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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing gas strut

Removing and installing gas strut

Removing
–  Open and support bonnet.
  WARNING
Proceed with care if gas strut is reused. Spring clip must not be levered completely out of ball socket, as it will otherwise be damaged. Gas strut will spring out of mounting, causing damage or injury to operator.
–  Position a small screwdriver -3- beneath spring clip -4-.
–  Raise spring clip -4- such that it can be moved over ball socket -arrow a-.
–  Pull gas strut -1- off ball-head pins -2--arrow b-.
After removing gas strut -1-, slide spring clip -4- back immediately.
–  When the gas strut is disposed, gas needs to be released from gas strut → Chapter.
Installing
–  Press gas strut -1- on ball-head pins -2-.
  Component Specified torques
Ball-head pin 20 Nm  
Removing and installing insulation
Removing     –  Lever retaining clips -2- out of bonnet -3- using removal lever -80-200-. –  ...

Releasing gas from gas strut
Clamp gas strut in vice in area x = 50 mm.   WARNING Wear protective goggles when sawing. ...

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General description
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