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    Wheel Bearing

    Hi All,

    Anyone changed a front wheel bearing on a 54' plate A3 Tdi?

    Getting louder now and needs sorting. Fancy having a go myself.

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    pay a garage to do it, the old one will need pressing out and the new one pressing in, not something you can do yourself unless you have a press.

    Also you'll need the geo checked on the car afterwards incase anything has moved.

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    havent done one on an A3 but without a hydraulic press you going to need a variety of large drifts/old sockets, acetylene to heat things and a very large hammer. You could keep costs down by removing the hub yourself and get your local garage to do the hard part.
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinA3 View Post
    pay a garage to do it, the old one will need pressing out and the new one pressing in, not something you can do yourself unless you have a press.

    Also you'll need the geo checked on the car afterwards incase anything has moved.
    you must type faster than me LOL
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    As far as I know the bearings do not need pressed - you buy the whole unit from audi and they are around 75 each

    That goes for the rear bearings but I have never priced or asked about the fronts but I presume they are similar!

    The rears are an easy change over!

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    you will still need to get the old bearing out the hub even if the new bearing comes with the part you bolt the wheel to comes attached.
    2003-2008 1998 Red A3 8L 1.8 Sport
    2008 -> 2003 Akoya Silver A3 8P1 2.0 FSi Sport

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    Yeah as far as I remember from when I did mine on my S3 that was the old 8L, you now buy it as a whole unit now & it bolts on, so no pressing needed, removing needed as such, I will consult with the Oracles(namely etka/elsa)

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