Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Front wheel bearing housing - removal and refitting
Suspension and steering / Front wheel bearing housing - removal and refitting


Removal
1 Remove the driveshaft on the side concerned.

2 Disconnect the tie-rod balljoint from the wheel bearing housing (see illustration).

5.2 Wheel bearing housing and associated components
5.2 Wheel bearing housing and associated components

3 Remove the brake caliper. Leave the brake hydraulic line connected to the caliper and hang up the caliper to support it. Disconnect the hydraulic line location bracket from the strut.

4 Undo the retaining screw and remove the brake disc.

5 Scribe an alignment mark around the periphery of the suspension strut-to-wheel bearing housing location lugs, to ensure accurate positioning when refitting.

6 Undo the two suspension arm-to-wheel bearing retaining bolt nuts and remove them, together with their special washers. These nuts must be renewed when refitting.

Withdraw the bolts and separate the wheel bearing housing from the suspension strut.

7 If the wheel bearing housing is to be renewed, remove the wheel bearing then fit the bearing and hub to the new housing.

Refitting
8 Refitting is a reversal of the removal procedure. Renew all self-locking nuts.

9 When refitting the suspension strut to the wheel bearing housing, check that they are correctly positioned according to the alignment scribe marks made during dismantling before tightening the securing bolts and nuts to the specified torque setting.

10 Refit the driveshaft.

11 Reconnect the tie-rod balljoint and anti-roll bar (where applicable) to the track control arm.

12 Refit the brake disc and caliper.

13 On completion, lower the vehicle to the ground and tighten the hub nut to the specified torque wrench setting.


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