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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Necessity of wheel alignment, multi-link suspension

Wheel alignment is necessary if:
The vehicle does not handle properly.
Vehicle has been involved in an accident and components have been renewed.
Axle components are removed or renewed.
Tyres wear on one side.
   
Components have been renewed
Front axle component was renewed. Alignment necessary Rear axle component renewed Alignment necessary
  Yes No   Yes No
Lower suspension link   X Lower transverse link X  
Bonded rubber bush for suspension link   X Upper transverse link X  
Wheel bearing housing X   Track rod X  
Track rod/track rod ball joint X   Wheel bearing housing X  
Steering rack X   Subframe X  
Subframe   X Coil spring   X
Suspension strut   X Shock absorber   X
Anti-roll bar   X → Remark Anti-roll bar   X
      Trailing arm X  
 
1)  Prerequisite: the subframe and brackets were fixed in position before removing. → Chapter
     
Components removed and installed
Front axle component removed and reinstalled Alignment necessary Rear axle component removed and reinstalled Alignment necessary
  Yes No   Yes No
Lower suspension link   X → Remark Lower transverse link X  
Wheel bearing housing   X Upper transverse link X  
Track rod/track rod ball joint X   Track rod X  
Steering rack X   Wheel bearing housing X  
Subframe   X → Remark Subframe X  
Suspension strut   X Coil spring   X
Anti-roll bar   X → Remark Shock absorber   X
      Anti-roll bar   X
      Trailing arm X  
 
2)  Prerequisite: the subframe and brackets were fixed in position before removing. → Chapter
     
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