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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

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Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Fitting sleeve -3241/4-
Hub grease cap puller -VW 637/2-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Tool insert -T10162 A-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1410-

 
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
   
–  Loosen grease cap from seat by tapping lightly on the claw of the hub grease cap puller -VW 637/2--1-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

–  Pry off grease cap.
1 -  Hub grease cap puller -VW 637/2-
–  Detach brake carrier with brake caliper and tie to body with wire → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
  Note
Hang brake caliper from body.
–  Remove bolt for brake disc and remove brake disc.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

–  Unscrew bolt -1- using bit XZN 18 -T10162 A--2-.
  Caution
Do not use an impact driver when removing bolt -1- with socket -T10162 A--2-!
–  Pull wheel bearing unit off stub axle.
  Caution
Avoid soiling and damage to seal when placing on a surface or storing.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

Wheel bearing -1- must always face upwards.
–  Always set wheel bearing unit on hub -2- when placing on a surface.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

–  Carefully push wheel hub/wheel bearing unit -2- onto stub axle.
  Caution
Ensure that the wheel hubs/wheel bearing unit does not cant!
–  Screw in new bolt -1- and tighten to specified torque.
  Note
First tighten bolt to specified torque setting using torque wrench.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

Use a rigid spanner for turning further by angle.
  Caution
Do not use an impact driver when tightening bolt -1- with socket -T10162 A--2-!
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

–  Drive in dust cap.
1 -  Fitting sleeve -3241/4-
Always renew removed grease caps.
Damaged grease caps may allow moisture to enter the bearing. Therefore, always use the tool shown in the illustration.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

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