Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.7, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.7 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) S8 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.7 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.7, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.3 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) S8 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 6.0 W12 quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI quattro, AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tools you might need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
Electronic spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Sealant
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #16
Combination spanner #18
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 15
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 21
XZN socket bit # 12
HEX bit No.H17.
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Bush and bearing driver set
Ratchet wrench
Tap wrench
Hammer
Pin punch
Flat chisel
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Vice
3-Arm Gear Puller
Ball joint puller
Bearing separator
Universal puller
Hydraulic transmission jack
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) saloon car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1994 - free PDF and video manuals
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro 1995 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Audi A8 D2 S8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Loosen the fastener of the driveshaft. Use HEX No.H17. Use a tap wrench.
  4. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI 1997 by yourself
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 6
    How to remove AUDI A8 2.8 quattro 1998 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 7
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1999: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a nylon cleaning brush.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Audi A8 D2 2.8 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Disconnect the brake pad wear sensor plug. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with the brake pad wear sensor.
  8. Step 9
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 2001? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
    AUDI A8 4.2 quattro Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #21. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  11. Step 12
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1995 4.2 quattro by yourself
    Remove the brake caliper together with its bracket.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    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.
  12. Step 13
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 14
    A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the brake disc.
  13. Step 15
    How to change Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1997 - tips and tricks
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.Wear protective goggles.Wear a respirator.
  14. Step 16
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A8 D2 1998 2.8 quattro Wheel Bearing
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #18. Use a tap wrench.
  15. Step 17
    DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.3 TDI quattro 1999 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #18.
  16. Step 18
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1994 - free PDF and video manuals
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  17. Step 19
    How to replace AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro 1995 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Detach the control arm.
  18. Step 20
    Audi A8 D2 S8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Disconnect the ball joint from the steering knuckle. Use a ball joint puller.
  19. Step 21
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI 1997 by yourself
    Detach the control arm.
  20. Step 22
    How to remove AUDI A8 2.8 quattro 1998 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  21. Step 23
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1999: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  22. Step 24
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Audi A8 D2 2.8 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Disconnect the ABS sensor wiring. Use a flat screwdriver.
  23. Step 25
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 2001? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Detach the ABS sensor connector.
  24. Step 26
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Clean all joints of the arm. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  25. Step 27
    AUDI A8 4.2 quattro Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Unscrew the upper arm fastenings. Use a combination spanner #16.
  26. Step 28
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1995 4.2 quattro by yourself
    Remove the fastening bolt.
  27. Step 29
    A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the control arms.
  28. Step 30
    How to change Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1997 - tips and tricks
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  29. Step 31
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A8 D2 1998 2.8 quattro Wheel Bearing
    Loosen the tie rod end fastening bolt. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  30. Step 32
    DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.3 TDI quattro 1999 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #15. Use a ratchet wrench.
  31. Step 33
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1994 - free PDF and video manuals
    Remove the fastening bolt. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  32. Step 34
    How to replace AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro 1995 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  33. Step 35
    Audi A8 D2 S8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle. Use a flat metal-working chisel. Use a hammer.
  34. Step 36
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI 1997 by yourself
    Remove the drive shaft.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    Make sure that the drive shaft is not unloaded (when the car is jacked).
  35. Step 37
    How to remove AUDI A8 2.8 quattro 1998 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the support from under the steering knuckle.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) – Do not lower the transmission jack sharply to avoid damaging components and mechanisms of the car.
  36. Step 38
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1999: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the steering knuckle together with the hub.
  37. Step 39
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Audi A8 D2 2.8 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Grip the wheel hub together with the bearing in a vice.
  38. Step 40
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 2001? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  39. Step 41
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 2002 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use XZN #12. Use a ratchet wrench.
  40. Step 42
    AUDI A8 4.2 quattro Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Remove the wheel hub from the steering knuckle.
  41. Step 43
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1995 4.2 quattro by yourself
    Remove the hub bearing mounting. Use a universal puller.
  42. Step 44
    A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Pull the bearing inner race out of the wheel hub. Use 3-Arm Gear Puller. Use a bearing separator.
  43. Step 45
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 46
    How to change Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1997 - tips and tricks
    Press a new bearing into the wheel hub. Use a bush and bearing driver set.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8). 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.
  44. Step 47
    Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Audi A8 D2 1998 2.8 quattro Wheel Bearing
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  45. Step 48
    DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.3 TDI quattro 1999 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Treat the fastening bolts. Use a sealant.
  46. Step 49
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Audi A8 D2 1994 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the wheel hub on the steering knuckle.
  47. Step 50
    How to replace AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 4.2 quattro 1995 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Tighten the hub. Use XZN #12. Use a torque wrench. Tighten it to 80 Nm torque.+90°
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Be sure to use new fasteners.
  48. Step 51
    Audi A8 D2 S8 quattro 1996 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Treat the fasteners of the wheel hub bearing. Use copper grease.
  49. Step 52
    Changing Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 2.5 TDI 1997 by yourself
    Release the vice and take out the wheel hub together with the bearing.
  50. Step 53
    How to remove AUDI A8 2.8 quattro 1998 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Treat the wheel hub mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  51. Step 54
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 1999: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Install the steering knuckle with a hub in assembly.
  52. Step 55
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Audi A8 D2 2.8 2000 - download illustrated guide
    Prop up the steering knuckle. Use a hydraulic transmission jack.
  53. Step 56
    Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on AUDI A8 2001? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Install the drive shaft.
Was this manual helpful?
Please rate this manual on a scale from 1 to 5. If you have any questions, feel free to ask us.
Users voted – 0
Searching for the right tyres?

Find out which tyre and wheel sizes are compatible with the AUDI A8 D2 (4D2, 4D8) model.

Your profile is your personal assistant.

It can track car expenses, keep a car log and replacement schedule, and save favourite materials, notes and documents

Install the AUTODOC CLUB app!
Your personal car expenses manager, maintenance tips, reminders about upcoming appointments and service intervals, DIY repair instructions – all this on your phone.
AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) Wheel Bearing replace by yourself - Scan QR-code and download AUTODOC CLUB app
Scan

To download the app:

  • - scan the QR code
  • - download from App Store
  • - download from Google Play
DIY AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) Wheel Bearing replacement - online guide
Tips & tricks for your AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8)
View more
  • How to change Wheel bearings on AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) 3.3 TDI quattro - replacement tricks
    How do EGR valves work? | AUTODOC
  • Changing Hub bearing Audi A8 D2 4.2 quattro - Replacement Tips
    How to remove rust | AUTODOC tips
  • Maintenance Hacks - AUDI A8 (4D2, 4D8) S8 quattro Wheel bearing kit replacement guide
    3 things that cause engine damage | AUTODOC tips
  • Replace Wheel hub bearing on Audi A8 D2 - free video tips
    TOP 6 WD-40 lifehacks | AUTODOC tips

Professional manuals for the most common AUDI models