Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI, VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change rear wheel bearing / rear hub bearing on VW PASSAT B6 (3C5) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

Replacement: wheel bearing – Passat 3C5. List of the tools you'll need:
Replacement: wheel bearing – Passat 3C5. List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
All-purpose cleaning spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Torx bit T30
XZN socket bit # 16
Combination spanner #15
Drive socket # 13
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Impact screwdriver
Hammer
Tap wrench
Rubber mallet
Crow bar
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Wheel Bearing for Passat Variant (3C5) and other VW models
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Wheel Bearing
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VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI
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VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
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Wheel Bearing Kit
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VW Passat Saloon (3C2) 2.0 TDI
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VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI
Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Passat B6 3C Variant. AUTODOC recommends:
  • Do not re-use the bearing assembly of your VW Passat 3C B6 Variant car.
  • The wheel hub bearing replacement procedure is identical for both wheels on the same axle.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – Passat Variant B6.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. How to change Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 3
    Raise the rear of the car and secure on supports.
  4. Changing Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Passat 3C5. Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  5. How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
  6. How to replace Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 6
    Put the parking brake system into service mode.
  7. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Passat 3C 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 7
    Clean the parking brake connector.Use a wire brush.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  8. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on VW PASSAT ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 8
    Unplug the parking brake connector.
  9. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 9
    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
  10. VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 10
    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – Passat B6 3C Variant. 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.
  11. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 11
    Remove the brake pads.
  12. Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion 2010 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 12
    Remove the hub bearing protection cap.Use a crowbar. Use a hammer.
    Please note!
    Some cars are not equipped with wheel hub caps.
  13. How to change Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 13
    Unscrew the hub bearing mounting. Use XZN #16. Use a tap wrench.
  14. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Passat 3C 2006 2.0 TDI 4motion Wheel Bearing
    Step 14
    Unscrew the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use an impact screwdriver.
  15. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 15
    Remove the brake disc.
  16. How to change Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 16
    Remove the hub and the bearing together, since they are a sealed unit.
  17. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 17
    Clean the hub bearing mounting seat.Use all-purpose cleaning spray.
  18. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 18
    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust.Use a wire brush.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Passat 3C5. After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  19. Changing Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 FSI 2008 by yourself
    Step 19
    Install the new wheel hub with a bearing.
  20. How to remove VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI 4motion 2009 Wheel Bearing - online easy-to-follow instructions
    Step 20
    Treat the hub where it contacts the brake disk.Use copper grease.
  21. How to replace Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2010: download PDF manuals and video instructions
    Step 21
    Install the brake disc.
  22. How hard is it to do yourself: Wheel Bearing replacement on Passat 3C 1.4 TSI EcoFuel 2005 - download illustrated guide
    Step 22
    Tighten the brake disc fastening.Use Torx T30.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 9 Nm torque.
  23. Need to know how to renew Wheel Bearing on VW PASSAT ? This free workshop manual will help you to do it yourself
    Step 23
    Tighten the fastener of the wheel hub bearing.Use XZN #16. Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 145 Nm torque.
  24. Changing of Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2007 won't be an issue if you follow this illustrated step-by-step guide
    Step 24
    Install the hub bearing protection cap.Use a rubber mallet.
  25. VW PASSAT 2.0 TDI Wheel Bearing replacement: online guides and video tutorials
    Step 25
    Install the brake pads.
  26. Replacing Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2009 2.0 TDI by yourself
    Step 26
    Install the brake caliper and fix it.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a ratchet wrench.
    Step 27
    Tighten the brake caliper fasteners.Use a combination spanner #15.Use a drive socket #13.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 35 Nm torque.
  27. Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 4motion 2010 Wheel Bearing DIY replacement workshop manual
    Step 28
    Plug in the parking brake connector.
  28. How to change Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2005 - tips and tricks
    Step 29
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
  29. Step-by-step recommendations for DIY replacement Passat 3C 2006 2.0 TDI 4motion Wheel Bearing
    Step 30
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    Replacement: wheel bearing – VW Passat Variant B6. Tip from AUTODOC:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  30. DIY replacement of Wheel Bearing on VW Passat Variant (3C5) 1.9 TDI 2007 is not an issue anymore with our step-by-step tutorial
    Step 31
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Important! Hold the wheel while screwing in the fastening bolts. Passat 3C5
  31. How to change Wheel Bearing on Passat 3C 2005 - free PDF and video manuals
    Step 32
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
  32. How to replace VW Passat Variant (3C5) 2.0 TDI 2006 Wheel Bearing - step-by-step manuals and video guides
    Step 33
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 Nm torque.
  33. Passat 3C 2.0 TDI 16V 2007 Wheel Bearing replacement: free workshop manuals
    Step 34
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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