Beetle L4-1.9L DSL Turbo (ALH) (1998)
Alignment: Testing and Inspection
Wheel Alignment, Checking
It is recommended that both the front and rear axles are measured (thrust angle) when carrying out alignment measurements.
If the installation position of the rear axle (which affects the direction of travel of the vehicle) is not taken into account the steering wheel may not be
Steering wheel and steering column are marked.
A - Line on steering wheel
B - Punch mark on steering column
These positions must not be changed!
Steering columns supplied as a replacement parts do not have a center punch mark.
Vehicle at curb weight
Fuel tank full
Spare wheel and vehicle tools are stored at correct locations
Fluid reservoir for windshield/headlight washer system full
Equal tread depth for both tires on each axle, with difference between two not more than 2 mm (0.079 inch)
Tires inflated to correct pressure
Test equipment must be properly adjusted and attached to vehicle. Observe all instructions, Cautions and Warnings of the test equipment manual
Vehicle accurately positioned, suspension bounced and rocked several times
Suspension, steering and steering linkage in proper condition; without excessive play or damage
The vehicle alignment should not be checked before the vehicle has completed 1000 - 2000 km (600 - 1200 miles) so that the coil springs can
have a chance to settle.
Vehicle transverse inclination "Zero position"
If the measured values exceed the tolerances, the cause may be an incorrect vehicle attitude