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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Uprated shock absorbers and coil springs

Diving or dipping of the rear end between pulling vehicle and trailer can be avoided with the use of uprated shock absorbers and coil springs on the rear axle. These shock absorbers and springs can also be retrofitted in many cases by a Volkswagen workshop, unless of course they were installed ex-factory. For allocation of the shocks and springs refer to → Electronic parts catalogue “ETKA”.
Diving or dipping and trailer snaking can also be avoided with stabilisation aids that can be procured in most European countries via Volkswagen dealerships and also installed by them.
   
Notes on operation and driving
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It is essential that the notes on operation and driving, which can be found in the operating instructions of your vehicle, are read and observed.
   
Engine cooling
Since higher demands are placed on the engine cooling system when a trailer is being towed, the cooling system is uprated in conjunction with factory fitted towing at ...

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Transporting children in the vehicle  : Comply with any country-specific legal regulations. Volkswagen recommends that children under 12 years of age are always transported on the rear seats. Children should only be transported on the front passenger seat in exceptional ci ...

Displays
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Display Solution ProActive occupant protection not available Go to a qualified workshop and have the system checked. ProActive occupant protection: function re ...

Assembly overview - rear brake caliper
When carrying out repairs, install all parts supplied in repair kit. Use only methylated spirits for cleaning the brake. New brake calipers are filled with brake fluid and are pre-bled.   ...

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