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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

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Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Assembly tool -3301-
Assembly tool -3346-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-

 
Lower subframe with attachments.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove rear wheels.
–  Unbolt brake calipers on both sides of vehicle and suspend from body.
–  Remove springs → Chapter.
–  Remove rear silencer of exhaust system → Rep. gr.26.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
   
–  Disconnect connector -1-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

–  Unplug electrical connector -1- from ABS speed sensor on both sides and move clear.
–  Unplug electrical connector -2- from electromechanical parking brake motor on brake caliper on both sides.
–  Detach electrical wiring harness from retainers -arrows- and move clear.
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

–  Pull out retaining clip -1- on both sides of vehicle.
–  Free brake lines from holder.
  Note
Do not open brake line.
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

–  Use tensioning straps -T10038--1- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
  WARNING
If the vehicle is not strapped down, there is a great danger that the vehicle will slip off the lifting platform!
–  Fix subframe at both forward bolts → Chapter.
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew rear right bolt of subframe -arrow-.
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

–  Screw spindle -3346/2- into thread of longitudinal member using thrust piece of assembly tool -3301- and nut -3346/3-.
1 -  Spindle -3346/2-
2 -  Subframe
3 -  Thrust piece from assembly tool -3301-
4 -  Nut -3346/3-
–  Unscrew rear left bolt of subframe.
–  Turn nut -3346/3- on spindle -3346/2- until subframe is lowered by -a- = 40 mm.
Installing subframe with attachments
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Subframe“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Exhaust pipes double clamp → Rep. gr.26.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic adjustment of headlights → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  When does wheel alignment have to be checked → Chapter?
 

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf

Overview - rear axle, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive
I -  → Chapter „Subframe“ II -  → Chapter „Anti-roll bar“ III -  → Chapter „Sus ...

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, e-Golf
Special tools and workshop equipment required Assembly tool -3301- Assembly tool -3346- Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- ...

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