VW Golf manuals

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

Evaluating accident vehicles
...

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 ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing starter, vehicles with double clutch gearbox (DQ250-6F)
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Remov ...

Assembly overview - tail lights in rear lid, with bulbs
1 -  Bulb holder For left reversing light bulb -M16-/right reversing light bulb -M17-. Removing and installing → Chapter 2 -  Bulb carrier 3 -  Rear fog light bulb ...

Fastening and unfastening seat belts
Fig. 64 Inserting the seat belt latch plate into the buckle Fig. 65 Removing the latch plate from the buckle First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings During an accident or braking manoeuvre, correctly worn seat belts hold the vehicle occupants in position ...

© 2016-2021 Copyright www.vwgolf.org