Seat Leon >> Removing and installing trailing arm with mounting bracket

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-

Rear suspension

  • Engine elevator - 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.
WARNING

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

Rear suspension

Vehicles with manual parking brake

  • Press lever on brake caliper -2- in -direction of arrow- and detach handbrake cable -1-.
  • Compress locking lugs -3- together and pull handbrake cable out of bracket -4- on brake caliper.

Rear suspension

  • First pull handbrake cable -1- off locking lugs, then pull completely out of bracket -2-.

Vehicles with electrical parking brake

  • Detach line -1- from trailing arm -2-. To do this push out inner pin of retainer -arrows-.

Rear suspension

Continuation for all models:

  • Position engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- under track rod and press upwards slightly.
  • Remove bolts -2- and -3- one after the other.
  • Remove engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- from under track rod.

Rear suspension

  • Detach wire -2- from mounting bracket -1-.
  • Mark installation position of mounting bracket -1- on body.
  • Remove bolts -arrows-.
  • Take out trailing arm with mounting bracket.

Installing

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

Rear suspension

  • Tighten bolts -arrows- onto old impression marks or previously applied marks.
  • Secure line -2- on mounting bracket -1-.

  • Position engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- under track rod and press upwards slightly.
  • Screw in bolts -2- and -3- by hand.
  • Remove engine and gearbox jack - V.A.G 1383 A- -1- from under track rod.

Rear suspension

Do not tighten bolts securing trailing arm to wheel bearing housing until all other suspension components (especially spring and shock absorber) on that side are fitted. The wheel suspension must be in extended position before securing. The trailing arm and the wheel bearing housing will only then move into the required position -arrows-.

  • Installing spring

  • Tighten the bolts -2- and -3-.

Rear suspension

Vehicles with manual parking brake

  • Insert handbrake cable -1- through aperture, then clamp it to bracket -2-.

  • Install the retainers -arrows- on trailing arm -2- for line -1-. To do this push in inner pin of rivets.

Continuation for all models:

  • Attach handbrake cable to lever on brake caliper.

Specified torques

After installation, wheel alignment must be checked on wheel alignment unit.

Rear suspension

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