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Rear bearings - DIY Questions

eg Apr 24, 2010

  1. eg

    eg New Member


    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...

  2. PH1L

    PH1L Gievf Buckets

    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
  3. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

    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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