Type 44 wheel bearing DIY BTDT?

Steven Hauptmann hauptmanns at MAIL.LLR.STATE.SC.US
Thu Feb 13 15:43:11 EST 2003

The preferred method to do JUST wheel bearings is to use the special tool
(anyone remember the tool#???).  From what I have read on this list, this
tool allows removal of the wheel bearings with the strut assembly still
attached to the vehicle.

I replaced my wheel bearings the old fashioned way, with a shop press, while
converting to the later V8 strut assemblies/G60 brakes, installing H&R
springs and replacing the struts/strut bearings, and control arms.

If you decide pull the strut assemblies, let me know and I will put my
caliper to the 5ktq strut assemblies sitting in my shed (which were sent in
error and that I have yet to send back) and let you know what diameter press
tools/pipe you will need to press the bearings in/out.

Unless you need/want to replace a bunch of other suspension parts while your
getting dirty as I did, it will save time and effort to borrow/rent the

If you don't get a good response on the tool number/where to get it, try
searching the archives, I'm sure you'll find something.

Steve Hauptmann
South Carolina

-----Original Message-----
From: Archibald, Jon [mailto:Jarchibald at whpacific.com]
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2003 2:06 PM
To: 200q20v at audifans.com
Subject: Type 44 wheel bearing DIY BTDT?

My sister's 5kcsq has at least one crapped-out wheel bearing. Is the
method for changing them out the same as on the later t44 cars, and if
so, has anyone published a good DIY procedural? Sorry for the
non-200q20v topic, I subscribe to this list because I have one of the
200q20v motors in my urq, and I feel like even general info on this list
is a litle more "boiled down" than that gotten off the main list.
Jon Archibald
'85 urq w/3b
'86 5kcsq
'86 4kcsq
'81 5+5

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