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Wheel Bearing Removal Kits

Ian2012 Sep 9, 2013

  1. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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    Has anyone used these kits that pull the front bearing wheel out and push a new one in without taking the hub off the car? are they worth the money?

    Thanks

    Ian
     
  2. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    is this made for the Audi?

    as the bearings (yes theres two) are pressed on to the hub and the whole lot bolts in then I can't see them working
     
  3. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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    ok i get it i thought there was just one big bearing a bit like old school audi 80/90 etc
     
  4. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    year there is actually two bearings and one is a different size to the other and the shaft on the hub is stepped too

    In my experience I would buy the hub complete with bearing and replace the lot as one
     
  5. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    The front bearings are part of a replaceable assembly which unbolts - as opposed to other cars (i.e-fiestas) where the bearing needs to be pressed.

    Take a look at this thread;
    DIY: Front wheel bearing replacement
     
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  6. madmike01uk

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    are they quite simple to do? I think mine may need doing but I'm not sure if it's not just noisy front tyres.
     
  7. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I took mine out when I replaced the upright - I would say its straight forward yes.
    The guide I linked to above has it pretty much spot on.
     
  8. stu_m

    stu_m Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    its a little fiddly but can easily be done

    I replaced the bearing and holder rather then the whole hub and bearing next time I will be replacing the whole hub though
     
  9. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

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    Oh my god AlexGSi what a find thank you so much
     
  10. Mike_B

    Mike_B Active Member

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    Note the ref to a press!
     

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