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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Ball Joint, Checking

Axial Play, Checking

  • Forcefully pull control arm down in the direction of -arrow- and press it up again.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0551

Radial Clearance, Checking

  • Forcefully push the lower part of wheel inward and outward in the direction of -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0552

Note

  • There should not be any noticeable or visible "play" in either of the two checks.
  • Pay attention to the lower ball joint while performing checks.
  • Make allowance for any wheel bearing play or "play" in the upper strut mount
  • Check the rubber boot for damage and replace the lower ball joint, if necessary.

Ball Joint, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Puller - Ball Joint -3287A-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Digital Torque Wrench -VAG1756A-
  • Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-

Removing

  • Loosen drive axle bolt on the wheel hub.
  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.
  • Pull the drive axle slightly off the wheel hub.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

If the drive axle cannot be pulled out of the wheel bearing, then the drive axle can be pushed out of the wheel bearing using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-.

Before using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-, make sure that the thrust piece -1- is installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10618

Using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-:

  • Secure the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520--1- with three wheel bolts -2- on the wheel hub, so that the drive axle -3- can be pressed out.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10818

  • Follow the specified sequence exactly.
  1. Tighten the knurled nut -1- hand-tight.
  2. Only turn the bolt -2- using a wrench and press out the drive axle using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10619

Note

At the end of the tasks or to set back, the spindles must be brought back into the original position so that the hydraulic operation can be used.

  • Remove the ball joint from the control arm and at the same time swivel the wheel bearing housing to the outside.
  • Bend control arm as far downward as necessary.
  • Attach the Puller - Ball Joint -3287A- as depicted in illustration and press out ball joint.

Note

  • Place Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- or something similar underneath (danger of accident if parts fall off when ejecting ball joint).
  • To protect ball joint thread, leave nut on a few turns.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10189

Installing

  • Remove the drive axle from the wheel hub.
  • Insert ball joint into wheel bearing housing.
  • Install the new self-locking nut while counterholding using Internal Torx Bit -T40- from the Torx Key Socket Set -VAG1603A-.
  • Install drive axle in wheel hub.
  • Tighten nuts -arrows-.

Note

Make sure the ball joint boot is not damaged or twisted.

  • Install the wheel and tighten.
  • Tighten drive axle bolt onto the wheel hub.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

Note

Vehicle must not be standing on its wheels when doing this, otherwise wheel bearing will be damaged.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
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 nut
Tighten only in curb weight position.
100 Nm
Ball joint to wheel bearing housing
  • Use new nut
60 Nm
Drive axle to wheel hub
  • Use a new bolt
70 Nm + 90º
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    Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332- Locating Pins -T10096- Removing Remove the wheel. Remove the lower noise insulation. Remove the nuts -arrow ...

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