VW Golf manuals

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Rear suspension, drive shaft / Drive shaft / Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Socket, 24 mm -T10361A-
 

Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft

Angle wrench -V.A.G 1756 A-
  Caution
Wheel bearings must not be subjected to load after bolt securing drive shaft to wheel hub has been loosened.
If wheel bearings are loaded with weight of vehicle, bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearing.
It is not permissible to loosen drive shaft bolt more than 90° if vehicle is standing on its wheels.
Do not attempt to move the vehicle without the drive shafts fitted as this would damage the wheel bearing. If a vehicle nevertheless has to be moved, comply with the following:
Install an outer joint instead of the drive shaft.
Tighten outer joint to 120 Nm.
Loosen outer bolt on drive shaft.
–  To avoid damage to wheel bearing, do not loosen bolt using 24 mm socket -T10361A- further than 90° with vehicle still standing on its wheels.
–  Raise vehicle so that wheels are off the ground.
–  Have second mechanic apply brakes.
 

Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft

–  Remove bolt -arrow-.
Tighten outer bolt on drive shaft.
–  Renew outer bolt for drive shaft.
  Note
It must be ensured that the wheels do not yet touch the floor when the drive shaft is being tightened. Otherwise the wheel bearing may be damaged.
–  Have second mechanic apply brakes.
–  Tighten bolt to 200 Nm.
–  Lower vehicle onto its wheels.
–  Turn bolt 180° further.
 

Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft

Dismantling and assembling drive shaft
Special tools and workshop equipment required Thrust plate -VW 401- Thrust plate -VW 402- Press tool -VW 408 A- Press t ...

Checking outer constant velocity joint
The joint is to be dismantled to renew the grease if it is heavily soiled, or to check the running surfaces of the balls for wear and damage. R ...

Other materials:

Assembly overview - door components
  Note Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar. 1 -  Front door Removing and installing → Chapter Adjusting → Chapter 2 -  Sticker Diameter 28 mm If necessary, manu ...

Evaporator
The liquid refrigerant evaporates in the tubes of the evaporator. The latent heat of evaporation is taken from the air streaming past the evaporator fins. The air cools. The refrigerant evaporates and is drawn into the air conditioning system compressor ...

Aqua Premium blending system
Designation: Blending additive for Aqua Premium -LVM 035 100 A3- Issued 10.2012 Product description To attain visually perfect colour transition in blending area or to adjace ...

© 2016-2019 Copyright www.vwgolf.org