Seat Leon >> Removing and installing spring

Removing and installing spring, torsion beam axle

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Spring tensor - V.A.G 1752/1-

  • Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-

Rear suspension

  • Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9- , not illustrated

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Pull out clip -1- as far as it will go in direction of -arrow-.

Rear suspension

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

Rear suspension

WARNING

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

  • Compress coil springs until they can be removed.

Note Use a spanner or a reversible ratchet handle to compress spring compressor.

Installing

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

  • Check that the lower plate is not damaged.
  • If necessary, replace the lower spring plate.
  • Place lower plate onto bottom of coil spring.

End of spring -arrow- must lie against stop on bottom spring seat.

  • Mount spring together with spring plate.
  • The bottom spring seat has a pin.
  • Insert this pin into hole in torsion beam axle.

Rear suspension

  • Insert upper spring seat into upper end of spring.
  • Bead of spring seat -arrow- must lie against coil spring correctly.
  • Release tension on spring while locating upper spring seat on lug on body.
  • Remove spring tensioner .

Rear suspension

  • Push in clip -1- against the-direction of arrow-to the stop.

Rear suspension

Removing and installing spring, multilink suspension

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Support tool - T10038-

Rear suspension

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Rear suspension

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1410-

Rear suspension

  • Suspension strut clamp - V.A.G 1752-

  • Engine and gearbox jack - VAS 6931- or - V.A.G 1383 A-

Rear suspension

Removing

  • Remove rear wheel on affected side.
  • Use tensioning straps - T10038- to strap vehicle to support beams of lifting platform on both sides.
  1. - Support tool - T10038-

Rear suspension

WARNING

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

Vehicles with vehicle level senders

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

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Press lugs -arrows- of assembly aid -1- inwards.
  • Remove assembly aid -1- upwards.
  • Position engine and gearbox jack - VAS 6931- or - V.A.G 1383 A- under the transverse link and push it slightly upwards.

Rear suspension

  • Insert 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-
  4. - Spring

Rear suspension

WARNING

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

Note Use a spanner or a reversible ratchet handle to compress spring compressor.

  • Clamp coil spring.
  • Undo nut -1- and pull out bolt -2- for coupling rod -3-.

Rear suspension

  • Unscrew nut -1- and pull out bolt -2- securing shock absorber.
  • Unscrew nut -3- and pull out bolt -4- securing wheel bearing housing.

Rear suspension

WARNING

Hold spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- with the compressed spring (risk of accident).

  • Lower engine and gearbox jack - VAS 6931- or - V.A.G 1383 A- underneath the transverse link below, until the spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- can be removed with compressed spring.

Installing

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

  • Check that the lower plate is not damaged.
  • If necessary, replace the lower spring plate.
  • Place lower plate onto bottom of coil spring.

End of spring -arrow- must lie against stop on bottom spring seat.

  • Mount spring together with spring plate.
  • The bottom spring seat has a pin.

Rear suspension

  • Insert this pin in holes in lower transverse link -arrow-.

  • Insert upper spring seat into upper end of spring.
  • Bead of spring seat -arrow- must lie against coil spring correctly.
WARNING

Hold spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1- with the compressed spring (risk of accident).

Rear suspension

  • Push engine and gearbox jack - VAS 6931- or - V.A.G 1383 A- under the transverse link upwards.
  • Insert bolt -4- for wheel bearing housing, and screw on nut -3-.
  • Insert bolt -2- for shock absorber, and screw on nut -1-.

Rear suspension

  • Insert bolt -2- for coupling rod -3-, and screw on nut -1-.

Rear suspension

  • Release tension on spring -4- while locating upper spring seat on lug on body.
  • Remove spring compressor -3-.
  1. - Spring retainer - V.A.G 1752/3A-
  2. - Adapter - V.A.G 1752/9-
  3. - Spring compressor - V.A.G 1752/1-
  4. - Spring

Rear suspension

  • Insert assembly aid -1- and press downwards.
  • Lugs -arrows- must engage.
  • On vehicles with vehicle level sender, carry out basic settings for wheel damper electronics - Vehicle diagnostic tester.

Rear suspension

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