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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Drive Axle

Overview - Drive Axle

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Drive Axle

  1. Outer CV joint
    • Replace only as a complete unit.
    • Removing.
    • Installing: Using a plastic hammer, drive onto the shaft as far as the stop
  2. Bolt
    • Always replace if removed
    • There are different versions.

WARNING

  • There are two types of twelve-point bolts, with and without ribs. Distinguishing characteristics.
  • When installing a twelve-point bolt, always check what type of twelve-point bolt is to be used.
  • Use the correct tightening specification for the specific bolt.
  • The tightening specification for a twelve-point bolt "with" ribs is 70 Nm + 90º.
  • The tightening specification for a twelve-point bolt "without" ribs is 200 Nm + 180º.
  • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  1. Drive Axle
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  2. Clamp
    • Always replace if removed
    • Tensioning.
  3. CV Boot
    • Check for tears and scuffing
    • Material: Hytrel polyelastomer
  4. Clamp
    • Always replace if removed
    • Tensioning.
  5. Plate Spring
    • With inner spline
    • Installation position.
  6. Circlip
    • Always replace if removed
    • Insert in shaft groove
  7. CV Boot for CV Joint
    • Material: Hytrel polyelastomer
    • Without vent hole
    • Check for tears and scuffing
    • Drive off CV joint using drift
    • Coat the sealing surface with -D 454 300 A2- before installing it on the CV joint
  8. Clamp
    • Always replace if removed
    • Tensioning.
  9. Backing Plate
  10. Internal Multi-Point Bolt
    • 40 Nm
    • First tighten to 10 Nm in a diagonal sequence, then tighten to tightening specification in a diagonal sequence
    • M8 x 48
    • After disassembly, always replace bolts
  11. Circlip
    • Always replace if removed
    • Remove and install using Circlip Pliers -VW161A-
  12. Seal
    • Always replace if removed
    • Bonding surface on CV joint must not have any grease or oil on it.
  13. Inner CV Joint
    • Replace only as a complete unit.
    • Removing.
    • Installing.
    • Checking.
  14. Plate Spring
    • With inner spline
    • Installation position.

Difference between A Twelve-Point Bolt with Ribs and A Twelve-Point Bolt without Ribs

The contact surfaces -arrow A- and -arrow B- are different on the two-point bolts.

  1. Twelve-point bolt with ribs -arrow A-
  2. Twelve-point bolt without ribs -arrow B-

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10569

Twelve-Point Bolt with Ribs, Loosening and Tightening, Driveshaft Threaded Connection

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Socket - AF 24 mm -T10361A-
  • Digital Torque Wrench -VAG1756A-

Difference between A Twelve-Point Bolt with and A Twelve-Point Bolt without Ribs

The contact surfaces -arrow A- and -arrow B- are different on the two-point bolts.

  1. Twelve-point bolt with ribs -arrow A-
  2. Twelve-point bolt without ribs -arrow B-

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10569

Caution

The wheel bearing must not be under load when the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side is loose.

If the wheel bearings are under the load of the vehicle weight, the wheel bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearings.

The drive axle bolt may be loosened maximum 90º when the vehicle is standing on its wheels.

Vehicles without a drive axle must not be moved, otherwise the wheel bearing will be damaged. If a vehicle must be moved, be sure to note the following:

  • Install an outer joint in place of the drive axle.
  • Tighten the outer joint to 120 Nm.

Loosening the Twelve-Point Bolt

  • With vehicle still standing on its wheels, loosen the 12-point bolt a maximum of 90º, otherwise wheel bearing will be pre-damaged.
  • Raise vehicle enough that wheels hang freely.
  • Apply the brakes (second mechanic required).
  • Remove the twelve-point bolt -arrow-.

Twelve-Point Bolt, Installing

  • Replace the 12-point bolt.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0248

Note

Wheels must not yet touch the ground when tightening the drive axle or the wheel bearing can be damaged.

  • Apply the brakes (second technician required).
  • Tighten the twelve-point bolt to 70 Nm.
  • Lower the vehicle onto its wheels.
  • Tighten the twelve-point bolt an additional 90º.

Twelve-Point Bolt without Ribs, Loosening and Tightening, Driveshaft Threaded Connection

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Socket AF 24 mm -T10361A-
  • Digital Torque Wrench -VAG1756A-

Difference between A Twelve-Point Bolt with Ribs and A Twelve-Point Bolt without Ribs

The contact surfaces -arrow A- and -arrow B- are different on the two-point bolts.

  1. Twelve-point bolt with ribs -arrow A-
  2. Twelve-point bolt without ribs -arrow B-

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10569

Caution

The wheel bearing must not be under load when the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side is loose.

If the wheel bearings are under the load of the vehicle weight, the wheel bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearings.

The drive axle bolt may be loosened maximum 90º when the vehicle is standing on its wheels.

Vehicles without a drive axle must not be moved, otherwise the wheel bearing will be damaged. If a vehicle must be moved, be sure to note the following:

  • Install an outer joint in place of the drive axle.
  • Tighten the outer joint to 120 Nm.

Loosening the Twelve-Point Bolt

  • With vehicle still resting on wheels, loosen 12-point bolt with Socket AF 24 mm -T10361A- maximum 90º, otherwise, wheel bearing will be damaged.
  • Raise vehicle enough that wheels hang freely.
  • Apply the brakes (second mechanic required).
  • Remove the twelve-point bolt -arrow-.

Twelve-Point Bolt, Installing

  • Replace the 12-point bolt.

Volswagen Tiguan. A42-0248

Note

Wheels must not yet touch the ground when tightening the drive axle or the wheel bearing can be damaged.

  • Apply the brakes (second mechanic required).
  • Tighten the twelve-point bolt to 200 Nm.
  • Lower the vehicle onto its wheels.
  • Turn the twelve-point bolt an additional 180º.

Drive Axle, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-

Caution

When disassembling and performing repairs on a vehicle, the drive axles must not hang down loosely and contact the stops in the joint by over bending.

Removing

  • Loosen the drive axle bolt on the wheel hub:
    • Twelve-point bolt with ribs.
    • Twelve-point bolt without ribs.

Caution

The wheel bearing must not be under load when the drive axle threaded connection on the wheel side is loose.

If the wheel bearings are under the load of the vehicle weight, the wheel bearing will be damaged. This reduces the service life of the wheel bearings.

The drive axle bolt may be loosened maximum 90º when the vehicle is standing on its wheels.

Vehicles without a drive axle must not be moved, otherwise the wheel bearing will be damaged. If a vehicle must be moved, be sure to note the following:

  • Install an outer joint in place of the drive axle.
  • Tighten the outer joint to 120 Nm.

 

  • Remove wheel.
  • Remove coil spring.
  • Remove the bolts -arrows- for the lower transverse link -1- and tie rod -2- from the wheel bearing housing.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10334

  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.
  • Loosen input shaft at transmission flange.
  • Swing wheel bearing housing upward and remove driveshaft from inner splines.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10162

If the drive axle cannot be pulled out of the wheel bearing, then the drive axle can be pushed out of the wheel bearing using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-.

Before using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-, make sure that the thrust piece -1- is installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10618

Using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-:

  • Secure the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520--1- with three wheel bolts -2- on the wheel hub, so that the drive axle -3- can be pressed out.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10714

  • Follow the specified sequence exactly.
  1. Tighten the knurled nut -1- hand-tight.
  2. Only turn the bolt -2- using a wrench and press out the driveshaft using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10619

Note

At the end of the tasks or to set back, the spindles must be brought back into the original position so that the hydraulic operation can be used.

  • Remove the drive axle.

Installing

Install in reverse order of removal while noting the following:

  • Position the drive axle inner joint and tighten the bolts in a diagonal sequence to 10 Nm.
  • Tighten multi-point socket head bolts diagonally to 40 Nm
  • Tighten the drive axle/wheel hub bolt:
    • Twelve-point bolt with ribs.
    • Twelve-point bolt without ribs.

Caution

The vehicle must not be resting on the wheels when doing so.

When the bolt is loose, the wheel bearing can be damaged by the vehicle's weight.

Difference between A Twelve-Point Bolt with ribs and A Twelve-Point Bolt without Ribs

The contact surfaces -arrow A- and -arrow B- are different on the two-point bolts.

  1. Twelve-point bolt with ribs -arrow A-
  2. Twelve-point bolt without ribs -arrow B-

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10569

Bolting at wheel bearing housing may only occur when the dimension between wheel hub center and lower edge of wheel housing, measured before assembly, is achieved.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Drive axle to wheel hub "twelve-point bolt with ribs"
  • Use a new bolt
70 Nm + 90º
Drive axle to wheel hub "twelve-point bolt without ribs"
  • Use a new bolt
200 Nm +180º
Drive axle to rear final drive flange shaft
  • Use new bolts.
40 Nm
  • Tighten to 10 Nm in diagonal sequence

Drive Axle, Disassembling and Assembling

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Press Plate -VW401-
  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Press Piece - Rod -VW408A-
  • Press Piece - Rod -VW411-
  • Press Piece - 37mm -VW416B-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW447H-
  • Circlip Pliers -VW161A-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Clamping Pliers -VAG1682A-
  • Tripod Joint Tool -T10065-

Disassembling

Outer CV Joint, Pressing Off

  • Clamp the drive axle with protective jaws in a vise clamp.
  • Fold back boot.
  • Drive CV joint from drive axle using a drift -A-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N42-10335

Drift must be placed precisely on star of CV joint.

Driving Joint On

  • Drive onto shaft with plastic hammer until the circlip engages.

Inner CV Joint, Removing

  • Press off the CV boot from joint using drift.
  • Remove the circlip.
  • Remove both clamps and slide joint boot toward outer joint.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0481

Assembling

Dished Washer Installation Position, Inner and Outer Joint

  1. Plate spring
  • Press on joint until stop.
  • Install the circlip.

Volswagen Tiguan. A40-0158

Pressing On the Inner CV Joint

Note

Chamfer on inner diameter of ball hub (splines) must face the contact shoulder on the drive axle.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0482

Tightening Clamp On Outer Joint

  • Attach the Clamping Pliers -VAG1682A- as illustrated. Be sure that edges of clamping pliers are seated in corners -arrows B- of hose clamp.
  • Tension clamp by turning spindle with a torque wrench (do not tilt clamp tool).

Note

  • The hard material of the CV boot (compared to rubber) makes it necessary to use a stainless steel hose clamp. It is only possible to tighten the hose clamp with Clamping Pliers -VAG1682A-.
  • Tightening specification: 25 Nm
  • Use torque wrench -C- with adjustment range 5...50 Nm (for example Torque Wrench 5-50Nm -VAG1331-).
  • Make sure the threads on the spindle -A- on the pliers move easily. Lubricate with MOS 2 grease, if necessary.
  • If it does not move freely, for example due to dirt in thread, the required clamp tension will not be achieved at the specified torque.

Volswagen Tiguan. Tightening Clamp On Outer Joint

Tensioning Clamp on Small Diameter

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-1343

Inner CV Joint, Checking

Removing

It is necessary to disassemble the joint whenever replacing the grease or if the ball surfaces show wear or damage.

  • Swivel the ball hub and ball bearing cage.
  • Remove the joint in the direction of the -arrow-.
  • Remove the balls from the cage.

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0009

Note

Ball hub and joint piece are paired. Do not interchange.

  • Flip out ball hub from ball cage via running path of ball -arrows-.
  • Check joint piece, ball hub, ball cage and balls for small broken off depressions (pitting build-up) and chafing.

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0010

Excessive circumferential backlash in joint makes itself noticed via tip-in shock. Joint must be replaced in such cases. Flattening and running marks of balls are no reason to replace joint.

Installing

  • Insert ball hub into ball cage via two chamfers. The installation position is at random. Press balls into cage.

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0011

Ball hub has 2 different distances between ball tracks, a larger and a smaller.

  • Insert hub with cage and balls upright into joint piece, a smaller space -b- must face toward open side of joint piece when doing this.
  • Also note chamfer on inner diameter of ball hub, it must be visible after swiveling in.

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0012

  • Swing in ball hub; to do so, swing out hub far enough out of cage -arrows- (as depicted in illustration).

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0013

  • Swing in hub with balls by pressing forcefully onto cage -arrow-.
  • Check the CV joint for function.

Volswagen Tiguan. V40-0014

CV joint is properly assembled, if ball hub can be slid back and forth by hand over whole compensation length.

Special Tools

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Puller - Grease Cap -VW637/2-
  • Seal Installer - Camshaft Installer Kit -3241-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Torque Wrench 1410 -VAG1410-
  • Socket - XZN 18mm -T10162 A-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Press Plate -VW401-
  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Front Subframe Mount Kit -3372-
  • Hydraulic Press - Bushing Assembly Tool Kit -T10230-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • 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-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Bearing Installer - Control Arm -3346-
  • Bearing Installer - Carrier Bearing -3350-
  • Fitting Sleeve -3378-
  • Torque Adapter -3390-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

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

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Tensioning Strap -T10038-
  • Hydraulic Press - Rear Subframe Bushing Tool Kit -T10263-
  • Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit -T10356-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Hydraulic Press -VAS6178- with Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit- Pressure Head -T10205/13-
  • Pneumatic/Hydraulic Foot Pump -VAS6179-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Press Plate -VW401-
  • Press Plate -VW402-
  • Press Piece - Rod -VW408A-
  • Press Piece - Rod -VW411-
  • Press Piece - 37mm -VW416B-
  • Press Piece - Multiple Use -VW447H-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Circlip Pliers -VW161A-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Clamping Pliers -VAG1682A-
  • Tripod Joint Tool -T10065-

Volswagen Tiguan. Special Tools

  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Tensioning Strap -T10038-
  • Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149-
  • Shock Absorber Set -T10001-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0497

  • Bearing Installer - Wheel Hub/Bearing Kit -T10205-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-10106

  • Subframe Bushing Assembly Tool Kit -T10356-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-10491

  • Socket - AF 24 mm -T10361A-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-11509

  • Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-11588

  • Spring Compressor Kit -VAG1752-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0500

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

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-0668

  • Digital Torque Wrench -VAG1756A-
  • Spring Compressor Kit - Adapter Blocks -VAG1752/9-

Volswagen Tiguan. W00-10682

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