Seat Leon >> Dustguard: disassembly and assembly

Special tools and workshop equipment required

  • Pliers for clamps - V.A.G 1275-
  • Torque wrenches - V.A.G 1332-
  • Tool insert 24 mm - V.A.G 1332/11-
  • Locking pliers for steering box - VAS 6199-

Steering

Removing

Note

  • If boot is defective, moisture and dirt will enter steering box. It should be possible to feel a film of lubricant on and around the teeth of the steering rack. Renew steering box if no film of lubricant is present.
  • The steering box must be replaced.
  • In the event of corrosion.
  • In the event of damage.
  • In the event of excessive wear
  • In the event of soiling on the steering rack.

 

  • Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
  • Remove front wheel on affected side.
  • Mark position of nut on track rod.
  • Remove track rod ball joint .
  • Clean outside of steering box in vicinity of boot.

No dirt must be allowed to enter the steering box through a defective rubber boot during this operation.

  • Open hose clips.
  • Pull boot off steering box housing and track rod.

Note

  • Renew complete steering box if there are signs of corrosion, damage, wear or dirt on the steering rack.
  • The complete steering box must also be renewed if there is no visible lubricating film on the steering rack.

Installing

Carry out installation in the reverse sequence, noting the following:

Caution

Do not grease steering rack.

  • Turn steering wheel to straight-ahead position.
  • Fit new hose clips and rubber boot onto track rod.
  • Lightly grease sealing surface between boot and track rod with grease from repair kit.
  • Push rubber boot -2- onto track rod -1- as shown in figure.
  • Secure spring tyre clamps with pliers - V.A.G 1275- to the dustguard.
  • Lightly grease sealing surface between boot and steering box housing with grease from repair kit.
  • Push rubber boot onto steering box housing as far as it will go.

  • Press on a new O-type clip with the locking pliers for steering box - VAS 6199- as shown in the illustration.
  • Screw in track rod ball joint up to mark made during removal and install .
  • Mount the front wheel and screw tight.
  • Check wheel alignment.
  • If both track rods have been exchanged, basic setting must be carried out for steering angle sender - G85- - Vehicle diagnostic tester.
  • Then carry out basic setting of steering - Vehicle diagnostic tester.

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