[A4] wheel bearing tools

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Mon Apr 7 10:00:04 PDT 2008

The right front wheel bearing on my '99 A4 is starting to make noise (increases
proportional to speed, louder/softer when turning).  The last wheel bearing I
had done by my mechanic. But if I'd bought the tools then, this one would be
almost free, so I'm on the verge of buying the tools.

Harbor Fright has a "good enough" on-car bearing puller:

But I understand using a regular wrench on it is nearly impossible.  So my
inclination is to add an impact wrench to the mix. With no air compressor
(no space in my apartment), a pneumatic one is out of the question. So I'm
in the market for an electrical one.

I'd like a 12V one, to leave in the car to help change a flat tire.  But I
think I'd be better served with a 120V AC wrench, running off an inverter
when needed to be mobile.


Can anyone recommend a good one (decent quality, not Snap-On, but not
Chinese fly-by-night either), either 12V DC or 120V AC. Sears? Lowe's?

Kent McLean
'99 A4 Avant, w/ quattro, V6, Tiptronic, :)
'91 200 TQA #1, backup car
gone but not forgotten:
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody", now with new owner
'91 200 TQA #2, up in smoke 2
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy", up in smoke

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