Volkswagen Air-Cooled 1970-1981 Repair Guide

Torsion Arm

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Jack up the car and remove the wheel and tire.
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  3. Remove the brake drum and the steering knuckle.
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  5. If the lower torsion arm is being removed, disconnect the stabilizer bar. To remove the stabilizer bar clamp, tap the wedge-shaped keeper toward the outside of the car or in the direction the narrow end of the keeper is pointing.
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  7. On Types 1 and 2, back off on the setscrew locknut and remove the setscrew. On Type 3's, remove the bolt and keeper from the end of the torsion bar.
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  9. Slide the torsion arm off the end of the torsion bar.
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  11. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure. Check the camber and toe-in settings.
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