These can act like a fulcrum or move and cause the car to fall down. Back to the shock Put the new bump stop into the dust boot push really hard and twist it in. I use an air wrench to easily tighten the compressor bolts. Its easy to get to, so replace as needed. You can buy a generic bush extractor for about £30, I will do that next time. The Golf 4 was introduced to North America in mid-1999.
Valid to original purchaser only. If its not broken don't bother replacing it. It was the world's first production car with a dual-clutch gearbox — available for the German market. The picture below is for illustration, a torque wrench is not for loosening. Go ahead and remove the nut holding the strut to the strut tower gotta pop the hood to the engine to access this. Pricing of the Golf City started at 15,300 as of 2008. Let's say we do jack up the car and remove the wheels.
I have heard that you may want to have someone sit in the rear of the car while you tighten the shock bolt to preload it even more. You may want to upgrade to specific bora suspension if you want a slightly better ride comfort, but in the mean time it will work fine. Although the redesigned Golf Cabriolet looks like a Mk4 Golf, it is based on the Mk3 chassis and this causes a bit of confusion on how it should be designated. . If the boots are starting to split it'll fling grease out in a ring around the engine, very obvious on inspection. It was not necessary to counter hold to remove the nut because the stud is frozen to the hub.
The interior lighting in the cabin was switched to the blue and red hue found in the Mk4 and some of the more familiar Mk3 parts were chromed such as the inner door handles, emergency brake button, door strikers, front seat belt anchors, key lock cylinders, and shifter button in automatic transmission equipped cars. You can give this a try with the axle in, or if not, remove the axle, remove the nut, and give it a couple firm whacks with a hammer to pop the stud out. Summary: remove the bolts securing the struts and remove the strut assembly from the car. Is the bottom of the strut all the way down in its cup and bolted in? You also have to cut slots into the side to hold the socket. You'll want to be ready to support the hub when you remove it, either by hanging it from a wire or from the bottom I suggest wire.
I don't know If there is ambush remover tool!?. You have to spread the cup to pull the strut up and out. There may be a washer or spacer under the nut. You are currently browsing the site as a guest, please Login or Regiser to get involved: If you're an existing user and haven't done so already, the migration from our old forum software did not copy your password to the new site. In , the Mk4 Golf has a 1.
It may have a hex or torx socket in the end so that you can counter hold it when installing the nut. They're cheap to replace but aren't normally worn out until higher mileage. Both nuts torque: 44 ft- lbs. As for coilovers it be interesting to see what the spring ratings are and how they compare to standard ones if they only do one type of spring I suppose if you are speaking from experience Jaz, I can kinda dig what your saying. Compress the springs just enough to loosen them, or a little more so that the strut will be smaller and easier to move around. On my car I used a 30mm triple square socket and 4ft breaker bar available from big box home improvement stores.
Its no big deal to go back in and replace the inner later. Raceland height-adjustable suspension systems are hands down the best coilover kit for your dollar. Torque the replacement locknut to 18 ft-lbs. To protect your suspension from the harsh winter months and salty coastal air, our dampers and springs have been powder coated for an extra level of surface corrosion resistance. It is exported in most Latin America countries, since it is produced in Brazil. Lots of cursing and improvised tools.
Here is another idea to counterhold the shaft - two nuts tightened against each other. You may need to jack or lift the axle up for the shock mount to mate to the top of the wheel well. Sway bar Now's not a bad time to get some really good access to the sway bar bushing. Compress the spring with a spring compressor and disassemble. The front takes styling cues from the current and the back of the car is inspired by the. Always point the spring and strut away from yourself so that if it does fail, it doesn't hit you! Make sure the brake line doesn't get pulled or stressed! Back to the strut, swapping out the parts from the old to the new and reinstallation. Ok people need to do a bit of research before they go saying yes without much knowledge.
Strut removal and replacement time now. A full tank of fuel i would say weighs alot more than 2 average people! I think in the year i've had the car i've only had people in the back about 3 times and any decent amount of luggage twice. Remove the outer tie rod from the hub and then unscrew it from the inner tie rod. Failure to do so will result in your account being locked out! When you run out of suspension travel the bump stop prevents metal-metal contact and effectively increases the spring's action. You should now remove the spring compressors from the strut if you haven't I find keeping them on till the last minute lets me easily lift and position the hub.