Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.8 T, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.8, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.0, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.7 T quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 3.0 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 1.9 TDI, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) RS6 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.4 quattro, AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) RS6 plus quattro View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change front wheel bearing on AUDI A6 C5 Avant [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Wheel bearing kit
How to change Wheel bearing on Audi A6 C5 Avant 2.5 TDI quattro – step-by-step instructions for straightforward car repair
Wheel bearing
Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 10
Drive socket # 16
Drive socket # 17
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 27
HEX bit No.H8
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Bush and bearing driver set
Ball joint puller
Flat screwdriver
Flat chisel
Tap wrench
Pin punch
Hammer
Crow bar
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your Audi A6 C5 Avant car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Please note: all work on the car – Audi A6 C5 Avant – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
  2. Step 2
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 4
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. Audi A6 C5 Avant
  5. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  7. Step 8
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    Detach the ABS sensor connector. Use a flat screwdriver.
  8. Step 9
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    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use a drive socket #27. Use a ratchet wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  10. Step 11
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A6 C5 Avant 1998 2.5 TDI quattro by yourself
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a drive socket #27.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the brake disc.
  15. Step 16
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    Clean all joints of the arm. Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  16. Step 17
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Audi A6 C5 Avant 1997 - free PDF and video manuals
    Unscrew the upper arm fastenings. Use a drive socket #16. Use HEX No.H8. Use a ratchet wrench.
  17. Step 18
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    Loosen the tie rod end fastening bolt. Use a drive socket #16. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  19. Step 20
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Loosen the tie rod end fastening bolt. Use a combination spanner #13.
  20. Step 21
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  21. Step 22
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    Spread the ears for the pinch bolt on the tie rod end. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  22. Step 23
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  23. Step 24
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    Remove the fastening bolt.
  24. Step 25
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    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. Step 26
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
  26. Step 27
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A6 C5 Avant 1998 2.5 TDI quattro by yourself
    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  27. Step 28
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    Unscrew the lower arm fastener. Use a combination spanner #18. Use a drive socket #18. Use a ratchet wrench.
  28. Step 29
    How to change Wheel Bearing on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  29. Step 30
    Treat all joints of the arm. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 31
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A6 C5 Avant 2001 1.8 T Wheel Bearing
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  30. Step 32
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    Detach the driveshaft from the steering knuckle.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip from AUTODOC:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  31. Step 33
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    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Lower the transmission jack smoothly, without jerks, to avoid damaging components and mechanisms.
  32. Step 34
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    Clean the control arm fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  33. Step 35
    Audi A6 C5 Avant 1.9 TDI 1999 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
  34. Step 36
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2.5 TDI 2000 by yourself
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller. Use a crowbar.
  35. Step 37
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    Remove the steering knuckle together with the hub.
  36. Step 38
    Remove the control arms.
    Step 39
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    Clean the fastener of the steering knuckle dust shield. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  37. Step 40
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    Unscrew the fastener of the steering knuckle dust shield. Use a drive socket #10. Use a ratchet wrench.
  38. Step 41
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    Remove the wheel hub from the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  39. Step 42
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 43
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    Press out the wheel hub bearing. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  40. Step 44
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  41. Step 45
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A6 C5 Avant 1998 2.5 TDI quattro by yourself
    Press the new bearing in the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. Tip:
    Check to make sure the wheel hub bearing is positioned correctly. Avoid its misalignment. Stop pressing on the surface of the bearing immediately after it has been fitted into its mounting seat.
  42. Step 46
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    Clean the hub. Use WD-40 spray.
  43. Step 47
    How to change Wheel Bearing on AUDI A6 Avant (4B5, C5) 2000 - tips and tricks
    Install the wheel hub on the steering knuckle. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
  44. Step 48
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A6 C5 Avant 2001 1.8 T Wheel Bearing
    Tighten the fastener of the steering knuckle dust shield. Use a drive socket #10. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 4 Nm torque.
  45. Step 49
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    Treat the shock strut mounting seat on the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
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