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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Transverse Links and Tie Rods, through MY 2010, FWD

Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual / Suspension, Wheels, Steering / Rear Suspension / Transverse Links and Tie Rods, through MY 2010, FWD

Overview - Transverse Links and Tie Rods, through MY 2010, FWD

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Transverse Links and Tie Rods, through MY 2010, FWD

  1. Eccentric Bolt
    • For camber setting
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
  2. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  3. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  4. Eccentric Bolt
    • For toe setting
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
  5. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  6. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  7. Subframe
    • Removing and installing.
    • Servicing.
  8. Bracket for Rear Muffler
  9. Bolt
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 110
  10. Lower Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  11. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 75
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  12. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
  13. Threaded Rivet
    • M6
  14. Expanding Rivet
  15. Stone Chip Protection
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  16. Hex Bolt
    • 8 Nm
    • M6 x 12
  17. Nut
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed
  18. Washer
  19. Bolt
    • 130 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removedM14 x 1.5 x 115
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  20. Washer
  21. Upper Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  22. Washer
  23. Nut
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  24. Wheel Bearing Housing
    • Removing and installing.
  25. Washer
  26. Bolt
    • 130 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5 x 115
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  27. Tie rod
    • There are different versions.
    • Closed in direction of travel (the right and left tie rods are different)
    • Opened downward (the right and left tie rods are the same)
    • It is possible to interchange
    • Pay attention to the allocation of the trailing arms when replacing them.
    • Removing and installing.
  28. Bolt
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • M12 x 1.5 x 95
    • Always replace if removed
  29. Bolt
    • M12 x 1.5 x 90
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  30. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.

Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, FWD

Note

  • Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- Adaptive Chassis DCC, FWD.
  • Vehicle level sensor is available as replacement part only complete with coupling rod and upper and lower retaining plates.
  • Replacing with subframe installed.
  • Headlamp Range Control Module -J431-

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, FWD

  1. Subframe
  2. Lower Transverse Link
  3. Bolt
    • 5 Nm
    • M5 x 20
  4. Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-
    • Complete with attachments
    • Lever -arrow- must point toward vehicle exterior
    • Replace in vehicle.
    • After replacing, perform basic setting of the headlamps

Headlamps basic setting. Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function.

Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Removing and Installing

Note

Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- for adaptive chassis DCC, FWD, Removing and installing.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

  • Disconnect the connector -1-.
  • Remove the bolts -2- from the lower transverse link.
  • Remove bolts -arrows- from the subframe.
  • Remove Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10328

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

The Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- lever must point toward the outside of the vehicle.

  • After replacing, perform a headlamp basic setting Vehicle Diagnostic Tester, in "Guided Fault Finding" function

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- to lower transverse link and subframe 5 Nm

Upper Transverse Link, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Unhook speed sensor wiring -arrow A- from the upper transverse link.
  • Remove the bolt -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10169

  • Mark, for example using a felt-tip marker, position of eccentric bolt -arrow- to subframe.
  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.
  • Remove upper transverse link.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0419

Installing

  • Insert the upper transverse link into the vehicle and tighten the bolts by hand.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0419

Only bolt on transverse link if dimension "a" is reached.

  • Bolt upper transverse link to subframe and tighten new nut.
  • Note applied marking of eccentric bolt -arrow- to subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0419

  • Tighten the bolt -1- on the upper transverse link.

Note

Make sure that washer is installed between bolt and wheel bearing housing.

  • Hook speed sensor wiring -arrow A- in at the upper transverse link.
  • Install coil spring.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.
  • Perform vehicle alignment.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10169

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Upper transverse link to wheel bearing housing
  • Use a new bolt and nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
130 Nm + 90º
Upper transverse link to subframe
  • Use new nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
95 Nm
  • Adjust the Torque Wrench 40-200Nm -VAG1332- to 80 Nm when tightening the nut.

  • Only applies in conjunction with Insert Tool SW 18 -T10179-.

Lower Transverse Link, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Measure dimension from wheel center to lower edge of wheel housing.
  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Remove bolt -arrow- for lower transverse link -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10157

Vehicles with Automatic Headlamp Range Control

  • Remove the bolts -1- from the lower transverse link.

Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Mark, for example using a felt-tip marker, position of eccentric bolt -arrow- to subframe.
  • Disengage rear exhaust system and lower.
  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.
  • Remove lower transverse link.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10332

Installing

  • Insert lower transverse link into vehicle and tighten the bolts by hand.

Only bolt on transverse link if dimension "a" is reached.

  • Connect the upper transverse link to the subframe and tighten the new nut -arrow- to the tightening specification only.
  • Note applied marking of eccentric bolt -arrow- to subframe.
  • Suspend rear exhaust system.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10332

Vehicles with Automatic Headlamp Range Control

  • Install the bolts -1- to the lower transverse link.

Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Tighten bolt -arrow- for lower transverse link -1-.
  • Install coil spring.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.
  • Perform vehicle alignment.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10157

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Lower transverse link to wheel bearing housing
  • Use a new bolt and nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
90 Nm + 90º
Lower transverse link to subframe
  • Use new nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
95 Nm
Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- to lower transverse link 5 Nm

Tie Rod, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Remove the nut -1- and pull the coupling rod -2- out of the stabilizer bar.
  • Remove bolt -arrow- for tie rod -3-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10158

  • Remove the bolts -arrows- for the stabilizer bar clamp.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0426

  • Remove the nut -arrow- and remove bolt toward rear.
  • Remove tie rod -1-.

Installing

Caution

  • Pay attention to the different trailing arm versions when replacing the tie rod.
  • Note the allocation of the tie rods for the trailing arms.
  • Insert tie rod into vehicle and tighten the bolts by hand.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10159

Note

Pay attention to the different versions of the tie rods: open underneath or closed in direction of travel.

The bolted connections of the tie rod must only be fastened when the dimension "a" is achieved.

  • Fasten the tie rod -1- to the subframe and tighten the new nut -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10159

  • Tighten bolts -arrows- for stabilizer clamp.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0426

  • Tighten bolt -arrow- for tie rod -3-.

Note

Make sure that washer is installed between nut and wheel bearing housing.

  • Insert coupling rod -2- into stabilizer and tighten nut -1-.
  • Install coil spring.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.
  • Perform vehicle alignment.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10158

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Tie rod to steering knuckle
  • Use a new bolt and nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
130 Nm + 90º
Tie rod to subframe
  • Use a new bolt and nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
90 Nm + 90º
Stabilizer bar to subframe
  • Use new bolts.
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
25 Nm + 45º
Stabilizer bar to coupling rod
  • Use new nut
40 Nm

Tie Rods for Trailing Arms, FWD and AWD, Allocation

Note

The current production is now using the reinforced trailing arms. The old trailing arms are no longer available as a replacement part.

Trailing Arm Characteristics

  1. Standard trailing arm
  2. Reinforced trailing arm

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10402

The reinforced trailing arm has the following distinguishing features:

Pfeil A - Additional reinforcement

Pfeil B - Additional opening

Pfeil C - Lengthened rib

  • Interchanging the trailing arms is permitted
  • Note the different tie rod versions when replacing the trailing arm.
  • Allocation of the trailing arms to the tie rods.

Tie Rod Characteristics

  1. Reinforced tie rod closed in direction of travel
  2. Standard tie rod open downward

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10403

  • The reinforced tie rod is different on the right and left sides.
  • The standard tie rod is the same on the left and right sides.
  • Arrow indicates direction of travel.
  • Interchanging the tie rods is permitted
  • Pay attention to the different trailing arm versions when replacing the tie rod.
  • Allocation of the trailing arms to the tie rods.

Note the Allocation of the Tie Rods for the Trailing Arms .

Note

It is absolutely necessary to follow the allocation of the tie rods to the trailing arms. A different allocation is not permitted.

It is absolutely necessary that a reinforced tie rod -2- is installed when replacing a reinforced trailing arm -1-. If this is not the case, then the tie rod must be replaced.

Make sure a reinforced trailing arm -1- is installed in the vehicle when a reinforced tie rod -2- is being installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10404

If a standard trailing arm -1- is being replaced, then it is permissible to install either tie rod version -2 or 3-.

If a standard trailing arm -1- is installed in the vehicle, then both versions of the tie rod can be installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10405

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