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Volkswagen Tiguan Service and Repair Manual: Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD

Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD

Volswagen Tiguan. Overview - Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD

  1. Lower Spring Support
    • Spring end rotated up to stop
  2. Coil Spring
    • There are different suspension versions.
    • Removing and installing.
  3. Upper Spring Support
  4. Bracket
    • For Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343-
  5. Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343-
    • Removing and installing.
    • Note the installation position of the retainer -item 4-
  6. Bolt
    • 5 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
  7. Bolt
    • 180 Nm
    • Always replace if removedM14 x 1.5 x 85
  8. Bolt
    • 50 Nm + 45º
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 35
  9. Shock Absorber with Left and Right Rear Dampening Adjustment Valve -N338/N339-
    • Removing and installing.
    • There are different versions of the suspension.
  10. Washer
  11. Lower Transverse Link
    • Removing and installing.
  12. Wheel Bearing Housing
    • Removing and installing.

Installation Position Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- on the Retainer

The tab on the retainer -1- must fit into the recess in the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343--arrow-.

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Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343-, Removing and Installing, FWD

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench -VAG1410-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the left rear wheel housing liner.
  • Disconnect the connector.
  • Remove the bolts and remove the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343-.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Caution

The Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- must never be interchanged with the Front Body Acceleration Sensors. Refer to the Parts Catalog.

  • Note the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- installation position 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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Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- to the retainer 5 Nm

Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD, Removing and Installing

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-

Removing

  • Remove the wheel.
  • Remove the wheel housing liner.

For the Left Shock Absorber Only

  • Remove the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- from the lower transverse link.

Continuation for Both Sides

  • Remove coil spring.
  • Disconnect the connector and remove the wire from the shock absorber

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  • Remove the shock absorber bolts.

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For the Left Shock Absorber Only

Remove the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- from the shock absorber mount.

Continuation for Both Sides

  • Remove the bolt -arrow-.
  • Remove the shock absorber.

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Installing

Install in reverse order of removal. Note the following:

Only bolt the shock absorber to the wheel bearing housing when the dimension "a" is reached. Note the shock absorber installation position.

The Left and Right Rear Dampening Adjustment Valve -N338/N339- must point toward the outside of the rear wheel.

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For the Left Shock Absorber Only

  • Mount the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- on the shock absorber mount
  • Mount the retainer on the shock absorber mount from the rear, so that the retainer tabs -1- fit into the depressions on the shock absorber mount.
  • Turn the bracket forward so that it contacts the shock absorber mount.

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The tab -arrow- is used for adjusting the Rear Body Acceleration Sensor -G343- bracket.

Continuation for Both Sides

  • Install the shock absorber and tighten the bolts.
  • Tighten the bolt -arrow-.
  • Connect the connector to the Left and Right Rear Dampening Adjustment Valve -N338/N339-.
  • Install coil spring.

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For the Left Shock Absorber Only

  • Connect the Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- to lower transverse link.

Continuation for Both Sides

  • Install the wheel housing liner.
  • Install the wheel and tighten.

Tightening Specifications

Component Tightening Specification
Shock absorber to body
  • Use new bolts.
50 Nm + 45º
Shock absorber to wheel bearing housing.
  • Use a new bolt
180 Nm
Left Rear Level Control System Sensor -G76- to lower transverse link 5 Nm

Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD, Servicing

Volswagen Tiguan. Adaptive Chassis DCC Shock Absorber, FWD, Servicing

  1. Shock Absorber with Left and Right Rear Dampening Adjustment Valve -N338/N339-
    • Removing and installing.
  2. Protective Cap
  3. Protective Pipe
  4. Stop Buffer
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  5. Shock Absorber Mount
    • Allocation. Refer to the Parts Catalog.
  6. Nut
    • 25 Nm
    • Always replace if removed
    • M10 x 1.0
    • Loosening and tightening.
  7. Cover

Shock Absorber, Disassembling and Assembling

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque Wrench 1332 40-200Nm -VAG1332-
  • Shock Absorber Set -T10001-

Loosening and Tightening Bolted Connection for Shock Absorber Mount

  1. Ratchet (commercially available)
  2. Shock Absorber Set - Extension with Counter Holder 1 -T10001/9-
  3. Shock Absorber Set - Reversible Ratchet -T10001/11-
  4. Shock Absorber Set - Socket -T10001/1-

Volswagen Tiguan. Loosening and Tightening Bolted Connection for Shock Absorber Mount

Tightening Specification

Component Tightening Specification
Shock absorber mounting to shock absorber
  • Use new nut
25 Nm
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