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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Rear suspension, drive shaft / Suspension strut, shock absorber, spring / Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1410-
Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
Adapter -V.A.G 1752/9-, not illustrated

 
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Remove rear wheel housing liner → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
   
–  Remove bolts -1-.
–  Remove retainer for rear left vehicle level sender-2-.
Vehicles with adaptive chassis control DCC
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Disconnect connector -1- on shock absorber -2-.
–  Pull line -3- off shock absorber -2--arrow-.
  Note
If there is moisture in the area of the connector, blow compressed air on the contacts on the shock absorber and the connector.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Fit spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A--1- along with adapter -V.A.G 1752/9--2- to uppermost spring coil -3-.
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Place spring compressor-3- on adapter -V.A.G 1752/9--2-.
–  Simultaneously insert lower spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A- into spring -4-.
–  Bolt spring compressor-3- to adapter -V.A.G 1752/9--2-.
1 -  Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
2 -  Adapter -V.A.G 1752/9-
3 -  Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
4 -  Spring
  WARNING
Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A--arrow- (risk of accident).
–  Compress coil springs until load on shock absorber is relieved.
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.
Vehicles with stone guard
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Remove spreader rivet -1-.
–  Unscrew bolts -2- for stone deflector -3-.
–  Remove stone guard -3- from lower transverse link -4-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

–  Unscrew nut -1- and remove bolt -2-.
–  Remove shock absorber.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
The threaded connections of the shock absorber to the lower 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.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, shock absorber, spring, multi-link suspension“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - transverse link“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Wheel housing liner → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
  Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber
Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, left shock absorber
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