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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

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Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

Special tools and workshop equipment required
Ball joint puller -T10187-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-
Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-

 
Removing
–  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position and remove ignition key so that the steering lock engages.
Vehicles with keyless entry and start system “Keyless Access”
–  Switch off ignition and open driver's door so that the steering lock engages.
Only Golf GTE
–  De-energise high-voltage system → Rep. gr.93.
Continuation for all vehicles
–  Disconnect battery → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
   
–  Remove bolt -1-.
–  Push foot support -2- upwards in -direction of arrow- and remove.
–  Fold floor covering to the rear.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew bolt -arrow- from universal joint -1- and pull off universal joint in -direction of arrow-.
  Caution
The following work must not be performed while the universal joint is separated from the steering rack:
Connect battery.
Switch on ignition.
Turn steering rack.
Turn steering column.
Not adhering to these instructions will result in irreparable damage.
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheels.
–  Remove lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
For vehicles with natural gas engines
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Unclip natural gas line -1- from clip -arrow-.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Detach exhaust system bracket from subframe -arrows-.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew bolts -1- for pendulum support.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Unscrew nut -1- from coupling rod -3- on both sides.
–  Pull out coupling rod -3- from anti-roll bar -2- on left and right side.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Remove nuts -arrows- on left and right sides of vehicle.
–  Pull swivel joint out of suspension link.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Using ball joint puller -T10187--1-, press track rod ball joint off wheel bearing housing, and unscrew nut.
  Caution
Leave nut screwed on a few turns to protect thread on pin.
Vehicles with vehicle level sender
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Disconnect connector -1- on front left vehicle level sender -G78- and/or front right vehicle level sender -G289-, as applicable.
Continuation for all vehicles
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Disconnect connector -1- for oil level and oil temperature sender -G266-.
–  If fitted, disconnect connector -2- on continued coolant circulation pump -V51-. Open locking mechanism -3- in -direction of arrow-, and release connector.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Pull wiring harness -3- clips -1- and -2- off subframe and steering rack.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Remove bolts -1- for steering rack.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Position engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A--1- under subframe
–  Fixing subframe → Chapter and lowering approx. 10 cm.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Disconnect connectors -1- and -2- from steering rack.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Unclip wiring harness -1- from steering rack -2--arrows-.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Pull out spreader clip -arrow-.
–  Lower subframe with engine and gearbox jack -V.A.G 1383 A-.
–  Prise steering rack off subframe, for example with a large screwdriver, and remove to rear.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Place steering rack on a surface as shown.
This prevents damage to control unit -1-.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
Threaded sleeves of steering rack must seat in holes in subframe.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Plug in connectors -1- and -2- so that they engage audibly.
  Note
Coat seal on steering rack with suitable lubricant, e.g. soft soap, before installing steering rack.
After fitting the steering rack to the drive shaft ensure that the seal is not kinked against the assembly plate on the steering rack. The opening to the footwell must seal correctly. Otherwise, this can result in water leaks and/or noise.
Ensure sealing surfaces are clean.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Position steering rack -1- on subframe.
–  Threaded sleeves -2- of steering rack must be inserted in holes in subframe -arrow-.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

–  Screw in bolts -1- for steering rack, and tighten them.
  Note
Ensure that bellows are not damaged or twisted.
–  Install lower noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
  Note
Ensure that bellows are not damaged or twisted.
–  Bolt universal joint to steering rack.
–  Connect battery → Electrical system; Rep. gr.27.
–  Carry out basic setting for steering angle sender -G85- using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
If new steering rack has been installed, adapt electromechanical power steering using → Vehicle diagnostic tester.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - lower suspension link, swivel joint“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - subframe“
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering rack“
→ Chapter „Repairing steering rack“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
Bolts for pendulum support → Rep. gr.10.
Exhaust system to subframe → Rep. gr.26.
Bolts for noise insulation → General body repairs, exterior; Rep. gr.66.
If a crooked steering wheel is determined during the road test even though locating pins -T10486/1- were used, check wheel alignment. In this case the wheel alignment test results must be archived in the vehicle files.
 

Removing and installing steering rack, RHD vehicles, except for e-Golf

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