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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe, Servicing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit -T10205-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Hydraulic Press -VAS6178-
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic Foot Pump -VAS6179-
  • Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -VAS6779A-
  • Press Plate -VW401-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-

Replace the Bonded Rubber Bushing for the Pendulum Support.

  • Remove the front noise insulation.
  • Remove the hex nut -1- from the right and left coupling rod -3-.
  • Remove the coupling rod -3- from the stabilizer bar -2- on the left and right sides.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10382

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

Leave the stabilizer bar in the installed position on the vehicle.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10337

  • Remove the bolt -1-.
  • Remove the bolts -2 and 3-.
  • Remove the pendulum support.

Volswagen Tiguan. A10-1578

Pressing Out the Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Install the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -VAS6779A- on the subframe as shown.
  • Position the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Thrust Piece -VAS6779/1--1- with the flat side -arrow- on the bonded rubber bushing in the direction of travel.

  1. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Thrust Piece -VAS6779/1-
  2. Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit -Tube -VAS6779/4-, with the small outer diameter to the sub frame.
  3. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -Thrust Piece -VAS6779/5-
  4. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit - Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  5. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Hexagon Nut -VAS6779/3-
  6. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Threaded Rod -VAS6779/2-
  • Press out both bonded rubber bushings until the upper bonded rubber bushing -2- is visible in the pendulum support opening -arrow- in the subframe.
  • Perform a visual inspection of the upper bonded rubber bushing outer race -2-.

If the upper bonded rubber bushing outer race -2- is deformed, it must be destroyed through the opening for the pendulum support -arrow- in the subframe.

  • Using a chisel or similar tool -1-, make a break in the upper bonded rubber bushing outer race -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10755

Note

This work sequence is necessary to prevent tilting of the bonded rubber bushing outer race in the area of the pendulum support opening in the subframe.

  • Completely press out both bonded rubber bushings at the same time.

Preparing Bonded Rubber Bushings Before Pressing In

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.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10530

  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).
  • Place the bonded rubber bushings -1 and 2- on top of each other so the openings -arrows- lay directly over each other.
  • Tighten the bonded rubber bushings -1 and 2- using the original bolt -3- hand tight.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10760

  • Place the bonded rubber bushing -1- with the bolt head facing up in the larger diameter of the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6--2-.
  • Align the bonded rubber bushing -1- in the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6--2-. The opening in the bonded rubber bushing must directly face the recess -arrows- in the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6--2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10710

  • Press the bonded rubber bushing -3- in the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6- until it stops as shown in the illustration.
  1. Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW412-
  2. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -Thrust Piece -VAS6779/5-, the side with the letter "A" points up
  3. Bonded rubber bushing
  4. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6-
  5. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Tube -VAS6779/4-
  6. Press Plate -VW401-

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10711

  • Remove the bolt from the bonded rubber bushing.
  • Place the Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit-Counter Hold -VAS6779/7--1- front left in the direction of -arrow- on the subframe -2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10766

  • Insert the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Insert -VAS6779/7-1A--1- in the pendulum support opening in the subframe.
  • Attach the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Insert -VAS6779/7-1A- with the bolt -arrow- on the Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit-Counter Hold -VAS6779/7--2-.
  • Pay attention that the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Counterhold -VAS6779/7-1A--1- is seated correctly in the subframe opening -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10759

Installing the Bonded Rubber Bushings

  • Install the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -Threaded Rod -VAS6779/2--7- in the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Counterhold -VAS6779/7--1-.
  • Install the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -VAS6779- as shown in the illustration on the subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. Installing the Bonded Rubber Bushings

  1. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Counterhold -VAS6779/7-
  2. Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit - Funnel -VAS6779/6-, -arrow marking- on the Funnel must be opposite of both bolts -arrow A-.
  3. Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit - Thrust Piece -VAS6779/9-
  4. Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit -Incremental Ring -VAS6779/8-, the marking -III- on the Incremental Ring must point to the cam -arrow B- on the Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit -Thrust Piece -VAS6779/9-.
  5. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  6. Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit - Hexagon Nut -VAS6779/3-
  7. Hydraulic Press - Bushing Tool Kit - Threaded Rod -VAS6779/2-
  • Press in both bonded rubber bushings at the same time.
  • Remove the Rubber Bushing Assembly Device Kit -VAS6779- from the subframe and check the position of the pressed in bonded rubber bushing.
  • Fasten the stabilizer bar with the subframe and the coupling rod.

 

  • Insert the pendulum support.
  • Install the bolts -2 and 3- and tighten.
  • Install the bolt -1- and tighten.
  • Install the front noise insulation.

Volswagen Tiguan. A10-1578

Tightening Specifications

Bolt Tightening Specification
Pendulum support to the transmission M10 x 35
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
Pendulum support to the transmission M10 x 75
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
Pendulum support to the transmission M12 x 1.5 x 50
  • Use a new bolt
60 Nm + 90º
Pendulum support to the transmission M12 x 1.5 x 85
  • Use a new bolt
60 Nm + 90º additional turn
Pendulum support to the subframe M14 x 1.5 x 70
  • Use a new bolt
  • Only tighten when pendulum support is bolted to transmission
100 Nm + 90º
Stabilizer bar to coupling rod
  • Use new nut
  • Counterhold at joint pin inner multi-point fitting
65 Nm
Stabilizer bar to subframe
  • Use new bolts.
20 Nm + 90º
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