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VOLKSWAGEN JETTA WHEEL PROBLEM

1998 Volkswagen Jetta • 150,000 miles

I was just wondering what it is called that holds the entire wheel on in the front. Is it a hub? Because when ever I change my front drivers side wheel when I loosen my lug nuts to take the tire off the whole wheel will move.
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Sarahc1135
December 10, 2012.




Yes, the hub.

The hub sits inside the wheel bearing. Your wheel bearing could be bad. Sometimes you can
get lucky and tighten the big nut in the center of the hub and the free play goes away.

The other reason the wheel hub could seem to be loose, is the ball joint below the hub.

Thomas
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Tiny
Exovcds
Dec 10, 2012.
Watch me change the hub and wheel bearing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOApWcdWha4&feature=plcp

Thomas

Tiny
Exovcds
Dec 11, 2012.

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