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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: 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 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 Shock absorber   X
Bonded rubber bush for suspension link   X Coil spring   X
Wheel bearing housing X   Axle beam   X
Track rod/track rod ball joint X        
Steering rack X        
Subframe   X      
Suspension strut   X      
Anti-roll bar   X → Remark      
 
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 Shock absorber   X
Wheel bearing housing   X Coil spring   X
Track rod/track rod ball joint X   Axle beam   X
Steering rack   X      
Subframe   X → Remark      
Suspension strut   X      
Anti-roll bar   X → Remark      
 
2)  Prerequisite: the subframe and brackets were fixed in position before removing. → Chapter
     
Wheel alignment procedure
Always adhere to the following procedure!   Note The vehicle must always be in unladen condition when measuring wheel alignment &# ...

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 comp ...

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