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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

Evaluating accident vehicles
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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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General notes
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Removing and installing net partition
Removing –  Fold down both rear seat backrests. –  Pull net partition -1- towards right out of mountings -2- on right rear seat backrest (2/3), and remove it. Installing ...

Loosening and tightening threaded connections of drive shaft
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Socket, 24 mm -T10361A-   Angle wrench -V.A.G 1756 A- ...

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