I have a VW Golf 1.9TDI. I recently noticed that the back of the car (rear suspension) seems very loose/low when I have a couple of people in the back. Does this sound like a major issue or does the suspension need fixing, replacing? Any comments would be great, thanks.
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Re: VW Golf 1.9TDI Rear suspension problems
If the car bouces alot when you go over a speed bump or in and out of dips the shocks could be wearing out. look and see if they look oily if the do should get the replaced before the springs break and your end up riding on axel.
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struts in the front and shocks in the rear, the rear shocks have coil springs over the shocks, like the front struts, but you dont need to use a spring compressor tool on them which is neccessary on struts
Hello, My 2000 2.0 Golf just recently had the same problem. I would feel the ABS pump working at certain times through the accelerator pedal. I found the right rear sensor failed the Bentley manual continuity test . After removing it I found it was pretty rusted. The sensor head is located inside the rear brake disc hub area and this probably explained this rust. The rust probably worked its way into the sensor body where you can't clean it and thus the resistance value went above specification. I ordered mine through Autohaus and cost me just over $50.00 for both rear sensors. Even though my drivers side was good I replaced it at the same time. The ABS light hasn't been on for 4 days now..
no i can assure you the vw golf is very well made and will take those wheels on the car without any problems at all, it will also add a little more traction as the tyres will be wider so the car will handle the road a little better, i presume that vw are trying to rip you off as you seem a little vunerable but i think that it would not be a problem at all, hope that helps