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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe, through MY 2010, FWD

Overview - Subframe, through MY 2010, FWD

The -arrow- points in the direction of travel.

Volswagen Tiguan. Subframe, through MY 2010, FWD

  1. Subframe
  2. Rear Bonded Rubber Bushing
    • Replacing.
  3. Front Bonded Rubber Bushing
    • Replacing.

Rear Axle, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-

Removing the Subframe and its Attachments

  • Remove the wheels.
  • Remove the coil springs.
  • Disconnect the electric connections between the rear axle and the body.
  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10162

  • Disconnect brake lines -1 and 2-.
  • Disconnect the parking brake connectors from the brake caliper.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-10020

  • Remove retainer -1-, pressing out inner pins of rivets -arrows A-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10217

  • Remove line -1- at mounting bracket -arrow A-.
  • Mark installation position of mounting bracket -2- on body.
  • Remove the bolts -B arrows-.
  • Disconnect Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- connector.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10218

  • Now secure vehicle on both sides to lifting arms on hoist with Tensioning Strap -T10038-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10224

WARNING

If vehicle is not secured, it could slide off of hoist.

  • Place the Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- with Universal Support Plate -VAG1359/2- below subframe and secure with strap.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-10022

  • Remove hex head bolt -1 or 2- on both sides.

Note

Only the left side of the vehicle is shown in the illustration.

To secure the subframe, Locating Pins -T10096- must be screwed in one after the other on both sides of the vehicle at positions -1 and 2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10257

  • Location position of subframe with Locating Pins -T10096-.

Note

Locating Pins -T10096- may only be tightened to a maximum of 20 Nm, otherwise the threads of the locating bolts will be damaged.

  • Replace the bolts of the subframe one after the other on both sides using Locating Pins -T10096- and tighten them to 20 Nm.

The subframe position is now secured.

  • Carefully lower subframe with components.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10258

Note

When lowering, ensure the brake lines and wires have sufficient clearance.

Installing the Subframe with Attachments

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following when doing so:

  • When installing the wires for the electrical parking brake, make sure dimension -a- between the connector -1- and the retainer -2- is exact.

Dimension -a- = 150 mm

  • Bleed the brake system.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10346

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Subframe to body
  • Use new bolts.
90 Nm + 90º
Shock absorber to wheel bearing housing. 180 Nm
Mounting bracket to body
  • Use new bolts.
50 Nm + 45º

Subframe, Servicing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Tensioning Strap -T10038-
  • Locating Pins -T10096-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic Foot Pump -VAS6179-
  • Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit -T10356-
  • Remove rear wheels.
  • Remove the coil springs.
  • Disconnect the electric connections between the rear axle and the body.
  • Remove the stabilizer bar.
  • Now secure vehicle on both sides to lifting arms on hoist with Tensioning Strap -T10038-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10224

WARNING

If vehicle is not secured, it could slide off of hoist.

  • Place the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- with Universal Support Plate -VAG1359/2- below subframe and secure with strap.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-10022

  • Remove hex head bolt -1 or 2- on both sides.

Note

Only the left side of the vehicle is shown in the illustration.

To secure the subframe, Locating Pins -T10096- must be screwed in one after the other on both sides of the vehicle at positions -1 and 2-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10257

  • Location position of subframe with Locating Pins -T10096-.

Note

Locating Pins -T10096- may only be tightened to a maximum of 20 Nm, since otherwise the threads of the locating bolts will be damaged.

  • Replace the bolts of the subframe one after the other on both sides using Locating Pins -T10096- and tighten them to 20 Nm.

The subframe position is now secured.

  • Lower subframe approximately 10 cm using Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10258

Removing Front Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Install special tools as depicted in the illustration.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit-Press Piece -T10356/1-
  3. Subframe
  4. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit-Tube -T10356/2-
  5. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  6. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  7. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10261

  • Pretension special tools.
  • Pull out bonded rubber bushing by operating pump.

Note

  • The bearing outer race is sheared off when the bonded rubber bushing is removed. There is a loud crack when this happens.
  • After removing the bonded rubber bushing, it must be removed from the Tube -T10356/2- by tapping lightly with a hammer.

Installing Front Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Insert special tools with bonded rubber bushing into subframe as illustrated.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit - Guide Piece -T10356/3- with side A toward subframe
  3. Subframe
  4. Bonded rubber bushing
  5. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit - Press Piece -T10356/4- with side A toward bonded rubber bushing
  6. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit-Tube -T10356/2-
  7. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  8. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  9. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10262

  • Pretension special tool with bonded rubber bushing.
  • Carefully insert bonded rubber bushing by operating pump until collar lies on subframe "without a gap".

Pulling Out Rear Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Install special tools as depicted in the illustration.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit - Thrust Piece -T10356/5-
  3. Subframe
  4. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit - Tube -T10356/6-
  5. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  6. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  7. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10263

  • Pretension special tools.
  • Pull out bonded rubber bushing by operating pump.

Note

  • The bearing outer race is sheared off when the bonded rubber bushing is removed. There is a loud crack when this happens.
  • After removing the bonded rubber bushing, it must be removed from the Tube -T10356/2- by tapping lightly with a hammer.

Pulling In Rear Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Insert special tools with bonded rubber bushing into subframe as illustrated.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Guide Piece -T10356/3- with side B toward subframe
  3. Subframe
  4. Bonded rubber bushing
  5. Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit - Press Piece -T10356/4- with side B toward bonded rubber bushing
  6. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  7. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  8. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10264

  • Pretension special tool with bonded rubber bushing.
  • Carefully insert bonded rubber bushing by operating pump until collar lies on subframe "without a gap".

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following when doing so:

  • Bleed the brake system.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Subframe to body
  • Use new bolts.
90 Nm + 90º
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