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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Front suspension, drive shafts / Subframe / Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
  Note
The subframe is removed together with the suspension links.
Only Golf GTE
–  De-energise high-voltage system → Rep. gr.93.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheels.
–  Remove lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
For vehicles with natural gas engines
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Unclip natural gas line -1- from clip -arrow-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for pendulum support.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3- on both sides.
–  Pull out coupling rod -3- from anti-roll bar -2- on left and right side.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Remove nuts -arrows- on left and right sides of vehicle.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

Vehicles with vehicle level sender
–  Disconnect connector -1- on front left vehicle level sender -G78- and/or front right vehicle level sender -G289-, as applicable.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Pull wiring harness -3- clips -1- and -2- off subframe and steering rack.
Only Golf GTE
Unclip high-voltage cable from subframe.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Remove bolts -1- for steering rack.
–  Prise steering rack out of dowel sleeves of subframe.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under subframe
–  Fixing subframe → Chapter and lowering approx. 10 cm.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Pull out spreader clip -arrow-.
–  Lower subframe with engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

–  Secure subframe on engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-.
–  Secure steering rack to body.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering rack“
Bolts for pendulum support → Rep. gr.10.
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Exhaust system to subframe → Rep. gr.26.
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
If a crooked steering wheel is determined during the road test even though locating pins -T10486/1- were used, check wheel alignment. In this case the wheel alignment test results must be archived in the vehicle files.
 

Removing and installing subframe without steering rack, except for e-Golf

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Removing and installing subframe with steering rack, LHD vehicles, except for e-Golf
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