Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
Nylon cleaning brush
WD-40 spray
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
HEX bit No.H8
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Flat screwdriver
Tap wrench
Impact screwdriver
Pincers
Crow bar
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
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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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
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #15. Use a drive socket #13. Use a ratchet wrench.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the brake caliper. Use a crowbar.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Audi A6 C5 Avant. 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.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  9. Step 10
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use HEX No.H8. Use a tap wrench. Use a ratchet wrench.
  11. Step 12
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  12. Step 13
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    Remove the brake disc.
  13. Step 14
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    Clean the ABS sensor fastener. Use a nylon cleaning brush. Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  14. Step 15
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    Detach the ABS sensor fastener. Use a flat screwdriver.
  15. Step 16
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    Disconnect the ABS sensor. Use pincers.
  16. Step 17
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    Clean the wheel hub fastener. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  17. Step 18
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    Unscrew the wheel hub bolts. Use HEX No.H8. Use an impact screwdriver. Use a ratchet wrench.
  18. Step 19
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    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  19. Step 20
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    Remove the brake disc baffle plate.
  20. Step 21
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    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  21. Step 22
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    Treat the wheel hub fasteners. Use copper grease.
  22. Step 23
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    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing.
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