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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove rear wheels.
–  Release and pull off connector on rear left and right speed sensors.
–  Remove left and right brake calipers and tie to body with wire → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
 
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

–  Unclip electric cable -1- from both sides -arrows- of retainer -2- on axle beam.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

–  Release and pull off connector -1- on rear left vehicle level sender -G76-.
–  Unclip line -2- from clip -arrow-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

–  Unclip brake line -1- from clip -arrow- on right mounting bracket.
  Note
The clip will be destroyed and must be renewed.
–  Remove springs → Chapter.
  N42-10583
–  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!
–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

–  Unclip electrical wiring -2- at mounting bracket -1- and axle beam and move clear.
–  Mark positions of bolts -arrows- on mounting bracket -1- on left and right sides of vehicle and remove them.
–  Slightly take up weight of rear axle using engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1-.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

–  Unbolt rear axle from shock absorbers -arrows-.
–  Lower rear axle with engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1-.
1 -  Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
2 -  Universal gearbox support -V.A.G 1359/2-
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Tighten bolted connection securing shock absorber to axle beam with suspension in unladen position → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - axle beam“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, shock absorber, spring, torsion beam axle“
→ 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.
 

Removing and installing rear axle, torsion beam axle

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-   ...

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 ...

Other materials:

Crankshaft dimensions
Risk of damage to bearing pedestals when the crankshaft is removed.If the bolts of the crankshaft bearing cap are loosened, the bearing pedestals of the cylinder block will be deformed, and damage to the bearings will result.Never remove the crankshaft. Measuring the ...

Removing and installing light switch trim
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783- Removing –  Remove rotary light switch -EX1- ...

Removing and installing control unit for daytime running light and side light -J860-/-J861-
  WARNING Risk of death due to high voltage! Risk of injury and environmental pollution! Observe operation and safety notes for gas discharge bulbs → Chapte ...

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