Tag Archive for: wheel bearing

How to Check and Replace Rear Wheel Bearing ~ VW MK5 GTI

How to check for wheel bearing noise, how to replace a MK5 Gti rear wheel bearing. In this video I will show you how to replace a rear wheel bearing on a MK5 GTI. This is the same process for B6 Passat, and many other rear VW wheel bearingsThanks to FCP EURO and Meyle for sponsoring the MK5 Rusto-Mod project.

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failed vw wheel bearings

No you are not dreaming, it is Wednesday. Normally we do failed parts videos on Tuesday. But I have been a little behind this week. Today we are looking at the failure of VW wheel bearings. The bearing show are from the newer generation VW cars, about 2005.5 and up. While the older VW cars have different wheel bearings, they fail in basically the same way.Failed VW Wheel Bearings

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Join me as we check out:

  • What is a VW wheel bearing
  • How does a VW wheel bearing work
  • How do VW wheel bearings fail
  • Symptoms of VW wheel bearing failure
  • Noises failed VW wheel bearings make
  • Tips for daignosing a bad wheel bearing
  • Time to failure
  • Is a wheel bearing a DIY?
  • Some tools needed
  • A Torque Wrench (I use a Snap On digital)
  • Triple Square set
  • 24mm 12pt or 27mm 6pt sockets
  • and more

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