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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: Removing and installing track rod ball joint

Special tools and workshop equipment required
   
Ball joint puller -T10187-
 

Removing and installing track rod ball joint

Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
Removing
–  Loosen wheel bolts.
–  Raise vehicle.
–  Remove wheel.
 

Removing and installing track rod ball joint

–  Loosen nut -1-.
–  Mark position of track rod ball joint on track rod.
–  Loosen nut -2- on track rod ball joint but do not remove completely.
  Caution
Leave nut screwed on a few turns to protect thread on pin.
–  Push track rod off wheel bearing housing and remove nut.
1 -  Ball joint puller -T10187-
–  Unscrew track rod ball joint from track rod.
Installing
Install in reverse order of removal, observing the following:
 

Removing and installing track rod ball joint

–  Make sure that correct track rod ball joint is installed on each side.
I -  Track rod ball joint on right marked with an “A”
II -  Track rod ball joint on left marked with a “B”
–  Screw track rod ball joint onto track rod as far as previously applied mark and secure with lock nut.
–  Insert track rod ball joint into wheel bearing housing.
–  Bolt track rod ball joint with new nut.
–  Check wheel alignment → Chapter.
Specified torques
→ Chapter „Assembly overview - steering rack“
→ Chapter „Repairing steering rack“
→ Chapter „Torque settings for wheel bolts“
 

Removing and installing track rod ball joint

Removing and installing track rod
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