Volkswagen Beetle Steering Box Adjustment

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Volkswagen Beetle Steering Box Adjustment
Disclaimer:
This video is not meant to be a definitive how to.Always consult a professional repair manual before starting your repair.I am not responsible for any problems that you might incur by watching or following this video.

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Wendy Stone says:

Thank you… Very helpful

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William Kiene says:

Very nice….thank you Rich.

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daniel vega says:

When doing a video about adjusting the steering (the most important adjustment you can make) you should have made it a step by step instructional video instead of this (whatever this can be called). People watch videos like this because they don't know how to do it, so when you start off a video when you already did part of the work you are not helping anybody, just wasting our time and yours. Please make another video about this but do it step by step and SHOW us, not just tell us, how to complete each step properly.

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Donald Yeager says:

never tells you why hes adjusting it?

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m schiffel says:

Great info….I just bought a nice 67 Bug with a bit more looseness in the steering than I wanted…I'll do exactly what you showed us and hope for the best.

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Dustin Nist says:

hey rich great videos, very helpful! Very clean bug by the way!

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Ismail Pereira says:

Hi Rich, Thanks for sharing the video. question for you on a 69 Squareback steering box, it looks very similar to the one you just worked on. I emptied cleaned refilled with grease and now that I wanna put it back I dont know if there's a right position, like where should I turn it to so many turns to the right so many turns to the left? to have in the right position?

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J. Muller says:

Could you tell us please how to do the adjustment on our 71 Super Beetle? Thanks.

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J. Muller says:

We have a 71 Super beetle  can we adjust it? We have play in the steering wheel.

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L says:

This'll help me a lot! I found I got some steering column play on my 71 1300 beetle when changing the steering arms on both sides and didn't know if it even was possible to adjust it.

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richpin06a says:

Yes i did everything bodywork painting and rebuilding of the engine.The headliner was a real challenge..

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richpin06a says:

I believe 1961 was the last year for this style steering box.

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Glenn G-M says:

up to what year is this video? 1965?

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richpin06a says:

WOW South Africa so cool glad hear from people so far away.

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SuperTokkies says:

Thanks!!!!!!!!!! This is the only information I could find that actually helped me. The only problems I had was that the adjustment was quite an effort and not in the least as easy as in the video and I have a buggy, so I had to turn the adjustment screw with a piece of metal. I did notice that this box differs from the one on my other buggy. But I was loosing hope before I found this video. Now everything is perfect!! Thanks again for posting this – Pieter Loftus – South Africa!

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jim dandy says:

Agreed, however when the steering box is in the vehicle it's much more difficult to make any preload adjustments [at least in my Jeep ZJ] not taking into account worn internal parts that cannot be detected without checking everything so i just replaced the box. If people tighten the sector screw SLOWLY and not too much it can help but is a bandaid as to the true cause, Rich had an easily accessible adjustment available which many cars don't, but you are correct as to the PROPER way to do it

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hotrodsurplus says:

Adjusting the sector screw alone is an invitation to destroy a steering gear. The way Rich did it eliminates play in the input shaft. Only after you do that can you properly preload the sector. Any play in the input will translate to slop regardless of sector preload and that inspires most people to tighten the sector excessively. The same applies to later worm/roller boxes and even recirculating ball.

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richpin06a says:

I do not know of anyone that has rebuild kits for the steering box on any year beetle.

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jim dandy says:

Good idea to keep it close to original Rich

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