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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“.
   
Setting vehicle to initial position for wheel alignment
If measured values are outside specified tolerances, this may be because the vehicle is inclined. Right-hand drive vehicles or e.g. vehicles with an ...

Necessity of wheel alignment, torsion beam axle
Wheel alignment is necessary if: The vehicle does not handle properly. Vehicle has been involved in an accident and comp ...

Other materials:

Assembly overview - front door window
  Note Only the left side is shown. The right side is similar. 1 -  Front door 2 -  Door window Removing and installing → Chapter. 3 -  Inner door cover Removing and insta ...

Additional safety regulations for side airbag
Under no circumstances may seat covers be fitted which have not been specifically approved for use on Volkswagen seats with side airbags.   The backrest padding must not be cut out in the area of the side airbag. ...

Lowering rear axle, multi-link suspension, front-wheel drive, except for e-Golf
Special tools and workshop equipment required Assembly tool -3301- Assembly tool -3346- Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332- Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-   Lower subframe ...

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