[A4] wheel bearing tools

Phil Yee philter at myway.com
Tue Apr 8 15:12:15 PDT 2008

 regarding the need for a impact driver,  i took off some of those nuts before.  i did it with a 4ft pipe over my breaker bar.  i can't remember the specified torque, but hell if i could set my torque wrench that high, which becomes the real problem - re-torque'ing that muther.  and i don't think an impact driver will help you.  a reasonable way is to use the pipe-over-breaker bar, retorque reasonably tight, and then pay a shop $20 to retorque it properly for you. ----------------------------------------------------------------------Message: 1Date: Mon, 07 Apr 2008 13:00:04 -0400From: Kent McLean <kentmclean at comcast.net>Subject: [A4] wheel bearing toolsTo: quattro <quattro at audifans.com>, A4-list <a4 at audifans.com>Message-ID: <47FA5314.2030303 at comcast.net>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowedThe right front wheel bearing on my '99 A4 is starting to make noise (increasesproportional to speed, louder/softer when turning). The last 
wheel bearing Ihad done by my mechanic. But if I'd bought the tools then, this one would bealmost free, so I'm on the verge of buying the tools.Harbor Fright has a "good enough" on-car bearing puller:<" target=_blank>http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=45210>;But I understand using a regular wrench on it is nearly impossible. So myinclination 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'min the market for an electrical one.I'd like a 12V one, to leave in the car to help change a flat tire. But Ithink I'd be better served with a 120V AC wrench, running off an inverterwhen needed to be mobile.Comments?Can anyone recommend a good one (decent quality, not Snap-On, but notChinese fly-by-night either), either 12V DC or 120V AC. Sears? Lowe's?Mail-order?-Phil

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