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Rear wheel bearing replacement? Talk to me!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ARH, Aug 13, 2013.

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    [Aug 13, 2013]
    I have a 55 plate (facelift) a3 1.6 FSI, the wheel bearings have gone so I went euro and got the whole hub with the bearings etc, but I just want to know how hard/easy it is?

    Any tips?

    Do I need to remove the big multi spline in the middle of the hub?

    Any help would be great as I am attempting it tomorrow!


    Aaron
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    [Aug 13, 2013]
    remove caliper and pads
    remove discs
    undo centre nut and remove hub assy
    sorry cant remember torque setting for centre nut
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    Is the multi spline a M16 or M18? I have just found a M16 spline bit which fits OK but not great, but I reckon I'll be able to get it off with a M16 spline bit?
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    Make sure you have the correct spline socket - it has to be spot on otherwise it will slip and round off due to the amount of torque you are going to have to use to undo it.
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    Ok mate no problem ill go buy one today.

    Could anyone tell me what torque settin the bolt is? My car is a 1.6 fsi 55 plate if that helps?
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