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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe without Steering Gear, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

Note

Subframe is removed together with control arms.

  • Remove the lower noise insulation.
  • Remove the wheels.
  • Remove the nuts -arrows- on left and right side of vehicle.
  • Remove the control arm from the ball joint.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

  • Remove the exhaust system bracket from the subframe -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10295

  • If equipped, remove the heat shield bolts -arrows-.
  • If equipped, remove the subframe heat shield.
  • Remove coupling rod from stabilizer bar.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10012

  • Remove the bolts -13- and then remove the pendulum support from the transmission.
  • Secure the subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10292

  • Remove the steering gear bolts -5 and 6-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10288

  • Remove the stabilizer bar bolts -7 and 8-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10289

  • Remove the subframe bolts -9 and 10-.
  • Lower the subframe using the Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10290

  • Remove cable guide from subframe -arrow-.
  • Secure steering gear to body.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the wheels.
  • Install and tighten the noise insulation.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10013

If the steering wheel is still crooked after using the Locating Pins -T10096- then an axle alignment is necessary. In this case the record it in the vehicles axle alignment log.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Mounting bracket to body
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
Stabilizer bar to subframe
  • Use new bolts.
20 Nm + 90º
Stabilizer bar to coupling rod
  • Use new nut
  • Counterhold at joint pin inner multi-point fitting
65 Nm
Shield to subframe
  • M6 bolt is self-tapping
6 Nm
Steering gear to subframe
  • Use new bolts.
50 Nm + 90º
Ball joint to aluminum control arm:
  • Use new nuts
  • Tighten only in curb weight position.
60 Nm
Ball joint to sheet steel control arm
  • Use new nuts
  • Tighten only in curb weight position.
100 Nm
Exhaust system bracket to subframe.

Tightening Specifications, Subframe to Body

Bolt Tightening Specification
M12 x 1.5 x 90
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
M12 x 1.5 x 100
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
M12 x 1.5 x 110
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 90º

Tightening Specifications, Pendulum Support to the Transmission

Bolt Tightening Specification
M10 x 35
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
M10 x 75
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
M12 x 1.5 x 85
  • Use a new bolt
60 Nm + 90º
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