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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Leaks at shock absorbers

Shock absorbers are often replaced because of externally visible leakage. Inspections on the test rig and in the vehicle have shown that in the majority of cases this replacement is not justified.
Slight loss of fluid (“sweating”) at the piston rod seal is not a reason for replacing a shock absorber. An oil sweating shock absorber is acceptable under the following conditions:
   
Fluid seepage (as shown in the shaded part of the illustration) is visible, but the fluid is dull and possibly dried by dust.
The fluid seepage extends only from the top shock absorber seal (piston rod oil seal) down to the bottom spring plate -arrow-.
 

Leaks at shock absorbers

Repair instructions
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Noises from shock absorbers
Shock absorbers are often replaced because of noises (rumbling, etc.) experienced by the customer. Inspections on the test rig and in the vehicle have shown that in a ...

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Acoustic and optical ParkPilot signals
Fig. 150 ParkPilot display of the area around the vehicle (colour) Fig. 151 Mini ParkPilot display of the area around the vehicle (colour) First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Key   and   Meaning ...

Automatic gearbox: selecting a gear
Fig. 136 Left-hand drive vehicles: selector lever for automatic gearbox with lock button (arrow) Fig. 137 Right-hand drive vehicles: selector lever for automatic gearbox with lock button (arrow) First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The selector lever is ...

Removing and installing speed sensor on rear axle -G44-/-G46-
  Note Removal and installation is described for the rear left speed sensor. Removal and installation of the rear right speed sensor is analogous.     Rear left speed sensor -G46--1-. ...

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