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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm rebuilding a Koyo steering rack in my 2000 passat. There is a spring cap that holds the rack guide in place that has a small rubber plug in the center of it. While I was taking everything apart this plug was destroyed. Does anyone know what is the purpose of this plug? Here is a document...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So after months of watching my driveway covered with PS fluid, I decided to rebuild the steering rack on my 2000 1.8t Passat. Although I was losing a ton of fluid, I never let the pump go dry. If yours did go dry several times, you might want to consider replacing the pump at this time as well...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm replacing the power steering rack in my 1999 Passat 1.8T. I ordered a Koyo and received a ZF rack by mistake. When looking at the mounting points on ZF compared to the Koyo I'm thinking they look identcal. Can anyone please tell me why the Koyo and ZF ps racks are NOT interchangeable?
  4. Classified Archive
    FS: Used Power Steering Rack from 99 Passat 1.8 Automatic. Koyo brand . Part No. is 8D1 422 065J. Does not include tie rods.$140 + shipping from 17870. Will post pic later. NOTE: Be sure your Passat has a KOYO rack. Some have ZF racks and I 'm told they are not interchangeable.
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am pretty sure the 4 and 6 cylinder racks are not swappable right? I am working on the article linked above on how to swap steering racks on a TDI and thought the basic procedure could apply to 6 cylinder cars. What...
  6. B5 Garage
    Hi - hope someone can help me. My 99 1.8T is going in on Monday for a new steering rack. I hoped to find one at a used parts dealer, but how can I tell which one I have? I know I have to visually inspect it - but to be honest, I wouldn't know where to start looking. Is it easy or do I have...