Seat Leon >> Repairing trailing arm

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Tube for wheel bearing - 3345-
  • attachment tool - 3346-
  • Tightening plate - VW 402-
  • Die - VW 412-
  • Pressure element - T10496-

Rear suspension

  • Remove trailing arm with mounting bracket.
  • Clamp trailing arm -1- in vice using protective jaw covers.
  • Unscrew bolt -2- and detach mounting bracket -3- from trailing arm.

Rear suspension

Pressing out bonded rubber bush

  • Position tools as shown in figure.
  1. - Die - VW 412-
  2. - The tube -3346/1- of the assembly tool - 3346- (the deep recess must face the bonded rubber bush).
  3. - Trailing arm
  4. - Bonded rubber bush
  5. - Tube for wheel bearing - 3345-
  6. - Tightening plate - VW 402-
  • Press out bonded rubber bush.

Rear suspension

Insert the bonded rubber bush

  • Mark position of bonded rubber bush on trailing arm using a set square.
  • Position outer edge of set square on upper radius of hole -1- and on lower radius of hole -2-.
  • Make a mark above and below the trailing arm bush respectively -arrows-.

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Rear suspension

Position bonded rubber bush on trailing arm so that marked line -arrows- lies between the raised portions -1-.

Note Take great care to ensure that the installation position of the bonded rubber bush is correct relative to the bush in the trailing arm.

Rear suspension

  • Position tools as shown in figure.
  1. - Die - VW 412-
  2. - Press tool - T10496-
  3. - Bonded rubber bush
  4. - Trailing arm
  5. - Tube for wheel bearing - 3345-
  6. - Tightening plate - VW 402-
  • Insert the bonded rubber bush

Determining installation position of mounting bracket in relation to trailing arm

Rear suspension

  • Clamp trailing arm -2- in vice using protective jaw covers.
  • Position mounting bracket -1- on trailing arm -2-.
  • Unscrew the bolt -3-.
  • Set dimension -a- to 37 mm and tighten bolt -3-.
  • Install trailing arm with mounting bracket.

Rear suspension

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