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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe, Transverse Link and Tie Rods from MY 2011, FWD

Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual / Suspension, Wheels, Steering / Rear Suspension / Subframe, Transverse Link and Tie Rods from MY 2011, FWD

Overview - Subframe, Transverse Link and Tie Rods from MY 2011, FWD

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Subframe, Transverse Link and Tie Rods from MY 2011, FWD

  1. Eccentric Bolt
    • For camber setting
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
  2. Eccentric Bollt
    • For toe setting
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
  3. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  4. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  5. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  6. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  7. Subframe
  8. Bolt
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 95
  9. Lower Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  10. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  11. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
  12. Threaded Rivet
    • M6
  13. Expanding Rivet
  14. Stone Chip Protection
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  15. Bolt
    • 8 Nm
  16. Nut
    • 130 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
  17. Washer
  18. Bolt
    • 130 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  19. Washer
  20. Upper Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  21. Washer
  22. Nut
    • M14 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  23. Wheel Bearing Housing
    • Removing and installing.
  24. Washer
  25. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  26. Tie Rod
    • Closed in direction of travel (the right and left tie rods are different)
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
    • Removing and installing.
  27. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
  28. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • 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 Parts Catalog.

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-.

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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

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-.

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  • Remove the hose retainer -1- on both sides of the vehicle.
  • Disconnect the parking brake connectors from the brake caliper.

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

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  • 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.

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

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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.

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  • 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-.

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  • 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.

  • Carefully lower the subframe with its components 30 mm maximum.

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Note

When lowering, ensure the brake lines and electrical lines have adequate clearance.

  • Remove the brake line -1- from the clips -arrows-.

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Note

  • When doing this, the clips will be destroyed and must be replaced.
  • For illustrative purposes, the illustration shows the subframe removed and from the top.
  • Lower subframe with attachments.

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 the dimension -a- between the connector -1- and the retainer -2- is exact.

Dimension -a- = 150 mm

  • Bleed the brake system.

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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

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.
  • Disengage wire -arrow a- for speed sensor from upper transverse link.
  • Remove the bolt -1-.

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

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Installing

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

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

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

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

Note

Make sure a washer is installed between the transverse link and the wheel bearing housing.

  • Engage speed sensor wire -arrow- on upper transverse link.
  • Install coil spring.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.
  • Perform vehicle alignment.

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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

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Remove bolt -arrow- for lower transverse link -1-.

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Vehicles with DCC Adaptive Chassis and Dynamic Headlamp Range Control

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

Note

On vehicle with DCC adaptive chassis, the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- is secured on the bottom of the transverse link with two bolts.

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.

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Installing

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

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

  • Connect the upper transverse link to the subframe and tighten the new nut -arrow- to the tightening specification only.
  • Check the marking that was made on the eccentric bolt for aligning with the subframe.

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Vehicles with DCC Adaptive Chassis and Dynamic 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.

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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-.

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

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

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Installing

  • Insert tie rod into vehicle and tighten the bolts by hand.

Note

The tie rods must be closed in the 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-.

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  • Tighten bolts -arrows- for stabilizer clamp.

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

Note

Make sure a washer is installed between the tie rod and the wheel bearing housing.

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

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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
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
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