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Excessive play in rear bearing

TeKnodriver Jan 16, 2014

  1. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

    MOT fail for excessive play in rear bearing.
    new bearings discs and pads went on about 10,000 miles ago

    is it just a case of tightening (as described in Haynes, new split pin and grease)?

    could wheel alignment being out cause bearing to need this adjustment?
  2. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group s tronic S-line owners group

    No, mostly likely someone has just not tightened the nut up enough or it somehow come lose. You can reuse the the split pin and grease, if you got the Haynes instructions then it's a very simple fix.
  3. TeKnodriver

    TeKnodriver Biodiesel Purrrr

    well, 20 minute lunchtime fix...

    nut was loose, washer behind it rattled around.
    have tightened it to remove play and washer is free to slide - just!

    no chance of re-using the split pin as it was too bent but had one in toolbox

    hoping this is not over-tight because the bearing has worn too much.

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