Seat Leon >> Removing and installing anti-roll bar

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Front suspension

  • Engine elevator - V.A.G 1383 A-

Front suspension

Removing

  • Remove front wheels.
  • If present, remove lower noise insulation.

Vehicles with natural gas engines

  • Detach natural gas line -1- from clip -arrow-.

Front suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.

Front suspension

  • Remove bolts -1- for pendulum support.

Front suspension

  • Remove nuts -arrows- on both sides of vehicle.

Front suspension

  • Remove nut -1- from coupling rod -3- (left and right sides).
  • Pull out coupling rod -3- from anti-roll bar -2- on left and right side.

Front suspension

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

  • Disconnect connector -1- on front left vehicle level sender - G78- and/or front right vehicle level sender - G289- , as applicable.

Front suspension

  • Remove nut -1-.
  • Pull bracket -2- for front left vehicle level sender - G78- and/or for front right vehicle level sender - G289- out of suspension link -3-, as applicable

Front suspension

  • Unscrew bolt -1-.
  • Remove front left vehicle level sender - G78- -2- and/or front right vehicle level sender - G289- , as applicable.

Front suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Pull wiring harness -3- clips -1- and -2- off subframe and steering box.

Front suspension

  • Remove bolts -1- for anti-roll bar.

Front suspension

  • Remove bolts -1- for steering box.
  • Prise steering box out of dowel sleeves of subframe.

Front suspension

  • Position engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- under subframe.
  • Fixing subframe and lowering approx. 10 cm.

Front suspension

  • Pull out spreader clip -arrow-.
  • Lower subframe using engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- until anti-roll bar can be removed to rear.

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

Note

  • Lever on vehicle level sender must face towards outside of vehicle.
  • Thread of vehicle level sender must be screwed into outer hole in suspension link. Retaining lug for vehicle level sender must engage in inner hole in order to guarantee correct installation position.

Front suspension

  • On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics.

Specified torques

  • Bolts for pendulum support.
  • Bolts for noise insulation.
  • Exhaust pipes double clamp .

If even when using locating pins - T10486/1- a crooked steering wheel is determined during the road test, carry out a wheel alignment check. In this case the wheel alignment test results must be archived in the vehicle files.

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