Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.8 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.2 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.4 TFSI e-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 2.0 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) S3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.6 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) RS3 quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 1.5 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 30 g-tron, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 35 TDI, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TFSI quattro, AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA, 8VF) 40 TDI quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Wheel bearing kit
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Wheel bearing
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Cap, wheel bearing
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Ceramic grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 21
12-point socket # 24
XZN socket bit #12
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Impact screwdriver
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use 12-point socket No.24. Use a tap wrench.
  2. Step 4
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 5
    Raise the car.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Professionals recommend:
    If you are using a jack, make sure it rests on a flat surface without any unevenness.Be sure to additionally secure the car with jack stands.
    Step 6
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA)
  4. Step 7
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 8
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 9
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 10
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    Unscrew the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 11
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  9. Step 12
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    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). Tip:
    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.Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  10. Step 13
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    Clean the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the suspension control arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 14
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    Unscrew the fasteners connecting the ball joint to the control arm. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  12. Step 15
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    Clean the brake disc fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 16
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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use an impact screwdriver.
  14. Step 17
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    Remove the brake disc.
  15. Step 18
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    Disconnect the ball joint from the control arm.
  16. Step 19
    Unscrew the fastener connecting the drive shaft to the wheel hub.
    Step 20
    Remove the fastening bolt.
    Step 21
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A3 Sportback (8VA). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  17. Step 22
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    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  18. Step 23
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    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  19. Step 24
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    Unscrew the wheel hub bolts. Use XZN #12. Use a tap wrench.
  20. Step 25
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    Remove the fastening bolts.
  21. Step 26
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    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are made as an assembly. Use a hammer.
  22. Step 27
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  23. Step 28
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    Treat the wheel hub mounting seat. Use copper grease.
  24. Step 29
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    Install the new wheel hub together with the bearing.
  25. Step 30
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    Install the fastening bolts.
  26. Step 31
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    Tighten the wheel hub bolts. Use XZN #12. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 70 Nm torque.
  27. Step 32
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    Clean the splines of the drive shaft CV joint. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
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