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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual / Running gear, axles, steering / Rear suspension, drive shaft / Wheel bearing assembly, trailing arm / Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

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

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
–  Loosen outer drive shaft threaded connection → Chapter.
  Caution
Wheel bearings must not be subjected to load after bolt securing drive shaft to wheel hub has been loosened.
If wheel bearings are loaded with weight of vehicle, bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearing.
It is not permissible to loosen drive shaft bolt more than 90° if vehicle is standing on its wheels.
Do not attempt to move the vehicle without the drive shafts fitted as this would damage the wheel bearing. If a vehicle nevertheless has to be moved, comply with the following:
Install an outer joint instead of the drive shaft.
Tighten outer joint to 120 Nm.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Remove wheel bearing unit → Chapter
–  Remove heat shield → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
–  Remove spring → Chapter.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Remove bolts -1-.
–  Remove retainer for rear left vehicle level sender-2-.
Vehicles with stone guard
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Remove spreader rivet -1-.
–  Unscrew bolts -2- for stone deflector -3-.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Disconnect electrical connector from ABS speed sensor and electromechanical parking brake motor.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  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 wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Unscrew bolts -2- and -3- one after the other.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Remove engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- from under track rod.
–  Pull out bolt -4-.
–  Remove shim -3-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Unscrew nut -1- and remove bolt -2-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Unscrew nut -1- and pull out bolt -2-.
–  Remove bolt -3-.
–  Take out wheel bearing housing -4-.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
It is essential to follow specified sequence of work steps below!
–  Fit wheel bearing housing.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Insert bolt -4- with washer -3-.
–  Install washer -2-.
–  Only hand-tighten nut -1-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Insert bolt -2- and tighten nut -1- only hand-tight.
–  Insert bolt -3- and tighten only hand-tight.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  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.
–  Install wheel bearing unit → Chapter
–  Install heat shield → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
The threaded connections of the wheel bearing housing may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Tighten nut -1-.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Tighten nut -1-.
–  Tighten bolt -3-.
–  Detach engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A- with support -T10149- from wheel hub.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

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-.
–  Install coil spring → Chapter.
 

Removing and installing wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive

–  Tighten bolts -2- and -3-.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, shock absorber, spring, multi-link suspension“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - trailing arm“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - track rod“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - rear vehicle level senders, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for heat shield, brake caliper and brake disc → Brake system; Rep. gr.46
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic adjustment of headlights → Electrical system; Rep. gr.94.
 

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