Seat Leon >> Removing and installing heat shield for centre tunnel

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Torque wrench - V.A.G 1331-

Exterior equipment

  • Protective goggles and leather gloves

Removing

DANGER! Always wear safety goggles and leather gloves.
  • Unscrew the nuts (tunnel side only) of the underbody protection, left and right side.
  • The underbody protection is retained by the nuts on the outside.

Note For EU6 engines, the fastening clips for the wiring of the control unit for the exhaust flap - J883- must be removed.

Exterior equipment

  • Unscrew the nuts and bolts -arrow- and hold the front and rear -2- reinforcement strut of the tunnel -1-.

Exterior equipment

  • Unscrew the bolts -4- of the silencer mount -3-.
Caution

There is a risk of damaging the decamping elements.

  • Remove the nuts -2- and separate the silencer -3- at the double clamp.

Exterior equipment

  • Remove the securing clip from the gearbox cable (in the front area).
  • Press out the securing washers -1-, which fasten the heat shield for the central tunnel, with the pressing lever - 80 200- .
  • Move the heat shield for the centre tunnel to the rear -arrowover the subframe, making sure that it does not deform too much in the process.

fitting

Fit in reverse order from removal, remembering the following:

Note Replace the securing rings -2- with new ones and secure the heat shield to the centre tunnel -1-.

  • Installation position of double clamp

Exterior equipment

Specified torques

Overview Tightening torque (in Nm)
Bolts for mounting the exhaust pipe Exhaust pipes/ silencers; Assembly overview - silencers
Nuts of the double clamp Exhaust pipes/ silencers; Assembly overview - silencers
Bolts of the reinforcement strut for the tunnel at the front 20
Bolts of the reinforcement strut for the tunnel at the front 20
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