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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Run-Flat Tires, Removing and Mounting

Safety Precautions

  • Work for removing and mounting tires with emergency running characteristics must only be performed by mechanics specially trained for it.
  • The special tools necessary must be in proper working order and not damaged! Contact manufacturer of tire mounting device found in the shop directly for suitable additional tools. Additional tools are offered as recommended accessories for the tire mounting devices listed with VAS- numbers.
  • If necessary, use a mounting paste recommended by the tire manufacturer.
  • The description of work procedure for removing and mounting may vary depending on the device manufacturer and type of device.
  • The following work procedure described explains the principal procedure for removing and mounting tires with emergency running characteristics. It is important to recognize run-flat tires before starting the removal and mounting process as it will be different from the process used with standard tires.
  • Characteristics: These tires are identified with the following abbreviations: DSST, Euforia, RFT, ROF, RSC, SSR or ZP. These abbreviations are located on the tire flank behind tire designation of the respective tire manufacturer.
  • Always note the instructions and danger warnings identified in the following description!
  • Check whether Tire Pressure Sensor should be replaced (if equipped) Refer to Vehicle Diagnostic Tester.

Note

  • During removal and mounting work, make sure that no contact is made between tires and the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.
  • When cleaning disc wheel (rim), the tire pressure monitoring sensor must not come into contact with water or be blown with pressurized air.

Tires, Dismounting with TPMS

Note

  • The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) specified within this section refers to the optional TPMS, which employs individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures.
  • The base TPMS does not employ individual pressure sensors to determine individual tire pressures, but instead is an integral part of the Antilock Brake System (ABS). For more information on the ABS.

Caution

Pay attention to the safety precautions and conditions.

  • Release air from tires, unscrew the nickel-coated valve insert to do so.
  • When pressing off tire on a tire dismounting/mounting machine with press-off blade, always make sure that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow- is located opposite the press-off blade -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10243

Press-off blade must be applied at maximum 2 cm removed from rim flange.

  • Remove balancing weights and coarse dirt from disc wheel.
  • Press off both tire beads all the way around while thoroughly applying tire mounting paste between the tire and rim flange -arrow-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10244

Tires, Dismounting with Run Flat Tires

Caution

Note the safety precautions.

  • Turn wheel on tire mounting device so that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-2- stands in front of mounting head -1-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10245

Caution

Mounting head -1- must not be located in area -a- of tire valve/tire pressure monitoring sensor, otherwise the mounting head will damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.

  • Position mounting head -1- in vicinity of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor so that tire iron can be put on approximately 30º next to tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-2-.
  • Install press holders -3- on disc wheel opposite the mounting head -1-.
  • Now pry the tire bead over the mounting finger on the mounting head using a tire iron and remove tire iron.
  • Let the tire dismounting/mounting machine run clockwise until upper bead lies completely above the rim flange.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10246

This slides the press holders -1- against the mounting head. This allows them to be removed again easily.

  • Turn wheel on tire mounting device so that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-2- stands in front of mounting head -1-.

Caution

Mounting head -1- must not be located in area -a- of tire valve/tire pressure monitoring sensor, otherwise the mounting head will damage the Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10247

  • Position mounting head -1- in vicinity of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor so that tire iron can be put on approximately 30º next to tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-2-.
  • Now pry tire bead over mounting finger of mounting head using tire iron -3-.
  • In addition, insert a plastic mounting lever -4-.
  • Remove tire iron -3- again.
  • Using plastic mounting lever -1-, hold bead in place over the rim flange from outside and let tire mounting device run clockwise until tire has been pulled off completely from disc wheel.

Note

  • Check the Tire Pressure Sensor for loose or damaged parts. If threaded connections are loose, the union nut, valve insert, seal, sealing washer and valve cap must be replaced by new parts from the repair set. Refer to Parts Catalog.
  • If Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor is damaged, then it must be replaced completely.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10248

Tires, Mounting with Run Flat Tires

Caution

  • Pay attention to the instructions for warming-up cold tires to the minimum mounting temperature.
  • Note the safety precautions.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10249

  • Coat rim flanges, tire beads and inside of upper tire beads thoroughly with tire mounting paste.
  • Turn disc wheel on tire mounting device so that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-1- stands on opposite side of mounting head -2-.
  • Let the tire dismounting/mounting machine run clockwise.
  • Mounting of the lower bead ends before the tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow- to prevent damage to Tire Pressure Sensor.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10250

Tire bead now slips over the rim flange. Wheel may be turned only as far until mounting head is located just in front of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow-.

  • Turn disc wheel on tire mounting device so that tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-1- stands on opposite side of mounting head -2-.
  • Install press holders -3- on disc wheel.
  • Make sure the tire bead is seated correctly on the mounting head and run the mounting machine clockwise.
  • Mounting of the upper bead ends before the tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow- to prevent damage to Tire Pressure Sensor.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10251

Tire bead now slips over the rim flange. Wheel may be turned only as far until mounting head is located just in front of tire valve/Tire Pressure Sensor-arrow-.

  • Remove press holders from rim flange.
  • Inflate the tire to a inflation pressure of maximum 3.3 bar (47.8 psi) (bounce pressure).

Caution

If tire beads do not make contact completely on disc wheel edge, pressure must not be increased under any circumstances.

Pre-damage to tire or disc wheel would result.

Volswagen Tiguan. N44-10252

  • If tire beads do not make contact completely on disc wheel edge, then release air, press off tire bead once more and coat rim flange thoroughly again with tire mounting paste.
  • Inflate the tire to a inflation pressure of maximum 3.3 bar (47.8 psi) (bounce pressure).
  • If tire beads make contact on bead seat without problems, then increase inflation pressure to 4 bar (58 psi) to "settle" tire.
  • Install a new nickel-plated valve insert and fill the tire to the specified pressure.
  • Then balance wheel.
  • Install wheel and tighten it to tightening specification.
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