At VAG Manchester, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive services for your vehicle. Among our specialist services, we offer in-house Haldex Service options, ensuring all aspects of your car’s AWD/FWD system stay in peak condition.

Haldex Service

Not so fun fact…

Did you know, the VW/Audi group dealerships do not include the cleaning of this filter as an official step in the Haldex maintenance requirements… “A simple oil change is enough.”

Blockages and ‘gunked’ up units like the image above can cause mechanical failures within the drivetrain system, another great reason to choose VAG Manchester as your preferred specialist.


Haldex Oil Change Service – Hassle Free!

The Haldex system and front differential are complex units that require regular maintenance to function optimally. Over time, the oil in these systems can become contaminated, potentially impacting performance and leading to potential damage if not addressed.


With our combined Haldex and front differential servicing, we take a thorough approach. We drain out the old, contaminated oil from both systems and replace it with fresh, high-grade oil that meets or exceeds manufacturer’s specifications. We don’t stop at just oil changes, though. We also conduct a detailed inspection of both systems for any signs of wear and tear, replacing any components that need attention.


Our team consists of experienced technicians who are proficient in handling both Haldex systems and front differentials. We use only top-quality parts and state-of-the-art tools to ensure your car receives the highest standard of care.


So, whether you’re driving a Volkswagen, Audi, or another vehicle equipped with a Haldex AWD system and front differential, you can trust VAG Manchester for all your servicing needs. Contact us today to book an appointment and experience why we’re a trusted leader in automotive maintenance.


How Often Should You Service Your Haldex System?


We recommend changing the Haldex oil every 30,000 miles to keep the internal components lubricated and operating correctly. High-powered or aggressively driven vehicles might require more frequent changes, around every 15,000-20,000 miles.

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What is a Haldex service?

Unlike differential oil, the Haldex oil is specific and promotes friction between the multi-plate clutch faces. Over time, this oil can degrade and become contaminated, leading to reduced performance and potential damage.

Regular servicing of the Haldex system is crucial for several reasons:

  • Prevention of Excessive Wear: Dirty oil can cause excessive wear on the Haldex coupling, leading to premature failure and reducing the vehicle’s performance.
  • Maintaining Optimal Performance: The Haldex system plays a significant role in controlling the Quattro AWD system for Audi and similar systems in VW and Leon. Regular maintenance ensures you’re always getting the best performance from your vehicle.
  • Avoiding Expensive Repairs: Lack of proper maintenance can lead to problems that require costly repairs. For example, if the Haldex pump fails, you’ll lose much of the vehicle’s performance and may need a replacement, which can be quite expensive.


How does the Gen.5 Haldex System work?

The Gen.5 Haldex system is an advanced all-wheel-drive (AWD) system found in several vehicles, including the VW Golf R, Audi S3, and Mk3 Leon Cupra. This system plays a crucial role in these vehicles’ performance, ensuring optimal power distribution between the front and rear wheels.

Here’s a simplified breakdown of how it works:

  • Sensors and Control Unit: The Gen.5 Haldex uses a network of sensors that monitor various parameters, including wheel speed, throttle position, and steering angle. These sensors feed information to a control unit.
  • Decision Making: Based on the data received, the control unit determines whether the clutch needs to be disengaged, fully engaged, or somewhere in between. In normal driving conditions, the vehicle operates primarily in front-wheel drive.
  • Power Transfer: When the control unit detects a need for additional traction – such as during hard acceleration, on slippery surfaces, or when cornering – it can engage the Haldex clutch, which allows a percentage of the engine’s torque to be transferred to the rear axle.
  • Fluid Pump and Clutch Engagement: The Haldex system uses an electro-hydraulic pump to pressurize the hydraulic fluid, which then engages the multi-plate clutch pack. The degree of clutch engagement – and therefore the amount of torque sent to the rear wheels – is directly proportional to the fluid pressure.
  • Continuous Adjustment: The system continuously adjusts the power distribution based on current driving conditions. This proactive approach helps to prevent wheel slip before it happens, enhancing the vehicle’s stability and handling.

In conclusion, the Gen.5 Haldex system is a sophisticated piece of engineering that optimizes a vehicle’s traction and stability. Regular maintenance of this system is crucial to ensure its proper functioning and your vehicle’s optimal performance.

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