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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

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Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Tensioning strap -T10038-
Locating pins -T10096-

 
Removing subframe with attachments
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove rear wheels.
   
–  Unplug electrical connector -1- from ABS speed sensor on both sides and move clear.
–  Unplug electrical connector -2- from electromechanical parking brake motor on brake caliper on both sides.
–  Detach electrical wiring harness from retainers -arrows- and move clear.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Disconnect connector -1-.
–  Remove bolts -2-.
–  Take rear left vehicle level sender -G76--3- off transverse link.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Remove springs → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Unscrew nut -1- and remove bolt -2-.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Pull out retaining clip -1- on both sides of vehicle.
–  Free brake lines from holder.
  Note
Do not open brake line.
–  Remove brake calipers on both sides and tie to body with brake lines connected → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
–  Perform preliminary work for removing fuel tank → Rep. gr.00.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Use tensioning straps -T10038--1- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
  WARNING
If the vehicle is not strapped down, there is a great danger that the vehicle will slip off the lifting platform!
–  Fix position of subframe → Chapter.
–  Unclip electrical wire -2- on mounting bracket -1- and move clear.
–  Mark installation position of mounting bracket -1- on body.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
–  Carefully lower subframe with attachments a maximum of 30 mm.
–  Unclip brake lines on subframe, and guide them out.
  Note
The clips will be destroyed and must be renewed.
–  On vehicles with auxiliary heater, release and pull off connector on metering pump -V54-.
  Note
When lowering, ensure sufficient clearance to brake lines and electrical wiring.
The aid of a second mechanic is required to remove the fuel tank.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

–  Carefully lower subframe with fuel tank. To do this, guide out brake lines from below fuel tank.
–  Observe lines to activated charcoal filter (unclip them, if necessary).
–  Guide out filler neck between rear axle and body.
Installing subframe with attachments
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  Perform further work for installing fuel tank.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - trailing arm“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, shock absorber, spring, multi-link suspension“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - rear vehicle level senders, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for brake caliper and brake disc → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
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.
–  When does wheel alignment have to be checked → Chapter?
 

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, Golf GTE

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf and Golf GTE
Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- Tensioning strap -T10038 ...

Removing and installing rear axle, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive
Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- Tensioning strap -T10038 ...

Other materials:

Brush grinder set -VAS 6776
Designation: Brush grinder set -VAS 6776- Product description: The device is designed to clean surfaces and to remove corrosion in areas that are difficult to reach. Suitable for joints, groo ...

Undercoated areas, body overview indicating differing coat thicknesses
  Note Undercoating (stone-chipping protection) applied during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original undercoating. Water drainage holes must remain clear. All threaded studs and welded nuts with metric ...

Assembly overview - speed sensor on front axle
1 -  ABS speed sensor Clean inside surface of hole before inserting sensor Coat inside surface with high-temperature paste -G 052 112 A3- Removing and installing → Chapter 2 -  Bolt ...

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