since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Foltsvagen Golf 4
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
- 10. Steering
   10.1. Removal and safety cushion installation
   10.2. Removal and installation of a steering wheel
   10.3. Removal and installation of a tip of steering draft
   10.4. Main malfunctions of a suspension bracket and steering
+ 11. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
+ 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes

10. Steering


The steering consists of a steering wheel, a steering column, the mechanism of a steering and cross-section steering drafts. For convenience of operation of the car adjustment of a steering wheel on height on 28 mm and in the longitudinal direction on 50 mm is provided.

The steering wheel is fixed on a steering column and transfers effort to tooth reechny gearing.

The gear lath of the steering mechanism from each party is connected to cross-section steering draft means of the spherical hinge. Steering drafts transfer force through steering tips and rotary fists to forward wheels. Reechnoye a steering possesses an easy course and has no люфта at rotation of a steering wheel from an emphasis against the stop. The steering practically does not demand service, however it is necessary to check constantly a condition of protective covers of spherical hinges.

For simplification of turn of a steering wheel the hydraulic amplifier of a steering is established. It consists of the oil pump, a broad tank and oil pipelines. The pump is put in action from the engine through poliklinovy a belt. The pump submits oil from a tank under big pressure to the valve located in steering transfer. The valve is mechanically connected to shaft of a steering and submits oil depending on turn of a steering wheel to the relevant party of the working cylinder. Oil presses on the piston of a gear lath and at the expense of it supports movement of a steering wheel. At the same time the piston pushes out oil on the other side of the working cylinder via the returnable pipeline back in a broad tank.

In the central part of a steering wheel the air inflatable safety cushion for the driver is established. The safety airbag from the driver is established as the standard equipment on all models. The system of safety joins at inclusion of ignition and becomes more active the sensor of the delay which has been switched on in the control unit. In the presence of malfunction in system of an airbag of safety on a combination of devices the control bulb lights up.

At performance of any works on the car equipped with an airbag of safety, during the moving and storage of a safety cushion it is necessary to observe the following precautionary measures:

  – not to disconnect the accumulator at the working engine;
  – not to disconnect the accumulator plug when in salon of the car there are people;
  – at performance of any works on system of safety or carrying out electric welding on the car deactivate safety system;
  – if the control lamp of the alarm system of system of safety burns, it is necessary to address immediately on service station;
  – to transport an airbag of safety it is necessary separately a bag up;
  – at transportation not to place a hand on a safety cushion;
  – not to throw a safety cushion;
  – not to assort a safety cushion;
  – to exclude hit on a safety cushion of solvents or clearing substances;
  – not to subject a safety cushion to temperature influence over 80 ° With;
  – not to allow contact of a safety cushion to an open flame;
  – do not establish on the car a safety cushion with defects or damages.

In the presence of the lateral safety cushions established in backs of forward seats, it is necessary to use only covers for the forward seats, recommended by the Volkswagen firm.


It is strictly forbidden to perform welding and leveling works on details of system of a steering. At installation it is necessary to use new самоконтрящиеся nuts.