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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Shock Absorber and Coil Spring, FWD

Overview - Shock Absorber and Coil Spring, FWD

Note

Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Shock Absorber and Coil Spring, FWD

  1. Lower Spring Support
    • Spring end rotated up to stop
  2. Assembly Aid
    • Must not be used after removal
  3. Coil Spring
    • There are different suspension versions.
    • Removing and installing.
  4. Upper Spring Support
  5. Bolt
    • 180 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5 x 85
  6. Bolt
    • 50 Nm + 45º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 35
  7. Shock Absorber
    • Removing and installing.
    • There are different versions of the suspension.
  8. Washer
  9. Lower Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  10. Wheel Bearing Housing
    • Removing and installing.

Coil Spring, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Spring Compressor Kit -VAG1752-
  • Spring Compressor Kit - Spring Retainer with Inserts -VAG1752/3A-
  • Spring Compressor Kit - Adapter Blocks -VAG1752/9-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Insert spring compressor -3-.

WARNING

Make sure that coil spring is seated correctly in Spring Compressor Kit - Spring Retainer with Inserts -VAG1752/3A--2- (danger of accident).

  • Use a wrench or a reversible ratchet to tighten spring compressor.
  • Tension the coil spring far enough until it can be removed.
  • Remove the spring.
  1. Spring Compressor Kit - Spring Retainer with Inserts -VAG1752/3A-
  2. Spring Compressor Kit - Adapter Blocks -VAG1752/9-
  3. Spring Compressor Kit - Spring Tensioner -VAG1752/1-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10108

Installing

Observe installation position!

The spring start -arrow- must touch the stop of lower spring support.

  • Insert the spring together with the spring support.
  • Spring seat has a pin on bottom.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0427

This pin is inserted into hole of lower transverse link -arrow-.

  • Then insert spring seat at top into upper spring end.
  • Relieve tension on spring, place upper spring seat onto tab of chassis when doing this.
  • Remove spring tensioner.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10020

Shock Absorber, Removing and Installing

Note

Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD, Removing and Installing.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the wheel housing liner.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Remove the bolts -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0420

  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.
  • Remove the shock absorber.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10162

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Only bolt the shock absorber to the wheel bearing housing when the dimension "a" is reached.

  • Insert shock absorber and tighten bolts -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0420

  • Tighten the bolt -arrow-.
  • Install coil spring.
  • Install the wheel housing liner.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10162

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Shock absorber to body
  • Use new bolts.
50 Nm + 45º
Shock absorber to wheel bearing housing.
  • Use a new bolt
180 Nm

Shock Absorber, Servicing

Note

Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD, Servicing.

Volswagen Tiguan. Shock Absorber, Servicing

  1. Shock Absorber
    • Removing and installing.
    • There are different suspension versions.
  2. Protective Cap
  3. Protective Pipe
  4. Support Ring
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog
  5. Stop Buffer
    • For shock absorber with supporting ring -item 4-
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  6. Shock Absorber Mount
    • For shock absorber with supporting ring -item 4-
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  7. Nut
    • 25 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 1.0
    • Loosening and tightening.
  8. Cover
  9. Shock Absorber Mount
    • For shock absorber without supporting ring -item 4-
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  10. Stop Buffer
    • For shock absorber without supporting ring -item 4-
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Shock Absorber, Disassembling and Assembling

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Shock Absorber Set -T10001-

Loosening and Tightening Bolted Connection for Shock Absorber Mount

  1. Ratchet (commercially available)
  2. Shock Absorber Set - Extension with Counter Holder 1 -T10001/9-
  3. Shock Absorber Set - Reversible Ratchet -T10001/11-
  4. Shock Absorber Set - Socket -T10001/1-

Volswagen Tiguan. Loosening and Tightening Bolted Connection for Shock Absorber Mount

Tightening Specification

Component Tightening Specification
Shock absorber mounting to shock absorber
  • Use new nut
25 Nm
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