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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Control Arm with Mounting Bracket, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Locating Pins -T10096-


  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the lower noise insulation.
  • Remove the nuts -arrows-.
  • Remove the wheel bearing housing with the ball joint from the control arm.
  • Secure position for mounting bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

  • Replace bolt -1- for left side, -2- for right side using Locating Pins -T10096- and tighten locating pins to 20 Nm.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10291


Locating Pins -T10096- may only be tightened to a maximum of 20 Nm, since otherwise the threads of the locating bolts will be damaged.

  • Now unscrew -11- for left side of vehicle, -12- for right side of vehicle.


  • Remove the bolts -1-.
  • Remove control arm with mounting bracket.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10032


  • Insert control arm with mounting bracket into subframe.
  • Insert bolts -11 and 12- but do not tighten.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10291

  • Insert bolts -1- and tighten.
  • Now replace Locating Pin -T10096- with a new bolt and tighten it.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10032

  • Bolt control arm tightly to ball joint -arrows-.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10188

  • Bolt the control arm onto the subframe in curb weight position -11 and 12-.

Install in reverse order of removal.

  • Install lower noise insulation.

Volswagen Tiguan. N40-10291


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

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Mounting bracket to body
  • Use new bolts.
70 Nm + 180º
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
Control arm to subframe
  • Use a new bolt
  • Tighten bolts in curb weight position
70 Nm + 180º
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