Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TD, GTD, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.4, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.6, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.8, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.8, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.8 Syncro (1HX1), VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.0, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.0 GTI 16V, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.4, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.8 VR6, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.6, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.0 Syncro (1HX1), VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI Syncro (1HX1), VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 SDI, VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.8 VR6 View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear wheel bearing on VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 3 (1H1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for GOLF III (1H1) and other VW models
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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 3. Tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Multipurpose grease
Copper grease
Torque wrench
Drive socket # 24
Wheel impact socket #17
Bush and bearing driver set
Pin punch
Tap wrench
Hammer
Rubber mallet
Flat Screwdriver
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 3. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your VW Golf 3 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 3. Recommended sequence of steps:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
    How to replace VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.8 VR6 1992 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
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    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 3
  5. Step 5
    How to remove VW GOLF 1.6 1995 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    How to replace Wheel Bearing on VW GOLF III (1H1) 1996: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Remove the wheel hub nut cap. Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
  7. Step 7
    How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Golf 3 2.0 GTI 16V 1997 - download illustrated guide
    Remove the cotter pin securing the hub nut. Use a crowbar.
  8. Step 8
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    Unscrew the hub nut. Use a drive socket #24. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 9
    Changing of Wheel Bearing on Golf 3 1991 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Remove the brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing. Use a flat screwdriver.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 3. Tip:
    Examine the brake drum. Replace it if necessary.
  10. Step 10
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    Remove the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use a crowbar.
  11. Step 11
    Replacing Wheel Bearing on Golf 3 1993 2.8 VR6 by yourself
    Remove the hub bearing mounting. Use a crowbar.
  12. Step 12
    GOLF III (1H1) 1.6 1994 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Remove the inner race of the wheel bearing from the brake drum. Use a pin punch. Use a hammer.
  13. Step 13
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    Install the new inner race of the wheel bearing into the brake drum. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a hammer.
  14. Step 14
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    Treat the inner race and the wheel bearing. Use a multipurpose grease.
  15. Step 15
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    Install a new hub bearing and secure it.
  16. Step 16
    How to change Wheel Bearing on Golf 3 1991 - free PDF and video manuals
    Install the wheel hub bearing retaining ring. Use a bush and bearing driver set. Use a hammer.
  17. Step 17
    How to replace VW GOLF III (1H1) 2.8 VR6 1992 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Clean the stub axle. Use all-purpose cleaning spray. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 18
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    Install the brake drum assembled with the wheel hub bearing.
  19. Step 19
    Changing Wheel Bearing on VW GOLF III (1H1) 1.9 TDI 1994 by yourself
    Apply special grease to the bearing assembly mounting seat. Use a multipurpose grease.
  20. Step 20
    How to remove VW GOLF 1.6 1995 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Tighten the wheel hub nut. Use a drive socket #24. Use a ratchet wrench.
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