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Wheel bearing

rob0904 Feb 1, 2020

  1. rob0904

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    Hi, I've got a bad wheel bearing it seems I've tried moving tyres round, no better. I can't feel any play in it but it's getting loader now.

    I'm quiet happy to change it myself but I can't seem to find anywhere selling a complete assembly.

    My A6 is a 2015 2.0 ultra if that makes any difference.

    If anyone knows where get them from could you post me a link. Thanks
     
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  3. Buxton2901

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    I replaced one on my BITDi in December.
    I Struggled to find the hub and bearing assembled so paid a garage 120 to put an SKF bearing in
     
  4. rob0904

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    Found one on ebay but would you trust that bearing?

    I was hoping it was tyres as there getting close to the limit I'm out of luck
     
  5. asalhan

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    I replaced mine last year. I bought one from ebay from a firm in the UK. I've never had any issues since. I enjoyed the work too! :D
     
  6. fingermouse

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    I just did the bearing hub presses out with ease.

    Getting the bearing housing out off the car is harder
     
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  7. rob0904

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    How did u get the bearing out of the up right? I've been hammering mine for about 5 hours no movement at all.
     
  8. fingermouse

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    I used a square ended chisel and took it back and forth moving 10mm clockwise then 15 cm anti clockwise.

    Think I used some heat on the first one I did and wd40.

    They bind in well. Once it was moving circular I kept going anti clockwise and it screwed itself out. It's not threaded but every knock round it came out a bit. You can get a bar in and help it.

    Iirc once it was 10mm to 15mm forward it fell out.
     
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    Mine hasn't moved a single millimetre, hammered sideways, from the back on bolts and a chisel between the faces.

    Seen people using slide hammers but I can't see them moving this ******.
     
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    The chisel you used was it a proper bolsters chisel. Might be what I was doing wrong I only have wood chisels.
     
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    I read the stories of people spending hours trying to get the bearing out, thats why I thought it was better to pay a garage as they have the right tools and probably know all the tricks etc.
    Good luck mate

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    Going to have another go at it today, if it doesn't play ball it will off to a garage.

    Let's see what today brings haah
     
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    I've got it off with a bolter chisel but the rain has beaten me. only got to bolt it back together which is such a good felling.
     
  15. fingermouse

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    nice one the chisel I used was a blunt rectangle ended one. the end measures 10mm x 30mm approx. I hit the lugs to spin the mounting round if that make sense.

    Think its a old builder chisel it from my dads arsenal of tools lol
     
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    All back together now but I think the other side has gone tootoo, just this one was louder..... God I'm looking forward to that.
     
  17. CHEZ

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    Should always replace in pairs.
    If one has gone, the other won't be far behind
     
  18. rob0904

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    Yeah, was a bit of wiseful thinking. The noise from this one hid the noise from the other..... Another day under the car then. At least I have more of an idea next time.
     
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    Just to update this thread. I've done the other side. Still a pig of a job but it's done and car is sounding smooth again. Just got to see how long they last.

    So £140 for 2 complete bearing assemblies and many hours in the wheel arches.
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  21. Buxton2901

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    Well done mate. You have more patience than I do

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  22. rob0904

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    I'm just tight haha
     
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    What were some symptoms that you knew they needed to me replaced?


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  24. rob0904

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    Whirring, humming sounds from 40 mph...

    Tried swapping wheels around to see if the sound moved, in the hope it was a tyre...

    Once I did the first one which was the loudest I heard the other side was moaning too.

    Sounding quiet now tho
     

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