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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Checking maximum wheel lock

The maximum wheel lock is determined with the aid of the wheel alignment computer.
–  When the values for the maximum wheel lock lie outside the tolerances, then check following:
Are steering or suspension components damaged or deformed?
Are track rods visually OK.?
Is the symmetry of the track rods OK.?
Damaged components must be renewed.
–  If the steering wheel is crooked, check the following:
Check steering components for damage and deformation. If necessary, renew damaged components.
Check suspension components for damage and deformation. If necessary, renew damaged components.
Check symmetry of track rods also.
   
–  Measure dimension -a- of shorter track rod. Shorten longer track rod to same dimension. Screw track rod ball joint -1- deeper onto track rod -2-.
Dimension -a- must be the same on left side and right side track rod ball joints.
Maximum permissible difference between left and right < 2.5 mm.
–  When returning steering to central position, swivel steering wheel with even movements.
 

Checking maximum wheel lock

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