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Re: [T3] front end



Subject: [T3] front end


> went to get an alignmet yesterday on my 71 square. but the mechanic told
me
> that it wasn't worth it to adjust to specifications because at the end of
> the road it would be right back out again. he also said there was about 2
> inches of play, and i needed to replace the front end. ithis guy seemed a
> little sketchy so i decided to try and fix it myself. i am jut wondering
> what all this means means? what parts exactly are needed to replace the
> front end? i am in the raleigh NC area and would love to know of any VW
> specalists here. i am new at this and just need to be pointed in the right
> direction. thanks a lot of any help!
>

Either get a Bentley manual, or find a mechanic that knows Type-3 front
ends. Just saying that there is "2inches" of play doesn't cut it. He is just
trying to get out of working on it, or trying to get into your wallet to
repair it. There are many adjustments on a T-3 front end to take play out.
Mostly the end play on the upper torsion bar, and tightening the cover and
making the proper adjustments on the steering sector. Does this "mechanic?"
realize that you cant just go out and buy a front end for a 30 year old car.

Russ Wolfe
russw@classicvw.org
http://www.classicvw.org/


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