Seat Leon >> Removing and installing lower transverse link

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on pertinent side.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

  • Remove bolts -1-.
  • Remove retainer for rear left vehicle level sender -2-.

Rear suspension

Vehicles with stone deflector

  • Remove spreader rivets -1-.
  • Remove bolts -2- for stone guard -3-.

Continuation for all models:

  • Remove the coil springs.
  • Disengage and lower exhaust system at rear .

Rear suspension

  • Use felt-tip pen or similar to mark position of eccentric bolt -2- in relation to subframe.
  • Unscrew the nut -1- and extract the bolt -2-.
  • Take out lower transverse link.

Installing

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

Specified torques

  • Rear exhaust system.

 

  • Observe mark made for position of eccentric bolt -2- relative to subframe.
  • The threaded connections of the transverse link may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position.
  • 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 .

  • Check wheel alignment.

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