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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Transverse Link, Tie Rod, AWD

Overview - Transverse Link, Tie Rod, AWD

The -arrow- points in the direction of travel.

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Transverse Link, Tie Rod, AWD

  1. Eccentric Bolt
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
    • Do not turn more than 90º right or left (that is smallest to largest possible adjustment)
  2. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • When adjusting, can be loosened and tightened up to 5 times
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  3. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  4. Eccentric Bolt
    • Perform a vehicle alignment after loosening.
    • Do not turn more than 90º right or left (that is smallest to largest possible adjustment)
  5. Eccentric Washer
    • Inner bore with tab
  6. Nut
    • 95 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
    • When adjusting, can be loosened and tightened up to 5 times
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.

Note

  • Adjust the Torque Wrench 40-200Nm -VAG1332- to 80 Nm when tightening the nut.
  • This tightening specification does only apply in conjunction with Insert Tool 18mm -T10179-.
  1. Subframe
  2. Bolt
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 125
  3. Lower Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  4. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  5. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 75
  6. Threaded Rivet
    • M6
  7. Expanding Rivet
  8. Stone Chip Protection
  9. Hex Bolt
    • 8 Nm
    • M6 x 12
  10. Nut
    • Always replace if removed
    • Self-locking
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  11. Washer
  12. Bolt
    • 150 Nm + 90º
    • M14 x 1.5 x 115
    • Always replace if removed
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  13. Washer
  14. Upper Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  15. Washer
  16. Nut
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed
  17. Wheel Bearing Housing
    • Removing and installing.
  18. Washer
  19. Bolt
    • 150 Nm + 90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5 x 115
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  20. 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.
  21. Bolt
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 125
  22. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
    • M12 x 1.5 x 95
    • Always tighten the threaded connections in curb weight position.
  23. Nut
    • 90 Nm +90º
    • Self-locking
    • Always replace if removed

Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-

Note

  • Overview - Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Adaptive Chassis DCC, AWD.
  • 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-

  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

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Note

Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76-, Removing and Installing, Adaptive Chassis DCC, AWD.

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-.

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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 -1-.

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Installing

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

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

  • Fasten upper transverse link -1- to the subframe and tighten the new nut -arrow-.
  • Note applied marking of eccentric bolt -arrow- to subframe.

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

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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.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Upper transverse link to wheel bearing housing
  • Use a new bolt and nut
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
150 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 18mm -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 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.

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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.

Vehicles with Automatic Headlamp Range Control

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

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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-.

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

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0426

If the upper bolts on the stabilizer bar clamp on the right side of the vehicle cannot be removed, then the following work steps must be performed.

Only for the Right Vehicle Side (depending on equipment)

  • 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.

  • Install Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- with wheel bolt on wheel hub.
  • Lift the wheel hub with the Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- and Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- far enough until it is possible to access the bolts on the right stabilizer bar clamp.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0650

Procedure for Both Vehicles Sides

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

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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.

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-.

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  • Tighten bolts -arrows- for stabilizer clamp.

Only for the Right Vehicle Side (depending on equipment)

  • Lower the suspension again using Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- and remove Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- from wheel hub.
  • Remove the Tensioning Strap -T10038-.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0426

Procedure for Both Vehicles Sides

  • 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
150 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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