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

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Front suspension, drive shafts / Drive shaft / Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

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

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

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 lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3-.
–  Pull coupling rod -3- out of anti-roll bar -2-.
 

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

Vehicles with vehicle level sender
–  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
–  Unbolt drive shaft from gearbox flange shaft.
 

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

–  Remove nuts -arrows-.
–  Pull wheel bearing housing with swivel joint out of suspension link.
–  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 shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

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

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

–  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 shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

–  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!
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Note
Remove any paint residues and/or corrosion on thread and splines of outer joint.
–  Insert drive shaft.
–  Guide outer joint into wheel hub splines as far as possible.
 

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

–  Bolt swivel joint to suspension link -arrows-.
  Note
Ensure that bellows are not damaged or twisted.
–  Place inner joint of drive shaft in position and tighten bolts diagonally to 10 Nm.
–  Tighten multi-point socket-head bolts diagonally to the specified torque.
  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.
–  Install lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
–  Tighten drive shaft bolt at wheel hub → Chapter.
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.
 

Removing and installing drive shafts, triple roller joint AAR3300i bolted

Removing and installing drive shaft, triple roller joint AAR3300i inserted
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Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft
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