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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing boot

Removing and installing boot

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Hose clip pliers -V.A.G 1275-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Tool insert 24 mm -V.A.G 1332/11-
Locking pliers for Phaeton steering rack -VAS 6199-

 
Removing
  Note
If boot is defective, moisture and dirt will enter steering rack. There must be a palpable film of grease in the area of the teeth on the steering rack. If there is no film of grease, the steering rack must be renewed.
The steering rack must be renewed:
In the event of corrosion.
In the event of damage.
In the event of excessive wear
In the event of soiling on the steering rack.
–  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
–  Mark position of nut on track rod.
–  Remove track rod ball joint → Chapter.
–  Clean outside of steering rack in vicinity of boot.
No dirt must be allowed to enter the steering rack through a defective rubber boot during this operation.
–  Open hose clips.
–  Pull boot off steering rack housing and track rod.
  Note
If the steering rack shows signs of corrosion, damage, wear or soiling, renew the complete steering rack.
Likewise, if there is no film of grease on the steering rack, the steering rack must be renewed.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
  Caution
Do not grease steering rack.
–  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
–  Thread new clamps and rubber boot onto track rod.
–  Lightly grease sealing surface between boot and track rod with grease -G 052 168 A1- from repair kit.
   
–  Push rubber boot -2- onto track rod -1- as shown in figure.
–  Secure spring-type clip on rubber boot using hose clip pliers -V.A.G 1275-.
–  Lightly grease sealing surface between boot and steering rack housing with grease -G 052 168 A1- from repair kit.
–  Push rubber boot onto steering rack housing to stop.
 

Removing and installing boot

–  Use locking pliers for Phaeton steering rack -VAS 6199- to install new clamp, as shown in figure.
–  Screw in track rod ball joint up to mark made during removal and install → Chapter.
–  Install front wheel and tighten.
–  Check wheel alignment → Chapter.
–  If both track rods have been exchanged, basic setting must be carried out for steering angle sender -G85- → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
–  Then carry out basic setting of steering → Vehicle diagnostic tester
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering rack“
→ Chapter „Repairing steering rack“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
 

Removing and installing boot

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