Front Wheel Hubs

JettaTDIBlack

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Are these the correct wheel hubs for the front of a 2002 Jetta TDI?


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Nero Morg

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Definitely not. Our hubs are not bolt in.
 

JettaTDIBlack

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Yeah, I am thinking these are for an Audi or Passat. Anyone have a link to decently priced front hubs for the MK4?

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PakProtector

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Judging by the assembly in the pics, you are hunting the knuckle, bearing and hub. Best bet for the $$ is a scrap yard, aka a You Pull It. for a TDI you are looking for either 2.0 gasser or TDI bits. The 1.8T and VR6 are set up for different( larger ) brakes.

In order to get a car back on the road quickly, re-bearing the assembly. That is further easier if you go and get a new hub( say from IDParts ), along with a bearing. If you need the knuckle too...back to the scrap yards. You will probably find having a strut replacement tool that spreads the knuckle helpful.

Search up bearing replacement vids on u-tube, or with google to find posts here; a member here, Scurvy has written a very good set of instructional posts...google will turn them up.
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JettaTDIBlack

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The issue I am having is that the cv axle will not come off from the right side and I am trying to figure out if I can get away with taking the hub off and replacing it.

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Curious Chris

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The issue I am having is that the cv axle will not come off from the right side and I am trying to figure out if I can get away with taking the hub off and replacing it.

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Have you removed the ball joint bolts? If yes you can get a puller that you attach using a couple of the lug bolts and then put the center on the cv axle, it will come out.
 

JettaTDIBlack

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Have you removed the ball joint bolts? If yes you can get a puller that you attach using a couple of the lug bolts and then put the center on the cv axle, it will come out.
The bolts will not budge. Tried oil and heat.

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gforce1108

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The right side of my 04 was stuck decently as well. I was able to push it out with a mini-sledge and a punch. This did separate the 2 halves of the wheel bearing though so be prepared.

A large slide hammer attached to the face of the hub might do it - but you are not going to be simply replacing the hub. The bearing race will come out with the hub - you will be doing a full wheel bearing replacement.
 

jokila

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The issue I am having is that the cv axle will not come off from the right side and I am trying to figure out if I can get away with taking the hub off and replacing it.

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I've seen that situation and you will most likely will have to bust the axle off the knuckle with a mini sledge and replace the end of the axle with something like this part.

Buying a whole knuckle as mentioned in a previous post is going to save you a LOT of time than replacing just the bearing. I did the bearing only and won't do it again. If you don't have the bearing puller/installer or access to a press that's going to cost you more money on top of the bearing anyway.
 
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