REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
The flywheel bolts are stretch bolts and cannot be used again once they have been removed. Make sure new bolts are on hand before removing the flywheel.
- On automatic transaxles, mark the flywheel so it can be installed with the same face towards the transaxle.
- The flywheel bolts are secured with a thread locking compound and will be difficult to remove. Use VW tool 558 or an equivalent locking tool to hold the flywheel from turning.
- Remove the bolts and remove the flywheel. Clean the thread locking compound out of the bolt holes in the crankshaft with a tap.
Before installing the automatic transaxle flywheel:
Temporarily install the flywheel with only 2 bolts.