Volkswagen Golf VII (Mk7) (2012-2017) Torque Spec Settings

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Below you'll find the tightening torques for the Volkswagen Golf VII (Mk7) in both Nm and ft/lbs. The first table contains the most-used torque settings. The tables after it contain all torque spec values I could find.

Most-used torque specs for Volkswagen Golf VII (Mk7)

Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 30 22
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Intake manifold Intake manifold 9 7
  • GTI
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bolts 35 26 Bosch
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Disc brake Rear brake disc bolts 4 3
  • FWD
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Disc brake Rear brake disc bolts 4 3
  • AWD
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
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Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
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  • Production years: 2012 - 2017
  • Generation: 7
  • Type of van: car
  • Model variant: Base

All Torque Settings in Tables

engine torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Oil pan Drain plug 30 22
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Oil filter Oil filter housing 25 18
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Oil filter Oil filter housing cover 20 15
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Spark plugs Spark plug 30 22
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Glow plugs Glow plugs 18 13
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Intake manifold Intake manifold 9 7
  • GTI
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Intake manifold Intake manifold bracket 10 7 13mm
  • GTI
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Intake manifold Intake manifold bracket 20 15 M10 triple square
  • GTI
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Throttle body Throttle body 7 5
  • GTI
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Alternator Generator collar bolts 20 15
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Starter Starter bolts 80 59
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Battery Battery clamping plate bolt 20 15
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Battery Battery terminal clamp ground wire mounting nut 6 4
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Battery Battery terminal clamp positive wire mounting nut 6 4
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Water pump Water pump 9 7
  • GTI
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Heater core Heater core coolant pipe clamps 2 1
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Heater core Heater core connection flange screw 2 1
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Radiator Radiator mounting bolt 7 5
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Radiator Thermostat housing 8 6
  • GTI
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Air conditioning A/C compressor bolts 25 18 ±2 Nm
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Air conditioning A/C control module J301 2 1 Electric manual
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Air conditioning A/C control head 9 7 ±1.3 Nm, Climatronic
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Air conditioning Heating and A/C unit bolt 8 6 ±1 Nm
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Air conditioning Bracket to heating and A/C unit bolt 9 7 ±1.3 Nm
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Air conditioning Condenser mounting bolts 5 4 ±0.5 Nm
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Air conditioning Refrigerant lines to A/C compressor 22 16 ±1 Nm
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Air conditioning Refrigerant lines to Condenser 12 9 ±1.8 Nm
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Air conditioning Refrigerant line to Expansion valve bolt 10 7 ±1 Nm
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Fuel system Filter lid screws 5 4
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drivetrain torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
CVs Outer CV joint bolt 70 52 CV joint VL90 and VL100, Twelve-point bolt with ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 200 148 CV joint VL90 and VL100, Twelve-point bolt without ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 70 52 Bolted CV joint VL107, Twelve-point bolt with ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 200 148 Bolted CV joint VL107, Twelve-point bolt without ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 70 52 Mounted CV joint VL107, Twelve-point bolt with ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 200 148 Mounted CV joint VL107, Twelve-point bolt without ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 70 52 Triple roller joint AAR3300i, Twelve-point bolt with ribs
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CVs Outer CV joint bolt 200 148 Triple roller joint AAR3300i, Twelve-point bolt without ribs
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CVs Inner CV joint backing plate bolts 10 7 Bolted CV joint VL107, Stage 1
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CVs Inner CV joint backing plate bolts 70 52 Bolted CV joint VL107, Stage 2
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CVs CV boot backing plate bolts 10 7 CV joint VL90 and VL100, Stage 1
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CVs CV boot backing plate bolts 40 30 CV joint VL90 and VL100, Stage 2
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CVs Joint piece bolts 10 7 Triple roller joint AAR3300i, Stage 1
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CVs Joint piece bolts 70 52 Triple roller joint AAR3300i, Stage 2
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Wheel hub assembly Wheel bearing housing bolts 70 52
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel bearing housing to Tie rod nut 130 96
  • FWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel bearing housing to Tie rod bolt 130 96
  • AWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel hub with wheel bearing bolt 180 133
  • FWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel hub with wheel bearing bolt 70 52 Twelve-point bolt with ribs
  • AWD
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Wheel hub assembly Rear wheel hub with wheel bearing bolt 200 148 Twelve-point bolt without ribs
  • AWD
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Wheel hub assembly Wheel bearing housing to Steering gear nuts 20 15
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate bolts 20 15
  • GTI
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Clutch pressure plate Pressure plate bolts 20 15
  • Golf R
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel bolts 60 44
  • GTI
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Flywheel/Flex plate Flywheel bolts 60 44
  • Golf R
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Transmission mount/case Transmission mount and bracket bolts 60 44
  • GTI
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Transmission mount/case Transmission mount and bracket bolts 60 44
  • Golf R
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Drive/Axle shaft Axle bolts 70 52
  • GTI
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Drive/Axle shaft Axle bolts 70 52
  • Golf R
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft bolt 200 148
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining bolts 10 7 Stage 1
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining bolts 40 30 Stage 2, M8 bolts
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Drive/Axle shaft Driveshaft retaining bolts 70 52 Stage 2, M10 bolts
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Drive/Axle shaft Front drive axle heat shield bolts 25 18
  • FWD
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Drive/Axle shaft Front drive axle heat shield nuts 10 7 Pre-tighten
  • AWD
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Drive/Axle shaft Front drive axle heat shield nuts 20 15
  • AWD
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steering torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Tie rod end Tie rod end to Steering knuckle fastening nut 20 15
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Tie rod end Tie rod end locknut 50 37
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Tie rod end Front tie rod end to Tie rod nut 70 52
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Tie rod end Rear tie rod to Subframe nut 90 66
  • FWD
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Steering rack Steering rack to Subframe 70 52
  • GTI
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Steering rack Steering gear to Subframe bolts 50 37
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Steering column Steering column bolt 30 22 Without knee airbags
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Steering column Steering column bolt 30 22 With knee airbags
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Steering wheel Steering wheel bolt 30 22
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exhaust torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Turbo Turbocharger coolant and oil line fitting bolts 9 7
  • GTI
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Turbo Turbocharger exhaust housing bolts 25 18
  • GTI
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Muffler Turbo muffler bolts 9 7
  • GTI
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brakes torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Disc brake Brake caliper bolts 90 66
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Disc brake Front caliper to Carrier 35 26
  • GTI
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Disc brake Front caliper to Bearing housing 200 148
  • GTI
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pins 30 22 FS III brakes
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pins 30 22 FN 3
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pins 30 22 FNR-G
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Disc brake Front brake caliper guide pins 35 26 PC57 and C60 brakes
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper guide pins 35 26
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Disc brake Front brake caliper fasteners 35 26
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper fasteners 35 26
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Disc brake Front brake caliper bracket 190 140
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bracket 90 66
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper frame bolts 90 66 M14 triple square
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper to Frame bolts 35 26 13mm
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper self-locking bolts 35 26 C 38
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper self-locking bolts 35 26 CII 41
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Disc brake Rear brake caliper bolts 35 26 Bosch
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Disc brake Front rotor bolt 8 6
  • GTI
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Disc brake Front brake rotor bolt 4 3 FS III
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Disc brake Front brake rotor bolt 4 3 FN 3
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Disc brake Front brake rotor 4 3 FNR-G
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Disc brake Rear brake rotor bolt 4 3 C 38
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Disc brake Rear brake rotor bolt 4 3 CII 41
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Disc brake Rear brake rotor bolt 4 3 Bosch
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Disc brake Brake disc retaining screws 8 6
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Disc brake Rear brake disc bolts 4 3
  • FWD
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Disc brake Rear brake disc bolts 4 3
  • AWD
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Brake line Brake line bracket 8 6
  • GTI
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Brake line Front brake line 14 10 FNR-G
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Brake line Rear brake line 14 10 C 38
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Brake line Rear brake line 14 10 CII 41
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Brake line Front brake hose banjo bolt 35 26 FS III
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Brake line Front brake hose banjo bolt 35 26 FN 3
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Brake line Rear brake hose 35 26 Bosch
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Brake line Brake lines to Brake master cylinder 14 10
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Brake booster Brake booster self-locking nuts 25 18
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Brake pedal Brake pedal assembly self-locking nut 25 18
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Brake pedal Brake pedal crash brace bolts 20 15 Without knee airbags
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Master cylinder Brake master cylinder nuts 25 18 ABS Mark 70
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Parking brake Parking brake lever nut 15 11
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ABS ABS sensor to Steering knuckle fastener 7 5
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ABS ABS sensor cable bolt 8 6
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suspension torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Wheels Wheel bolts 120 89
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Wheels Rear wheel bolts 120 89
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Struts Front upper strut mount bolts 15 11
  • GTI
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Struts Front suspension strut lower fasteners 70 52
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Struts Front suspension strut bearing bolts 15 11
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Struts Rear suspension strut bearing bolts 15 11
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Shock absorbers/shocks Shock absorber nut 25 18
  • GTI
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber upper mounting bolts 50 37
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock mount - upper 50 37
  • GTI
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower mounting bolt 70 52
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock mount - lower 70 52
  • GTI
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Shock absorbers/shocks Front shock strut piston rod nut 60 44
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber rod nut 25 18
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Shock absorbers/shocks Front shock strut upper fasteners 15 11
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower fastener 70 52
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber mount fasteners 50 37
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower bolt 180 133
  • FWD
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber lower bolt 180 133
  • AWD
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber upper bolts 50 37
  • FWD
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Shock absorbers/shocks Rear shock absorber upper bolts 50 37
  • AWD
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Stabilizer bar Front swaybar bracket 20 15
  • GTI
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Stabilizer bar Rear swaybar bushing bracket bolts 20 15
  • GTI
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Stabilizer bar Front stabilizer bar nut 65 48
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer bar clamp bolts 25 18
  • FWD
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Stabilizer bar Rear stabilizer bar clamp bolts 25 18
  • AWD
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Stabilizer bar Front coupling rod nut 65 48
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Stabilizer bar Rear coupling rod nut 45 33
  • FWD
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Stabilizer bar Rear coupling rod nut 45 33
  • AWD
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Rear swaybar end link to Control arm 20 15
  • GTI
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front swaybar end link 65 48
  • GTI
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Rear swaybar end link 55 41
  • GTI
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link to Shock strut fastener 65 48
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Front stabilizer link to Stabilizer bar fastener 55 41
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Sway bar links/Stabilizer links Swaybar endlink nuts 65 48
  • Golf R
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Control arm Lower control arm to Subframe 70 52
  • GTI
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Control arm Front control arm nut 60 44 Cast steel control arm
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Control arm Front control arm nut 100 74 Steel and aluminium control arms
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Control arm Control arm to Rear knuckle fasteners 90 66
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Control arm Rear lower transverse link nut 90 66
  • FWD
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Control arm Rear lower transverse link nut 90 66
  • AWD
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Control arm Rear upper transverse link nut 130 96
  • FWD
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Control arm Rear upper transverse link bolt 130 96
  • AWD
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Trailing arm Rear trailing arm mounting bracket bolt 90 66
  • FWD
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Trailing arm Rear trailing arm mounting bracket bolt 90 66
  • AWD
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Trailing arm Rear trailing arm to Wheel bearing housing bolts 90 66
  • FWD
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Trailing arm Rear trailing arm to Wheel bearing housing bolts 90 66
  • AWD
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Ball joint Ball joint nuts 40 30
  • GTI
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Ball joint Ball joint nuts 40 30
  • Golf R
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Ball joint Front ball joint to Control arm fasteners 40 30
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Ball joint Front ball joint to Control arm nut 60 44 M12x1.5
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Ball joint Ball joint to Wheel bearing housing 60 44
  • GTI
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general torque settings

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Part Description Torque (Nm) Torque (ft/lbs) Remarks Applies to
Example of a Golf VII (Mk7)

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