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.

Tightening torques


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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