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Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, torsion beam axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Fitting sleeve - 3241/4-
  • Wheel hub cover extractor - VW 637/2-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Socket bit - T10162 A-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Remove brake mount with brake caliper and fasten to body with wire.

Note Hang up brake calliper on body.

  • Remove bolt for brake disc and remove brake disc.
  • Loosen grease cap from seat by tapping lightly on the claw of the hub grease cap puller - VW 637/2- -1-.

  • Pry off grease cap.
  1. - Wheel hub cover extractor - VW 637/2-

  • Unscrew bolt -1- using socket - T10162 A- -2-.
Caution

Do not use an impact driver when removing bolt -1- with socket - T10162 A- -2-!

  • Pull wheel bearing unit off stub axle.
Caution
  • Avoid soiling and damage to seal when placing on a surface/ storing away.

Rear suspension

Wheel bearing -1- must always be pointing upwards.

  • Always place wheel bearing unit on wheel hub -2-.

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • Carefully push wheel hub/wheel bearing unit onto stub axle.
Caution

Ensure that the wheel hubs/wheel bearing unit does not cant!

  • Screw in new bolt and tighten to specified torque.

Note

  • First tighten bolt to specified torque setting using torque wrench.
  • Use a rigid spanner for turning further by angle.
Caution

Do not use an impact driver when tightening bolt -1- with socket - T10162 A- -2-!

Rear suspension

  • Drive in dust cap.
  1. - Fitting sleeve - 3241/4-

Always renew removed grease caps.

Damaged grease caps may allow moisture to enter the bearing.

Therefore, always use the tool shown in the illustration.

Specified torques

  • Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc.

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, frontwheel drive

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Fitting sleeve - 3241/4-
  • Wheel hub cover extractor - VW 637/2-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Socket bit - T10162 A-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Loosen grease cap from seat by tapping lightly on the claw of the hub grease cap puller - VW 637/2- -1-.

Rear suspension

  • Pry off grease cap.
  1. - Wheel hub cover extractor - VW 637/2-
  • Remove brake mount with brake caliper and fasten to body with wire.

Rear suspension

Note Hang up brake calliper on body.

  • Remove bolt for brake disc and remove brake disc.
  • Unscrew bolt -1- using socket - T10162 A- -2-.
Caution

Do not use an impact driver when removing bolt -1- with socket - T10162 A- -2-!

  • Pull wheel bearing unit off stub axle.
Caution
  • Avoid soiling and damage to seal when placing on a surface/ storing away.

Rear suspension

Wheel bearing -1- must always be pointing upwards.

  • Always place wheel bearing unit on wheel hub -2-.

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • Carefully push wheel hub/wheel bearing unit -2- onto stub axle.
Caution

Ensure that the wheel hubs/wheel bearing unit does not cant!

  • Screw in new bolt -1- and tighten to specified torque.

Rear suspension

Note

  • First tighten bolt to specified torque setting using torque wrench.
  • Use a rigid spanner for turning further by angle.
Caution

Do not use an impact driver when tightening bolt -1- with socket - T10162 A- -2-!

Rear suspension

  • Drive in dust cap.
  1. - Fitting sleeve - 3241/4-

Always renew removed grease caps.

Damaged grease caps may allow moisture to enter the bearing.

Therefore, always use the tool shown in the illustration.

Specified torques

  • Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc.

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

Special tools and workshop equipment required

Rear suspension

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Rear suspension

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Loosen bolt securing drive shaft at wheel hub.
  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Remove coil springs.
  • Remove drive shaft.
  • Remove brake mount with brake caliper and fasten to body with wire.

Note Do not leave the brake clip hanging from the hose. It may be damaged.

  • Remove bolt for brake disc and remove brake disc.
  • Remove bolts -arrows-.
  • Pull wheel bearing unit from wheel bearing housing.
Caution
  • Avoid soiling and damage to seal when placing on a surface/ storing away.

Rear suspension

  • Wheel bearing -1- must always be pointing upwards.
  • Always put down the wheel bearing unit with the wheel hub -2- facing downwards.

  • Do not touch the inside of the wheel bearing when you pick it up.
  • Always take hold of the outside of the wheel bearing.

The same procedure applies to the wheel bearing without wheel hub.

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

  • The threaded connections of the wheel bearing housing may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position.

Specified torques

  • Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc.

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