Rear Axle

Measure the distance from the point of wheel/ floor contact to the body end measuring surface on the outer arm mount (arrow with A). Some cars do not have this measuring surface. In such cases the cast boss on the rear axle arm (arrow without A) must be used as a measuring point.

The car ride level height is adjusted on the rear and front axles by turning the adjusting nut on the bottom spring retainers. Use a hook-type wrench or Special Tool VW 637/2 (lever) for this purpose.

Adjusting Nut

- turned clockwise = car higher

- turned counterclockwise = car lower

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