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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing anti-roll bar

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheels.
–  If fitted, remove lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Vehicles with natural gas engines
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unclip natural gas line -1- from clip -arrow-.
Vehicles with exhaust system
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for pendulum support.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3- on both sides.
–  Pull out coupling rod -3- from anti-roll bar -2- on left and right side.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Remove nuts -arrows- on left and right sides of vehicle.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

Vehicles with vehicle level sender
–  Disconnect connector -1- on front left vehicle level sender -G78- and/or front right vehicle level sender -G289-, as applicable.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unscrew nut -1-.
–  Pull bracket -2- for front left vehicle level sender -G78- and/or for front right vehicle level sender -G289- out of suspension link -3-, as applicable
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Remove front left vehicle level sender -G78--2- and/or front right vehicle level sender -G289-, as applicable.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Pull wiring harness -3- clips -1- and -2- off subframe and steering rack.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for anti-roll bar.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for steering rack.
–  Prise steering rack out of dowel sleeves of subframe.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under subframe
–  Fixing subframe → Chapter and lowering approx. 10 cm.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

–  Pull out spreader clip -arrow-.
–  Lower subframe using engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- until anti-roll bar can be removed to rear.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Note
Lever on vehicle level sender must face towards outside of vehicle.
Thread of vehicle level sender must be screwed into outer hole in suspension link. Retaining lug for vehicle level sender must engage in inner hole in order to guarantee correct installation position.
–  On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering column“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front vehicle level senders“
Bolts for pendulum support, except for e-Golf → Rep. gr.10
Bolts for pendulum support, e-Golf → Electrical system; Rep. gr.93
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Exhaust pipes double clamp → Rep. gr.26.
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
If a crooked steering wheel is determined during the road test even though locating pins -T10486/1- were used, check wheel alignment. In this case the wheel alignment test results must be archived in the vehicle files.
 

Removing and installing anti-roll bar

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