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    Thread: Replacing Rear Bearings- Inner or Outer Needed??

    1. Junior Member Bluebeastk2's Avatar
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      05-30-2012 06:47 PM #1
      My wheels rock left to right when i push on them, so im sure i need to replace my rear bearings. The thing is, the auto parts store only has one bearing for the rear, i thought there were two, inner and outer? or are they both the same thing/size? Do i need 4 total? or just 2? And seals as well? not sure, im ordering the parts in the next hour so was just wondering if anyone could help me, thanks for your time.

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      05-30-2012 06:51 PM #2
      There are 2 per rear wheel. Don't forget or be lazy to replace all races!!

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      05-30-2012 06:52 PM #3
      Thanks, but are they both the same size, (inner and outer) for each wheel?

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      05-30-2012 07:28 PM #4
      No, they are not the same.

      Here is pic for reference:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-.../Bearing/ES24/

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      05-30-2012 09:16 PM #5
      I just replaced my rear wheel bearings tonight.

      There are 2 bearings per wheel...the inner is quite a bit bigger than the outer.

      I picked up a kit on ebay for around $25 that had both bearings with races, new wheel nut, washer, star nut, cotter pin and dust cap for one side.

      It took me approximately an hour to do both sides.

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