Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

Intermediate shaft - removal
Engine repair procedures - 1.6 and 1.8 litre 8 valve / Intermediate shaft - removal

1 The intermediate shaft can only be withdrawn from the crankcase with the engine removed from the vehicle.

2 Remove the timing belt.

3 Remove the fuel pump on carburettor models and the ignition distributor.

4 Before removing the intermediate shaft, check that the endfloat does not exceed the maximum specified amount.

5 Undo the two sealing flange retaining bolts then withdraw the intermediate shaft, complete with sealing flange (see illustrations).

16.5a Intermediate shaft retaining flange bolts (arrowed)
16.5a Intermediate shaft retaining flange bolts (arrowed)

16.5b Withdrawing intermediate shaft
16.5b Withdrawing intermediate shaft

6 Withdraw the sealing flange from the intermediate shaft. The oil seal within the flange and the O-ring must be renewed on reassembly.

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