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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Rear suspension, drive shaft / Wheel bearing assembly, trailing arm / Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

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

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Remove spring → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Detach line -1- from trailing arm -2-. To do this push out inner pin of retainer -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Use tensioning straps -T10038--1- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
  WARNING
If the vehicle is not strapped down, there is a great danger that the vehicle will slip off the lifting platform!
–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under track rod and press upwards slightly.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew bolts -2- and -3- one after the other.
–  Remove engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- from under track rod.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Detach wire -2- from mounting bracket -1-.
–  Mark installation position of mounting bracket -1- on body.
–  Remove bolts -arrows-.
–  Remove trailing arm with mounting bracket.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Tighten bolts -arrows- onto old impression marks or previously applied marks.
–  Secure line -2- on mounting bracket -1-.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under track rod and press upwards slightly.
–  Screw in bolts -2- and -3- by hand.
–  Remove engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- from under track rod.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

Do not tighten bolts securing trailing arm to wheel bearing housing until all other suspension components (especially spring and shock absorber) on that side are fitted. To tighten, wheel suspension must be in extended position. Only then do trailing arm and wheel bearing housing move to the necessary position -arrows-.
–  Installing spring → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Tighten bolts -2- and -3-.
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

–  Install retainers -arrows- on trailing arm -2- for line -1-. To do this push in inner pin of rivets.
After installation, wheel alignment must be checked on wheel alignment unit → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - trailing arm“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
 

Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket, except for e-Golf

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