How to replace rear wheel bearing / rear hub bearing and wheel hub on AUDI A3 1 (8L1)
How to replace rear wheel bearing / rear hub bearing and wheel hub on AUDI A3 1 (8L1)


Required tools:
Wire brush WD-40 spray
Torx bit T30 Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #15 Drive socket # 13
Torque wrench Copper grease
Wheel impact socket #17 Hammer
3-Arm Gear Puller 12-point socket # 30
Rubber mallet Crow bar
Wheel chock 1. Unscrew the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts. 2. Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports. 3. Spread the brake pads.
Use a crowbar. 4. Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.
Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #15. 5. Remove the brake caliper. AUTODOC recommends: Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body
with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.
Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose. Don’t press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder,
and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. 6. Remove the brake pads. 7. Unscrew the brake disc mounting bolts and remove it.
Use Torx T30. AUTODOC recommends:
If necessary, use a rubber mallet. 8. Pry up and remove the wheel hub cap.
Use a crowbar. 9. Unscrew the wheel hub fastening nut.
Use drive 12-point socket #30. 10. Clean the hub.
Use WD-40 spray. 11. Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
Use 3-Arm Gear Puller. 12. Clean the guiding part of the stub axle.
Use a wire brush. AUTODOC recommends:
Be careful to avoid damaging the guiding part of the stub axle. 13. Clean the hub bearing mounting seat.
Use a wire brush.
Use WD-40 spray. 14. Apply special grease to the bearing assembly mounting seat. 15. Install the new wheel hub with a bearing. 16. Move the hub as far as it can go. 17. Screw the wheel hub lock nut. 18. Tighten the hub. Use drive 12-point socket #30.
Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 200 Nm torque. AUTODOC recommends:
The wheel bearing unit must not tilt on the axle pin. 19. Install the cap of the hub nut. AUTODOC recommends: The cap must always be replaced.
When you install the previously used cap the sealing will be lost. 20. Apply some copper grease to the hub
where it contacts the brake disk. 21. Install the brake disc. 22. Tighten the brake disc fastening.
Use Torx T30. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 9 Nm torque. 23. Clean the brake disk surface. 24. Install the brake pads. 25. Install the brake caliper and fix it. 26. Tighten the brake caliper bracket. Use a combination spanner #15.
Use a drive socket #13. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 35 Nm torque. 27. Clean the wheel rim mounting seat. Use a wire brush.
Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease. 28. Screw in the wheel bolts.
Use wheel impact socket #17. AUTODOC recommends:
To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts. 29. Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts. Use a torque wrench.
Tighten it to 120 Nm torque. AUTODOC recommends: Without starting the engine, press
the brake pedal several times until you feel significant resistance.

4 thoughts on “How to replace rear wheel bearing / rear hub bearing and wheel hub on AUDI A3 1 (8L1)”

  1. Saša Đokić says:

    Врхунски !
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  2. John Strand says:

    The copper grease spray is wrong. No copper to alu wheels and never grease on this surface. That surface needs friction. Not grease.

  3. octy mocty says:

    have you any vids to show how to remove a rear hub that has damaged bolts ( if they the same as passat b5 /a6 )

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