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Beeble1 Sat Jul 27, 2013 12:22 pm

Just recently, I replaced the tie rods, ball joints, sway arm bushings, and steering damper ( the whole nine yards) on my '73 super beetle. However, if I jiggle the steering wheel side to side, I notice a little "clunk". If I go over a curb to fast it does it, too. What would this be? Steering box? U joint? Help!!!

old DKP driver Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:57 pm

Well, You are getting closer and yes' U-Joint and Steering box would be Next
on your list to check out.

Then on to the upper strut bearings :P

Stay away from Curbs Too.

Tim Donahoe Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:45 pm

My 1974 SB had that "clunk". It was the "U-joint". Gotta take out the gas tank to replace. A new one makes all the difference, though.

BTW--just buy a new one--not used.

Tim



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