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

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

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

Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Removing
–  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, front-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, front-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, front-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!
 

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

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under track rod and press upwards slightly.
–  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 wheel bearing housing, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive

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

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

–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Undo nut -2- and pull out bolt -3-.
–  Undo nut -4-, remove washer and pull out bolt -5-.
–  Take out wheel bearing housing -6-.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
It is essential to follow specified sequence of work steps below!
 

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

–  Insert wheel bearing housing -6-.
–  Insert bolt -5- and washer and tighten nut -4- only hand-tight.
–  Insert bolt -3- and tighten nut -2- only hand-tight.
–  Insert bolt -1- and tighten only hand-tight.
–  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, front-wheel drive

–  Screw in bolts -2- and -3- by hand.
–  Remove engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- from under track rod.
–  Install heat shield → Brake system; Rep. gr.46.
–  Install wheel bearing unit → Chapter
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, front-wheel drive

–  Tighten nuts and bolts -1- to -5-.
–  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, front-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-.
–  Installing spring → Chapter.
 

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

–  Tighten bolts -2- and -3-.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension, multi-link suspension, front-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 „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.
 

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

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