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

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Rear suspension, drive shaft / Wheel bearing assembly, trailing arm / Removing and installing wheel bearing unit, 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, four-wheel drive

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1410-
Removing
–  Loosen outer drive shaft threaded connection → Chapter.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Remove coil springs → Chapter.
–  Remove drive shaft → Chapter
–  Detach brake carrier with brake caliper and tie to body with wire → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
  Note
Do not suspend brake caliper by brake hose - risk of damage.
–  Remove bolt for brake disc and remove brake disc.
 

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

–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
–  Pull wheel bearing unit from wheel bearing housing.
  Caution
Avoid soiling and damage to seal when placing on a surface/storing.
 

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

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, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

When picking wheel bearing up, never grasp inner side.
Grasp only outer side of wheel bearing.
The same procedure applies to the wheel bearing without hub.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
The threaded connections of the wheel bearing housing may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
–  When does wheel alignment have to be checked → Chapter?
 

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

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