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

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 manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

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.
–  Release rear area of wheel housing liner and fold it forwards.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

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 manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

–  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 manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

–  Unscrew bolts -arrows-. Counterhold at rear bolt on nut at top while doing so.
  Note
The rear bolt is secured with a nut. Counterhold at nut when loosening.
 

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

–  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 manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

–  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 manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

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

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

Assembly overview - lower suspension link, swivel joint
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Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9
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