Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 SDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.4 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.8 VR6 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 16V, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.3 V5 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.9 TDI 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.8 T GTI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6 FSI, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 3.2 R32 4motion, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 1.6, VW Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) 2.0 BiFuel View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

How to change tie rod end / track rod end on VW GOLF 4 (1J1) [TUTORIAL AUTODOC]

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All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for Golf IV Hatchback (1J1) and other VW models
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – VW Golf 4. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – VW Golf 4. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • Please note: all work on the car – VW Golf 4 – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
    Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  2. Step 3
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    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
  3. Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Warning! To avoid injury, hold the wheel while unscrewing the fastening bolts. VW Golf 4
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  7. Step 8
    How hard is it to do yourself: Track Rod End replacement on Golf 4 1.4 16V 2003 - download illustrated guide
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #19. Use a combination spanner #22.
  8. Step 9
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #17. Use a tap wrench.
  9. Step 10
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  10. Step 11
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  11. Step 12
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  12. Step 13
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – VW Golf 4. Tip from AUTODOC experts:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  13. Step 14
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    Treat the threaded part of the tie rod. Use copper grease.
  14. Step 15
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    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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