I did the bearing I replaced it myself with an aftermarket sealed bearing. They have the plastic covers at both sides covering the rollers. Hasn't been replaced since!!
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