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Rear bearings - DIY Questions

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by eg, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. eg

    eg New Member

    Sep 22, 2008
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    One of my rear bearings on my 8P Audi A3 (2004) sounds like it needs changing now. Can anyone help with a few questions i have?

    I've had a search and read some posts on this and I understand these come as a sealed unit...


    Does this mean its a much simpler task to replace with no need to add grease, remove races etc?

    Do i need any special tools like a puller, press etc?

    Also is there a suitable VAG variant that has a Haynes manual that will cover this (nothing for the 8P A3 yet [​IMG])
    I've found a few how-to's online but these are for bearings that can be
    refurbished and I'd like a decent set of instructions before starting.

    Any help would be useful and appreciated...

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  3. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets
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    Jan 8, 2010
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    why not just buy a rear hub, just checked the link aye all you need are a few tools none are specialist though you do need a large multispline socket for the bolt shown in the link, speak to dingbro for the hub mate i dont remember the brand i was 50 quid for mine and it fits a treat
  4. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

    Aug 11, 2005
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    you'll need a breaker bar preferably a massive one, big socket for the hub bolt and some spline sockets.

    no need to mess with grease etc, just undo the middle hub bolt, undo the 4 rear spline bolts and then you may need a puller to push the drive shaft out the way if its a quattro.

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