Removal and replacement is easy as long as you have the right tools. The most difficult part of the job is breaking loose the 27mm axle nut that holds the drive shaft to the hub. Comments and Suggestions: Bobby Comments: We took the caliper off but not the bracket,we wiggled the rotor out,took old hub off,put new 1 on but couldn't get the rotor back in??? So from what I can find here is the procedure for the Front correct me if wrong : · 12mm triple square driver to remove the old hubs. Make sure you use new hub-bearing bolts because these are single use bolts and if they fail your wheel will fall off. There are quite a few threads on the Briskoda and seatcupra forums with exactly the same problems. . Use the bolt to seat the new bearing and torque to specs.
Certain tyre tread patterns don't work well with the pressures excerted on the inner edges of the rear tyres, and this leads to the uneven circumferential wear to which I think you are referring. I have 76K miles on my original bearing. You should be able to pick up a vibration in the spring. Please see our article on replacing your front rotor. Rear wheel bearings replaced under warranty. It's fine if it's resting against the lower control arm but don't let it hang off to the side.
. April 16, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Good catch, it isn't covered in the caliper article. Then, once car is on ground, +180 degree turn. Does this sound like a wheel bearing, if so, which would be the obvious one to check first? Installation is the reverse of removal. Grrr with the stereo turned down.
If you run your hand around the inners of the rear tyres in one direction and then another you will feel it. There is an inner circlip on the bearing that will need to be removed before the bearing will pull out. See our tech article on jacking up your vehicle. It won't come out unless the ball joint has been disconnected. I have noticed that it gets worse though with passengers in the car. I've noticed a humming noise coming from the rear getting louder. Fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric tyres which are much quiter than previous Continental or Dunlop Sport Maxx that i had on the car previously.
I shopped around for the rear wheel bearings and I could find them cheaper but they were chinese made. This is due to your password not being migrated across during our conversion. If you do have an impact gun remove the wheel before using the impact gun on the nut. December 15, 2018 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You probably just didn't get it in same position going back in. Use a long socket with some padding on the end or a loosely threaded axle bolt back it off a few turns so there's a tiny gap for it to move with a big hammer and push the axle out a little bit. Remove the brake caliper and rotor.
I'm assuming that it'll wear the hub that the bearing is sitting in, so will become costlier to replace? Don't remove the wheel bolts until the car is safely lifted and secured on jack stands. At first I thought it was differential howl, or maybe the new snow tires I installed. Anyone have torque values on the bolts for re-intallation? I believe it is the Passenger Rear as when I turn left the noise increased. We had to take the brake caliper mounting bracket off. I'm trying to minimise the expense, but if its cheaper to get sorted now than later i'll go with it.
Thanks, Jim March 8, 2017 Followup from the Pelican Staff: You will need either a M8, M12 or M14 triple square and a 30mm 12 point metric socket. Next, place the largest breaker bar you have on the socket and break the nut loose. You can check for a noisy wheel bearing with the vehicle stationary too. Installation is the reverse of removal. The most obvious would be a howling or grinding noise from a front wheel while in motion. Thanks for the feedback guys.
Electric impact guns can be purchased inexpensively and make a great addition to your tool kit. Are you starting to hear a grinding, wobbling noise coming from your front wheels? This article is based on one of those shared components but the work may have been performed on a different model than your vehicle. This is a common issue arising from the use of wider tyres on the Mk5. Chances are the wheel bearings may be starting to fail. Clean out the hub and axle splies so that the wheel bearing and axle will sit straight. It doesn't matter if you damage the wheel bearing splines since it's part of the hub and you're going to replace it anyways, but you don't want to deform the axle threads. ?? Make sure to read the section about the axle bolt! Do not forget to use new single use hardware where applicable.
If you're changing both sides not needed unless they're both bad before raising the car to keep the car stable. The nut is on under a tremendous amount of torque. Bearing: Also if anyone knows of cheaper prices let me know! Have you noticed a wheel that shakes when you drive? I will see if i can have the info added. You will also need to remove the brake caliper and rotor. Still got the droning noise, so wasn't down to the mis-shapen tyre theory.