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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 ...

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