I put them back on with the impact wrench, probably 400 ft lbs worth! Vw wheel bearing seals should be constructed of high quality material that is impervious to these conditions. I have 76K miles on my original bearing. Jack up the front of your vehicle and rotate the front wheel, while rotating place your hand on the front coil spring. There's fairly frequent discussion of what you should consider. All of our wheel bearing kits are manufactured with great precision to handle the Vw chassis load, are packed with improved high quality grease, consisting of extremely durable seal material, and include the appropriate grade and plated hardware.
I am really kind of disappointed in this car, 95,000 and have had to change both fronts and now a rear bearing. Replace your worn or warped wheel bearings with these premium quality and durable products that we offer. The same is true with the rear Vw wheel bearings, which also require special tools to press the bearing into the wheel hub assembly. Then remove the rear tires. There is an inner circlip on the bearing that will need to be removed before the bearing will pull out.
They are both genuine il provide the link below. Bolt On Wheel Bearing - Replacing a bolt on front Vw wheel bearing requires special wheel bearing tools. Which for the rear it seems to be as simple as: -Removing wheel and brake components -Removing axle bolt -Pulling off hub -Sliding on new hub using some grease -Install new axle bolt they are one-time-use bolts -Reinstall wheel and brake components -Done Should pretty much be the same thing with the front. Tired of answering the same questions time and time again? Before you begin taking everything apart place your new bearing in the freezer. If you have any questions, comments or feedback please contact us using the comment section below or join us on one of the world's best automotive forums for additional assistance. I will be doing mine myself eventually. Ya, I haven't looked to see if a triple square is needed or not but at 152lbs of torque on the axle bolt, I bet a breaker bar may be needed.
There may also be free-play in the bearing. Ah sorry, I misread the title and thought it was the front. You should be getting at least 250k on them. The car I bought used had both rear bearings replaced by the dealer under warranty. We offer the highest quality Vw wheel bearings, wheel bearing kits, and Vw wheel bearing hub assemblies. I've heard an 18mm triple square torx socket and also a 30mm triple square socket. I thought it was the front which was really bad! I will check on what size it is exactly when I get time.
Next, place the largest breaker bar you have on the socket and break the nut loose. If you do not have an impact gun you can remove the center cap on the front wheel, leave the car on the ground and insert the 30mm socket through the center. Raise and support the front of the vehicle on jack stands. The outer bearing in the hub will rock significantly, so it was well worn. I know it doesn't look that complicated but it would be nice to have some guidance if someone has already done the task.
Dinged it up pretty good. I'll just pick one of those up at the pawn shop or something. Tripple square bit is needed for the rear axle bolt. A simple way to check your bearing is to lift the wheel off the ground and try to move the tire back and forth, by pushing the top and bottom of the tire in. Certain wheel bearings may not be large enough to carry the particular load of your vehicle chassis and may prematurely fail due to this overload. If the bolt is not torqued correctly the wheel bearing will be damaged! While there are tools to replace these on the car, it's much easier, faster, and more comfortable to remove the axle. Bearing: Also if anyone knows of cheaper prices let me know! Also, knowing if any special tools like a triple square, large socket or breaker bar was needed would be very helpful.
Installation is the reverse of removal. You will also need to remove the front brakes and rotor. This is getting expensive and they have worn out for no apperent reason. You should be able to push it on far enough so you can thread the new 18mm triple square bolt on. For instance if the car is jacked up and the wheel then spun and makes the same noise would that eliminate that it could be wheel noise as it is not in contact with the surface. The Vw wheel bearings we sell are the very same ones that we use in our service facility on customer cars.
What About Replacing The Vw Wheel Bearings In Pairs Or Sets Of 2? I doubt a triple square L wrench will fit either or have enough leverage to loosen or tighten it to spec. This ensures that the axle is flat. Both sides were the same difficulty. Just wondering if the wheel bearing needed to be replaced. This was at around 70k miles. Changing bearings in pair is always a good idea, when one side fails it's not uncommon for the other side to follow suit. The axle will look something like this once removed: The rest of installation is the reverse of removal.
A faulty wheel bearing can exhibit a few warning signs. Figure 1 If you do not have an impact gun you can remove the center cap on the front wheel, leave the car on the ground and insert the 27mm socket through the center red arrow. The axle bolt is only good for torquing to the final torque once! Bearings on A5 are like a disease. Do not forget to use new single use hardware where applicable. If incorrect pressure points are used, the misaligned bearing cage will cause premature failure. All trademarks referenced in this website are displayed for identification purposes only and are in no way intended to denote any affiliation with their corresponding owners.
How to figure out which Vw wheel bearing is making the noise can be tested as follows: After achieving a speed where the howling noise increases, load either the driver or passenger side of the vehicle. To determine the Vw wheel bearing replacement method used on your model see the chart below. . Comments and Suggestions: Bobby Comments: We took the caliper off but not the bracket,we wiggled the rotor out,took old hub off,put new 1 on but couldn't get the rotor back in??? I'll just pick one of those up at the pawn shop or something. Dealer said bearing needed to come off to replace the sensor and once off, needed a new one. I have searched and searched and searched.