Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
VW POLO (9N_) 1.4 16V

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Required tools:
Required tools:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
HEX bit no.H6.
Drive socket # 19
Combination spanner #19
Combination spanner #22
Combination spanner #24
Wheel impact socket #17
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Vernier caliper
Ball joint puller
Wheel chock
AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • All work should be done with the engine stopped.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
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    Step 1
    Secure the wheels with chocks.
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    Step 2
    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
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    Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
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    Step 4
    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
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    Step 5
    Remove the wheel.
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    Step 6
    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 7
    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.
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    Step 8
    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod.Use a combination spanner #22.
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    Step 9
    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle.Use a drive socket #19.Use a tap wrench.
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    Step 10
    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.Use a ball joint puller.
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    Step 11
    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
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    Step 12
    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end.Use a wire brush.Use WD-40 spray.
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    Step 13
    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    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
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    Step 14
    Connect the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.
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    Step 15
    Screw on the fastening nut that connects the tie rod end to the steering knuckle.Use a combination spanner #19.Use HEX No.H6.Use a ratchet wrench.
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    Step 16
    Tighten the fastening nut connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a drive socket #19.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 70 nm torque.
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    Step 17
    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.
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    Step 18
    Tighten the tie rod end locknut.Use a combination spanner #22.Use a combination spanner #24.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 55 nm torque.
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    Step 19
    Treat the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use copper grease.
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    Step 20
    Treat the surface where the brake disc contacts the wheel rim. Use copper grease.
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    Step 21
    Clean the brake disk surface.Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
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    Step 22
    Install the wheel.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when screwing in the fastening bolts.
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    Step 23
    Screw in the wheel bolts.Use wheel impact socket #17.
    Step 24
    Lower the car and working in a cross order, tighten the wheel bolts.Use a torque wrench.Tighten it to 120 nm torque.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Check and adjust wheel alignment if necessary.
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    Step 25
    Remove the jacks and chocks.
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