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

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

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle

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, torsion beam axle

–  Pull out clip -1- in -direction of arrow- onto stop.
 

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle

–  Insert spring compressor-1-.
1 -  Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
2 -  Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
  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, torsion beam axle
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.
–  Insert this pin into hole in torsion beam axle.
–  Insert upper spring seat into upper end of spring.
 

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle

–  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, torsion beam axle

–  Push in clip -1- in opposite -direction of arrow- onto stop.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
 

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle

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