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Any mechanics about? VW Polo question.

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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Got a little job for thursday, replacing the rear cylinders and shoes on a W reg Polo. What's the recommended way of removing the drum, hub nut and in? If so any idea of the hubnut torque?
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
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year of polo? just done my golf 96 same as 96 polo etc :) HELL of a job doing the springs :-( don't know about the hub nut torque I was able to take it off with my fingers and realised the previous mechanic had broken the retaining pin that you are supposed to replace....could have killed me if wheel had come off.

You not got a Haynes to hand?

Put in first/reverse gear
chock front wheels
jack up rear
release hand brake
knock off grease cap
bend pin straight then pull out with pliers
take locking nut cap off
undo nut with finger strength
remove bearings
wiggle cylinder out
remove hand brake cable
Grip with pliers and turn caps on retaining pin/spring on shoe arms
wiggle shoe arms off the brake pistons (put strong elastic band around them to stop them popping out and spilling fluid everywhere) I had to bleed the rear brakes as they popped out both sides.

will add more and pictures tomorrow nodding off zzzzzZZZZ
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Cheers. Think the changeover on Haynes is 95 so your post sounds about right. Haven't got a manual as its the mother in laws friends car and I only normally deal with fords. From what you said about the nut I imagine its tapered bearings, tighten to ******y then loosen 1/4 turn (rule of thumb lol):thumbsup:

Now i've just got to find my pressure bleeding kit.....
#3
So the wife wakes up this morning and says.... Dad said it's got disc brakes on the back so its not the cylinders. I go into one as the only info I have to go on is drums. Think sod it , load up the tools and set off (long way round thanks to poxy operation stack on the M20...). Get there, see the big puddle of brake fluid, have a cup of tea then notice the badge on the back that quite clearly said GOLF. :roll:

Upshot was, it was the rear hose that had split (mot tester roughness) and yeah, you guessed it, not a stock item so got to go back tomorrow. On the plus side I did fix a few other small problems, drivers electric window and high sump pressure. So not a complete loss.

Now i've just got to work out how to reset the 'service' warning.
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So the wife wakes up this morning and says.... Dad said it's got disc brakes on the back so its not the cylinders. I go into one as the only info I have to go on is drums. Think sod it , load up the tools and set off (long way round thanks to poxy operation stack on the M20...). Get there, see the big puddle of brake fluid, have a cup of tea then notice the badge on the back that quite clearly said GOLF. :roll:

Upshot was, it was the rear hose that had split (mot tester roughness) and yeah, you guessed it, not a stock item so got to go back tomorrow. On the plus side I did fix a few other small problems, drivers electric window and high sump pressure. So not a complete loss.

Now i've just got to work out how to reset the 'service' warning.


Sorry for not updating and my spelling keys are missing off the keyboard spilt damn beer all over it. done electric window on girlfriends polo. didn't bother with the other one as it hadn't fallen down yet :whistling: you can come do my rear brake pipes apparently they are corroded.
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Is it common for them to fall down then? Apparently that's what happened on this one. Have to say i'm a bit disappointed that VW used plastic splines on the drive. Especially after armour plating the doors :lol:
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Is it common for them to fall down then? Apparently that's what happened on this one. Have to say i'm a bit disappointed that VW used plastic splines on the drive. Especially after armour plating the doors :lol:


Apparently yes, armoured door plating for the key area is usually after market can get them on ebay if that's the bit you mean. Her drivers side started making clicking noises so we got rid of that car quick :thumbsup: Her passenger window dropped when I accidentally left my arm resting on the door and she put the window up, snap down it went.
#7
Well it is a cheap design. Plastic pah! As to the armour plating, not sure about yours but this one (a W reg) has sheet steel bolted to the inside of the door:? Came as quite a shock tbh:lol:
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Well it is a cheap design. Plastic pah! As to the armour plating, not sure about yours but this one (a W reg) has sheet steel bolted to the inside of the door:? Came as quite a shock tbh:lol:


oh sorry W reg Mk4 I'm referring to Mk3 Golf/Polo will look out for that in my girlfriends MK5 Polo :thumbsup:
#9
So the car i'm working on is a MK4. Just printed out the service reset instructions. Hope they work :-D
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