I have an odd problem, and wanted to get some advice.
We had a rear bearing that needed replacing. Took it to local place after ordering the parts from brickwerks (so no random dodgy parts were used).
These were replaced on both sides.
When the brakes were tested after that (it is the law that every time to touch the brakes, they need to be officially tested apparently) there was a pulsing sensation (similar to warped brakes) from the rear. Very noticable when driving, really unpleasant.
Suggestion was to replace the rear brakes as they were pretty old anyway.
Did that, and it was the same.
In discussion with the garage, it has been suggested to replace the bearing housing. While the inner bearing face was good, the rear face where it meets the suspension arm was very corroded. (they did tell me about this at the time)
I have used this garage a few times, and while they are not VW specialists, they do deal with classics and they run a Dokka as their works van - so they do know them.
I have always been very happy with them, and they will always to take the time to talk through the problems with me - this is not a case of "just replace then next bit and see if it works"
- Does this sound like the sensible next step, or do you have any other suggestions first?
- Do you know where I can get rear bearing housings from? Everywhere seems to be out of stock...