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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Subframe, Lowering

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Locating Pins -T10096-
  • Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931-


  • Turn the steering wheel in the straight position and remove the ignition key so that the steering wheel lock engages.

Vehicles with "Keyless Access" Keyless Locking and Starting System

  • Switch the ignition off and open the driver door so the steering wheel lock engages.

Continuation for All Vehicles

  • Remove the nuts -arrows- and the footwell trim panel.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10276

  • Remove the bolt -1- and remove the universal joint -2- from the steering gear.

Volswagen Tiguan. N48-10149


If the universal joint is separated from the steering gear, the following work cannot be performed:

  • Connect the battery.
  • Switching on the ignition
  • Turning the steering gear
  • Turning the steering column.

These points must be observed since performing these actions could cause irreparable damage.

  • Remove the lower noise insulation.
  • Remove the exhaust system bracket from the subframe -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10295

  • Remove the bolts -13- and then remove the pendulum support from the transmission.
  • Remove the coupling rods from the stabilizer bar.
  • Secure the subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10292

  • Place the Engine and Gearbox Jack -VAS6931- under the subframe.
  • Place for example a block of wood -1- between Engine/Gearbox Jack -VAG1383A- and subframe.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10028

  • Remove the bolts -9 and 10- and lower the subframe maximum 10 cm.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10290


Be careful not to overstretch the electric wiring for the steering.


Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install the lower noise insulation.


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

If the steering wheel is still crooked after using the Locating Pins -T10096- then an axle alignment is necessary. In this case the record it in the vehicles axle alignment log.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Mounting bracket to body
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
Stabilizer bar to coupling rod
  • Use new nut
  • Counterhold at joint pin inner multi-point fitting
65 Nm
Universal joint to steering gear
  • Use a new bolt
30 Nm
Exhaust system bracket to subframe

Tightening Specifications, Subframe to Body

Bolt Tightening Specification
M12 x 1.5 x 90
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
M12 x 1.5 x 100
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
M12 x 1.5 x 110
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 90º

Tightening Specifications, Pendulum Support to the Transmission

Bolt Tightening Specification
M10 x 35
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
M10 x 75
  • Use a new bolt
50 Nm + 90º
M12 x 1.5 x 85
  • Use a new bolt
60 Nm + 90º
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