[Vwdiesel] Golf eating rear wheel bearings.

Nate Wall natewall1 at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 27 20:54:42 EST 2004

Are you using clean grease (not from a can stored
w/out its lid)? Also, did you completely clean out all
the old grease in the hub cavity. It may be possible
that you are not getting all the contaminants out from
the original bearing failure.

--- George Harris <harchris at smokesignal.net> wrote:
> This is so simple I'm embarrassed to ask. I have
> replaced the left rear 
> wheel bearings on a Golf series 3 twice now within
> six months and they 
> have self destructed again.
> When I do a bearing job I clean the axle, blow all
> the brake dust away 
> with compressed air, clean the new bearing with
> parts cleaner and 
> compressed air, then pack the new bearing with
> grease using a bearing 
> packer. I install the bearing, tightening until it
> gets harder to rotate 
> the wheel, then back off a bit. The bearing on the
> right side is still 
> fine from it's first replacement when I did them
> both at the same time.
> Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong? Is it
> possible that something 
> is causing the bearing to go? Is it possible the
> axle is bent and it's 
> causing the bearing to destruct prematurely?
> Cheers
> George
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