Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW PASSAT (3B3) 1.8 T 20V, VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T 20V

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Replacement: track rod end – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tools you need:
Replacement: track rod end – VW Passat B5 Variant. Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #18
Combination spanner #22
Drive socket # 13
Drive socket # 16
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Flat Screwdriver
Pin punch
Hammer
Vernier caliper
Wheel chock
All the parts you need to replace – Track Rod End for PASSAT Variant (3B6) and other VW models
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Rod Assembly
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Tie Rod End
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VW PASSAT (3B3) 1.8 T 20V
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VW PASSAT Variant (3B6) 1.8 T 20V
Replacement: track rod end – VW Passat B5 Variant. AUTODOC experts recommend:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • During the installation process, use only new bolts and nuts.
  • Warning! Shut down the engine before starting any work – VW Passat B5 Variant.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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