View Full Version : Wheel bearings removal

05-16-2005, 07:56 PM
ALready searched this subject and found out how to remove it however I ran into a problem that was not discussed. Some how when removing the old one I got the guts of the bearing out BUT the outting casing stayed on. Anyone have any input on this? I have a few pictures that may help out to what im talking about...BTW I have a 97 A4 Quattro and its the rear driver side wheel bearing

This picture is from the inside looking out I need to remove that shinny silver casing that sticks out a little bit

This is a crappy picture but you could still see the casing

This is a better picture from the front view

I really hope theses pictures are good enough, but I will def tru to take better pictures tomorrow during the day

Thanks for all the help guys I really appriciate it

05-16-2005, 08:30 PM
From what I can tell, you just need to use an adapter on the press that is just small enough to press out the bearing race. Most good tool places will stock some of these and you might just find the exact size. Otherwise, I have had good success with impact sockets (yes, I know you're not supposed to do this cause they could shatter, but it works). At least the impact sockets are better than regular ones. You can usually find a socket to set between the press shaft and the bearing race. Then it will just press out. You can use the same socket or adapter to press in the new bearing. Just ask if that didn't make sense.

05-17-2005, 09:26 PM
im not gonna lie, that was completely confussing to me, but then again im not the brightest person around

05-18-2005, 05:05 AM
you need a bigger adapter that will hook to the outer race, and press it out from the inside...

(Put the adapter for the bearing press on the inside and pull the outer part of the housing out.)