VW Golf manuals

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: 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 approx. 70 % of these cases there is no case for complaint. The replacement was not justified.
In the case of complaints regarding rumbling or knocking noises please proceed as follows.
–  Carry out a road test with the customer - if possible on a dry, uneven road - to establish when, where and how the noises occur.
  Note
These noises are only very rarely caused by the shock absorbers.
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 ...

Checking shock absorbers when removed
Defective shock absorbers can be identified by loud rumbling noises when driving, caused by wheel hopping, especially on bad roads. Heavy fluid leakage is an addition ...

Other materials:

Relay carriers, fuse carriers, electronics box (engine compartment)
1 -  Front cover For electronics box in engine compartment 2 -  Nut Specified torque: 9 Nm 3 -  Nut Specified torque: 9 Nm 4 -  Wire/line ...

Removing and installing intermediate padding, backrest with through-loading aperture
Removing –  Fold down lid for through-loading aperture. –  Release locking lugs -1- using a screwdriver and at the same time push down intermediate padding -2- as far as stop -arrow A-. ...

Assembly overview - suspension, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive
1 -  Wheel bearing housing Removing and installing → Chapter 2 -  Bonded rubber bush Renewing → Chapter. 3 -  Bolt Specified torque ͛ ...

© 2016-2019 Copyright www.vwgolf.org