[Vwdiesel] Golf eating rear wheel bearings.

Roger Brown r.c.brown at ieee.org
Sat Mar 27 17:15:02 EST 2004

LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
>   If the axle stub were bent, the hub wouldn't turn freely when snuged up.
> The bearing should really bind.  It's likely as Roger pointed out.  I put
> new bearings in the Jetta and had to re-tension them in a month or
> so.  Then again in a couple more.  After a few more months I thought
> I had bad rear shocks.  It turned out both rear bearings were so loose
> again that the car was wandering all over the place.  I try and check
> them about every 6 months, just in case.

I like to give my rear wheels a grab any time I have them off the ground.  Release the parking brake and grab ahold on opposite sides and give it a tug, if you feel any play or looseness, pop off the wheel and give the retaining nut a little nudge until
you can get the cotter pin back in at the next slot that lines up.  I find mine get worked loose if I drive a lot of rough and gravel roads.


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