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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Adaptive Chassis DCC Suspension Strut

Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC Suspension Strut

Volswagen Tiguan. Adaptive Chassis DCC Suspension Strut

  1. Shock Absorber with Left Front Damping Adjustment Valve -N336-
    • Can be replaced individually
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  2. Stop Buffer
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  3. Protective Cover
  4. Coil Spring
    • Removing and installing.
    • Note the color code
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

Spring allocation via PR No.

These numbers can be found on vehicle data plate.

  • Surface of spring coil may not be damaged
  1. Deep-Groove Ball Bearing
  2. Strut Mount
    • Note the installation position.
  3. Hex Nut
    • 60 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M14 x 1.5
    • Self-locking
  4. Suspension Strut Tower
  5. Bracket
    • For the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-
    • Removing and installing.
    • An "L" is stamped on the retainer

Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer.

  1. Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341-
    • Removing and installing.
    • Note the installation position of the retainer
  2. Bolt
    • 5 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
  3. Bolt
    • 15 Nm + 90º additional turn
    • Always replace if removed
    • M8 x 26
  4. Bracket
    • For the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-
    • Removing and installing.
    • An "R" is stamped on the retainer
  5. Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342-
    • Removing and installing.
    • Note the installation position of the retainer -item 13-
  6. Nut
    • 5 Nm
    • Always replace if removed

Installation Position Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341- on the Retainer

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Left Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341--arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N43-10034

Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "LA" is stamped on the retainer

Installation Position Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342- on the Retainer

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G342--arrow-.

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Note

Be sure to use the correct retainer. An "R" is stamped on the retainer.

Adaptive Chassis DCC Suspension Strut, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Spreader Tool -3424-
  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-
  • Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149-
  • Torque Wrench 1331 5-50Nm -VAG1331-
  • Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-

Removing

  • Loosen drive axle bolt on the wheel hub.
  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the level control system sensor from the control arm.
  • Remove the nut -arrow- of the connecting link from suspension strut.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10004

  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.
  • Remove the wheel bearing housing with the ball joint from the control arm.
  • Remove the drive axle outer joint from the wheel hub.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

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.

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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. N40-10818

  • 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 drive axle using the Drive Shaft Remover -T10520-.

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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.

  • Secure the drive axle to the body using wire.

Note

The drive axle must not hang down, otherwise the inner joint will be damaged by over bending.

  • Bolt the ball joint to the control arm again.
  • Secure the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- using the Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- to the wheel hub with a wheel bolt.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0650

  • Disconnect the connector and remove the wire from the suspension strut

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  • Disconnect the threaded connection for the wheel bearing housing/suspension strut nut -arrow-.

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  • Insert Spreader Tool -3424- into wheel bearing housing slot.
  • Turn the ratchet 90º and remove it from the Spreader Tool -3424-.
  • Press the brake rotor toward the suspension strut by hand.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10194

Otherwise strut tube may be canted in hole of wheel bearing housing.

  • Pull off wheel bearing housing downward from strut tube and lower using Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- as far until strut tube hangs freely.
  • Tightly tie wheel bearing housing to console/subframe using binding wire.
  • Remove the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- from under the wheel bearing housing.
  • Remove the wiper arms.
  • Remove the plenum chamber cover.
  • Remove the hex bolts for the upper strut mount and remove suspension strut.

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Installing

  • Secure the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- using the Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149- to the wheel hub with a wheel bolt.
  • Attach suspension strut to wheel bearing housing and secure suspension strut using socket head bolt and new nut.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-0650

The point of the internal multi-point bolt must face the direction of travel

  • Remove the Spreader Tool -3424-.

One of two markings -arrows- on the spring plate must point in the direction of travel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10000

Left Suspension Strut

The suspension strut must be installed so that the Left Front Damping Adjustment Valve -N336- faces opposite the drive direction.

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Right Suspension Strut

The suspension strut must be installed so that the Right Front Dampening Adjustment Valve -N337- faces opposite the drive direction.

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Continuation for Both Sides

  • Check the installation position of the Left and Right Front Body Acceleration Sensor -G341/G342- retainer.

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Note

  • Use an 11 mm drill -1- and the Pilot Drift -VW222A- to check the installation position.
  • The holes in the retainer must align with the holes in the shock absorber dome.
  • Remove wire on wheel bearing housing.
  • Carefully lift the wheel bearing housing with the transmission jack enough so that the suspension strut/strut tower bolts can be installed.

Volswagen Tiguan. N43-10032

If necessary, use ladder, for example the Step Ladder -VAS5085- to install bolts.

  • Tighten the hex bolts for the upper strut mount.
  • Remove the Engine/Gearbox Jack Adapter - Wheel Hub Support -T10149-.
  • Tighten the threaded connection on the wheel bearing housing/suspension strut -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10193

  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.
  • Insert the drive axle into the wheel hub.
  • Insert the wheel bearing housing with the ball joint into the control arm.
  • Attach the ball joint to the control arm -arrows-.

Note

Make sure the ball joint boot is not damaged or twisted.

  • Connect the level control system sensor to the control arm.

Note

  • The level control system sensor lever must point toward vehicle exterior.
  • The thread on the vehicle level sensor must be installed into the front hole in the control arm. The tab on the vehicle level sensor retainer must lock into the rear hole in order to assure a correct installation position.

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  • Connect the connector to the Left and Right Front Dampening Adjustment Valve -N336/N337-.
  • Tighten drive axle bolt onto the wheel hub.

Note

Vehicle must not be standing on its wheels when doing this, otherwise wheel bearing will be damaged.

  • Install the plenum chamber cover.
  • Install the wiper arms.

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the wheel and tighten.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Suspension strut to wheel bearing housing
  • Use new nut
70 Nm + 90º
Suspension strut to body (suspension strut tower)
  • Use new bolts.
15 Nm + 90º
Ball joint to aluminum control arm:
  • Use new nuts
  • Tighten only in curb weight position.
60 Nm
Ball joint to sheet steel control arm
  • Use new nuts
  • Tighten only in curb weight position.
100 Nm
Connecting link to suspension strut
  • Use new nut
  • Counterhold at joint pin inner multi-point fitting
65 Nm
Drive axle to wheel hub
  • Use a new bolt
70 Nm + 90º
Level control system sensor to the control arm 9 Nm
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