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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Repairing suspension strut

Repairing suspension strut

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/4-
Shock absorber set -T10001-
Commercially available ratchet handle

 
 
   
Ring spanner insert -V.A.G 1332/7-
–  Remove coil spring strut → Anchor.
Removing spring
 

Repairing suspension strut

–  Clamp suspension strut support clamp -V.A.G 1752/20--4- in a vice.
–  Clamp suspension strut in suspension strut support clamp -V.A.G 1752/20--4-.
–  Pre-tension coil spring with spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- until deep groove ball thrust bearing is free at top.
1 -  Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
2 -  Tool insert -T10001/8-
3 -  Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
4 -  Strut support clamp -V.A.G 1752/20-
5 -  Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/4-
6 -  Tool insert -T10001/5-
7 -  Ratchet handle -T10001/11-
  WARNING
First compress spring far enough to ensure that upper spring plate is free.
 

Repairing suspension strut

–  Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/4--arrow-.
 

Repairing suspension strut

Installing spring
–  Insert spring seat -1- into shock absorber -2-.
–  Fit coil spring -3- with spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- onto lower spring seat.
The end of the coil spring must lie against the stop -arrow-.
–  Assemble all other parts and use new nut on piston rod.
–  Relieve tension on spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1- and remove from coil spring.
–  Remove suspension strut from suspension strut support clamp -V.A.G 1752/20-.
–  Install suspension strut → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, upper suspension link“
 

Repairing suspension strut

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