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rear wheel bearing replacement a3 18t

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by weelo, Jun 3, 2012.

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    [Jun 3, 2012]
    hi guys. new to the audi sene.. just gt a nice a3 mk1 {agu},, rear bearing has a wine lol .am nt tha familair with the a3 so any {how 2s} will be a big help!! thanks dave
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    [Jun 3, 2012]
    You need a press weelo, best letting a pro do it.
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    can you get the complete hub with bearing? would ov thought it would ov been a lot less hassel lol
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    If its a fwd you can indeed get a bearing/hub pre made combo.
    Quattro's are a bit more tricky.

    Assuming yours is a FWD model:
    Its straight forward. Remove wheel, brake calliper and carrier and disc.
    Undo the centre hub nut (30mm 12 point) replace in reverse order.
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    yes its fwd. thanks for tha pal
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    Might be cheaper to get just the bearing matey and getting a friend that's either handy with the tools or is aa mechanic anyway and getting them to do it rather than forking out for a whole hub/bearing ore-pressed combo?

    Hope you get it sorted easy enough either way :)

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    hi mate bit of a silly question but did you no it was a wheel bearing gone by play in the wheel or just a whine? reason for asking is just i have a bad whining which sounds like a wheel bearing but none of the wheels seem to have any play.
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    Your actual wheel won't have any play on one edge in and out as such if that makes sense, if it is a bearing you'll normally hear it start a deep grinding sound at about 30mph upwards as you gradually accelerate.

    Hope this helps mate!
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    seems to be a whine bud.. comes n goes lol..starting to gt a bit louder now tho {ant checkd wat wheel yet}
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    [Jun 4, 2012]
    sound bud am going gsf {lincoln} in mornin..as need a dipsick tube aswell lol
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