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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

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Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Aluminium wedge -T10161-
Press tool -T10520-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-

 
  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.
   
–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3-.
–  Pull coupling rod -3- out of anti-roll bar -2-.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  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
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  Remove nuts -arrows-.
–  Pull wheel bearing housing with swivel joint out of suspension link.
–  Pull drive shaft out of wheel hub and tie up to body.
If drive shaft cannot be pulled out of the wheel bearing by hand, use press tool -T10520-.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

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

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  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, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  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, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  Insert wedge -T10161--1- between gearbox housing and triple roller joint.
–  Press inner joint out of gearbox by striking wedge -T10161- with a rubber hammer.
–  Remove drive shaft.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  Fit new retaining ring into groove of joint pin.
–  Mesh outer and inner splines of joint body and gearbox.
–  Slide drive shaft into joint body to stop by hand.
–  Push joint body into gearbox with a »forceful jolt«.
The joint travel can be used for the »sudden push«. Do not, however, pull the drive shaft too far out of the joint body.
  Caution
Never use a hammer or other driving tools.
–  Check that the drive shaft is securely seated in the gearbox by pulling the joint body against the resistance of retaining ring.
  Caution
For this check, pull only on joint body and not on drive shaft.
–  Guide outer joint into wheel hub splines as far as possible.
–  Install lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted

–  Bolt swivel joint to suspension link -arrows-.
  Note
Ensure that bellows are not damaged or twisted.
  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 - drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front vehicle level senders“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - lower suspension link, swivel joint“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic adjustment of headlights → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
 

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