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Re: removing 4kq tie rods

> Unfortunately there was a step that was missed.  To remove either tie
> rod assembly, you must first
> remove the bracket the tie rod bolt to from the rack.  Simple? No.  The
> rack is threaded, and the
> two bolt securing the bracket to the rack have nuts on the underside...
> So remove the nuts from below,
> can't just hold the nut and spin the bolt 'cause the rack is threaded.
> Then remove the bolts.  Now you can get the clearance you need to remove
> the double bolt/stud & plate assembly holding the tie rods to the
> bracket.
>   Fun huh??  Oh yeah,  installation is reverse of removal.
This is one of the reasons the first thing I did on my quattros is to 
move the battery to the trunk.  Passanger side drive shafts. tie rods 
are much more accessable not to mension the center diff lock 
actuator on the later cars.  How do you get at that thing with the 
battery tray in the way anyways?


Martin Pajak

1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (300,000 km)
1970 Porsche 911E Targa (for sale)