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SUSPENSION - REAR Article Text 1989 Volkswagen Golf For Volkswagen Technical Site Copyright © 1998 Mitchell Repair Information Company, LLC Tuesday, August 24, 1999 12:05AM ARTICLE BEGINNING 1989-90 SUSPENSION Volkswagen Rear Cabriolet, Fox, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI DESCRIPTION Rear suspension is link type with MacPherson type suspension struts. Suspension uses control arms and axle beam for stabilization. Control arms and axle beam are combined as one unit. Brake drums or discs ride on stub axles bolted to control arms. See Fig. 1. WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTMENT Tighten hub nut to 7.5 ft. lbs. (10 N.m), while rotating brake drum by hand. Determine the bearing play by testing the force needed to move thrust washer. Light pressure should move thrust washer. Turn hub nut until correct pressure is obtained. NOTE: DO NOT remove both suspension struts at same time as this would overload bushings in axle beam. REMOVAL 1) With vehicle on floor, take off plastic cap covering strut upper retaining nuts and remove nuts. 2) Slowly raise vehicle until weight is off spring. Remove bolt retaining lower end of strut shock absorber to axle beam mount. Raise vehicle until strut can be removed. DISASSEMBLY Place strut assembly in vise. Hold piston rod and remove strut retaining nut. Take off components down to slotted nut. Remove slotted nut. Take off spacer and coil spring.
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course ENGINEERS 22453175 taught by Professor Heydari during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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