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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Repairing trailing arm

Repairing trailing arm

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Tube for wheel bearing -3345-
Assembly tool -3346-
Thrust plate -VW 402-
Press tool -VW 412-
Thrust piece -T10496-

 
–  Remove trailing arm with mounting bracket → Chapter.
   
–  Clamp trailing arm -1- in vice using protective jaw covers.
–  Undo bolt -2- and remove mounting bracket -3- from trailing arm.
 

Repairing trailing arm

Pressing out bonded rubber bush
–  Fit tools as shown in illustration.
1 -  Press tool -VW 412-
2 -  Tube -3346/1- from assembly tool -3346- (the deep recess must face the bonded rubber bush)
3 -  Trailing arm
4 -  Bonded rubber bush
5 -  Tube for wheel bearing -3345-
6 -  Thrust plate -VW 402-
–  Press out bonded rubber bush.
 

Repairing trailing arm

Pressing in bonded rubber bush
–  Mark position of bonded rubber bush on trailing arm using a set square.
–  Position outer edge of set square on upper radius of hole -1- and on lower radius of hole -2-.
–  Make a mark above and below the trailing arm bush respectively -arrows-.
a -  90°
 

Repairing trailing arm

Position bonded rubber bush on trailing arm so that marked line -arrows- lies between the ribs -1-.
  Note
Take great care to ensure that the installation position of the bonded rubber bush is correct relative to the bush in the trailing arm.
 

Repairing trailing arm

–  Fit tools as shown in illustration.
1 -  Press tool -VW 412-
2 -  Thrust piece -T10496-
3 -  Bonded rubber bush
4 -  Trailing arm
5 -  Tube for wheel bearing -3345-
6 -  Thrust plate -VW 402-
–  Pressing in bonded rubber bush.
Determining position of mounting bracket in relation to trailing arm
 

Repairing trailing arm

–  Clamp trailing arm -2- in vice using protective jaw covers.
–  Position mounting bracket -1- on trailing arm -2-.
–  Screw in bolt -3-
–  Set dimension -a- to 37 mm and tighten bolt -3-.
–  Install trailing arm with mounting bracket → Chapter.
 

Repairing 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-   ...

Drive shaft
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