Seat Leon >> Suspension strut - Repair

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  • Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/4-
  • Shock absorber set - T10001-
  • Commercially available ratchet

Front suspension

  • Insertable ring tool - V.A.G 1332/7-

Operation process

  • Remove coil spring strut

Removing spring

  • Clamp suspension strut support clamp - V.A.G 1752/20- -4- in a vice.
  • Clamp suspension strut in suspension strut support clamp - V.A.G 1752/20- -4-.
  • Pre-tension coil spring with spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- until deep groove ball thrust bearing is free at top.
  1. - Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  2. - Socket spanner - T10001/8-
  3. - Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  4. - Strut support clamp - V.A.G 1752/20-
  5. - Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/4-
  6. - Socket spanner - T10001/5-
  7. - Ratchet handle - T10001/11-

WARNING

First compress spring far enough to ensure that upper spring plate is free.

  • Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/4- -arrow-.

Front suspension

Installing spring

  • Insert spring seat -1- into shock absorber -2-.
  • Fit coil spring -3- with spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- onto lower spring seat.

The end of the coil spring must lie against the stop -arrow-.

  • Assemble all other parts and use new nut on piston rod.
  • Slacken off spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- and detach from coil spring.
  • Remove suspension strut from suspension strut support clamp - V.A.G 1752/20- .
  • Install suspension strut.

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