Removing And Installing Steering Gear

2. Screw on tie rods evenly. Measure from ridge (arrow) on rubber stop ring to steering housing.

There are two versions of steering tie rods. New version is machined for a distance of 13 mm (was 6 mm) on joint for rubber stop ring. Only the new version is available for replacement.

Installing Note

Removing

1. Press out tie rod with VW 266 H extractor.

2. Screw on tie rods evenly. Measure from ridge (arrow) on rubber stop ring to steering housing.

Installing Note

The rack and pinion cannot be replaced separately, when damaged the entire steering gear must be replaced.

1. Center steering gear with Special Tool 9116.

Note

There are two versions of steering tie rods. New version is machined for a distance of 13 mm (was 6 mm) on joint for rubber stop ring. Only the new version is available for replacement.

3. Tighten tie rod lock nuts to specified torque.

Checking adjustment

Steering binds and does not return: Steering adjustment too tight.

Steering rattles:

Steering adjustment too loose or other steering components loose or damaged.

Note

When lock nuts are tightened, stop surface on rubber ring moves approx, 1 mm. Recheck dimension a.

4. Adjusting steering.

Tighten the adjusting screw until it just touches thrust washer, then counterlock while holding the adjusting screw tight.

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Removing

Installing

Special Instructions

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