Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.4 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 GTi, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 2.0 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.2 TSI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.6 TDI, VW GOLF VI (5K1) 1.8 TSI View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear wheel bearing / rear hub bearing on VW GOLF 6 (5K1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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Tools
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 6. Tools you might need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Multipurpose grease
Drive socket # 13
Combination spanner #13
Combination spanner #19
XZN socket bit # 12
XZN socket bit # 18
Torx bit T30
Wheel impact socket #17
Tap wrench
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Crow bar
Rubber mallet
Wheel chock
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 6. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your VW Golf 6 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 6. Use the following procedure:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    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.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 6. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  6. Step 6
    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
    Step 7
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a combination spanner #13. Use a combination spanner #19.
  7. Step 8
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Golf 6. 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.
  8. Step 9
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    Remove the brake pads.
  9. Step 10
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    Treat the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use WD-40 spray.
  10. Step 11
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use XZN #12. 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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    Unscrew the brake disc fastening. Use Torx T30. Use a ratchet wrench.
  13. Step 14
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    Remove the brake disc.
  14. Step 15
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    Remove the hub bearing protection cap. Use a crowbar. Use a rubber mallet.
  15. Step 16
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    Unscrew the wheel hub axle nut. Use XZN #18. Use a tap wrench.
  16. Step 17
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    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  17. Step 18
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    Clean the guiding part of the stub axle. Use WD-40 spray.
  18. Step 19
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    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing.
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