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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Wheel alignment procedure

Always adhere to the following procedure!
  Note
The vehicle must always be in unladen condition when measuring wheel alignment → Chapter.
   
–  Take note of the information in the wheel alignment unit.
 

Wheel alignment procedure

Alignment procedure
                 
  Start Carry out wheel run-out compensation. Bounce springs.  
               
  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position and fix in place → Remark. Measure vehicle height. Fit brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-  
               
  Check front axle camber Is actual value within tolerance? No  
             
    Yes   Adjust → Chapter.  
             
     
               
  Check rear axle camber Is actual value within tolerance? No  
             
    Yes   Checking (torsion beam axle) → Chapter Adjusting (multi-link suspension) → Chapter  
             
     
               
  Check rear axle toe Is actual value within tolerance? No  
             
    Yes   Checking (torsion beam axle) → Chapter Adjusting (multi-link suspension) → Chapter  
             
     
               
  Check front axle caster Is actual value within tolerance? No  
             
    Yes   Inspect axle components and body  
             
     
               
  Check front axle toe Is actual value within tolerance? No  
             
  End Yes   Adjust → Chapter.  
             
     
 
1)  If steering wheel is not centred, it must be straightened after wheel alignment is finished. Then carry out basic setting for steering angle sender -G85- using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
  Note
If adjustments have been made to the suspension after a wheel alignment check on vehicles with ESP or ABS, the steering angle sender -G85- must be calibrated using the → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
If any changes are made to the rear wheel alignment settings, the following driver assist systems must be recalibrated:
Lane departure warning (Audi lane assist) → Chapter „Calibrating front camera for driver assist systems“,
ACC → Chapter „Calibrating adaptive cruise control (ACC), except for e-Golf“.
   
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