Seat Leon >> Shock absorber: removing and fitting

Removing and installing shock absorber, torsion beam axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-
  • Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  • Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Remove rear wheel housing liner.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

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

Rear suspension

Vehicles with adaptive chassis control DCC

  • Disconnect connector -1- on shock absorber -2-.
  • Pull line -3- off shock absorber -2- -arrow-.

Note If there is moisture in the area of the connector, blow compressed air on the contacts on the shock absorber and the connector.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Attach spring compressor -1-.
  1. - Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  2. - Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A
WARNING

Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainers - V.A.G 1752/3A- -2-.

Rear suspension

  • Compress coil springs until load on shock absorber is relieved.
  • Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.

Rear suspension

  • Unscrew bolt -1-.
  • Remove shock absorber.

Rear suspension

Installing

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

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

Specified torques

  • Wheel housing liner

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, left shock absorber

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-
  • Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  • Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-
  • Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- , not illustrated

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Remove rear wheel housing liner.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

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

Rear suspension

Vehicles with adaptive chassis control DCC

  • Disconnect connector -1- on shock absorber -2-.
  • Pull line -3- off shock absorber -2- -arrow-.

Note If there is moisture in the area of the connector, blow compressed air on the contacts on the shock absorber and the connector.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Attach spring compressor -3-.
  1. - Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-
  2. - Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9-
  3. - Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-

WARNING

Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainers - V.A.G 1752/3A- -2-

  • Compress coil springs until load on shock absorber is relieved.
  • Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.

Rear suspension

Vehicles with stone deflector

  • Remove spreader rivets -1-.
  • Remove bolts -2- for stone guard -3-.
  • Remove stone guard -3- from lower transverse link -4-.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Unscrew nut -1- and remove bolt -2-.
  • Remove shock absorber.

Installing

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

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

Specified torques

  • Wheel housing liner

Rear suspension

  • The threaded connections of the shock absorber to the lower transverse link may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position.

Removing and installing shock absorber, multi-link suspension, right shock absorber

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-
  • Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  • Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-
  • Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- , not illustrated

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Remove rear wheel housing liner.

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

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

Rear suspension

Vehicles with adaptive chassis control DCC

  • Disconnect connector -1- on shock absorber -2-.
  • Pull line -3- off shock absorber -2- -arrow-.

Note If there is moisture in the area of the connector, blow compressed air on the contacts on the shock absorber and the connector.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Fit spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A- -1- along with adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- -2- to uppermost spring coil -3-.

Rear suspension

  • Place spring compressor -3- on adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- -2-.
  • Simultaneously insert lower spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A- into spring -4-.
  • Bolt spring compressor -3- to adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- -2-.
  1. - Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-
  2. - Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9-
  3. - Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  4. - Spring

Rear suspension

WARNING

Ensure that coil spring is correctly seated in spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A- -arrow- (accident risk).

  • Compress coil springs until load on shock absorber is relieved.
  • Unscrew bolts -1- for shock absorber -2-.

Rear suspension

Vehicles with stone deflector

  • Remove spreader rivets -1-.
  • Remove bolts -2- for stone guard -3-.
  • Remove stone guard -3- from lower transverse link -4-.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Unscrew nut -1- and remove bolt -2-.
  • Remove shock absorber.

Installing

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

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

Specified torques

  • Wheel housing liner.

Rear suspension

  • The threaded connections of the shock absorber to the lower transverse link may only be loosened and tightened in the unladen weight position.
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