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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

Evaluating accident vehicles
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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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Extraction and charging valve, high-pressure side
  Note Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783- with 1/4" ratchet adapter -VAS 6234- Appropriate insert -T10364- to remove valve core → Fig. 1 -  Base with external or internal thread ...

Removing and installing light conductor for front sill panel moulding ambient lighting -W67-/-W68
  Note The light conductors for front sill panel moulding ambient lighting -W67-/-W68- are integrated into the sill panel mouldings and cannot be renewed individually. If the light conductor for front sill panel mouldi ...

Removing and installing camshaft housing
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