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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing lower transverse link

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
 

Removing and installing lower transverse link

Vehicles with vehicle level sender
–  Remove bolts -1-.
–  Remove retainer for rear left vehicle level sender-2-.
Vehicles with stone guard
 

Removing and installing lower transverse link

–  Remove spreader rivet -1-.
–  Unscrew bolts -2- for stone deflector -3-.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Remove spring → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing lower transverse link

–  Undo nut -1- and pull out bolt -2- for coupling rod -3-.
 

Removing and installing lower transverse link

–  Unscrew nut -1- and pull out bolt -2- securing shock absorber.
–  Unscrew nut -3- and pull out bolt -4- securing wheel bearing housing.
–  Disengage and lower exhaust system at rear → Rep. gr.26.
 

Removing and installing lower transverse link

–  Mark position of eccentric bolt -2- in relation to subframe, for example using a felt-tip pen.
–  Unscrew nut -1- and pull out bolt -2-.
–  Remove lower transverse link.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Observe mark made for position of eccentric bolt -2- relative to subframe.
The threaded connections of the transverse link may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position → Chapter.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic adjustment of headlights → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
–  Perform wheel alignment → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - transverse link“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - rear vehicle level senders, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Rear exhaust system → Rep. gr.26
 

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