Seat Leon >> Axle beam

Assembly overview - axle beam

Rear suspension

  1. - Cover
  2. - Bolt
    • Always renew after removing
    • 50 Nm +45º
  3. - Bolt
    • Always renew after removing
    • Tighten in unladen state
    • 70 Nm +360º
  4. - Axle beam
    • Removing and installing
  5. - Bonded rubber bush
    • Check fitting position
    • Replace
  6. - Mounting bracket

Renewing bonded rubber bush for axle beam

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Support tool - T10038-
  • attachment tool - T10254-
  • attachment tool - T10495-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -2- with gearbox support - V.A.G 1359/2- .
  • Hydraulic press - VAS 6178- with press attachment - 10205/13-

Rear suspension

  • Foot pump - VAS 6179-

Removing

  • Remove rear wheels.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

  • Release and pull off connector -1- on rear left vehicle level sender - G76- .
  • Detach wire -2- from clip -arrow-.

Rear suspension

  • Unscrew bolt -1-.
  • Pull rear left - G76- lever -2- off axle beam -3-.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Detach brake line -1- from clip -arrow- on mounting bracket (right-side).

Note The clip will be destroyed and must be renewed.

Rear suspension

  • Unclip electrical wire -1- from bracket -2- on axle beam (both sides) -arrows-.

Rear suspension

  • Use tensioning straps - T10038- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
WARNING

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

Rear suspension

  • Remove bolt -1- on left and right.
  • Position engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- with universal gearbox support - V.A.G 1359/2- and suitable support underneath.

Rear suspension

  • Unclip wire -2- from mounting bracket -1-.
  • Mark positions of bolts -arrows- on mounting bracket -1- on both sides of vehicle.
  • Unscrew bolts -1- for right and left axle bodies.

  • Carefully lower rear axle with engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- until bolt -1- can be removed.
  • Unscrew bolt -1-.

Rear suspension

  • Fit special tools as shown in illustration.

Rear suspension

  1. - Spindle - T10254/5-
  2. - Nut - T10254/4-
  3. - Hydraulic press - VAS 6178- and thrust piece - T10205/13-
  4. - Tightening plate - T10495/3-
  5. - Pipe - T10495/2-
  6. - Thrust piece - T10495/1-
  7. - Nut - T10254/4-
  • Pull out bonded rubber bush by operating the pump.

Installing

  • Note correct position of bonded rubber bush -1- relative to axle beam -2-.

Lug -arrow A- on bonded rubber bush -1- must point towards notch -arrow B- on axle beam -2-.

Rear suspension

  • Fit special tools as shown in illustration.
  1. - Spindle - T10254/5-
  2. - Nut - T10254/4-
  3. - Hydraulic press - VAS 6178- and thrust piece - T10205/13-
  4. - Thrust piece - T10495/1-
  5. - Metal/rubber bearing
  6. - Tightening plate - T10495/3-
  7. - Nut - T10254/4-

Rear suspension

  • Before pressing in bonded rubber bush, make sure that marking on bush is in line with marking on axle beam.
  • Press bonded rubber bush in to stop.
  • Check the position of the bonded metal-rubber bush once fitted.

Continue installation in reverse order.

Specified torques

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