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

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

Removing and installing spring, multi-link suspension, right spring for front-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.
–  Remove rear wheel housing liner → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

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

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.
 

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

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

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

–  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 spring, multi-link suspension, right spring for front-wheel drive

–  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 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:
  Note
 

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

When the spring is renewed, this must be clamped into the spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- as described in following description:
–  Clamp uppermost 4 coils of spring -1- in spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- to stop. The end of the coil spring must lie against the spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A--arrow-.
  WARNING
Ensure that coil spring is seated correctly in spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A- (risk of accident).
–  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, right spring for front-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, right spring for front-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, right spring for front-wheel drive

–  Bead of spring seat -arrow- must lie against coil spring correctly.
 

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

–  Release tension on spring -4- while locating upper spring seat on lug on body.
–  Unbolt spring compressor-3- from adapter -V.A.G 1752/9--2- and remove.
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
 

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

–  Remove spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A--1- with adapter -V.A.G 1752/9--2-.
 

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

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