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Thread: Socket size for rear axle nut

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    Socket size for rear axle nut

    Need to replace a rear wheel bearing - does anybody know the size of the 12-point socket for undoing the hub nut? Found one post that says 30mm but wondered if anybody could confirm please.

    Cheers,

    Simon.
    2005 TDi 75 with Opensky.
    Now with heated seats and DIS - thanks to Timmus.

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    Is this the post you found showing the 30mm nut size - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...934#post169934

    Cheers Spike

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    Quote Originally Posted by spike View Post
    Is this the post you found showing the 30mm nut size - http://www.a2oc.net/forum/showthread...934#post169934

    Cheers Spike
    Yes Spike it was that one.
    2005 TDi 75 with Opensky.
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    I've replaced rear wheel bearings myself but can't remember the nut size. Also searched for related service info but that's the only link I could find.

    Cheers Spike

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    I can confirm that a 30mm 12-point socket IS the correct size.

    Simon.
    2005 TDi 75 with Opensky.
    Now with heated seats and DIS - thanks to Timmus.

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    yes can confirm this as I did the same job on Wednesday evening! rule of thumb - rear hub = 30mm 12 point star. Front is 35mm 12 point star - yes 35! on the later model - a bit of a ******......but i have one if anyone gets stuck

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