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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Stabilizer Bar, AWD

Overview - Stabilizer Bar, AWD

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Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Stabilizer Bar, AWD

  1. Stabilizer Bar
    • There are different suspension versions.
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Bearing
    • Replace bearings always on both sides of vehicle
  3. Clamp
  4. Internal Multi-Point Bolt
    • 25 Nm + 45º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M8 x 28
  5. Wheel Bearing Housing
  6. Nut
    • 40 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 55
    • Self-locking
  7. Internal Multi-Point Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
  8. Coupling Rod
    • Connects stabilizer to trailing link/wheel bearing housing
  9. Subframe

Stabilizer Bar, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-

Removing

  • Remove rear wheels.

Note

The following work steps are described for the left side of the vehicle. These work steps also apply simultaneously for right side of vehicle.

  • Remove the nut -1- and pull the coupling rod -2- out of the stabilizer bar.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10158

Note

Do not loosen bolt -arrow- for tie rod -3-.

  • 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-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10224

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 stabilizer bar.

Installing

  • Insert stabilizer into vehicle.
  • Tighten the bolts -arrows- for stabilizer clamp uniformly.

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-.

Procedure for Both Vehicles Sides

  • Install the coupling rod -2- in the stabilizer bar and tighten the nut -1-.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10158

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
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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