73 - SUSPENSION - FRONT Article Text 1989 Volkswagen Golf...

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SUSPENSION - FRONT Article Text 1989 Volkswagen Golf For Volkswagen Technical Site Copyright © 1998 Mitchell Repair Information Company, LLC Tuesday, August 24, 1999 12:05AM ARTICLE BEGINNING 1989-90 SUSPENSION Cabriolet, Golf, GTI, Jetta, Jetta GLI DESCRIPTION Vehicles are equipped with front wheel drive and MacPherson strut independent front suspension. Wheel bearing housings are supported by lower control arms and vertically mounted strut assemblies. Tie rods and stabilizer bar are connected to wheel bearing housing. See Fig. 1 or 2. WHEEL BEARING ADJUSTMENT Wheel bearings are pressed into wheel bearing housing and no adjustment is required. BALL JOINT CHECKING Raise vehicle and support with safety stands. Inspect ball joints for damaged rubber boots and play. Maximum tolerance for ball joint play not available from manufacturer. NOTE: The wheel bearing is destroyed when pressed out of the housing. Once either the wheel hub or bearing has been removed from housing, a new bearing must be installed. REMOVAL 1) Remove axle shaft nut. Raise and support vehicle with safety stands. Allow suspension to hang free. Remove wheel assembly. Remove brake caliper attaching bolts. Remove caliper and hang out of way. Remove brake disc retaining screw and remove disc. 2) Remove tie rod ball joint from wheel bearing housing. Remove nut and clamp bolt from control arm ball joint. Remove control arm ball joint from wheel bearing housing and remove housing. 3) Remove 2 circlips retaining bearing in hub. Using Hub Remover (VW 295a), press wheel hub from bearing housing. Using a bearing puller, remove wheel bearing inner race from hub assembly. Using Bearing Remover (VW433), press wheel bearing out of outboard end of bearing housing.
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Article Text (p. 2) 1989 Volkswagen Golf For Volkswagen Technical Site Copyright © 1998 Mitchell Repair Information Company, LLC Tuesday, August 24, 1999 12:05AM Fig. 1: Courtesy of Volkswagen United States, Inc. Fig. 2:
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