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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Overview - Subframe, Stabilizer Bar and Control Arms

Note

  • Welding and straightening work on supporting or wheel carrying components of suspension is not permitted.
  • Always replace self-locking nuts.
  • Always replace corroded bolts/nuts.
  • Bonded rubber bushings have a limited range of motion. Therefore tighten threaded connections at components with bonded rubber bushings only when wheel bearing housing has been lifted (curb weight position).

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Subframe, Stabilizer Bar and Control Arms

  1. Nut
    • 65 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • Counterhold at socket head of joint bolt when tightening
    • Self-locking
  2. Stabilizer Bar
    • There are different versions.
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Coupling Rod
    • Stabilizer bar connection to the suspension strut
  4. Nut
    • 65 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • Counterhold at socket head of joint bolt when tightening
    • Self-locking
  5. Mounting Bracket
    • Secure.
    • With bonded rubber bushing
  6. Bolt
    • 50 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 70
  7. Bolt
    • 70 Nm + 180º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 100
  8. Control Arm
    • Replace with the ball joint if damaged.
    • Removing and installing.
    • Bearing, replacing.
    • There may be different versions of the control arms (aluminum, sheet steel)
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Note

Do not install control arms made of different materials on the right and left sides.

  1. Nut
    • 60 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
  2. Ball Joint
    • Checking.
    • Removing and installing.
    • Replace with the control arm if damaged.
  3. Nut
    • With an aluminum control arm: 60 Nm
    • With a steel control arm: 100 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • Tighten only in curb weight position.
  4. Bolt
    • M12 x 1.5 x 100: 70 Nm + 180º
    • M12 x 1.5 x 110: 70 Nm + 90º additional turn
    • Always replace if removed
  5. Bolt
    • M8 x 55
    • 20 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
  6. Bolt
    • 70 Nm + 180º additional turn
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 110
    • Tighten only in curb weight position.
  7. Bolt
    • 100 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5 x 70
    • Only tighten when pendulum support is bolted to transmission
  8. Lower Bonded Rubber Bushing for Pendulum Support
    • Removing and installing.
    • There are different versions.
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  9. Pendulum Support
    • Bolt first to the transmission, then to subframe
    • There are different versions.
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  10. Bolt
    • M10 x 75: 50 Nm + 90º
    • M12 x 1.5 x 85: 60 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
  11. Bolt
    • M10 x 35: 50 Nm + 90º
    • M12 x 1.5 x 50: 60 Nm + 90
    • Always replace if removed
  12. Heat Shield
    • For FWD vehicles only
  13. Bolt
    • 6 Nm
  14. Bolt
    • 70 Nm + 180º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 90
  15. Subframe
    • Removing and installing without the steering gear.
    • Removing and installing with steering gear.
    • There are different versions.
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  16. Upper Bonded Rubber Bushing for Pendulum Support
    • Removing and installing.
    • There are different versions.
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Identifying the Pendulum Support Bonded Rubber Bushing

Volswagen Tiguan. Identifying the Pendulum Support Bonded Rubber Bushing

Note

  • There are two different versions of the pendulum support bonded rubber bushing: the T version -I- and the V version -II-.
  • Refer to the Parts Catalog for the allocation.
  1. The corners on the inner core -1- face toward the opening for the pendulum support -arrow- (T version).
  2. The corners on the inner core -2- face away from the opening for the pendulum support -arrow- (V version).

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