I've been informed that my strut bearing needs replacing barely 2 months after getting my used Golf Wagon from the Barrie VW Dealer. I'm not hard on my car. Regardless, being pretty hands on, I've been hunting for specific instructions on the strut bearing replacement for this model, and I'll be honest, I'm stymied on this. I've tried the search function. Google. I've searched under Jetta Sportwagen... Now I've seen entire strut assembly replacement instructions, but that small detail about the wheel bearing is eluding me. Does the strut need to be compressed and the top strut bolt need to be removed to access that wheel bearing? This is different than the prior models, eh? I really don't want to pay hundreds to replace a $30 part. That just depresses me. And I really don't want to remove the strut and take it half apart if possible. If anyone has any instructions on this, I'd appreciate it. Though with the car being at 180000 km, maybe I SHOULD just replace the both struts in their entirety... A local VW mechanic suggested that at the very least the springs should due to some odd breakage that he said occurs with them around 200000 km. Fixing cars can be fun. If you have all the information needed first so you don't bugger it up. Anyway- thanks for any help in advance.