Make sure the car is firmly supported on jack stands designed for the purpose. Place the jack stands beneath a structural chassis point. Do not place jack stands under suspension parts.
— Remove cotter pin and castle nut from outer tie rod end.
^ Use special tool VW 267 a or equivalent to release tie rod from steering arm.
^ Remove spring clamps by sliding over end of boot.
^ Slide boot off over tie rod. — Installation is reverse of removal.
tighten to 47 Nm (34 ft-lb)
2. Rack end bushing
3. Lock washer (M10)
4. Inner tie rod end yoke
5. Cotter pin
6. Inner tie rod adjuster lock nut (left-hand thread) tighten to 45 Nm (33 ft-lb)
7. Tie rod shaft
8. Outer tie rod adjuster lock nut (right-hand thread) tighten to 45 Nm (33 ft-lb)
9. Outer tie rod
10. Castle nut tighten to 45 Nm (33 ft-lb)
11. Cotter pin
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