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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Front suspension, drive shafts / Lower suspension link, swivel joint / Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  If fitted, remove noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
–  Loosen double clamp of exhaust system → Rep. gr.26.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Remove bolts -1- for pendulum support.
–  Release rear area of wheel housing liner and fold it forwards.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

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
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Remove nuts -arrows-.
–  Pull suspension link out of swivel joint and turn wheel bearing housing to outside to relieve suspension link.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Unscrew bolts -arrows-. Counterhold at rear bolt on nut at top while doing so.
–  Press gearbox forwards until front bolt can be removed. When pressing forwards, make sure that exhaust pipe on subframe does not tilt.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Swivel suspension link -1- to rear and pull out of subframe in -direction of arrow-.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Insert rear suspension link -1- into subframe in -direction of arrow- and swivel forwards.
  Note
The rear bolt must be secured with a new nut.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

–  Tighten bolts -arrows-, counterholding at rear bolt on nut at top.
  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 - lower suspension link, swivel joint“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - front vehicle level senders“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for pendulum support → Rep. gr.10.
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Exhaust pipes double clamp → Rep. gr.26.
Exhaust system to subframe → Rep. gr.26.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Removin ...

Checking swivel joint
Checking axial play –  Firmly pull suspension link down in -direction of arrow- and press up again.   ...

Other materials:

Checking battery
  WARNING Danger of injury! Observe warning notices and safety regulations → Chapter!   Caution To prevent damage to ...

Releasing gas from gas strut
–  Clamp gas strut in vice in area x = 50 mm.   WARNING Wear eye protection when sawing. Cover area of saw cut with a cloth. ...

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. ...

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