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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Removing
–  Remove bolt for drive shaft → Chapter.
  Caution
Wheel bearings must not be subjected to load after bolt securing drive shaft to wheel hub has been loosened.
If wheel bearings are loaded with weight of vehicle, bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearing.
It is not permissible to loosen drive shaft bolt more than 90° if vehicle is standing on its wheels.
Do not attempt to move the vehicle without the drive shafts fitted as this would damage the wheel bearing. If a vehicle nevertheless has to be moved, comply with the following:
Install an outer joint instead of the drive shaft.
Tighten outer joint to 120 Nm.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Detach brake caliper and tie to body with wire → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
–  Remove brake disc → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

Vehicles with vehicle level sender
–  Unscrew nut -1-.
–  Pull bracket -2- for front left vehicle level sender -G78- and/or for front right vehicle level sender -G289- out of suspension link -3-, as applicable
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3-.
–  Pull coupling rod -3- out of anti-roll bar -2-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

–  Remove nuts -arrows-.
–  Pull swivel joint out of suspension link.
–  Pull outer joint of drive shaft out of wheel hub.
–  Secure drive shaft to body with wire.
–  Bolt swivel joint to suspension link -arrows- again.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
–  Take wheel bearing unit out of wheel bearing housing.
  Caution
Prevent damage to seal through soiling or when mounting, storing or placing on a surface.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

When placing wheel bearing unit down, wheel bearing -1- must always face upwards.
Always set wheel bearing unit on hub -2- when placing on a surface.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

When picking wheel bearing up, never grasp inner side.
Grasp only outer side of wheel bearing.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Note
Lever on vehicle level sender must face towards outside of vehicle.
Thread of vehicle level sender must be screwed into outer hole in suspension link. Retaining lug for vehicle level sender must engage in inner hole in order to guarantee correct installation position.
–  On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - wheel bearing assembly“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - lower suspension link, swivel joint“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front vehicle level senders“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Brake disc bolt → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing
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