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Rear brakes and wheel bearings.

ScottD3 Jan 28, 2011

  1. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    Next month I'm replacing my rear disks, pads and wheel bearings.

    With all this off and being replaced is there any thing else worth looking at, replacing or just generally cleaning and maintaining?
     
  2. nwmlarge

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    sheilds, cables, shoes and rear bushes??
     
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I'll inspect them but not fitting new bushes just yet.

    shoes, On disks? or am i thinking of thing else?

    Cable. Hand brake cable? It seems fine at the moment. I'll double check it.

    Shields, Not a bad idea at all. If they are solid, i'll give em a clean and a paint.
     
  4. nwmlarge

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    is it not shoes inside the rear discs ?
     
  5. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Nope, the caliper itself has a handbrake mechanism on it.

    Not really much else to do on a FWD, its quite a basic setup.

    Give the bushes a good pry to check for movement. They almost certainly will be knackered.
     
  6. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I'll have a look.

    I hate doing bushes. :(

    Thanks.
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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  8. Izzy1

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    is this for pre-face lift models or if that's the process in general for rear disc replacement? (removal of the bearing)?
     
  9. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 saloon Team Akoya TDi

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    I'm doing mine on a pre-facelift.
    I assume its the same for all FWD models.
     
  10. Izzy1

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    do you need a special tool to press the bearings in with?
     
  11. tux

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    Looks like taper bearings so just a hammer and suitable drift to drive out the races. A suitably sized socket is needed to put the races back in.
     
  12. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    I tend to use a screwdriver and a hammer!

    A useful trick though, is to knock the old races out (with the screwdriver and hammer) then take a grinder and cut a slot in both of the old races. Then you can sit the old race on top of the new one and beat it with a hammer. Might need to stack two of them up to get it all the way home. Once done, the old race just lifts out due to the slit.
     
  13. tux

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    Now that is a TOP idea! :cool:
     
  14. I did mine a while back, new discs, pads, bearings and the ABS rotors were all done. Handbrake cable is fine, so it can stay. Next on my list is the rear bushes, All of them and I have one broken spring, about 1" of the plastic coated bit came off, but they are 10 years old (as far as I know), so no point in messing about when the rear is stripped anyway.
     

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