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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, torsion beam axle

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, torsion beam axle

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.
–  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.
   
–  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, torsion beam axle

–  Pry off grease cap.
1 -  Hub grease cap puller -VW 637/2-
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, torsion beam axle

–  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, torsion beam axle

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

Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, torsion beam axle

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, torsion beam axle

–  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 - wheel bearing assembly, torsion beam axle“
→ 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, torsion beam axle

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-   ...

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- ...

Other materials:

Test prerequisites
Check wheel suspension, wheel bearing assembly and steering for excessive play and damage. Tread depth difference of no more than 2 mm on one axle. Tyres inflated to correct pressures. ...

Vehicle path display
Fig. 152 Vehicle path display without steering input (colour display) Fig. 153 Vehicle path display with steering input (colour display) First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Key   and   Meaning ...

Without roller dynamometer for four-wheel drive vehicles
  Note If no test rig is available for four-wheel drive vehicles, the brake test can also be carried out on a standard single-axle roller dynamometer as follows: –  Drive vehicle forwards onto the rollers. ...

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