Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Boots

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INSPECTION





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Fig. Fig. 1 To remove the generator pulley, use a prybar to hold the pulley while loosening the nut ...



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Fig. Fig. 2 ... then remove the nut, spacer and washers from the pulley



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Fig. Fig. 3 Remove the outer half of the generator pulley and the generator belt



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Fig. Fig. 4 Belt tension is controlled by the number of washers used between the two pulley halves



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Fig. Fig. 5 CV-boots must be inspected periodically for damage



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Fig. Fig. 6 A torn boot should be replaced immediately

The CV (Constant Velocity) boots should be checked for damage each time the oil is changed and any other time the vehicle is raised for service. These boots keep water, grime, dirt and other damaging matter from entering the CV-joints. Any of these could cause early CV-joint failure which can be expensive to repair. Heavy grease thrown around the inside of the front wheel(s) and on the brake caliper/drum can be an indication of a torn boot. Thoroughly check the boots for missing clamps and tears. If the boot is damaged, it should be replaced immediately.

 
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