Wheel bearing replacement

RobMorris

Registered User
Chaps

I need to replace a wheel bearing on the front.

Is it easy enough for me to replace myself I do I need to take to a specialist mechanic with specialist tools?

Ive seen on eBay a bearing for £10 or a kit for £30 which looks like a simple bolt on?

Cheers
 

Mike_B

Registered User
I could stand to be corrected on this, but when I looked at doing the same job the words "hydraulic press" in the context of getting the thing on, kinda pointed me to my local friendly garage.
 

B5NUT

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
on the B6 it's a bolt on bearing, but is till a ****** to get the thing out. The £10 bearing are for the B5 model. Also I would be looking to pay more than £25 for a bearing unless you want to replace them every 6 months. Make sure you get new bolts, and your going to need a torque wrench & big *** breaker bar!
 

RobMorris

Registered User
Cheers Mike - ive printed that 'how to' out and im 50/50 whether to tackleit myself or use a mechanic.
it looks simple enough..?

Cheers B5NUT - ive bought a bearing kit for £35 that comes with fresh bolts..
I do have a torque wrench but need to get a couple of tools as per the above 'how to'
 

Alan H

Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......
When I did mine I just undid the bolts then drifted the bearing out with a copper mallet. It was a bit tight, but not seized in or anything.
 

Alan H

Need a V8 or Bi-Turbo.......
cheers mate then you banged the new one back in?

Basically yes. Just make sure it's square before you start tapping it in, then you can use the bolts to pull it flush. Tighten the bolts as though you were tightening a roadwheel.
 
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