Volkswagen Golf/Jetta 2 manual

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

1 Check the fit of the intermediate shaft in its bearing. If there is excessive play, the shaft must be compared with a new one. If the shaft is in good order but the bearings in the block are worn, then seek expert advice.

2 Check the surface of the cam which drives the fuel pump (where applicable). If serious ridging is present, a new shaft is indicated.

3 Check the teeth of the distributor drivegear for scuffing or chipping. Check the condition of the timing belt sprocket.

4 It is unlikely that damage to the shaft has happened but if it has, seek advice from a VW dealer.

5 There is an oil seal in the flange for the intermediate shaft. This may need renewal if there are signs of leakage. To do this, remove the timing belt sprocket and withdraw the flange from the shaft. The oil seal may now be prised out and a new one pressed in. Always fit a new O-ring on the flange before assembling it to the cylinder block.

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