Engine mounts replacement VW Polo 5 sedan 1.6
The engine with a gearbox, clutch (for cars with manual transmission) and the main gear is installed on three supports with elastic rubber elements: two upper side supports (right and left), which absorb the main weight of the power unit, and the lower rear support that compensates the torque from the transmission and loads occurring when starting the car, acceleration and braking.
Replacement of the rear engine mount and its bracket
You will need: a 17 mm wrench, a 16 mm socket, a torque wrench. 1. Use the parking brake, put chocks under the rear wheels, jack up the front of the vehicle and support it securely.
2. Support the engine with a rubber or wooden spacer.
3. Keeping the head of the mounting bolt from turning, unscrew the nut securing the rear support to the powertrain bracket and remove the bolt from the hole.
4. Remove the two bolts securing the rear support bracket to the transmission.
5. . and remove the bracket.
6. Remove the bolt securing the rear support to the front suspension cross member.
7. . and remove the rear powertrain suspension support.
8. Check the condition of the rubber-metal joints of the rear power-train support. Replace a support with torn or bulging rubber joints. 9. 9. Install the rear support and its mounting bracket in reverse order, taking into account the following: – Tighten the bolt securing the rear support to the front suspension crossmember with 40 N-m, then turn 90°; – Tighten the bolts securing the rear support bracket to the gearbox with 30 N-m, then turn 90°.
Replacing the right side powertrain suspension support
You will need: “13”, “16” sockets, a torque wrench. 1. Use the parking brake, put chocks under the rear wheels, jack up the front of the car and support it securely. 2. Support the engine with a rubber or wooden spacer. 3.
Unscrew the ground wire nut from the stud on the right side of the powertrain support bracket. 4.
4. . Remove the nut and ground wire from the stud.
5. 5. Remove stud B and two bolts A securing the right side power head support bracket.
6. Unscrew the nut securing the bracket for the right side of the power pack suspension bracket and remove the nut.
7. Remove the right powertrain suspension support bracket.
8. Remove the four (one bolt not visible in photo) bolts securing the right power pack suspension support to the body member.
9. . and remove the support.
10. Install the right powertrain suspension support and its mounting bracket in reverse order, taking into account the following: – Tighten the bolts securing the right support to the body member to a torque of 20 N-m, then turn 90°; – Tighten the bolts and stud securing the right support bracket to the engine to a torque of 30 N-m, then turn 90°.
Replacing left engine mount
You will need: sockets “on 13”, “on 16”, wrench “on 13”, torque wrench. 1. Brake the vehicle with the parking brake, put chocks under the rear wheels, jack up the front of the vehicle and put it on solid supports. 2. Support the engine with a rubber or wooden spacer.
3. Remove the battery (see here). 4. Remove the battery mounting shelf (see here).
5. Remove the two bolts A securing the left power unit suspension support to the power unit bracket and the bolt B securing the upper support to the body member.
6. Unscrew the two side bolts securing the left power unit suspension support to the body side member.
7. . and remove the support.
8. If necessary, remove the left powertrain suspension support bracket from the transmission by unscrewing the wiring harness bracket nut.
9. and remove the bracket from the stud.
10. 10. Remove the stud and the three bolts securing the support bracket to the transmission.
11. . and remove the bracket.
12. Install the left powertrain suspension support and its mounting bracket in reverse order, taking into account the following: – Tighten the bolts securing the left support to the body member to a torque of 50 N-m, then turn 90°; – Tighten the bolts and stud securing the left support bracket to the gearbox to a torque of 30 N-m, then turn 90°; – Tighten the bolts securing the left support to the gearbox bracket to a torque of 40 N-m, then turn 90°.
Instructions are valid for Volkswagen Polo sedan 1.6L (R4 16V) 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.
Self-replacement of a Volkswagen Polo sedan gearbox support
It seems that two months have not even passed yet, on the odometer of a very new Volkswagen Polo sedan there is a small figure of 2000 km with “kopecks”, and then suddenly there was an incomprehensible knock somewhere in the front. At first you try not to pay attention, but in couple thousand kilometers the noise increases and begins to operate on nerves. Have the Germans saved again on the assembly in Kaluga?
It is also a shame that one can’t understand at once where the legs grow from. Many owners of Polo sedan shift blame on a suspension or exhaust system. But in fact it turns out much simpler. The left gearbox support is one of the main problems of German “budget model”. It creates nasty vibrations, filling interior with horrible sounding.
The collective image of gearbox support or “engine” is some metal detail, which purpose is to attach important “organs” of the car to the body. The solid metal body of the cushion holds the engine and gearbox on the weight, and small rubber pads, inserted between the metal surfaces, soften friction and suppress vibrations and noise. Rubber inserts are the cheapest material, reducing the cost of the supports. Polyurethane products, which have more wear-resistant characteristics, can be used instead. There are also glycol-based hydraulic pads, but their price tag is much higher than that of standard rubber pads.
To the varieties of gearbox supports, apparently, we should also include plastic inserts, which for some reason ended up under the hood of the new Polo sedan. Plastic is cheaper than rubber, Wolfsburg representatives?
Variety of solutions to problems with the gearbox support
It is interesting that our Volkswagen dealerships are also aware of this problem, but the “official dealers” in no way associate this “savings” with the factory defect. That’s why the polovedy are suffering: the originals from Kaluga are the real nonsense of Russian car manufacturing. Our manufacturers are not able to stamp on the factory quality auto parts.
There are several ways to solve the problem for owners of Volkswagen Polo. The first – the simplest: make the music in the cabin louder and forget about the defect. The second option requires the application of certain efforts: put the sealing rubber with your own hands in artisanal conditions. You need a piece of rubber with dimensions about 3-4 cm and thickness not more than 2,5 mm. You can, of course, take a thicker sample, but then the free movement will be in short supply, which is not “good”.
Before you put a rubber gasket under the support, you need to grease it with glue and wait until it dries. This way will be much easier and will cost cheaper than replacing the support on the gearbox. But it is suitable for those cases when a temporary solution to the problem is required: a rubber pad on glue is a rather adventurous and bold approach, but – how long will it stay in its rightful place?
So the 100% option that will fix the trouble on the Polo sedan is to replace the transmission cushion. The factory cushion, located on the car, has the part number 6RF 199 555 D. This is the culprit of the trouble with the notorious yellow plastic in the center.
The choice of alternatives is limited. It is better to refuse purchasing of local analogs of this cushion. Probably they will be cheaper than foreign brands, but they will last at least twice less. However, it is also necessary to understand foreign models. If you have decided that the pillow from the hatchback version of the car will do, you are deeply mistaken. To replace the pillow, many experts advise using the original Spanish model number 6Q0 199 555 AS. Spanish quality will cost a pretty penny – in the internet stores the part costs about 4500 rubles. Well, at least after the installation of support unpleasant knocking completely disappear and will not declare itself in the next 2000 km!
Replacement of a gearbox cushion is a time consuming process for any motorist. The Polo sedan has its own pitfalls in the process, which are associated mainly with the selection of the right tools. The repair manuals of the German car indicate the following set: a wrench for “13”, Torx T13, T16 and a torque wrench. However, it is recommended to have standard “17” and “15” heads on hand when performing the procedure. Another difficulty is related to the engine support, which will need to be slightly lowered to be able to get to the bolts of the support bracket. To implement such an idea, you can build a special hook, hang the “engine” on it and with the help of a mechanical lever lower the power unit down.
Replacing the transmission support with your own hands
Sequence of actions for replacing the transmission support:
- We put the car on the handbrake, lift the front end with a jack and lay it on strong supports.
- Dismantle the battery.
You can also examine the engine pillow bracket mounted on the gearbox for defects. If there is damage on it, it should be replaced immediately.
When reinstalling, consider the torque used to tighten the main bolts. Screw the support screws to the spar with a torque of 50 Nm and a 90 degree turn of the wrench. The bracket and stud to the gearbox should be tightened with 30 Nm, and the pillow itself with the bracket should be tightened with 40 Nm.
After installing the new cushion, the owner of Polo sedan should periodically look under the hood and inspect the part. The rubber insert tends to harden and peel from the metal surface during the operation of the car. Besides there is a great physical load on the pad, and severe climatic conditions of our country only accelerate the wear and tear of the unit. Driving style is added to the weather factors, which also affects the damping device service life. Therefore all drivers without exception are strongly recommended to examine the state of gearbox cushion at least once a year. Especially for owners of German sedan with experience.