[Vwdiesel] What exactly holds the A2 front wheel hub in place? Just the b...

Bryan Belman dieselwesty at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 1 09:27:42 PDT 2009

I guess that is enough, I am not knocking the design as it does work.  Maybe I am not German enough to see how it all works together or my Irish side is getting in the way here.

I am looking forward to my new driving experiance once I put my new/slightly used brake pads in and crank that axle nut on to 190 ft. lbs. tomorrow night.
thanks all.

Bryan Belman, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
04 Jetta Wagon TDI PD, 100hp, 5sp -- running :)
92 Jetta 1.6 Eco-Turbo Diesel -- running :)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA -- Not running :(
70 Type 1 stock Beetle -- Not running :( 

From: "LBaird119 at aol.com" <LBaird119 at aol.com>
To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 11:39:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] What exactly holds the A2 front wheel hub in place? Just the b...

In a message dated 9/1/2009 7:19:01 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
dieselwesty at yahoo.com writes:

> So, the only thing I see holding the front wheel to the car is these 3 
> small bolts that hold the lower ball joint in place.  They torque to only 18 
> ft-lbs to the triangular plate that sits on top of the control arm.
> That just does not seem like enough for the forces that are put on the 
> front wheels????????????? 

  Well, that IS a clamp of sorts.  The ball joint piece is sandwiched 
between the two stamped halves of the lower control arm so friction 
gets kinda "multiplied" there.  
  If you don't like 3 bolts holding stuff, there's only three that hold 
the control arm on, there's only ONE that holds the steering 
knuckle to the ball joint.  :-)
  The strut's fastened pretty firmly to the steering knuckle as I recall.
Your pivots are the inner control arm bushings, ball joint and the 
top of the strut. 
  Don't forget the tie rod end is there too!  :-D
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