Has anyone bought recently a front wheel bearing if so best brand and price...I have a definite rumble on offside front ..I’m surprised at only 51k but there ...
Might have to call on your cousins time stu about to try usual tests but looks like I may have a ns bearing failure ...as luck has it just after changing the wishbone arms. Why didnt they go at the same time??? Grr!We usually fit SKF vkba 3569
Can be sourced for 40-50
Usually good for 100k
Just fitted new discs and pads and calipers refurbed a year or so back....No probs , plenty in stock
VRS Brake upgrade at same time? if you havent already
This is the tool that should be used. If you're doing it this way, you're doing it right.the Gen2 fitting tool that pulls them in and out
Hi, I went through all the problems you have experienced and ended up buying a secondhand hub/carrier from ebay for under 20 pounds. It proved to be the cheapest and best option even though I still have the puller thing and a couple of brand new bearings. although the hex thing is supposed to be single use, there is nothing to stop you bending the sprags back again. The shaft does not float, adhesive is generally used although I have done 15,000 miles with no problem without it.Thanks, Paul. Yes, that ABS sensor wasn't giving up the fight easily earlier. OK< I will be heading to Machine Mart tomorrow for a puller and one of the thin-walled 12 point sockets for those replacements. I have ordered up the replacement nuts... I see I am not going to get this finished tomorrow... Do you know what sort of locking compound I should use. I presume some variety of threadlock will work as well as Audi's specific stuff ? Thanks, Tom. Yes, I have bought one it was about £35 on eBay so I doubt it is high quality but hopefully it will hold together on the few occasions I am likely to need it. I thought it would be the only new tool I was going to need but that would have been way too easy
Was it this one Aidan?Well, I have a noise-free bearing for the first time since I bought the car just before Christmas. I would certainly recommend the eBay GEN2 wheen bearing puller kit. In theory it is designed so you can pull out the bearing without needing to remove the ABS sensor (the puller disc has a flat cut-off on one edge designed to clear it. Maybe I didn't have it perfectly horizontal since I sheared the end off the sensor. Still, I could easily have broken it trying to take it out anyway. I was able to pull the hub of the splines with a pretty basic Machine Mart hub puller which I was able to pick up this morning. Thanks for your advice, guys.