Exchanging front struts

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Feb 1 22:23:45 EST 2005


Are you planning to upgrade your previously downgraded brakes, back up to
the oriaginal UFOs?
You don't need a spring compressor until you have the strut assembly out of
the car, and then only if you wish to disassemble it.    If not, and you
only want to solve the broken wheel bolt problem, do as follows:  With the
strut assembly out of the car, just push the hub from the bearing housing
such that you can more easily work on the offending hub.  If careful, this
will not damage the bearing, which can be relubed and reassembled after you
remove the broken bolt ends.

Toward this end and FYI, I will FWD to you my old Wheel Bearing Postmortem
post of 11/01.  Ask further if uncertain.


> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2005 19:34:33 -0500
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Exchanging front struts
> I'm having no luck removing the broken wheel bolt ends from my hub, so I'm
> considering replacing the front G60 struts with some of the UFO struts I've
> been accumulating.  I presume I need to compress the spring and disengage
> the axle like I did when I replaced the axle on one of our V8s.  What do I
> use to compress the spring?  I assume the VAG tool costs half the price of
> a car, so you-all must have some alternative.
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