Volkswagen Touareg 2004-06

Stabilizer Bar (Sway Bar) & Links

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Removal & Installation




CAUTION
On vehicles with decouplable stabilizer bars, the stabilizer bars must be coupled in before proceeding. Otherwise, the risk of injury exists if the decoupled stabilizer bars become unintentionally coupled.


NOTE
The hydraulic system pressure must first be released using diagnostic tool VAS 5051. After installation, the system must be bled using this tool as well.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this Section.
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  3. Remove the underbody cover.
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  5. Disconnect the hydraulic lines and unplug the electrical connection. Label the lines before removing so they are not switched when installing.
    NOTE
    When removing or installing the hydraulic lines, counterhold them with an open-end wrench.

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  7. Remove the stabilizer bar clamps and mark the installed location of the stabilizer bar mount on the bar.

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    Fig. Mark the installed position of the bar

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  9. Remove the stabilizer bar from the connecting links.
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To install:


NOTE
The larger outside diameter of the stabilizer bar mount halves face toward the outside of vehicle.

  1. Installation is the reverse of removal. Align the markings made during removal. Observe the following torque specifications (use new hardware):

    Coupling rod to stabilizer bar: 81 ft. lbs. (110 Nm)
     
    Stabilizer bar to subframe: 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm)
     
    Hydraulic lines: 11 ft. lbs. (15 Nm)
     

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