[Vwdiesel] TDI front struts
val at mongo.mongobird.com
Mon Jun 9 13:52:17 PDT 2008
Well, perhaps you aligned the eccentrics the way they needed to be.
I always level/shim set the camber, then take to the laser
aligner at the tire shop. About $35. The level and shim always
gets it close. A spring loaded track gauge is handy but
not necessary if you don't change the toe.
> Val, I did not mess with alignment when I replaced a
> strut in my 92 A2 Jetta, I did not even pay attention
> to it. So, I guess I need to have the alignment
> checked then? This was 6 months ago or more, car
> seems to be fine, I do not need to hold the wheel when
> on the highway?
> --- Val Christian <val at mongo.mongobird.com> wrote:
> > On my 03 Jetta, the front struts are labeled to not
> > open due to gas pressure.
> > I obtained inserts, and just want to make sure,
> > before I pull everything
> > apart, that the OEM struts are rebuildable.
> > I gather that the strut gets compressed prior to
> > extraction...
> > Are there any other gotchas?
> > One nice thing, unlike A2 is that the alignment
> > doesn't need to be redone.
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