Seat Leon >> Secure the subframe

Note

  • Certain repairs on vehicles require the removal of the subframe or the entire front axle.
  • The original position of the subframe relative to the body can be retained with the aid of qty. 4 locating pins - T10486/1- .
  • 2 locating pins - T10486/1- are supplied with the assembly tool - T10486- . If the assembly tool - T10486- is already available in the workshop, only the supplementary set consisting of 2x locating pins - T10486/1- will then be required.
  • If the assembly tool - T10486- is not available in the workshop, then the assembly tool - T10486 A- can be used. The contains 4x locating pins - T10486/1- and 2x locating pins - T10486/2- .

    The locating pins - T10486/2- are not required for the following procedure.

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • 4 Locating pins - T10486/1-

Front suspension

  • Engine elevator - V.A.G 1383 A-

Front suspension

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Front suspension

  • If fitted, remove front noise insulation .
  • Unscrew bolts -1- for pendulum support from gearbox.

Front suspension

  • Position engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- under subframe.
  • If necessary, clean thread of locating pins - T10486/1- .

Front suspension

  • To fix position of subframe, locating pins - T10486/1- must be screwed one after the other into positions -3-, -5-, -7- and -8-.

Note The locating pins - T10486/1- must NOT be tightened to more than 20 Nm, otherwise the threads of the locating pin will be damaged.

Front suspension

Fixing position of subframe at rear

  • Remove bolts -1-.
  • Remove bolt -3- and remove support -4-.

Front suspension

  • Insert locating pins - T10486/1- -1- and tighten to 20 Nm

Front suspension

  • Remove bolts -2-.
  • Remove bolt -5- and remove support -6-.
  • Insert locating pins - T10486/1- and tighten to 20 Nm.

Fixing position of subframe at front

Front suspension

  • Unscrew bolt -8-.

Front suspension

  • Insert locating pins - T10486/1- -arrow- and tighten to 20 Nm.

Front suspension

  • Unscrew bolt -7-.
  • Insert locating pins - T10486/1- and tighten to 20 Nm.
  • The fixing of the subframe is completed when all the above mentioned bolts have been replaced consecutively with the locating pins - T10486/1- .
  • The position of the subframe is now fixed.

Front suspension

Removing locating pins - T10486/1-

Removal is performed in reverse sequence; note the following:

  • Unscrew only one locating pin at a time and replace it with a new bolt.
  • On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics.

Specified torques

  • Bolts for pendulum support.
  • Bolts for noise insulation.

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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