Blauparts Audi Wheel Bearing KitsHigh Quality Rear Audi Wheel BearingsDouble Seal Rear Audi Wheel Bearings

Our rear Audi wheel bearing kits start at only $25.95! Save up to 70% off of rear Audi wheel bearing retail prices. Rear Audi wheel bearing replacement is now easier because our rear Audi wheel bearing kits include all necessary hardware. How to replace an rear Audi wheel bearing may not be as difficult as you think (depending on model). When replacing an rear Audi wheel bearing, Blauparts 24 years of rear Audi wheel bearing repair service experience can be helpful to you!

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How to determine if your rear Audi wheel bearing needs replacement.
What is critical in order to avoid premature rear Audi wheel bearing failure and contribute to the long life of an rear Audi wheel bearing?
Rear Audi wheel bearing replacement intervals on Audi A4 S4 (B5 chassis) Quattro models.
The advantages of Blauparts' improved double seal (vs single seal) wheel bearing kits (select models).
The wisdom in replacing rear Audi wheel bearings in pairs.
Blauparts Wheel Bearing Limited Lifetime WarrantyIs it difficult to replace an rear Audi wheel bearing? Are special tools required?

You'll receive nothing but the very best in high quality manufactured rear Audi wheel bearing parts from Blauparts! We offer the highest quality rear Audi wheel bearings, wheel bearing kits, and rear 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 rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing manufacturers that have been TUV / ISO 9001 / TS16949 certified. All of the rear Audi wheel bearing kits we sell come with Blauparts limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee. Read about our improved double seal wheel bearing kits below.

Different Types Of Rear Audi Wheel Bearings

How Do I Know If My Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Needs Replacement?

A worn rear Audi wheel bearing or rear Audi wheel bearing hub has a specific symptom. A loud humming noise. When this loud humming noise begins to come from the front or rear wheel area, rear Audi wheel bearing repair is inevitable.

Loud rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing.

How to figure out which rear 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 or rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing is worn. If the side that the load is on makes an increased howling noise, this confirms that rear Audi wheel bearing replacement is necessary. If you're still having a difficult time determining which side the rear Audi wheel bearing noise is coming from, it may be necessary to replace both the drivers side and passenger side rear Audi wheel bearing or rear Audi wheel bearing hub assembly. To learn how to replace an rear Audi wheel bearing or for rear Audi wheel bearing installation techniques read the below information.

What Is Critical In Order To Avoid Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Failure And Contribute To The Long Life Of An Rear Audi Wheel Bearing?

Proper installation is the single most critical factor to a long rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing grease. It is critical that an rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing seal. Rear Audi wheel bearing seals should be constructed of high quality material that is impervious to these conditions.

You'll receive nothing but the very best in high quality manufactured rear Audi wheel bearing parts from Blauparts! We offer the highest quality rear Audi wheel bearings, wheel bearing kits, and rear 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 rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing manufacturers that have been TUV / ISO 9001 / TS16949 certified. All of the rear Audi wheel bearing kits we sell come with Blauparts limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee.

Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Replacement Intervals on Audi A4 S4 (B5 chassis) Quattro Models

There's been discussion amongst (B5 chassis) Audi A4 S4 owners, that they experience rear wheel bearing replacement intervals more frequently. One reason may be the size of the Audi A4 S4 rear wheel bearing, which is 75mm OD. Other Audi models with similar chassis / vehicle weight came with a larger 82mm OD bearing. Due to this smaller 75mm OD size, there is an increase in bearing revolutions, resulting in higher operating temperatures. Over time, high wheel bearing temperatures can cause a break down of wheel bearing grease and may begin to loose lubrication. When lubricating grease is lost the bearing begins to fail, causing play in the bearing ball, cage, and races. Read the below NEWS RELEASE regarding our improved (B5) Audi A4 S4 wheel bearings that feature a double seal and high temperature grease, which dramatically improves longevity and overall reliability.



NEWS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
04/01/2012

Improved Double Seal Rear Audi Wheel Bearings

Blauparts is pleased to announce an improved rear Audi wheel bearing that dramatically improves longevity and overall reliability.

Blauparts' engineers teamed up with a leading wheel bearing manufacturer, where we combined our 24 years of specialized Audi knowledge base with theirs. The design approach was to improve the original wheel bearing's internal cage design by tightening the machining tolerances and using the very best high temperature wheel bearing grease. The most significant improvement has been to the wheel bearing seal. Both OEM and aftermarket bearings for certain Audi models came with a single seal. This improved rear Audi wheel bearing comes with a double seal on each side of the bearing. The extra seals were added to prevent salt laden moisture and road grit from entering the bearing. This was know to be an issue with this particular rear bearing, resulting in a relatively short wheel bearing life. We are confident our exclusive double seal design will significantly improve reliability.

Blauparts is a values based company. We hold true to our vision of supplying the highest quality products to our customers and the best customer service. We're confident our customers will be pleased with the high quality of our improved rear Audi wheel bearings. Our wheel bearing kits come with our limited life time warranty and 30 day money back guarantee, if not completely satisfied. We wish to thank all of our loyal customers for their continued support.

BLAU® Improved Double Seal Rear Audi Wheel Bearing
Improved Double Seal Rear Audi Wheel Bearings Blauparts Wheel Bearing Limited Lifetime Warranty


 

What About Replacing The Rear Audi Wheel Bearings In Pairs Or Sets Of 2?

Replacing your rear 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 rear Audi wheel bearing only to find that the other one goes bad a short while later. The same is true with the rear Audi wheel bearing. In most cases you can save money on rear Audi wheel bearing replacement service costs by replacing both wheel bearings at the same time. Especially on the rear Audi A4 S4 wheel bearings (B5 chassis). If replacing your rear Audi A4 wheel bearings, be sure to replace both sides. You may wish to bookmark this page since we'll soon be updating it to include a link on how to replace the Audi A4 rear wheel bearings.

How To Replace An Rear Audi Wheel Bearing?

Unsure how to change an rear Audi wheel bearing? Replacing an rear Audi wheel bearing does require above average mechanical ability. Blauparts recommends that an ASE certified factory trained Audi Vw mechanic install your rear Audi wheel bearings, using the correct special rear 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 or rear 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. The same is true with the rear Audi wheel bearings, which also require special tools to press the bearing into the wheel hub assembly. However, replacing an rear Audi wheel bearing hub or tapered roller wheel bearing typically doesn't require any special rear Audi wheel bearing tools. To determine the rear Audi wheel bearing replacement method used on your model see the chart below.

Proper installation is the single most critical factor to a long rear 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.

Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Replacement Methods - Quattro Models
Audi Quattro Models Model Years Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Replacement Method
Audi 4000 Quattro
Audi 80 Quattro
Audi 90 Quattro
Audi 5000 Quattro
Audi 100 Quattro
Audi 200 Quattro
Audi V8 Quattro
Audi S4 Quattro
Audi S4 Quattro
Audi S4 Quattro
Audi S6 Quattro
Audi S6 Quattro
Audi S8 Quattro
Audi A6 Quattro
Audi A6 Quattro
Audi A8 Quattro
Audi A8 Quattro
Audi A4 Quattro
Audi A4 Quattro
Audi A3 Quattro
Audi TT Quattro
1984-87
1988-92
1988-98
1984-88
1989-94
1989-91
1990-94
1992-94
2000-02
2004-07
1995-96
2001-04
2001-03
1995-05
2000-04
1997-99
2000-03
1996-01
2002-05
2006-06
2000-06
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly

Press Fit Wheel Bearings - Replacing a press fit rear 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 rear 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.

Please Read: What is critical in order to avoid premature rear Audi wheel bearing failure and contribute to the long life of an rear Audi wheel bearing?

Audi Rear Wheel Bearing Kits

Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Replacement Methods - NON-Quattro Models
Audi Non-Quattro 2WD Models Model Years Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Replacement Method
Audi 4000 2WD
Audi 80 2WD
Audi 90 2WD
Audi 5000 2WD
Audi 100 2WD
Audi 200 2WD
Audi A6 2WD
Audi A6 2WD
Audi A4 2WD
Audi A4 2WD
Audi A8 2WD
Audi TT 2WD
1984-87
1988-92
1988-98
1984-88
1989-94
1989-91
1995-98
1998-03
1996-01
2002-05
1997-99
2000-09
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Bolt on wheel bearing with hub assembly
Tapered roller bearing w/press fit races, repack w/grease
Bolt on wheel bearing requiring hub to be press fit
Press fit wheel bearing into strut assembly
Bolt on wheel bearing with hub assembly

Rear Audi Wheel Bearing Hub Assembly - Replacing the bolt on wheel hub assemblies with pre-pressed wheel hubs do not require special rear Audi wheel bearing tools.

Tapered Roller Wheel Bearing - Depending on the condition of the tapered wheel bearings you may be able to repack the rear Audi wheel bearing with grease.

Bolt On Wheel Bearing - Replacing a bolt on rear 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.

Please Read: What is critical in order to avoid premature rear Audi wheel bearing failure and contribute to the long life of an rear Audi wheel bearing?

Tapered Audi Rear Wheel Bearing



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