VW Passat B5

since 1996 release

Repair and operation of the car

Foltsvagen Passat B5
+ Maintenance instruction
+ 1. Maintenance
+ 2. Engines
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Engine management
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. Transmission
+ 8. Running gear
- 9. Steering
   9.2. Safety cushion
   9.3. Steering wheel
   9.4. Cross steering draft
   9.5. Installation of the pump of the amplifier of steering
   9.6. Angles of installation of forward wheels
   9.7. Main malfunctions of a suspension bracket and steering
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Body
+ 12. Heating, ventilation
+ 13. Electric equipment

9.4. Cross steering draft


Elements of fastening of the thermofilter

1 – thermofilter,
2 – nut,
3 – screw

Elements of fastening of a casing of steering draft

1 – plastic nut,
2 – clip

Elements of the top fastening of a rotary fist

1 – nut,
2 – top cross levers,
3, 4 – fastening of steering draft

Adjustment of a convergence of forward wheels is carried out due to change of length of tips of steering drafts in the threaded connection. Tips of steering drafts should not have a side play. In the presence of damages of their protective covers it is necessary to replace immediately. Replacement of tips of steering drafts can be made, without removing steering transfer.


1. On engines with five valves remove the air filter with an air inlet branch pipe.
2. On four-cylinder engines unscrew a nut and the screw and remove the thermofilter, see rice. Elements of fastening of the thermofilter.
3. Weaken bolts of fastening of forward wheels, then lift a forward part of the car and fix on supports. Remove forward wheels.
4. Unscrew a plastic nut (1), then, using an edge of the thin screw-driver, take two clips (2) and remove a casing of steering draft, see rice. Elements of fastening of a casing of steering draft.
5. Weaken the collars fixing a protective cover of steering transfer.
6. Weaken bolts (3 and 4) (see rice. Elements of the top fastening of a rotary fist) fixing a tip of steering draft also move steering draft down.
7. Move a protective cover of steering transfer on steering draft and, using the special VAG 1923 tool, unscrew steering draft.
8. Remove cross steering draft from the car.


1. Check a state and, if necessary, replace cross steering draft or the hinge of steering draft.
2. If necessary unscrew a steering rod end from steering draft, at the same time count quantity of turns when unscrewing. Screw in a new steering rod end in steering draft on the same speed.
3. At installation of new steering draft measure and, if necessary, modify draft length, at the same time its length has to be equal to length of the removed steering draft.
4. Tighten a lock-nut (V) of steering draft the moment of 40 Nanometers, at the same time keep from a provorachivaniye steering draft for a hexagon (And).
5. Establish steering draft into place and screw it on steering transfer.
6. Establish a tip of cross steering draft on a rotary fist and tighten a bolt (3) (see rice. Elements of the top fastening of a rotary fist) moment of 7 Nanometers. Screw new самоконтрящуюся a nut (4) and tighten its moment 45 Nanometers.
7. Establish into place a protective cover of steering transfer and fix it by collars.
8. Apply a thin film of lubricant on the fillet aligning a wheel disk. Establish a wheel and fix it by bolts.
9. Lower the car on the earth and tighten bolts of fastening of a wheel the moment of 120 Nanometers.
10. On engines with five valves install the air filter and a branch pipe of an air inlet.
11. On four-cylinder engines establish into place and screw the thermofilter.
12. Check and, if necessary, adjust the angles of installation of wheels.