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

Removing
   
  Note
The rear lid must be supported when a gas strut is removed. One gas strut alone cannot support an open rear lid.

Removing and installing gas strut

–  Open rear lid and brace it open.
  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 clips -2-.
–  Raise spring clips -2--arrows a- until spring clips can be moved over ball sockets.
–  Pull gas strut -1- off ball-head pins -4--arrows b-.
After removing gas strut, slide spring clips -2- back immediately.
–  When the gas strut is disposed, gas needs to be released from gas strut → Chapter.

 
Installing
   

Removing and installing gas strut

The spring clips -2- are pushed onto the ball sockets of the gas strut -1-.
–  Push ball sockets of gas strut -1- onto ball-head pins -4- until ball sockets engage audibly with the ball-head pins.
Specified torques
Removing and installing rear lid seal
In the factory a sealant is applied to the rear lid seal, the seal is fitted to the body flange and then rolled on. Note When the seal is removed, the sealant on the inside of the seal will ...

Releasing gas from gas strut
–  Clamp gas strut in vice in area x = 50 mm.   WARNING Wear eye protection when sawing. ...

Other materials:

Test prerequisites
Check wheel suspension, wheel bearing assembly and steering for excessive play and damage. Tread depth difference of no more than 2 mm on one axle. Tyres inflated to correct pressures. ...

Raising wheel bearing assembly to unladen position (vehicles with coil springs), rear axle
Special tools and workshop equipment required Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- Tensioning strap -T10038- Support -T10149-     Caution All bolts on run ...

Removing and installing mounting bracket for backrest release mechanism
Special tools and workshop equipment required       Special pop rivet pliers -V.A.G 1753B-   Hand drill   Safety goggles ...

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