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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1410-
Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-

 
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Remove rear wheel housing liner → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
   
–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Pull rear left -G76- lever -2- off axle beam -3-.
Vehicles with adaptive chassis control DCC
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

–  Disconnect connector -1- on shock absorber -2-.
–  Pull line -3- off shock absorber -2--arrow-.
  Note
If there is moisture in the area of the connector, blow compressed air on the contacts on the shock absorber and the connector.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

–  Insert spring compressor-1-.
1 -  Spring compressor -V.A.G 1752/1-
2 -  Spring retainer -V.A.G 1752/3A-
  WARNING
Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainers -V.A.G 1752/3A--2-.
–  Compress coil springs until load on shock absorber is relieved.
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Remove shock absorber.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
–  On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - suspension strut, shock absorber, spring, torsion beam axle“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Wheel housing liner → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
 

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

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