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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

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

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

Press tool -T10520-
  Caution
When removing and installing drive shafts, do not allow them to hang free and stop against joints due to excessive bending.
Removing
–  Remove bolt for drive shaft → Chapter.
  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 wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  If fitted, remove noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

–  Unbolt drive shaft from gearbox flange shaft -arrows-.
–  Pull drive shaft out of wheel hub.
If drive shaft cannot be pulled out of the wheel bearing by hand, use press tool -T10520-.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

Before using press tool -T10520- ensure that thrust piece -1- is inserted.
Using press tool -T10520-:
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

–  To be able to press out drive shaft -3-, secure press tool -T10520--1- to wheel hub using 3 wheel bolts -2-.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

–  It is essential to follow specified sequence.
I -  Tighten knurled nut -1- hand-tight.
II -  Turn only bolt -2- using a spanner in order to press out drive shaft with press tool -T10520-.
  Note
At the end of the procedure or for pressing out drive shaft further the spindle must be moved to its original position in order to deploy the hydraulic force!
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

–  Remove drive shaft -1- from wheel bearing, and swing it upwards in -direction of arrow-.
–  Remove drive shaft -1- downwards.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Before fitting the outer joint in the wheel hub, apply a thin coat of assembly paste to the splines on the outer joint → Electronic Parts Catalogue “ETKA”.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, left drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf

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

Removing and installing drive shaft, right drive shaft, constant velocity joints VL100 and VL107, e-Golf
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-   ...

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