Dismantling and assembling suspension

No

Designation

Removal

Installation

1

Lock nut

1

Undo only if rear-axle trailing arm, wheel bearing or wheel hub is to be replaced. Loosen nut before raising the vehicle. Actuate brakes when undoing the nut.

Replace after each removal. Coat threads with Optimoly HT. Tighten to 500 Nm (369 ftlb)

2

Washer

1

3

Pan head screw

2x6

Tighten to 42 Nm (31 ftlb)

4

Support plate on transmission side on wheel side

3 3

2 versions (transmission side and wheel side)

5

Drive shaft

1

6

Hexagon head bolt

1

Raise trailing arm, e.g. with tensioning device VW 655/3 (to unload bolt)

Coat threads with Optimoly HT. Tighten to 123 Nm (91 ftlb)

7

Washer

1

8

Hexagon head nut

1

Tighten to 61 Nm (45 ftlb)

9

Washer

1

10

Hexagon head bolt

1

Coat threads and bolt stem with multipurpose grease.

11

Washer

1

12

Vibration damper

1

13

Lock nut

2

Tighten to 46 Nm (34 ftlb)

14

Washer

2

15

Hexagon head bolt

1

16

Stabilizer mount

1

17

Lock nut

1

Replace, tighten to 90 Nm (66 ftlb)

18

Washer

1

No.

Designation

Removal

Installation

19

Lock nut

2

Replace, tighten to 103 Nm (76 ftlb)

20

Hexagon head bolt

2

Check threads, replace bolt(s) if required.

21

Washer

4

22

Camber eccentric

1

23

Lock nut

1

Replace, tighten to 61 Nm (45 ftlb). Do not tighten to final specifications until the vehicle is back on its wheels

24

Hexagon head bolt

1

25

Washer

2

26

Trailing arm

1

Mark position of arm flange with regard to spring brace for reinstallation

No welding and straightening is permissible on the arm. Carry out suspension alignment.

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