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Running gear, axles, steering > Steering > Repairing electromechanical steering box (2nd and 3rd generation) > Removing and installing track rod

Removing and installing track rod
   
Removing and installing track rod
Special tools and workshop equipment required
t  Ball joint puller -3287 A-
t  Hose clip pliers -V.A.G 1275-
t  Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-
t  Open-end insert, 38 mm -V.A.G 1923-
t  Locking pliers for Phaeton steering box -VAS 6199-

Removing track rod
–  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
–  Clean outside of steering box in vicinity of boots.
   
–  Loosen nut -3-, counterholding on track rod ball joint -2-.
–  Remove front wheel.
–  Loosen nut on track rod ball joint but do not remove completely.
Leave nut screwed on a few turns to protect thread on pin.
  N44-10005
–  Press track rod ball joint off wheel bearing housing using ball joint puller -3287 A- and now remove nut.
–  Loosen spring-type clip (item -1- in figure N44-10005 → Anchor) on rubber boot using hose clip pliers -V.A.G 1275- and push onto track rod.
–  Remove clamp and pull boot from steering box housing.
  N48-10011
–  Unscrew track rod from steering rack using open-end insert, 38 mm -V.A.G 1923-.
  Note
t  If the steering rack shows signs of corrosion, damage, wear or soiling, renew the complete steering box.
t  Likewise, if there is no film of grease on the steering rack, the steering box must be renewed.
Installing track rod
  Caution
Do not grease steering rack.
–  Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
–  Thread new clamps and rubber boot onto track rod.
  N48-10015
–  Screw track rod into track rod ball joint until dimension -a- is attained.
Dimension -a- = 371 ± 1 mm
–  Turn track rod into steering rack and tighten to specified torque.
–  Lightly lubricate seal point between boot and track rod with grease -G 052 168 A1- (from repair kit Fuchs Renolit JP1619).
  V48-1031
–  Position boot -2- on track rod -1-.
–  Secure spring-type clip on rubber boot using hose clip pliers -V.A.G 1275-.
–  Lightly lubricate seal point between boot and steering box with grease -G 052 168 A1- (from repair kit Fuchs Renolit JP1619).
–  Push rubber boot onto steering box housing to stop.
  N48-10076
–  Install new clamp, as shown in figure, with locking pliers for Phaeton steering box -VAS 6199-.
Continue installation in reverse order.
Specified torque for fitting wheels → Chapter.
Check wheel alignment after completing the installation.
–  Check wheel alignment → Chapter.
–  Adapt steering angle sender -G85- using → vehicle diagnosis, testing and information systemVAS 5051B, „Guided fault finding“.
–  Then adapt steering using → vehicle diagnosis, testing and information system VAS 5051B, „guided fault finding“.
  N48-10016
Specified torques
ComponentSpecified torque
Track rod to steering rack100 Nm
Track rod ball joint to track rod70 Nm
Track rod ball joint to wheel bearing housing
t  Use new nut
20 Nm + 90°

   

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