08-02-2007, 04:03 PM
Has anyone replaced the bearings on these? I am about to do it. The question I have is should I press the bearing in or just use the torque suggested in the bently manual. The bearing replacement is very vague in the manual. Any help would really be appreciated. I have one side totally tore appart, except for getting the puller to take it off the axle.
Thanks in Advance.
08-02-2007, 04:04 PM
Crap forgot to say it is a trubo quatro, BIG BEARING.
08-02-2007, 04:18 PM
Your talking about the wheel bearings? If you don't have a HubShark wheel bearing tool, which lets you do the job on the car, you'll need access to a press, for which you need to remove the strut housing completely.
08-02-2007, 08:03 PM
ya thats what I am doing now is removing the strut housing. Putting it back in though...How far doI press?
08-03-2007, 03:44 AM
The wheel bearing gets pressed until it seats against a shoulder in the housing, I believe. You do not grease the housing or the bearing before pressing into place.
08-04-2007, 05:05 PM
When I pressed the bearings into the housing it went up to 8 tons before moving with lube on the bearing. Doubt that is moving at all... But already had it done before I saw your post :( I just pressed the bearing into the housing till I could fit the clip into the housing. As for the hub, it went fairly easily so we just did it till we felt resistance. Gonna put it on the car later tonight or tomorrow morning.. Knock on wood all goes well.
08-06-2007, 11:36 PM
...pressing out the old bearing.
My front wheel bearing re/re was a complete PITA. After c-clip removal, it took a 20 ton press AND heating the hub with an oxy-acetylene torch for over a minute for the old 'grindy' bearing to come out.