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how to replace rear wheel bearing on 2001 jetta wolfsburg

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how to replace rear wheel bearing on 2001 jetta wolfsburg
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Your Auto Inspector replied 5 years ago.

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Pull off wheel bearing/wheel hub unit from stub axle.

 

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  • A - Puller with leg clamp, e.g. Kukko 20/2
  • Pull off bearing inner race from stub axle.
  • Only use puller - A - with leg clamp e.g. Kukko 204-2 (commercial type).

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  • Attach special tool 3420 and pull wheel bearing/wheel hub unit on to stop.

Caution: Make sure that the hubs/wheel bearing unit does not tilt!

  • Remove assembly tool 3420 ab.
  • Install wheel bearing/wheel hub unit as far as possible on stub axle.

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  • Use a new 12-point nut - A - and tighten to 175 Nm (129 ft. lbs.) .
  • Install brake disc.
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    • Drive in dust cap.

    Note:

    • Always replace dust caps.
    • Damaged (dented) dust caps allow ingress of moisture, always use the tool illustrated. Always use tool illustrated to reduce chance of damage to dust cap.

    Further installation in reverse order

    • Install and fasten wheel.

    Fastener/location Tightening torque:

    Brake caliper to rear axle 65 Nm (48 ft. lbs.)

     

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you.

    Customer: replied 5 years ago.
    So I need a special tool to remove the hub assembly from the stub axle? Where can I get this tool?
    Expert:  Your Auto Inspector replied 5 years ago.

    Yes you will need a puller tool. There is a tool specifically designed for this job, but a 2 jaw gear puller should work just as good. You can buy a gear puller at any autoparts store.

     

    Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to assist you.

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