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    Volkswagen Cars 2000-05

    Wheel Bearings

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    On all vehicles covered by this manual, the front wheel bearings are sealed units, and lubrication is not possible.

    Adjustment



    The front wheel bearings are sealed, no adjustment is necessary or possible.

    The front wheel bearings are sealed, no adjustment is necessary or possible.

    The front wheel bearings are sealed, no adjustment is necessary or possible.

    Removal & Installation




    NOTE
    The hub and bearing are pressed into the knuckle and the bearing cannot be reused once the hub has been removed.

    1. With the vehicle on the ground, remove the front axle nut.
    2.  
    3. Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the steering knuckle.
    4.  
    5. Clamp the upper knuckle-to-strut bolt boss in a vice.
    6.  
    7. Install the special press tool onto the hub as shown and press the hub out of the bearing.
    8.  
    9. If the inner bearing race stayed on the hub, clamp the hub in a vise and use a bearing puller to remove it.
    10.  
    11. On the knuckle, remove the splash shield and internal snap-rings from the bearing housing.
    12.  
    13. After removing the snap-ring, the same press tool can be used to push the bearing out of the knuckle.
    14.  
    15. Clean the bearing housing and hub with a wire brush and inspect all parts. Replace parts that have been distorted or discolored from heat. If the hub is not absolutely prefect where it contacts the inner bearing race, the new bearing will fail quickly.
    16.  

    To install:

    1. The new bearing is pressed in from the hub side using a regular arbor press. Install the snap-ring and support the steering knuckle on the press.
    2.  
    3. Using the old bearing as a press tool, press the new bearing into the housing up against the snap-ring. Be sure the press tool contacts only the outer race of the bearing.
    4.  
    5. Install the outer snap-ring and splash shield. If removed, install the speed sensor rotor onto the hub.
    6.  
    7. Support the inner race on the press and press the hub into the bearing. Be sure the inner race is supported or the bearing fail quickly.
    8.  
    9. Install the steering knuckle and be sure to tighten the axle nut correctly before allowing the vehicle to roll.
    10.  

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the halfshaft retaining bolt.
    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect:

      Front wheel.
       
      ABS wheel speed sensor.
       
      Caliper bracket mounting bolts, then the rotor.
       
      Brake splash guard.
       

    6.  
    7. Loosen the mounting nuts for the lower guide and track links.
    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect:

      Tie rod end from the wheel bearing housing.
       
      Mounting nuts for the lower guide and track links and press out the joints.
       
      Upper control arm pinchbolt and disconnect the arms.
       
      Wheel bearing housing.
       

    10.  
    11. Place the wheel bearing housing on a press.
    12.  
    13. Drive out the hub with the wheel bearing.
    14.  
    15. Using a bearing separator and press, drive hub out of the bearing.
    16.  

    To install:



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing housing-Passat

    1. Press the new wheel bearing into the bearing housing using the appropriate bearing driver.
    2.  
    3. Press the hub into the wheel bearing using the appropriate bearing driver.
    4.  
    5. Install the wheel bearing housing.
    6.  
    7. Slide the CV-joint through the wheel hub and hand-tighten the new nut.
    8.  
    9. Install or connect:

      Lower track control and guide link. New self-locking nut: 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
       
      Both of the upper link ball joints into the wheel bearing. Pinchbolt: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
       
      Tie rod end. New self-locking nut: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Bolt: 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
       
      ABS wheel speed sensor.
       
      Brake splash guard. Retaining bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
       
      Brake rotor.
       
      Brake caliper. Retaining bolt: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
       
      Wheels. Lug bolts: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
       

    10.  
    11. Tighten the halfshaft retaining bolt as follows:

      If equipped with a M14 bolt, tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm) plus12
       
      If equipped with a M16 bolt, tighten to 140 ft. lbs. (190 Nm) plus12
       

    12.  
    13. Check the front suspension alignment, if necessary, adjust.
    14.  


    NOTE
    If either the hub or the wheel bearing are removed, the wheel bearing must be replaced.

    1. Note the radio security code and disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. Remove the bearing housing (knuckle) from the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove any installed shields and/or brackets as necessary.
    6.  
    7. Place the bearing housing (knuckle) onto suitable press plates in a hydraulic press making sure the housing is completely level, and press the wheel hub out of the bearing housing (knuckle).
    8.  
    9. On 1990-97 Passat models, using a sturdy and suitable snap ring pliers, remove the snap ring from the bearing housing (knuckle).
    10.  
    11. Support the bearing housing (knuckle) on suitable press plates and press the bearing out off the housing.
    12.  
    13. Remove the inner race of the wheel bearing from the hub using a suitable and sturdy puller, such as KUKKO® Tool No. 240-1. If necessary, wedge the bearing race upward slightly by wedging a chisel between the bearing and a hub alternately from side-to-side. Once the bearing race is removed, if necessary, dress the area on the hub with a suitable flat-faced file.
    14.  



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    Fig. The 1990-97 Passat models have a sturdy snap ring that must be removed before the bearing is pressed out



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. The wheel bearing is pressed into the bearing housing (knuckle) and the hub is pressed into the bearing

    To install:

    1. Thoroughly inspect the bearing housing (knuckle) and the hub and remove any burrs. If necessary, slightly chamfer the outer perimeter of the housing.
    2.  
    3. Place the bearing housing (knuckle) on suitable press plates in a hydraulic press.
    4.  
    5. While supporting the bearing housing, press the bearing into the housing.
    6.  
    7. On 1990-97 Passat models;
    8.  
      1. Install a new snap ring.
      2.  
      3. If the hub is being replaced, make sure to install the tone ring for the ABS brake system BEFORE pressing the hub into the bearing.
      4.  

    9. Support the inner bearing race of the wheel bearing, and press the hub into the bearing until it is fully seated.
    10.  
    11. The balance of installation is in reverse order of removal.
    12.  

    On all vehicles covered by this manual, the front wheel bearings are sealed units, and lubrication is not required, or necessary.


    NOTE
    The hub and bearing are pressed into the knuckle and the bearing cannot be reused once the hub has been removed.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle on the ground, remove the front axle nut.
    4.  
    5. Remove the steering knuckle.
    6.  
    7. Clamp the upper knuckle-to-strut bolt boss in a vice.
    8.  
    9. Install the special press tool onto the hub as shown and press the hub out of the bearing.
    10.  
    11. If the inner bearing race stayed on the hub, clamp the hub in a vise and use a bearing puller to remove it.
    12.  
    13. On the knuckle, remove the splash shield and internal snaprings from the bearing housing.
    14.  
    15. After removing the snapring, the same press tool can be used to push the bearing out of the knuckle.
    16.  
    17. Clean the bearing housing and hub with a wire brush and inspect all parts. Replace parts that have been distorted or discolored from heat. If the hub is not absolutely prefect where it contacts the inner bearing race, the new bearing will fail quickly.

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and related components-New Beetle



      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing and related components-Cabrio, Golf, GTI and Jetta

    18.  

    To install:

    1. The new bearing is pressed in from the hub side using a regular arbor press. Install the snapring and support the steering knuckle on the press.
    2.  
    3. Using the old bearing as a press tool, press the new bearing into the housing up against the snapring. Be sure the press tool contacts only the outer race of the bearing.
    4.  
    5. Install the outer snapring and splash shield. If removed, install the speed sensor rotor onto the hub.
    6.  
    7. Support the inner race on the press and press the hub into the bearing. Be sure the inner race is supported or the bearing fail quickly.
    8.  
    9. Install the steering knuckle and be sure to tighten the axle nut correctly before allowing the vehicle to roll.
    10.  

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
    2.  
    3. Loosen the halfshaft retaining bolt.
    4.  
    5. Remove or disconnect:

      Front wheel.
       
      ABS wheel speed sensor.
       
      Caliper bracket mounting bolts, then the rotor.
       
      Brake splash guard.
       

    6.  
    7. Loosen the mounting nuts for the lower guide and track links.
    8.  
    9. Remove or disconnect:

      Tie rod end from the wheel bearing housing.
       
      Mounting nuts for the lower guide and track links and press out the joints.
       
      Upper control arm pinchbolt and disconnect the arms.
       
      Wheel bearing housing.
       

    10.  
    11. Place the wheel bearing housing on a press.
    12.  
    13. Drive out the hub with the wheel bearing.
    14.  
    15. Using a bearing separator and press, drive hub out of the bearing.
    16.  

    To install:

    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front wheel bearing housing-Passat

    1. Press the new wheel bearing into the bearing housing using the appropriate bearing driver.
    2.  
    3. Press the hub into the wheel bearing using the appropriate bearing driver.
    4.  
    5. Install the wheel bearing housing.
    6.  
    7. Slide the CV-joint through the wheel hub and hand-tighten the new nut.
    8.  
    9. Install or connect:

      Lower track control and guide link. New self-locking nut: 74 ft. lbs. (100 Nm).
       
      Both of the upper link ball joints into the wheel bearing. Pinchbolt: 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
       
      Tie rod end. New self-locking nut: 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm). Bolt: 44 inch lbs. (5 Nm).
       
      ABS wheel speed sensor.
       
      Brake splash guard. Retaining bolts: 84 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
       
      Brake rotor.
       
      Brake caliper. Retaining bolt: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
       
      Wheels. Lug bolts: 89 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
       

    10.  
    11. Tighten the halfshaft retaining bolt as follows:

      If equipped with a M14 bolt, tighten to 85 ft. lbs. (115 Nm) plus 1 / 2 turn (180°)
       
      If equipped with a M16 bolt, tighten to 140 ft. lbs. (190 Nm) plus 1 / 2 turn (180°)
       

    12.  
    13. Check the front suspension alignment, if necessary, adjust.
    14.  

    With Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle on the ground, remove the front axle nut. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the steering knuckle.
    6.  
    7. Clamp the upper knuckle-to-strut bolt boss in a vice.
    8.  
    9. Install the special press tool onto the hub (as shown in the illustration) and press the hub out of the bearing.
    10.  
    11. If the inner bearing race stayed on the hub, clamp the hub in a vise and use a bearing puller to remove it.
    12.  
    13. On the knuckle, remove the splash shield and internal snap-rings from the bearing housing.
    14.  
    15. After removing the snap-ring, the same press tool can be used to push the bearing out of the knuckle.
    16.  
    17. Clean the bearing housing and hub with a wire brush, then inspect all parts. Replace parts that have been distorted or discolored from heat. If the hub is not absolutely perfect where it contacts the inner bearing race, the new bearing will fail quickly.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. The new bearing is pressed in from the hub side using a regular arbor press. Install the snap-ring and support the steering knuckle on the press.
    2.  
    3. Using the old bearing as a press tool, drive the new bearing into the housing up against the snap-ring. Make sure the press tool contacts only the outer race of the bearing.
    4.  
    5. Install the outer snap-ring and splash shield. If removed, install the speed sensor rotor onto the hub.
    6.  
    7. Support the inner race on the press and drive the hub into the bearing. Make sure the inner race is supported or the bearing fail quickly.
    8.  
    9. Install the steering knuckle and carefully lower the vehicle. BE SURE to tighten the axle nut correctly before allowing the vehicle to roll.
    10.  
    11. Connect the battery cable.
    12.  

    Without Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
    1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
    2.  
    3. With the vehicle on the ground, remove the front axle nut. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
    4.  
    5. Remove the steering knuckle.
    6.  
    7. To remove the hub, support the knuckle assembly in an arbor press with the hub facing down.
    8.  
    9. Use a proper size arbor that will fit through the bearing and press the hub out.
    10.  
    11. If the inner bearing race stayed on the hub, clamp the hub in a vise and use a bearing puller to remove it.
    12.  
    13. On the knuckle, remove the splash shield and internal snap-rings from the bearing housing.
    14.  
    15. With the knuckle in the same pressing position, press the bearing out.
    16.  
    17. Clean the bearing housing and hub with a wire brush, then inspect all parts. Replace parts that have been distorted or discolored from heat. If the hub is not absolutely perfect where it contacts the inner bearing race, the new bearing will fail quickly.
    18.  

    To install:

    1. The new bearing is pressed in from the hub side. Install the snap-ring and support the steering knuckle on the press.
    2.  
    3. Using the old bearing as a press tool, drive the new bearing into the housing up against the snap-ring. Make sure the press tool contacts only the outer race of the bearing.
    4.  
    5. Install the outer snap-ring and splash shield.
    6.  
    7. Support the inner race on the press and drive the hub into the bearing. Make sure the inner race is supported or the bearing will fail quickly.
    8.  
    9. Install the steering knuckle, then carefully lower the vehicle. BE SURE to tighten the axle nut correctly before allowing the vehicle to roll.
    10.  
    11. Connect the battery cable.
    12.  

     
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