[Vwdiesel] front wheel bearings
vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Thu Apr 12 00:11:00 EDT 2007
sounds good, I have a press, any idea what the bearing numbers are that
On Apr 12, 2007, at 12:06 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/11/2007 10:58:52 PM Central Daylight Time,
> vbriggs at stny.rr.com writes:
>> any advice on changing front wheel bearings that doesn't require just
>> replacing the entire hub ? They got the bearings in there, there has
>> be a way to press them out...
>> 86' golf.
> Just did it on the Passat, nearly identical. There's two ways to do
> One is an "on the car" press that uses cups, plates and a threaded rod
> "pull" the bearing out and press the new one in. The other way is to
> pull the
> knuckle out and use a press of vise and large sockets or what have
> you. Press
> out the hub which will take one inner race with it and destroy the
> Press out the outer race and remainder of the bearing. Cold chissel
> the inner
> race away from the hub (pound into straight down between the two)
> until you get
> a gap. A friend's shop usually uses two pry bars and then "pops" the
> race off
> the hub in a few tries. I didn't have time so I fired up the torch
> and cut
> it. I've used a grinder too to cut most of the way through the race
> then split
> it and pop it off.
> Press the new bearing into the knujckle (there's snap ringe inner
> and outer
> btw. Then SUPPORT THE INNER RACE while you seat the hub from the
> other side.
> Failure to fully support the race from the back will ruin the bearing!
> Put the hub/knuckle assy. back in the car and align. Or mark the
> location well and you might get away without alignment.
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