Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

General information
Suspension and steering / General information


The front suspension is of independent type, incorporating coil struts and lower track control arms (wishbones). The struts are fitted with telescopic shock absorbers and both suspension units are mounted on a subframe.

An anti-roll bar is fitted to the track control arm on some models (see illustration).

1.1 Front suspension components
1.1 Front suspension components

The rear suspension comprises a transverse torsion axle with trailing arms rubber-bushed to the body. The axle is attached to the lower ends of the shock absorbers, which act as struts since they incorporate mountings for the coil springs (see illustration).

1.2 Rear suspension components
1.2 Rear suspension components

The steering is of rack and pinion type mounted on the front subframe. The tie-rods are attached to a single coupling which is itself bolted to the steering rack. Power assistance is fitted to some models.


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