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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Tensioning strap -T10038-
Assembly tool -T10263-
Assembly tool -T10356-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-
Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and thrust piece -T10205/13-
Foot pump -VAS 6179-

 
 
   
Assembly tool -T10205 A-
  Note
When a bonded rubber bush is defective, the bonded rubber bush on the opposite side must also be renewed; allocation → Electronic Parts Catalogue “ETKA.”.
Before replacing a defective bonded rubber bush, check the other bonded rubber bushes.
If cracks or other damage is visible, these bonded rubber bushes must be renewed also.
To renew bonded rubber bushes, the subframe must be lowered at the front or the rear. The removal of the subframe is not required.
Mark position of bonded rubber bushes in relation to subframe before removing.
Pressing out rear bonded rubber bush
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove rear wheels.
–  Remove spring → Chapter.
–  Remove rear silencer of exhaust system → Rep. gr.26.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Pull out retaining clip -1- on both sides of vehicle.
  Note
Do not open brake line.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  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!
–  Fix position of subframe → Chapter.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Mark installation position of bonded rubber bush in relation to subframe with e.g. a felt-tip pen -1-.
  Note
Make a mark -1- on subframe centred on cut-out in bonded rubber bush -2-.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Lever anti-twist device -1- off bonded rubber bush near retaining lug using, for example, a screwdriver -2-.
–  Lower subframe approx. 100 mm using engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Unclip brake line -1- from clip -arrow- on left side.
  Note
The clip will be destroyed and must be renewed.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Fit special tools as shown in illustration.

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

1 - Hexagon nut -T10263/5-
2 - Thrust piece -T10356/5-
3 - Subframe
4 - Tube -T10356/6-, side with recess faces subframe.
5 - Thrust plate -T10205/1-
6 - Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and thrust piece -T10205/13-
7 - Hexagon nut -T10263/5-
8 - Threaded spindle -T10263/4-
–  Take up play in special tools.
–  Press out bonded rubber bush.
  Note
The collar of the outer ring of the bonded rubber bush will be sheared off by the mounting when the bush is pulled out. This occurs with a loud bang.
After the bush has been pulled out, the collar must be removed from the tube -T10356/6- with light hammer blows.

 
Pressing in rear bonded rubber bush
   
–  As an assembly aid, draw a line -1- on the vertical rib of the bonded rubber bush.
 

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

–  Coat outer edge of bonded rubber bush with assembly paste.
–  Set up special tools with bonded rubber bush on subframe as shown.

Renewing rear bonded rubber bush

1 - Hexagon nut -T10263/5-
2 - Thrust piece -T10356/7- - the marking -B- faces towards subframe
3 - Subframe
4 - Align bonded rubber bush on mark, made for this purpose (the marks must align with one another)
5 - Thrust piece -T10356/8- - the flattened sides must engage in cover of bonded rubber bush -arrows-.
6 - Thrust plate -T10205/1-
7 - Hydraulic press -VAS 6178- and thrust piece -T10205/13-
8 - Hexagon nut -T10263/5-
9 - Threaded spindle -T10263/4-

 
–  Check position of bonded rubber bush, realign if necessary and preload bonded rubber bush using special tools.
  Note
Ensure that the bonded rubber bush does not cant at the start of the pressing action. Otherwise, the outer ring could be damaged.
–  Operate pump to press bonded rubber bush in until collar lies »flush« on subframe.
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Exhaust system → Rep. gr.26
   
Renewing bonded rubber bush
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