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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

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

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
Adapter -V.A.G 1752/9-, not illustrated
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

–  Press lugs -arrows- of assembly aid -1- inwards.
–  Remove assembly aid -1- upwards.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

–  Insert spring compressor-3-.
1 -  Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
2 -  Adapter -V.A.G 1752/9-
3 -  Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
  WARNING
Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainers -V.A.G 1752/3A--2-.
–  Compress coil spring until it can be removed.
  Note
Use a spanner or a reversible ratchet handle to compress spring compressor.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  Check that the lower spring plate is not damaged.
–  If necessary, renew lower spring plate.
–  Place lower plate onto bottom of coil spring.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

End of spring -arrow- must lie against stop on bottom spring seat.
–  Mount spring together with spring plate.
–  The bottom spring seat has a pin.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

–  Insert this pin in holes in lower transverse link -arrow-.
–  Insert upper spring seat into upper end of spring.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

–  Bead of spring seat -arrow- must lie against coil spring correctly.
–  Release tension on coil spring while locating upper spring seat on lug on body.
–  Remove spring compressor.
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

–  Insert assembly aid -1- and press downwards.
–  Lugs -arrows- must engage.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
 

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, left spring for front-wheel drive, left and right spring for four-wheel drive

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- &nb ...

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, right spring for front-wheel drive
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- &nb ...

Other materials:

Dimensions - lettering on rear lid, “GTI/GTD”
  Note When fitting the lettering, observe the fitting notes → Anchor. 1 -  Lettering Model designation 2 -  Height dimension 75.5 ± 1 mm, from lower edge of lettering to tail light. ...

Removing and installing rear outer belt end fitting
Removing     –  Unscrew bolt -1- on belt end fitting -2-. Installing     The anti-rotation tab -arr ...

Seam seals, front body
  Note Seam seals made during repair work must be identical in appearance and thickness to the original seam seals. To avoid damage or faulty operation, brush seam seals smooth near attachments which must be attached. ...

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