Seat Leon >> Repairing shock absorber

Rear suspension

  1. - Shock absorber
    • Removing and installing
    • Defective shock absorbers must always be degassed and drained before disposal
    • Checking shock absorber following removal
  2. - Guard tube
  3. - Buffer stop
  4. - Shock absorber socket
  5. - Nut
    • Always renew after removing
    • Loosening and tightening
    • 25 Nm
  6. - Cover

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1331-

Rear suspension

  • Shock absorber set - T10001-

  • Ring spanner insert (commercial type, e.g. "Hazet 6630c-21")

Loosening and tightening nut on shock absorber mounting

  1. - Ring spanner insert (commercial type, e.g. "Hazet 6630c-21")
  2. - Insert tool - T10001/9-
  3. - Commercially available ratchet
  4. - Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1331-
  5. - Insert tool - T10001/1-
  6. - Shock absorber mounting

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

  • Slide protective tube -1- onto shock absorber mounting -2-.
  • Fit cable tie -3- and tighten.

Note The fastener -arrow- of the cable tie -3- must be located within area -a-.

Rear suspension

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