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This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T GTI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 3.2 R32 4motion View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 4. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #19
Drive socket # 18
Drive socket # 19
Drive socket # 30
HEX bit No.H7.
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Hammer
Flat screwdriver
Crow bar
Circlip pliers
Bush and bearing driver set
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your VW Golf 4 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.
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 4. Take the following steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  3. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the dust boot caps of the brake caliper guide pins. Use a flat screwdriver.
  5. Step 7.1
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.
    Step 7.2
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    Use HEX No.H7.Use a ratchet wrench.
  6. Step 8
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC recommends:
    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.
  7. Step 9
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    Remove the brake disc.
  8. Step 10
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use a drive socket #30.
  9. Step 11
    Remove the drive shaft.
    Step 12
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 13
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 14
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  12. Step 15
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    Remove the ABS sensor from the steering knuckle.Use a flat screwdriver.
  13. Step 16
    Clean the fastener connecting the ball joint to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 17
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    Unscrew the ball joint fastening to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #19.
  14. Step 18
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    Disconnect the lower arm from the steering knuckle.Use a hammer.Use a crowbar.
  15. Step 19
    Clean the fasteners connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
    Step 20
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    Unscrew the lower fastener connecting the shock strut to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #18.Use a drive socket #18.Use a ratchet wrench.
  16. Step 21
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    Disconnect the steering knuckle from the shock absorber strut.Use a hammer.
  17. Step 22
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    Remove the steering knuckle together with the hub.
  18. Step 23
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    Press the wheel hub out from the tapered roller bearing.Use a bush and bearing driver set.Use a hammer.
  19. Step 24
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    Remove the retaining ring.Use circlip pliers.
  20. Step 25
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    Press out the wheel hub bearing.
  21. Step 26
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    Press the new bearing in the steering knuckle.
  22. Step 27
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    Install the retaining ring.Use circlip pliers.
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