bumblebee73

I SURE I CAN DO THIS , I HAVE A REAR WHEEL BEARING THAT IS GROWLING GOING DOWN THE ROAD , AND IT IS COMING FROM THE REAR , SO MY QUESTION IS , HOW HARD OF A JOB IS IT.

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Jerky_san

wheel bearings are easy.. especially if you have a socket that is the same size as the bearing and then you won't have to go to a place to get it put into it with the race.. I've never had a hard time doing the wheel bearings though.. just make sure you have a manual if its your first time..

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Karl53
Hey, first make sure that your wheel drum isn't loose, because I had a similar problem.  I thought my rear wheel bearings were shot, but it turned out to be the wheel drum was knocking around.(not good either)  Anyways if you have to do it try using this site  http://www.vw-resource.com/rear_wheel_bearings.html
Let us know how it goes.
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bumblebee73
thanks guys , i'll be messing around with it this weekend. i 'll let ya'll know how it goes .

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bumblebee73

checked it out further on friday afternoon, it ended up being both front outter wheel bearing and races were bad. the races had blistered and was chewing up the bearings. got 2 kits (inner and outter bearing and races and greese seals for both sides ) for $8 and some change each. all fixed up and quiet.

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