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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Fixing position of subframe

  Note
Certain repairs on vehicles require the removal of the subframe or the entire front axle.
The original position of the subframe relative to the body can be retained with the aid of qty. 4 locating pins -T10486/1-.
Qty. 2 locating pins -T10486/1- are a part of locating device -T10486-. When locating device -T10486- is already being employed, then only the addition of qty. 2 locating pins -T10486/1- are required.
If the locating device -T10486- is not being employed, then use locating device -T10486 A-. This contains qty. 4 locating pins -T10486/1- and qty. 2 locating pins -T10486/2-. The locating pins -T10486/2- are not required for the following process.
   

Fixing position of subframe

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Qty. 4 locating pins -T10486/1-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- with gearbox support -V.A.G 1359/2-.
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-

 
Only Golf GTE
–  De-energise high-voltage system → Rep. gr.93.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  If fitted, remove front and rear noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
   
–  Unscrew bolts -1- for pendulum support from gearbox.
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under subframe
–  If necessary, clean thread of locating pins -T10486/1-.
 

Fixing position of subframe

To fix position of subframe, locating pins -T10486/1- must be screwed one after the other into positions -3-, -5-, -7- and -8-.
  Note
The locating pins -T10486/1- must NOT be tightened to more than 20 Nm, otherwise the threads of the locating pin will be damaged.
Fixing position of subframe at rear
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Remove bolts -1-.
–  Unscrew bolt -3-, and remove support -4-.
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Insert locating pins -T10486/1--1- and tighten to 20 Nm.
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Remove bolts -2-.
–  Unscrew bolt -5-, and remove support -6-.
–  Insert locating pins -T10486/1- and tighten to 20 Nm.
Fixing position of subframe at front
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Remove bolt -8-.
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Insert locating pins -T10486/1--1- and tighten to 20 Nm.
 

Fixing position of subframe

–  Remove bolt -7-.
–  Insert locating pins -T10486/1- and tighten to 20 Nm.
The fixing of the subframe is completed when all the above mentioned bolts have been replaced consecutively with the locating pins -T10486/1-.
The position of the subframe is now fixed.
Removing locating pins -T10486/1-
Remove in reverse order, observing the following:
–  Always only unscrew one locating pin at a time and replace it with a new bolt.
–  On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
Bolts for pendulum support, except for e-Golf → Rep. gr.10
Bolts for pendulum support, e-Golf → Electrical system; Rep. gr.93
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
If a crooked steering wheel is determined during the road test even though locating pins -T10486/1- were used, check wheel alignment. In this case the wheel alignment test results must be archived in the vehicle files.
 

Fixing position of subframe

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