VW Tiguan Manuals

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
    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 -VAS ...

    Control Arm with Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing
    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 ...

    See More:

    Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual > Interior Trim: Pillar Trim Panels
    Tools Special tools and workshop equipment required Trim Removal Wedge -3409- Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331- Upper A-Pillar Trim Panel, Removing and Installing Note The following describes the removing and installing on the left side of the vehicle. Removing and installing on the right ...

    Volkswagen Tiguan Owners Manual

    Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual

    © 2018-2021 Copyright www.vwtiguan.org - 0.0171