Question about 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

How to change wheel bearing on a 2000 vw bug - 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

Posted by on


1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 409 Answers

The bearing has to be pressed out and pressed back in. If you do not have access to a 10 ton press you can use what I use. I made a special tool to reinstall these types of bearings and it works on all cars. (What you need to make the tool: 12 inches of 3/4 inch threaded stock 2- 3/4 inch flat washers and 2- 3/4 inch nuts, one piece of flat billet aluminum bar 6 inches long 1/2 inch thick (drill a 3/4 inch hole in the center of the flat aluminum bar so the threaded stock fit in it), 1 set of  bearing race drivers.  Remove the steering knuckle from the car. Remove the bearing retainer clips and find the right size race driver that fits right to the outside edge of the bearing. Now chuck the knuckle up good in a bench vise and use the race driver to hammer out the old bearing from the back side of the knuckle. It takes a few good lick but it will hammer (2 lb ball peen) out!  Once you have the old bearing out clean up the hole with some emory cloth or 400 grit sand paper.  Now here's the fun part. Take the 6 inch aluminum bar and put it on the threaded stock with a washer and a nut. Put the other end of the threaded stock through the knuckle from the back side. Put the bearing over the end sticking out of the knuckle from the front side. Find the race driver that fits right to the outside of the new bearing and put it on the threaded stock with a washer and a nut. Now by hand, tighten the nut on the back side until it is snug and the bearing is against the knuckle. Make sure the bearing is square to the knuckle and not cocked just line it all up straight. Now hold the back side nut with one wrench and turn the front side nut with another wrench and the bearing will slide right into the knuckle. Reinstall retainer clips and put it back on the car. NOTE: Be sure to wear safety goggles while hammering. You might want to use some grease between the bar aluminum ,washers and nuts. I know this sounds like a lot of work but I usually do a front wheel bearing in about 30 minutes on the VW's. I hope this helps and if you have anymore questions or need help along the way just let me know. Thanks for using FixYa and good luck!!

Posted on Dec 29, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i remove the hub cap on a 2000 beetle

Removing hub cap of the wheel VW - YouTube

? 0:35
Jul 12, 2008 - Uploaded by rebuli2008
old beetle. ... removing hub cap of the wheel VW. rebuli2008 ... How to Remove or Take Off Plastic Hub Caps - - Duration: 2:54.

How to Remove hubcaps from a VW Beetle Volkswagen Bug
Sep 4, 2008 - How to Remove hubcaps from a VW Beetle Volkswagen Bug ... the proper way to take off your hubcaps for your vintage VW Beetle. ..... I'm Having Problems Loosening the Adjuster on My Drum Brakes on a 2000 Isuzu Rodeo.

Jan 31, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Replacing front wheel bearings on 2002 new bettle

how to change rear wheel bearing on vw. beatel 2002 1.9

Dec 18, 2009 | 2001 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

How to replace rear axle bearings 2004 vw jetta

take off rear hub u have a inner and outter bearing ..change bearing dont forget to pack new bearing well with a GAA Bearing Grease...and install wheel and tighten middle nut till wheel is tight...then back it off enough that wheel turn but not too freely about half a turn back....GL

Aug 30, 2009 | 2004 Volkswagen Jetta

1 Answer

Dash noise from VW Beetle

Must be a bad front wheel bearing. Does the pitch change as you speed up and slow down?

May 26, 2009 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

68 Volkswagen Bug Wheel Bearings

Make sure u put the bearings all the way in and the rear nut is on tight. oh and dont forget the pin.

Oct 15, 2008 | 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

2000 Bug

Is it not blowing enough air or is the air never getting cold the first may be a clogged cabin air filter a pain to get to need to remove the center and right side of the dash top plus anothe cover to get to it.

Jul 14, 2008 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Volkswagen Beetle Logo

1,719 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22382 Answers


Level 3 Expert

83083 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8841 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides