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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe, Servicing, through 05/2012

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Tensioning Strap -T10038-
  • Locating Pins -T10096-
  • Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit -T10263-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic Foot Pump -VAS6179-

Front bonded rubber bushing, removing.

Pull in front bonded rubber bushing.

Pulling out rear bonded rubber bushing.

Pulling in rear bonded rubber mounting.

Front Bonded Rubber Bushing, Removing

  • Remove rear wheels.
  • Remove the coil springs.
  • Remove the rear muffler.
  • Disconnect the electric connections between the rear axle and the body.
  • Remove the stabilizer bar.
  • Remove the tie rods.
  • Remove the clip -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10312

Note

Do not disconnect the brake line.

  • 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.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-10021

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-.

  • 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.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10115

The subframe position is now secured.

  • Lower subframe 10 cm using Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-.
  • Mark the installation position of bonded rubber bushing to subframe, for example, with a felt-tip pen.
  • Install special tools as depicted in the illustration.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Sleeve, from -T10263-
  3. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Tube -T10263/6-
  4. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  5. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  6. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-
  • Pretension special tools.
  • Pull out bonded rubber bushing by operating pump.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10325

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 rubber bonded bushing, it must then be removed from the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6-.
  • Mount the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6- on the provided surfaces in a vise.
  • Pry a screwdriver between the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6- and the rubber bonded bushing -arrow- and, if necessary, remove the bushing by tapping lightly with a hammer on the drift.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10321

Installing the Front Bonded Rubber Bushing

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

  1. Front bonded rubber bushing
  2. Rear bonded rubber bushing

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10322

The front rubber bonded bushing has two notches -arrows- on top and have slightly different installation heights. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Bonded rubber bushing must be installed in the correct direction, note marking on subframe.

  • Install the rubber bonded bushing -1- into the subframe, so that the tab and the plate -arrows- face perpendicular to direction of travel.
  • Mount the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pressure Piece -T10263/3--2- so that the flat side faces perpendicular to direction of travel.
  • Insert special tools with bonded rubber bushing into subframe as illustrated.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10326

  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pressure Piece -T10263/3-
  3. Bonded Rubber Bushing
  4. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Thrust Piece -T10263/2-
  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. N42-10327

  • Pretension special tool with bonded rubber bushing.
  • Carefully insert bonded rubber bushing by operating pump until collar lies on subframe "without a gap".
  • Install the stabilizer bar.
  • Connect the electrical connections between the rear axle and the body.
  • Install the rear muffler.
  • Install coil springs.
  • Mount the rear wheels.

Pulling Out Rear Bonded Rubber Bushing

  • Remove rear wheels.
  • Remove the coil springs.
  • Remove the rear muffler.
  • Remove the clip -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10312

Note

Do not disconnect the brake line.

  • 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.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-10021

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-.

  • 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.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10115

The subframe position is now secured.

  • Lower subframe 10 cm using Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-.
  • Mark the installation position of bonded rubber bushing to subframe, for example, with a felt-tip pen.
  • Install special tools as depicted in the illustration.
  1. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  2. Sleeve, from -T10263-
  3. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Tube -T10263/6-
  4. Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  5. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Nut -T10263/5-
  6. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit-Spindle -T10263/4-

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10320

  • 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 rubber bonded bushing, it must then be removed from the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6-.
  • Mount the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6- on the provided surfaces in a vise.
  • Pry a screwdriver between the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pipe -T10263/6- and the rubber bonded bushing -arrow- and, if necessary, remove the bushing by tapping lightly with a hammer on the drift.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10321

Pulling In Rear Bonded Rubber Bushing

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

Distinguishing characteristic, rubber bonded bushing

  1. Front bonded rubber bushing
  2. Rear bonded rubber bushing

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10322

The front rubber bonded bushing has two notches -arrows- on top and have slightly different installation heights Parts Catalog.

Bonded rubber bushing must be installed in the correct direction, note marking on subframe.

  • Install the rubber bonded bushing -1- into the subframe, so that the tab and the plate -arrows- face perpendicular to direction of travel.
  • Mount the Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Pressure Piece -T10263/3--2- so that the flat side faces perpendicular to direction of travel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10323

  • 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 - Pressure Piece -T10263/3-
  3. Bonded rubber bushing
  4. Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit - Thrust Piece -T10263/2-
  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. N42-10324

  • Pretension special tool with bonded rubber bushing.
  • Carefully insert bonded rubber bushing by operating pump until collar lies on subframe "without a gap".
  • Install the rear muffler.
  • Install coil springs.
  • Mount the rear wheels.

Tightening Specifications

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