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Re: [T3] steering ball joint


On 16 Mar 99, at 8:19, Carl Van Tonder wrote:

> My outer steering ball joint on the
> right hand side of the car has some freeplay of about 1.5 mm to either
> side. I tried to remove the joint by doing the following: remove the
> split pin - remove nut - tap threaded bar to remove  the ball joint fromhingie, it does not move, tap a bit harder, still nothing - replace
> nut and split pin - go drink a beer and watch grand-prix.

These are called tie rod ends. There is a special puller for this 
job, or you can use a generic puller. They must be replaced; they 
can't be repaired. Of the 4 on your car, I think there are 3 
different ones. I probably have a good used one. Is your rubber boot 
still okay?

Jim
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Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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