Seat Leon >> Raising wheel bearing to unladen position (vehicles with coil springs), rear axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Engine elevator - V.A.G 1383 A-
  • Support tool - T10038-
  • Mounting - T10149-

Caution

All bolts on running gear components with bonded rubber bushes may be tightened only when the component is in the unladen position (normal position).

Bonded rubber bushes can only be turned to a limited extent.

Therefore, before tightening the bolts, suspension components with bonded rubber bushes must be brought into a position corresponding to the normal position of the unladen vehicle while driving (unladen position).

The bonded rubber bushes are otherwise constantly tensioned and have a shorter service life.

To simulate this position on the lifting platform, raise the axle on one side using the engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- and support - T10149- .

Before the axle on one side is raised, both sides of the vehicle must be strapped to the lifting platform arms with tensioning straps - T10038- .

  1. - Support tool - T10038-

Technical data

WARNING

If the vehicle is not strapped down, there is a great danger that the vehicle will slip off the lifting platform!

  • Turn wheel hub until one of the wheel bolt holes is at the top.
  • Use wheel bolt to attach support - T10149- .

Respective nuts and bolts may be tightened only when dimension -a- between the centre of wheel hub and edge of wheel housing has been attained.

Note This measurement must be taken with the suspension in the unladen position (vehicle unladen).

The dimension -a- depends on the ride height of the installed running gear:

Technical data

2) The running gear fitted to the vehicle is specified in the vehicle data sheet. The running gear is identified by the PR number.

  • Raise wheel bearing housing using engine and gearbox jack until dimension -a- is attained.
WARNING
  • Do not lift or lower the vehicle while the engine/gearbox jack is under the vehicle.
  • Do not leave engine and gearbox jack under vehicle longer than necessary.
  • Tighten respective nuts and bolts.
  • Lower wheel bearing housing.
  • Pull engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- out from under vehicle.
  • Remove support - T10149- .
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