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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 ...

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