[Vwdiesel] What exactly holds the A2 front wheel hub in place? Just the b...
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.
Bryan Belman, Pt. Pleasant, NJ
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92 Jetta 1.6 Eco-Turbo Diesel -- running :)
82 Diesel Westy 1.9NA -- Not running :(
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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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