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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:34   #1
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Default Rear Axle Bushing - Need to replace

I was trying to find some info on these, but havn't. Is there a write up on how to do them? Any suggestions as I hear they are a real pain to replace. Any suggestions on which parts to get, standard or are there some poly ones that go in easier? Any suggestions on how to get them in? THis is on a 2000 GLS 5 spd with 220K on it.

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Old March 10th, 2010, 19:30   #2
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Do it yourself rear axle beam bushing replacement. as posted on VW Vortex.

I have OEM replacement ones.... still waiting to be put in, LOL
I'm sure there is a write up on this site, but my search skills are terrible.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 04:53   #3
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I did some more searching after I had posted and found that one also. Thanks for the post. Looks like I'll be busy in a month or so when it warms up.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 05:23   #4
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I have the proper tools for these, makes the job pretty straightforward. But the tool set is expensive.

I think people have come up with more creative means, that certainly look to be much more challenging, but if it works...
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Old March 11th, 2010, 09:39   #5
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Here are a couple more threads for bushings.


MKIV rear axle bushing tools - had some made
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=254483


Rear axle bushing replacement: Done !
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=244175
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Old March 11th, 2010, 19:15   #6
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Here are a couple more threads for bushings.


MKIV rear axle bushing tools - had some made
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=254483


Rear axle bushing replacement: Done !
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=244175
I do NOT recommend the propane torch used. I do own the correct tool-$80.00 off ebay.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 20:01   #7
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I installed the poly bushing in my golf, it not that bad of a job.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:14   #8
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Default rear axle bushings

Just finished installing my new bushings last night 4 hours, did it on a hoist so as i could leave everything hooked up held the beam with tranny jack so i wouldn't put to much stress on the brake lines. Used the vortex guide, really helpfull and also did a little research on here about little tricks, all in all not that bad, some cussing and heavey hammering but not as bad as i expected. Some confusion about lining them up properly but after some more investigating all is well. This website is unreal btw my car hadn't been touched in about 4 years and was falling apart was considering scrapping the thing, but thanks to this website and about a thousand dollars in parts i love the car again and it's purring like a kitten for now. Next will be my 5 speed swap it sounds like i have the auto tranny 2001 that is gonna bite it pretty soon i think anyway thanks guys
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 10:45   #9
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Do it yourself rear axle beam bushing replacement. as posted on VW Vortex.

I have OEM replacement ones.... still waiting to be put in, LOL
I'm sure there is a write up on this site, but my search skills are terrible.
This link is currently broken, any clues on how to find it again?

Thanks
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 14:51   #10
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This link is currently broken, any clues on how to find it again?

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It seems like when Vortex switched to the new forum software (april 2010), they lost all the old post.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 20:48   #11
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Drop rear beam, bring to shop, get shop to press out old bushings and press new one in, drive home, re-install.

Doesn't get much simpler then that.
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