[Vwdiesel] [VW-TDI] Alignment Specifications for 96 Passat TDI
jhsg at sasktel.net
Sat Apr 25 10:59:30 PDT 2009
Sorry, they all have rear DISC brakes.
I never received the original poster's request.
Maybe my ISP's spamcatcher got it.
If he were to PM me, I'll send the specs along.
Interestingly enough, on Mitchell, it says that rear caster and camber is
The factory manual outlines the procedure of removing the axle and shimming
to achieve the desired results.
Must have been a lawsuit over this for that to happen. To really do it
right you could flycut the back of the axle at an angle and maintain the
contact point but that may be a tad labor intensive. :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com]
> On Behalf Of James Hansen
> Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 11:46 AM
> To: LBaird119 at aol.com; vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] [VW-TDI] Alignment Specifications for 96 Passat
> Well that's silly. They all have rear brakes.
> You're SUPPOSED to shim the rear stub axle to get the rears aligned if
> have one out of spec. It's not like that's some heroic last ditch
> that requires a special liability disclaimer, that's just what is done.
> I'll PM the specs Val, it requires an attachment... too much typing
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-
> bounces at vwfans.com]
> > On Behalf Of LBaird119 at aol.com
> > Sent: Saturday, April 25, 2009 8:55 AM
> > To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> > Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] [VW-TDI] Alignment Specifications for 96
> > TDI
> > > >>Does anyone have the alignment specifications for a 96 Passat
> > > >>Sedan - not wagon.
> > > >>
> > > >>Since the day I bought the car, I have always had inner tire
> > One
> > > VW
> > > >>place said there was a service bulletin that changed the spec
> > because it
> > > was
> > > >>incorrect. With only 1100 of these imported to the US the
> > base
> > > >>seems to be limited.
> > >
> > When I took my wagon in for a 4 wheel alignment, they told me
> > that even though one rear wheel was out by a fair amount they
> > couldn't adjust it. Some notation not to shim the rears if they
> > have disk brakes. ???? I couldn't find any VW info pertaining to
> > that so one of these days... They're willing to set it if I say it's
> > ok to proceed anyway.
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