Seat Leon >> Removing and installing lower suspension link

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with manual gearbox or dual clutch gearbox 0CW

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Front suspension

Removing

  • Remove front wheels.
  • If fitted, remove noise insulation.
  • Release rear area of wheel housing liner and fold it forwards.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

  • 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

Continuation for all models:

  • Unscrew nuts -arrows-.
  • Pull suspension link out of swivel joint and turn wheel bearing housing to outside to relieve suspension link.

Front suspension

  • Unscrew bolts -arrows-. Counterhold at rear bolt on nut at top while doing so.

Note The rear bolt is secured with a nut. Counterhold at nut when loosening.

Front suspension

  • Swivel suspension link -1- to rear and pull out of subframe in -direction of arrow-.

Installing

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

Front suspension

  • Insert rear suspension link -1- into subframe in -direction of arrow- and swivel forwards.

Front suspension

  • Tighten bolts -arrow-.

Front suspension

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.

 

  • On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics - Vehicle diagnostic tester

Specified torques

  • Bolts for noise insulation

Removing and installing lower suspension link, vehicle with dual clutch gearbox 0D9

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Front suspension

  • Engine support - T10533-

Front suspension

Removing

  • Remove front wheels.
  • Remove noise insulation.
  • Release rear area of wheel housing liner and fold it forwards.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

  • 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

Continuation for all models:

  • Unscrew nuts -arrows-.
  • Pull suspension link out of swivel joint and turn wheel bearing housing to outside to relieve suspension link.
  • Remove pendulum support .
  • Loosen double clamp of exhaust system.

Front suspension

  • Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.
  • Press the engine support - T10533- fully together to as short a length as possible.

Front suspension

  • Screw the engine support - T10533- -2- under large angle -arrow- onto the gearbox. To do this, use the short screws of the pendulum support screw connection -1-.
  • Press the drive module forwards until the threaded rod - T10533/5- -3- can be inserted into the pendulum support bearing.

Front suspension

  • Pull apart the engine support - T10533- , until the distance -a- between the screw of the axle guide -1- and the gearbox meets.

a = 85 mm

Front suspension

  • Remove bolts -arrows-.

Front suspension

  • Swivel suspension link -1- to rear and pull out of subframe in -direction of arrow-.

Installing

Installation is carried out in the reverse order. During this step, observe the following:

Front suspension

  • Insert rear suspension link -1- into subframe in -direction of arrow- and swivel forwards.

Front suspension

  • Tighten bolts -arrow-.

Front suspension

  • Tighten nuts -arrows-.

Front suspension

Note Tighten nuts -arrows- in unladen state.

  • Detach engine support - T10533- .
  • Screw on double clamp for exhaust system.
  • Install pendulum support.
  • Install exhaust system bracket on the subframe -arrows-.

Continue installation in reverse order. During this step, observe the following:

Front suspension

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.

 

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

Specified torques

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

Checking swivel joint

checking axial clearance

  • Firmly pull suspension link down in -direction of arrow- and press up again.

Radial play: checking

  • Press lower part of wheel forcefully inwards and outwards in -direction of arrow-.

Note

  • During both checks there must be no discernible or visible "play".
  • Observe swivel joint while performing tests.
  • Take into account possible existing wheel bearing play or"play" in upper suspension strut mounting.
  • Check the rubber bellows for possible damage, if necessary, replace the ball joint
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