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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Leaks at shock absorbers

Shock absorbers are often replaced because of externally visible leakage. Inspections on the test rig and in the vehicle have shown that in the majority of cases this replacement is not justified.
Slight loss of fluid (“sweating”) at the piston rod seal is not a reason for replacing a shock absorber. An oil sweating shock absorber is acceptable under the following conditions:
   
Fluid seepage (as shown in the shaded part of the illustration) is visible, but the fluid is dull and possibly dried by dust.
The fluid seepage extends only from the top shock absorber seal (piston rod oil seal) down to the bottom spring plate -arrow-.
 

Leaks at shock absorbers

Repair instructions
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Noises from shock absorbers
Shock absorbers are often replaced because of noises (rumbling, etc.) experienced by the customer. Inspections on the test rig and in the vehicle have shown that in a ...

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Removing and installing frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter -R178-/-R179-
  Note Removal and installation of the frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in negative wiring -R178- are described for the right side. Removal and installation of the frequency modulation (FM) frequency filter in positive wiring -R179- for ...

Warning lamp and coolant temperature display
Fig. 194 Coolant temperature display in instrument cluster: Ⓐ cold; Ⓑ normal; Ⓒ warning First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings In normal driving conditions, the needle will be in the middle section of the scale. The temperature may also rise when the ...

Adjusting rear lid
Special tools and workshop equipment required         Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-     Setting gauge -3371-   Note Vehicle must be ...

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