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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe with Steering Gear, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Puller - Ball Joint -3287A-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Turn the steering wheel in the straight position and remove the ignition key so that the steering wheel lock engages.

Vehicles with "Keyless Access" Keyless Locking and Starting System

  • Switch the ignition off and open the driver door so the steering wheel lock engages.

Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Remove battery and the battery tray.
  • Disconnect the cable -1- from the E-box.

Volswagen Tiguan. N37-10317

  • Disconnect the ground wire -2-.
  • Disconnect the connector -3-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N37-10318

  • Guide the wiring harness out of all the brackets on the longitudinal so it can be removed together with the steering gear.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10722

  • Remove the nuts -arrows- and the footwell trim panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10276

  • Remove the bolt -1- and remove the universal joint -2- from the steering gear.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10149

Caution

If the universal joint is separated from the steering gear, the following work cannot be performed:

  • Connect the battery.
  • Switching on the ignition
  • Turning the steering gear
  • Turning the steering column.

These points must be observed since performing these actions could cause irreparable damage.

  • Remove the front wheels.
  • Remove the lower noise insulation.
  • Disconnect the connector for the service interval extension to the oil pan.
  • Remove the exhaust system bracket from the subframe -arrows-.
  • Remove coupling rods from stabilizer.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10295

  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.
  • Loosen the nut of the tie rod end, but do not remove yet.

To protect the thread, screw the nut on the pin a few turns.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10005

  • Press off tie rod end from wheel bearing housing with Puller - Ball Joint -3287A- and then remove nut.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10011

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

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10292

  • Place the Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- under the subframe.
  • Place a block of wood -1-, for example, between Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- and the subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10028

  • Remove the bolts -9 and 10- and slightly lower the subframe. Observe electrical wires when doing this.
  • Lower the Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- and guide the steering gear wiring harness back.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10290

  • Secure the subframe on the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- with the accompanying strap.

Volswagen Tiguan. N34-10720

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the battery tray and the battery.
  • Install and tighten the noise insulation.

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
Tie rod end to wheel bearing housing
  • Use new nut
50 Nm
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
Universal joint to steering gear
  • Use a new bolt
30 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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