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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Adjusting camber at front wheels

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
  Note
Camber correction is necessary only after body repairs. Camber cannot be adjusted. However, it can be mediated by shifting the subframe!
Move subframe only to left or right, but never in or opposite to direction of normal travel!
–  Remove noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Adjusting camber at front wheels

–  Undo bolt -1- and screw a new one in loosely.
–  Undo bolt -2- and screw a new one in loosely.
–  Undo bolt -3- and screw a new one in loosely.
–  Undo bolt -4- and screw a new one in loosely.
The camber adjustment range is limited by the tolerances of the holes in the subframe. If the specified value is not reached by shifting the subframe, this and the body must be inspected → Chapter.
–  Now camber may be adjusted to specification by moving subframe.
–  Move subframe -5- sideways until camber is the same on both sides → Chapter.
–  Tighten subframe bolts -1-, -2-, -3- and -4-.
After moving the subframe, clearance between the steering column universal joint and the cut-out in the plenum chamber bulkhead must be checked.
 

Adjusting camber at front wheels

–  Unscrew bolt -1- and fold footwell trim -2- in direction of arrow towards vehicle interior.
 

Adjusting camber at front wheels

There must be a clearance of 5 mm all round between universal joint -1- and aperture in plenum chamber bulkhead -2-.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Adjusting camber at front wheels

Adjusting camber on rear axle, torsion beam axle

Camber cannot be adjusted.
If the measurements are outside the permitted tolerances, check the axle beam for damage and renew if necessary.
   
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