Our Audi wheel bearing kits start at only $25.95! Save up to 70% off of Audi wheel bearing retail prices. Audi wheel bearing replacement is now easier because our Audi wheel bearing kits include all necessary hardware. How to replace a front Audi wheel bearing may not be as difficult as you think (depending on model). When replacing a front Audi wheel bearing, Blauparts years of Audi wheel bearing repair service experience can be helpful to you!
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How to determine if your Audi wheel bearing needs replacement.
What is critical in order to avoid premature Audi wheel bearing failure and contribute to the long life of a front Audi wheel bearing?
The wisdom in replacing Audi wheel bearings in pairs.
Is it difficult to replace a front Audi wheel bearing? Are special tools required?
FAG Front Audi Wheel Bearings
Blauparts sells Audi wheel bearings that have been manufactured with great precision by FAG. Built to the same exacting standards as FAG's original-equipment products, every FAG wheel bearing is engineered and built to thrive under pressure. FAG wheel bearings use proprietary O.E. ball and race bearing designs and materials. All bearings are packed with the highest quality grease and equipped with durable seal material.
You'll receive nothing but the very best in high quality manufactured Audi wheel bearing parts from Blauparts! We offer the highest quality Audi wheel bearings, wheel bearing kits, and Audi wheel bearing hub assemblies. All of our wheel bearing kits are manufactured with great precision to handle the Audi chassis load, are packed with improved high quality grease, consisting of extremely durable seal material,and include the appropriate grade and plated hardware. The Audi wheel bearings we sell are the very same ones that we use in our service facility on customer cars. Blauparts is dedicated to choosing Audi wheel bearing manufacturers that have been TUV / ISO 9001 / TS16949 certified. All of the Audi wheel bearing kits we sell come with Blauparts limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.
Different Types Of Front Audi Wheel Bearings
Audi Wheel Bearing Hub AssemblyUsed on front Audi 2WD / FWD models.
Front Audi Wheel Bearings
Press Fit Audi Wheel BearingsUsed on front Audi 2WD / FWD and Quattro models.
Front Audi Wheel Bearings
A worn front Audi wheel bearing or Audi wheel bearing hub has a specific symptom. A loud humming noise. When this loud humming noise begins to come from the front wheel area, Audi wheel bearing repair is inevitable.
Loud Audi wheel bearing noise can be tested as follows:
As you drive your Audi at a slower speed (25-35 mph) you'll hear a deep humming or howling noise. As you increase your speed (55-65 mph) the noise will change to a higher pitched whining. This change in pitch indicates that you have a bad front Audi wheel bearing.
How to figure out which Audi wheel bearing is making the noise can be tested as follows:
After achieving a speed where the howling noise increases, load either the driver or passenger side of the vehicle. For instance, when turning your Audi around a right hand corner you're loading the vehicle weight onto the left hand side. Listen for the wheel bearing noise to increase and try to determine if it is coming from the front Audi wheel bearing. You can also try swerving your Audi from left to right in a safe area and under safe conditions. Doing this in an empty parking lot can help determine which Audi wheel bearing is worn. If the side that the load is on makes an increased howling noise, this confirms that Audi wheel bearing replacement is necessary. If you're still having a difficult time determining which side the Audi wheel bearing noise is coming from, it may be necessary to replace both the drivers side and passenger side Audi wheel bearing or Audi wheel bearing hub assembly. To learn how to replace a front Audi wheel bearing or for Audi wheel bearing installation techniques read the below information.
What Is Critical In Order To Avoid Audi Wheel Bearing Failure And Contribute To The Long Life Of A Front Audi Wheel Bearing?
Proper installation is the single most critical factor to a long front Audi wheel bearing life. Premature wheel bearing failure is caused by incorrect alignment while pressing the bearing into the housing. If incorrect pressure points are used, the misaligned bearing cage will cause premature failure. These mistakes can be made even by the most competent mechanics.
Certain wheel bearings may not be large enough to carry the particular load of your vehicle chassis and may prematurely fail due to this overload. Extreme hot climates and extreme cold climates can effect the viscosity of the Audi wheel bearing grease. It is critical that a front Audi wheel bearing be packed with the proper quality and quantity of grease in order to handle these two extremes. Environmental factors such as, road spray (especially salt laden), dust, and dirt can effect the Audi wheel bearing seal. Audi wheel bearing seals should be constructed of high quality material that is impervious to these conditions.
Replacing your front Audi wheel bearing in pairs of 2 is convenient and can save you money in the long run! We've heard of many customers who have replaced one worn front Audi wheel bearing only to find that the other one goes bad a short while later. In most cases you can save money on Audi wheel bearing replacement service costs by replacing both wheel bearings at the same time.
Unsure how to change a front Audi wheel bearing? Replacing a front Audi wheel bearing does require above average mechanical ability. Blauparts recommends that an ASE certified factory trained Audi Vw mechanic install your Audi wheel bearings, using the correct special Audi wheel bearing tools and techniques is necessary for proper installation.
There is NO way to get around using these special tools when replacing any ball bearing style front Audi wheel bearing. The front Audi wheel bearings are ball bearing type. These ball bearing type bearings are made to press fit into the front strut or wheel hub housing. Replacing a front Audi wheel bearing hub or tapered roller wheel bearing typically doesn't require any special Audi wheel bearing tools. To determine the Audi wheel bearing replacement method used on your model see the chart below.
Proper installation is the single most critical factor to a long Audi wheel bearing life. Premature wheel bearing failure iscaused by incorrect alignment while pressing the bearing into the housing.If incorrect pressure points are used, the misaligned bearing cage will cause premature failure. These mistakes can be made even by the most competent mechanics.
Press Fit Wheel Bearings - Replacing a press fit front Audi wheel bearing requires special wheel bearing tools. They must be pressed into a wheel hub housing or the entire front strut assembly.
Bolt On Wheel Bearing - Replacing a bolt on front Audi wheel bearing requires special wheel bearing tools. You must unbolt the hub from the wheel bearing housing. Then the bearing must be pressed out of the wheel bearing hub and the new one must be pressed in to the hub.